On October 15, 2009, the Parks and Environment Committee made the decision to allow people to walk their dogs onleash on Toronto's swimming beaches between November 1 and March 31. At all other times of the year, people are forbidden to bring their dogs on the beach. However, working dogs providing a service to the City of Toronto are now allowed on the beaches at all times, either onleash or off.
To read the minutes of the committee meeting click here. This matter was number 3 on the agenda.