Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

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Bark & Fitz

#3–334 Lakeshore Rd. E. (905) 842-2756

Stroll through the trendy Oakville neighbourhood and stop in at the original Bark & Fitz store, or head to Queen, Bloor, or Yonge Streets for other Bark & Fitz locations. This fast-expanding string of dog boutiques is stocked with healthy and holistic food along with tasty fresh-baked treats, the latest in eco-friendly toys, and stylish gear. It’s a paws-down must on your Toronto to-do list. barkandfitz.com

Timmie Doggie Outfitters

867 Queen St. W. (416) 203-6789

Fashionable Fidos have two Timmie Doggie Outfitters to choose from for the haute-est in canine couture, tasty treats, and irresistible toys. Snap up the latest stylish offerings from Chi Wow Wow, Petote, and Haute Diggity Dog—among many other labels—in their trendy Queen West neighbourhood locale. Or head to their Queen Street East outpost to shop with the hip-hound denizens of that hood. timmie.ca

Spaw Boutique

852 King St. W.
(416) 366-7729

If your pup’s in need of some sprucing up post travel, stop by the luxurious Spaw Boutique, housed in a converted Victorian house, for full breed-specific grooming. Or simply pop in for a quick pawdicure before heading to the dog park across the street to show it off. If you’re planning some touristy activities that don’t allow Fido, doggie daycare is available as well. spawboutique.com

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Sassafraz

100 Cumberland St.
(416) 964-2222

Be equally charmed by the little yellow house Sassafraz occupies as by the mouthwatering menu, which includes Canadian artisan cheese, weekend brunch specials, and an extensive wine list. Enjoy your perch on the patio, a great vantage point from which to watch the hustle and bustle of Yorkville’s elite while accompanied by your pup. sassafraz.ca

Charlotte Room Restaurant

19 Charlotte St.
(416) 598-2882

Take a break from strolling the downtown streets and hit the patio of the Charlotte Room with your pooch, the perfect spot to while away a sunny afternoon people watching and snacking on traditional pub fare. charlotteroom.com

Stay

The Fairmont Royal York

100 Front St. W.
(416) 368-2511

The Fairmont Royal York is a luxe landmark in the heart of one of Canada’s most historic cities. While you luxuriate in fivestar treatment, your pup will enjoy a dog bed, bowls, and dog-sitting services on request. There is an additional $25 per day fee for Fido (20 pounds and under only) to accompany you. fairmont.com/royalyork

Renaissance Toronto Hotel Downtown

One Blue Jays Way
(416) 341-7100

Take Rover out to the ballgame: get a suite at the Renaissance Toronto Hotel and watch a Blue Jays game from the comfort of your room. Attached to the Rogers Centre, the Renaissance offers 70 field-view rooms for guests and their canine companions. Dogs of all sizes welcome for a $50 per night fee. renaissancetoronto.com

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Discovery Walks

Discover the natural and social history of Toronto with your four-legged pal. Print out the self-guided maps before you set out, leash up, and take one of 11 walking tours of the city that include landmarks, beaches, park gardens, and ravines. Look for Discovery Walks under Quick Links at toronto.ca/parks.

Dog Paddling Adventures

35B – 10520 Yonge St, Suite 230, Richmond Hill
(905) 237-3647

Get back to nature with a Dog Paddling Adventure. Embark on a Paws and Paddle day trip or get adventurous with three- or fiveday expeditions into Algonquin Park that include canoeing, hiking, swimming, and plenty of off-leash action. The one-day trips take place about an hour from the city center, while the three-day trips are closer to a three-hour drive from Toronto. Show up with your outdoor clothes, don’t forget the dog food, and they’ll take care of the rest: gear, scrumptious meals, a guide, and a doggone good time. dogpaddlingadventures.com

