City of Toronto – Parks and Recreation Facilities

The City of Toronto is safely and gradually opening a number of services and amenities for residents to enjoy. Residents are encouraged to head outside in their local neighbourhood for fresh air and exercise to support physical and mental well-being, but are reminded to adhere to public health advice to practise physical distancing or wear a face covering or non-medical mask to protect others when in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Below is a guide to which City services and amenities are open and which remain closed as of May 26, 2020:

City park amenities open include:

  • picnic shelters

  • soccer and multi-use outdoor fields, including running tracks, sports diamonds and courts (For use of members by same household only)

  • off-leash dog parks

  • parking-lots

  • BMX locations and skateboard parks

  • ravine green spaces, beaches, trails and boardwalks for walking, running or biking

  • fishing with a licence, boating, kayaking and canoeing


If a resident arrives at an amenity that is crowded, please wait until there is enough space to physically distance or return at another time.

Park amenities that remain closed include lawn bowling facilities, outdoor bocce, playgrounds, outdoor exercise equipment, swimming pools, fixed barbecues and splash pads. Farmer’s markets, greenhouses, nurseries and conservatories, High Park Zoo and Riverdale Farm also remain closed. 

Park washrooms remain closed at this time. Staff are working with Toronto Public Health on guidelines for the safe opening of washrooms and other amenities.

Permits for soccer, multi-use fields and baseball diamonds continue to be cancelled until June 29. Individuals are not permitted to play team sports, such as soccer or baseball, even on fields intended for this purpose unless they are members of the same household.