Dogs finally welcome in Saint-Léonard parks

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No dogs allowed

Since 1er July, citizens can walk their dogs on a leash in the parks of the Borough of Saint-Léonard. It was the only sector of the city of Montreal where it was still prohibited.

Dog owners lobbied to change the regulations: over 2,500 people signed a petition (a complaint). Saint-Léonard borough officials have agreed to conduct a pilot project until this fall.

Then, residents will be able to express their opinion on this experience before the borough makes a final decision.


This is the number of dogs in Montreal in 2017, according to city data. A number that has certainly increased, since many people have adopted a pet during the health crisis.

It is to adapt to this new reality that the elected officials of Saint-Léonard agreed to change the regulations.

However, some citizens opposed the project, fearing for their safety. They fear that the proximity between passers-by, especially children, and dogs could cause incidents.

Other regulations

Elsewhere in Montreal, it is possible to walk your dog on a leash in parks, but not in children’s play areas. Several boroughs, such as Outremont, also prohibit them in mini-parks.

Soon, dogs could also be allowed on public transport. A test could be carried out by the end of the year. This is already possible in several major cities around the world, such as Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, or London, in England.


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The House of Whispers, photo: PHI

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