Petopia Doggie Daycare and Resort

265 Bartley Dr.
(416) 429-7387

For a play-date extraordinaire or overnight stay, head to Petopia, easily accessible from downtown Toronto and offering the ultimutt pet experience. With separate play areas for large and small dogs, overnight luxury suites boasting television and music, toys galore, and the largest fenced outdoor run in Toronto, your dog will be begging for a sleepover. Suffer from separation anxiety? Peek at your puppy via webcam while you enjoy a night out on the town. petopia.ca

The Dog Beach at Kew Gardens

2075 Queen St. E.

At the foot of Lee Avenue is a fenced area of beach where dogs can roam free in the surf and sand, a breath of fresh air for city-dwelling canines and their visiting brethren. All Toronto off-leash parks require Fido to be licensed in their respective hometowns. For a complete listing of dog parks, visit toronto.ca/parks.

Shop

Bark & Fitz 

#3–334 Lakeshore Rd. E. (905) 842-2756
2116 Queen St. E. (416) 699-1313
1959 Bloor St. W. (416) 916-6207
2570 Yonge St. (416) 483-4431

Stroll through the trendy Oakville neighbourhood and stop in at the original Bark & Fitz store, or head to Queen, Bloor, or Yonge Streets for other Bark & Fitz locations. This fast-expanding string of dog boutiques is stocked with healthy and holistic food along with tasty fresh-baked treats, the latest in eco-friendly toys, and stylish gear. It’s a paws-down must on your Toronto to-do list. barkandfitz.com

Timmie Doggie Outfitters

867 Queen St. W. (416) 203-6789
1178 Queen St. E. (416) 406-4999

Fashionable Fidos have two Timmie Doggie Outfitters to choose from for the haute-est in canine couture, tasty treats, and irresistible toys. Snap up the latest stylish offerings from Chi Wow Wow, Petote, and Haute Diggity Dog—among many other labels—in their trendy Queen West neighbourhood locale. Or head to their Queen Street East outpost to shop with the hip-hound denizens of that hood. timmie.ca

 

Titus & Galuteus

1004 King St. W.
(416) 596-9066

For Canadian-made couture, visit Titus & Galuteus where you can pick up Muttluks, Buddy Belts, Woof Pet Cosmetics from Montreal, and custom-made Bowsers Beds. Couple your shopping with a little salon service; full- and self-serve options are available, from complete toe-to-tail grooming to a la carte-like options such as a nail trim or teeth cleaning.

Spaw Boutique

852 King St. W.
(416) 366-7729

If your pup’s in need of some sprucing up post travel, stop by the luxurious Spaw Boutique, housed in a converted Victorian house, for full breed-specific grooming. Or simply pop in for a quick pawdicure before heading to the dog park across the street to show it off. If you’re planning some touristy activities that don’t allow Fido, doggie daycare is available as well. spawboutique.com

Bobo Canada

777 Bay St., College Park
Phase 2, Unit M207A
(416) 913-1044

Hit Bobo Canada for stylish finds from beds to bags, treats to toys, accessories to grooming products; Bobo’s got everything a discerning dog could want. If it’s a more intimate shopping experience your V.I.P(ooch) is looking for, book ahead for a private appointment. bobocanada.com

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This otherwise savvy city can be a little
strict when it comes to its canine community.
Dogs aren’t permitted in any establishments
serving food, but we’ve rounded
up a couple that will welcome your well behaved,
leashed pooch on their patio.
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<h3>Sassafraz</h3>
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100 Cumberland St.<br />
(416) 964-2222
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Be equally charmed by the little yellow
house Sassafraz occupies as by the mouthwatering
menu, which includes Canadian
artisan cheese, weekend brunch specials,
and an extensive wine list. Enjoy your
perch on the patio, a great vantage point
from which to watch the hustle and bustle
of Yorkville’s elite while accompanied by
your pup. <a href="http://www.sassafraz.ca" target="_blank">sassafraz.ca</a>
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<h3>Charlotte Room Restaurant</h3>
19 Charlotte St.<br />
(416) 598-2882<br />
<p>
Take a break from strolling the downtown
streets and hit the patio of the Charlotte
Room with your pooch, the perfect spot
to while away a sunny afternoon people
watching and snacking on traditional pub
fare. <a href="http://www.charlotteroom.com/" target="_blank">charlotteroom.com
</a>
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Stay

