Are you and your dog new to Toronto, or just looking for new ways to get out of the house?
Most businesses do not allow pets, but there are still plenty of ways you can expose your dog to new environments while working on training and making memories.
Here are some wonderful new experiences your dog can have in the Toronto area:
Daycare and Boarding
Healthy Houndz offers kennel-free dog boarding for dogs who love to play. Next time you go out of town without your dog, they’ll love staying with us and making new friends. We also offer doggie daycare and positive reinforcement based board-and-train programs so your dog can learn new skills in a fun, positive atmosphere. Contact us to learn more.
Dog-Friendly Parks In Toronto
Most parks allow leashed dogs, and a few have off-leash areas where dogs can run free. Only a few National Parks and wildlife refuges prohibit dogs; this is in order to keep their native wildlife safe. Here are some of the most popular dog-friendly parks around Toronto.
Norwood Park is completely fenced in, perfect for dogs who play well with others.
16 Norwood Rd, Toronto, ON, CA
Silverwood Park is a dog beach, perfect for dogs who love to dig in the sand or swim in the water.
14 Silverbirch Ave, Toronto, ON, CA
Earl Bales Dog Park has a huge fenced-in area, along with trails. Make sure to follow signs and only let your dog off-leash in designated zones.
4169 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON, CA
Dog-Friendly Toronto Restaurants
Dogs are not permitted inside most restaurants due to health codes; they can’t risk getting dog hair in the food. Restaurants with outdoor seating typically allow leashed, well-behaved pets. Your dog should calmly sit or lie down under the table or at your feet. Patios can be a bit cramped, so you’ll need to be considerate and keep your dog from getting underfoot. Do not allow your dog to beg for food or attention from other customers, and make sure they are not in the way of servers carrying plates of food.
Red Rocket Coffee is a small coffee shop at the corner of Homewood Avenue and Wellesley Street offering hot and cold drinks, scones and decadent desserts. Doggy guests are welcome to sit outside on the patio with their owners, and may be offered a treat.
154 Wellesley Street E Toronto, ON
Carmelina is a Mediterranean restaurant serving up exquisite pizzas, pastas and steaks, with an extensive wine list. They have a large, shady outdoor seating area that welcomes furry diners.
7501 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, ON
Belsize Public House has a large outdoor patio and serves up hearty dishes and craft ales and beers from local Ontario craft brewers.
535 Mt Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON
Foggy Dew Irish Pub & Restaurant serves traditional Irish cuisine, pub fare, cocktails, beer and wine. It’s also a great spot to grab brunch with your dog. Doggy guests are welcome on the outdoor patio and may be offered a slice of bacon or a treat.
803 King St. W. Toronto, ON
Finding New Places To Explore
There are so many places to take your dog around Toronto – too many to list here! All walkable city and downtown areas, plus many farmers markets and fairs are great for dogs when the weather is mild. Some of your favorite stores might allow you to visit with your dog if you just ask. As long as you keep your dog close to you, and they don’t mind extra attention, they’ll make a great companion when you’re out and about.