Finding dog friendly places to visit is not always easy. There are hidden gems in every city that you and your pug will want to visit from dog parks to cafes, beaches to restaurants, breweries to hotels and a whole lot more. Discover the top 10 dog friendly places to visit in Toronto, Canada
Queen St. West is known for its great boutique shopping between Bathurst and Gladstone. Many shops are dog friendly, and have water and treats for your pooch! Vogue.com voted Queen West the second coolest neighborhood in the world in 2014 – http://www.vogue.com/slideshow/fifteen-coolest-street-style-neighborhoods#1
The many alleys off of Queen West are filled with some of the most beautiful graffiti in the city, just waiting for you to take photos of with your dog! The most well-known is Graffiti Alley, located just South of Queen St. West between Spadina and Portland Streets.
Henderson Brewing is a local craft brewery in Toronto’s West end. They host monthly dog friendly events at the brewery, although dogs are always welcome when you stop in for a tasting.
The Thompson Toronto is one of Toronto’s trendiest boutique hotels and they love pets! Head on up to their rooftop patio bar during your stay and enjoy some of the most stunning views of the city anywhere. Located a short walk from Queen West and Trinity Bellwoods Park, you can’t go wrong staying here when visiting the city.
Downtown Toronto borders Lake Ontario to the South. Head on down to the waterfront to enjoy the sunrise, sunset, or get some exercise along the boardwalk.
Trinity Bellwoods Park
Located right off of Queen West, Trinity Bellwoods Park is a local hangout right in the city. Bring your pooch down into the “Dog Bowl” and hang out with the many other dogs of Toronto and their owners. The dog bowl is an off-leash area with water and washrooms, although it is not fenced in.
Located in the West End of Toronto, High Park is Toronto’s largest Park at 160 hectares. Come spend an afternoon with your dog, play in one of the fenced off leash areas, hike the trails through the forest and even check out the High Park Zoo.
All About Dogs
All about dogs is an indoor playground for your furry friend. They offer a slew of classes ranging from beginner obedience to advanced agility.
Get Leashed is a digital hub for modern pet owners. Locally for their members, they host many dog friendly social events in places that dogs wouldn’t normally be allowed, such as trendy restaurants, wineries and yoga!
The Toronto Transit Commission is Toronto’s public transportation service, and includes a network of subway, streetcar and bus routes. Dogs are allowed on Toronto’s public transportation outside of rush hour so hop on and start exploring the city.
Enjoy exploring all of the best dog friendly places in Toronto, Canada. If you know of another hidden gem for dogs to take their humans in Toronto, be sure to let everyone know in the comments.
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