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Is drinking alcohol allowed in Toronto’s public parks?

Is drinking alcohol allowed in Toronto’s public parks

Is drinking alcohol allowed in Toronto’s public parks?

For a limited time, Toronto residents aged 19 and older will be allowed to drink alcohol in public parks across the city. The city’s pilot project will run from August 2, 2023 to October 9, 2023. 

The city’s project is partially inspired by other Canadian cities, like Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary, that started similar programs. Toronto will collect data from the project and evaluate if it’s beneficial to make the mandate permanent.

Is drinking alcohol allowed in Toronto’s public parks?

What are the rules for drinking in Toronto parks?

There are several guidelines to follow when drinking in public parks. Always keep these in mind to avoid violations:

  • Alcoholic drinks can only be consumed within park limits between 5:30 AM and 12:00 AM.
  • Drinks aren’t allowed to be consumed within 2 metres of playgrounds, wading pools, splash pads, or skateboard parks. 
  • Drinks aren’t allowed to be consumed inside the gates of an outdoor swimming pool or deck.
  • Residents should be mindful of other parkgoers to avoid disturbing them.
  • Empty bottles and other waste must be properly disposed of or taken home.

Which parks in Toronto allow drinking?

There are 27 parks in Toronto that are temporarily allowing drinking as part of the city’s pilot project. Here are some of them with their respective addresses:

  • Eglinton Park

200 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M4R 1C3

  • Dufferin Grove Park

875 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6H 3K8

  • Roundhouse Park

255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3M9

  • Trinity Bellwoods Park

790 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G3

  • Christie Pits Park

750 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 3K4

  • Queen’s Park

110 Wellesley St W, Toronto, ON M7A 1A2

  • Greenwood Park

150 Greenwood Ave, Toronto, ON M4L 2R1

  • McCleary Park

755 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4M 2M8

  • Riverdale Park East

550 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2N6

  • Withrow Park

725 Logan Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 3B9

  • Monarch Park

115 Felstead Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1G4

  • Oriole Park

201 Oriole Pkwy, Toronto, ON M5P 2H1

  • Milliken District Park

5555 Steeles Ave E, Toronto, ON M9L 1S7

  • Underpass Park

29 Lower River Street, Toronto, ON M5A 1M6

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