Four Seasons

21 Avenue Rd.
(416) 964-0411

Nestled in the heart of Toronto’s trendiest zip code, the plush Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville welcomes its four-legged guests with bottled water and a dog bowl; treats, food, brushes, and even a pet-sitter are available upon request. There is a 15-pound maximum, but no charges for the fuzzy family member staying. fourseasons.com/toronto

Le Méridien King Edward

37 King St. E.
(416) 863-9700

Le Méridien King Edward offers classic comfort from its financial district locale, close to the harbour front, shopping, and entertainment. A welcome kit packed with doggie supplies and area information to enhance your stay will greet you and your jet-set pet, and if you notify reservations you’ll be toting Toto along, your room will be Rover-ready with a dog bed, bowls, and a floor mat. No extra fees are levied for canine guests but there is a 40-pound maximum size limit. starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien

The Fairmont Royal York

100 Front St. W.
(416) 368-2511

The Fairmont Royal York is a luxe landmark in the heart of one of Canada’s most historic cities. While you luxuriate in fivestar treatment, your pup will enjoy a dog bed, bowls, and dog-sitting services on request. There is an additional $25 per day fee for Fido (20 pounds and under only) to accompany you. fairmont.com/royalyork

Renaissance Toronto Hotel Downtown

One Blue Jays Way
(416) 341-7100

Take Rover out to the ballgame: get a suite at the Renaissance Toronto Hotel and watch a Blue Jays game from the comfort of your room. Attached to the Rogers Centre, the Renaissance offers 70 field-view rooms for guests and their canine companions. Dogs of all sizes welcome for a $50 per night fee. renaissancetoronto.com

Play

Discovery Walks

Discover the natural and social history of Toronto with your four-legged pal. Print out the self-guided maps before you set out, leash up, and take one of 11 walking tours of the city that include landmarks, beaches, park gardens, and ravines. Look for Discovery Walks under Quick Links at toronto.ca/parks.

Dog Paddling Adventures

35B – 10520 Yonge St, Suite 230, Richmond Hill
(905) 237-3647

Get back to nature with a Dog Paddling Adventure. Embark on a Paws and Paddle day trip or get adventurous with three- or fiveday expeditions into Algonquin Park that include canoeing, hiking, swimming, and plenty of off-leash action. The one-day trips take place about an hour from the city center, while the three-day trips are closer to a three-hour drive from Toronto. Show up with your outdoor clothes, don’t forget the dog food, and they’ll take care of the rest: gear, scrumptious meals, a guide, and a doggone good time. dogpaddlingadventures.com

Petopia Doggie Daycare and Resort

265 Bartley Dr. (416) 429-7387

For a play-date extraordinaire or overnight stay, head to Petopia, easily accessible from downtown Toronto and offering the ultimutt pet experience. With separate play areas for large and small dogs, overnight luxury suites boasting television and music, toys galore, and the largest fenced outdoor run in Toronto, your dog will be begging for a sleepover. Suffer from separation anxiety? Peek at your puppy via webcam while you enjoy a night out on the town. petopia.ca

The Dog Beach at Kew Gardens

2075 Queen St. E.

At the foot of Lee Avenue is a fenced area of beach where dogs can roam free in the surf and sand, a breath of fresh air for city-dwelling canines and their visiting brethren. All Toronto off-leash parks require Fido to be licensed in their respective hometowns. For a complete listing of dog parks, visit toronto.ca/parks.

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Not that friendly! The entire province has banned ANY dog that is or shares any characteristics of what they consider a Pit Bull! Why didn't you mention that? Visitors can have their dogs seized and killed if just ONE person thinks it's a Pittie!
Sat, 08/31/2013 - 13:09

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