Parks Drinking Water Sources

This dataset includes data on drinking water sources (i.e. drinking fountains, bottle filling stations, dog fountains and combination units) operated by the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PFR) division. Only drinking water sources that have been deemed as operational at the time of data validation exercise are included in this dataset. Drinking water sources have a "turn on" and "turn off" time period (turn on - May and turn off - October) and do not function throughout the entire year.

Drinking water source information found in this dataset include:

  • Asset ID
  • Park Name
  • Alternative Asset Name
  • Drinking Water Source Type
  • Location Details
  • Address

The operational status of a drinking water source is updated in near real-time by staff throughout the day. The most updated information can be found by accessing the JSON file linked below:

Operational Statuses include:

  • 0 = closed
  • 1 = open
  • 2 = service alert

Every drinking water source is identified by (X, Y) GIS coordinates.

Two files are available for download:

  • Parks Drinking Water - List of park drinking water sources and their daily operational status.
  • Location data - List of park drinking water sources and washroom facilities with geographic coordinates, as well as additional information including asset type, address, and location details. Note: Washroom buildings are included in the location data file and can be excluded by removing where [Type] = Washroom Building.

The data provided is sourced from the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Asset Management System. The dataset has been validated by on-site parks supervisors and through necessary inter-divisional staff.


This dataset only contains information about drinking water sources operated by Parks, Forestry and Recreation division of the City of Toronto. All other City-owned drinking water sources are out of scope of this dataset.

PFR publishes real-time updates directly on the Parks and Recreation Washrooms and Drinking Water webpage.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset Category Map
Refresh Rate Daily
Collection Method
Excerpt Citywide coverage of Parks showing number of operational drinking fountains in City Parks.
Owner Division Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Owner Section
Owner Unit
Owner Email
Author Email
Maintainer Email
Civic Issues
  • CSV
  • SHP
  • JSON
  • GPKG
  • Locations and mapping
  • Parks and recreation
Information URL
Image URL
Last Updated 2023-09-21 18:52:57.012304
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Date Published 2019-07-23 17:52:31.278482