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Dog Friendly Patios in Toronto

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs officially allowed on Toronto restaurant patios?
Yes, with the "Better for People, Smarter for Business" act of 2019, dogs were officially allowed on restaurant patios. Since that time, many restaurants have taken advantage of the provincial government's new legislation, so new restaurants are constantly cropping up as being dog friendly.
If food is being prepared outside, are dogs still allowed on patios?
No, dogs are only allowed on restaurant patios if food isn't being prepared outside.
Are dogs allowed inside of restaurants?
Dogs are only allowed inside eateries with "low-risk" foods. These are often breweries where beer, wine, cider, spirits, pre-packaged foods, and ready-to-eat foods are served.
Can restaurant owners prohibit dogs from being allowed on patios?
Yes, according to the ""Better for People, Smarter for Business" Act of 2019, the final say of dog friendliness rests with the restaurant owner.
Is the restaurant information accurate here?
Since restaurant policies change frequently, the information here isn't guaranteed to be up to date. It's best to call ahead to ensure that the restaurants are in fact dog friendly.
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