Advice from Dusty...

Parks for pooches... (and kids too!)

One and a half blocks south of the co-op...
Although not allowed in the English Garden, dogs are allowed in the balance of St. James Park.
The area adjacent to the Cathedral is an 'unofficial' off-leash area! | St. James Park, Toronto in Toronto

One and a half blocks north of the co-op...
Moss Park at Queen/Jarvis | Information 

An official off-leash park is located at Allen Gardens just north of the Conservatory
(which is definitely worth a visit too!) | Information

Pet stores

Global Pet Foods, 125 Lower Jarvist St. (Between Front and The Esplanade) | Information 
Pet Cuisine, 123 Front St. East, (Just east of Jarvis) | Information