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Summer is a great time to enjoy outdoor activities with your dog, and doing them at the beach is even better! Toronto has 11 beaches for you to choose from, all scattered along the Waterfront from Mississauga to the Scarborough Bluffs. Technically, all beaches in Toronto are dog friendly, but only a few have off-leash areas1.
Sir Casimir Gzowski Park, close to the beach, has an off-leash park
Features a boardwalk and trails for walking and biking
Playgrounds and picnic areas for the family
Not longer has the world’s largest public pool, but it’s still big and popular
There are plenty of beaches in the city of Toronto to choose from. The farther away from the city’s core, the quieter it will likely be. Wintertime is also a safe bet.
Be sure to check with the city’s bylaws on their rules around dogs on beaches before you go to one. Laws change constantly, and you won’t want to be hit with a hefty fine, even if your dog is on a leash.
There are many off-leash areas close to a few of these beaches if that’s what you’re looking for. Either way, a day at the beach with your best friend, on or off leash, is bound to be a lovely
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Kathryn was a librarian in a previous lifetime and is currently a writer about all things pets. When she was a child, she hoped to work in zoos or with wildlife in some way, thanks to her all-consuming love for animals. Unfortunately, she’s not strong in the sciences, so she fills her days with researching and writing about all kinds of animals and spends time playing with her adorable but terribly naughty tabby cat, Bella. Kathryn is hoping to add to her family in the near future – maybe another cat and a dog.…Read more
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