The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
All leash-free dog parks are open.
Public health officials remind you to:
Visit the COVID-19 Information page for more detail.
Leash-free dog parks are fully fenced areas where owners are allowed to have up to two dogs off-leash at a time. They are self-funded by dog walking groups and operate year round, seven days a week from dawn to dusk. Search the Leash-Free Dog Parks map for location details.
Visitors are encouraged to bring reusable or biodegradable containers to the park rather than plastic - if using plastic, please make use of the appropriate recycling container or take them home with you to dispose of in your blue bin.
Outside of leash-free areas, the requirements of the dog control by-law must be met at all times:
Visit the town's by-laws web page for by-laws relating to dogs (licensing, biting, dogs at large).
Dogs are not permitted in the following areas under any circumstances:
The Ontario government has declared a state of emergency and implemented a province-wide stay-at-home order. Visit the Ontario Government website for information.
Under the stay-at-home order only leave your home for essential purposes:
You should not travel outside your community.
Town facilities and many outdoor amenities are closed to the public as a result of the current provincial guidelines. This includes amenities like sports fields, baseball diamonds, tennis and pickleball courts, basketball courts, skateboard parks, outdoor fitness equipment and picnic areas.
Playgrounds and off-leash dog parks remain open.
From May 15 to September 15, 2021, No Parking signs and increased fines will be implemented around popular waterfront parks to help reduce overcrowding, traffic congestion and illegal parking in these areas which can impact neighbourhood safety and access for emergency service vehicles.
For a complete update on which amenities will be closed to the public and areas with increased parking restrictions, please review our news releases.