4801 Dufferin Street | Dufferin St + Finch Ave
The G. Ross Lord Park off-leash dog walking area is a large open dog park located very near the entrance from Dufferin Street. The park itself is located East of Dufferin Street between Finch Avenue and Steeles Avenue. A large parking lot is located just behind the dog walking area. Of the dog parks located in the Northern area of Toronto, this is one of the easiest to access.
The park is completely fenced with two double-gated entrances. The double-gates allow dogs to be leashed/unleashed in a contained environment and wire mesh fills the gaps between fence posts and beams. There are several benches throughout the perimeter of the off-leash dog walking area. There is no nearby water source and ground cover is predominantly grass.
What to Expect
This park is wide open and offers a lot of room for dogs to to run. However, this also means that there is little in the way of shade on hot days and the winter winds are likely blow fiercely across the expanse during the winter.
What’s Not to Like
- A long road-width trail runs along the Southern edge of the dog park. It is separated from the rest of the dog area by trees and brush. While this area is also fenced, it prevents dogs from remaining within site of their owners at all times.
Dog Park Location
GPS Coordinates for G. Ross Lord Park Dog Park / Off-leash Area: N43 46.664 W79 28.112
GPS Coordinates for G. Ross Lord Park Dog Park / Parking: N43 46.667 W79 28.095
Note: Information is based on a combination of personal dog park visits and data available via the City of Toronto website and other sources and is presented without warranty of any kind. The condition of the park, it’s availability to dogs and commercial dog walkers is subject to weather and other factors and may change at any time. Dog park users use these facilities at their own discretion and risk.