Parks, Forestry & Recreation
A City Within a Park
Toronto has more than 1,500 parks with numerous open spaces and 600 km of trails. The parks system covers 8,000 hectares, or roughly 13% of the city's land area. It includes about 40% of Toronto's natural areas, many of which lie within the ravine system and along the Lake Ontario shoreline. City parks also feature beaches, playgrounds, sports fields, gardens, conservatories, ice rinks, special events and much more for you to enjoy.
The City of Toronto is undertaking a survey to determine how to effectively balance, manage and address dog behaviour, owner responsibilities and public safety. Complete this short, 10 minute survey, to have your say about responsible dog ownership and mitigating the risks of dangerous dogs.
Survey deadline extended until October 26, 2016.
Over 3,500 people gave their input to our Facilities Master Plan to date. Visit the Facilities Master Plan page to learn more about what we heard, sign up for project updates, and share your thoughts.