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Proposed Parks Bylaw Changes - Leash-Free Zones
City of Mississauga Parks & Forestry and Animal Services staff will be on hand on March 19, 2014 to introduce proposed bylaw changes and hear comments and concerns. Some changes under consideration include limiting the number of dogs per person in the leash-free zone, setting an age limit for child access and hours of operation.
  •  Please review Leash-Free Meeting Notice 2014 for more details.

Leash Free Mississauga is a non-profit organization that represents sevent leash free zone locations in Mississauga.  These zones provide a safe area where you can allow your dog off the leash legally.  They include:

Garnetwood Park: Burnhamthorpe Road East, east of Pony Trail Drive
Totoredaca Park: Meadowvale Boulevard, north of Meadowpines Road
Quenippenon Meadows: West side of Erin Mills Parkway, north of Erin Centre Drive
Etobicoke Valley Park: Dundas Street and Southcreek Road. (south side, west of Hwy 427)
Jack Darling Park: Lakeshore Boulevard, west of Lorne Park Road. Note: Due to Region of Peel construction Jack Darling Park will be temporarily relocated within the park for the next few years.
Lakeside Park: 2266 Lakeshore Road West. South of Royal Windsor Drive.
Parkway Belt Kennedy Road north of Eglinton Avenue west on Indian Summer Trail. (South of Iceland Arena)

Leash free zones are under the City's stoop and scoop By Law 512-83.  All offenders are subject to a minimum $90 fine up to a maximum of $5000 plus $20 service charge.

Each location has a volunteer group that is responsible for expense maintaining and overseeing the day to day operations of the area. Membership is $10 for one dog and $15 for 2 or more dogs.

All dogs must be licensed by the City of Mississauga
For further information contact:
Mississauga Animal Services 905-896-5858
Leash Free Mississauga visit
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Leash Free Zone Guidelines

Ten Guidelines of Responsibility of Users
1. Come prepared to "Scoop the Poop." Any bags in park bins have been donated by our members. (Owners who fail to "Stoop & Scoop" their dogs excrement can be fined).
2. Respect the rights of all users.
3. Dogs are allowed "off leash" in designated areas only. Be advised that City fines are doubled for dogs found off-leash, outside the fences of Leash-Free parks.
4. Your dog(s) should be fully vaccinated. (Puppies should have had their 12 week shots).
5. It is advised that puppies be 4 months old before beginning visits to the park.
6. If your dog is in heat, please temporarily refrain from using the park.
7. Carry a leash with you at all times.
8. Parents, keep a watchful eye on your children. Some dogs are not accustomed to children and may "startle" easily.
9. Replace spiked collars with traditional collars when using the park. Other dogs can be easily hurt when playing.

Keep a watchful eye on your dog(s) at all times.

Is Your Dog Being Aggresive?
Aggresive dogs should be handled responsibly by their owners. No dog should feel frightened, threatened, or defensive. If playtime is escalating into aggression, it is understood the aggressive dog should be leashed and removed from the park (if necessary) by it's owner.



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