Public Consultation Notice
Amendments to the Animals By-Law
Municipal Licensing and Standards is proposing a series of amendments to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 349 Animals By-law. We are hoping to receive feedback on several proposed changes, as well as to increase awareness about several Toronto Animal Services (TAS) programs, services and activities. Areas which were discussed include:
- limits on the number of pets per household;
- animal tethering;
- the feral cat Trap-Neuter-Return program;
- cat retention periods; and
- licensing billing.
A staff report containing recommendations will be considered at an upcoming Licensing and Standards Committee meeting, date to be determined.
Thank you to those who submitted research and ideas, attended public consultations and participated in surveys; your input has helped staff to have develop a well-rounded picture of public opinion on proposed amendments.
View the consultation presentation for the six consultations held across the City.
- East York Civic Centre, Council Chambers, Tuesday September 11, 2012, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Etobicoke Civic Centre, Council Chambers, Thursday September 13, 2012, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Etobicoke Civic Centre, Council Chambers, Monday, October 15, 2012, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- Metro Hall, Rm 310, Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers, Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- Scarborough Civic Centre, Council Chambers, Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Two surveys were conducted resulting in 860 responses, providing staff with valuable insight on public awareness and opinion on many issues being considered. These results will be discussed in the upcoming staff report.
Share Your Ideas
You can continue to make written submissions and share research with City staff. Please make all submissions to:
Animals By-law Amendment Surveys
Lan Vo, Senior Policy and Research Officer
Municipal Licensing and Standards
100 Queen Street West, 16 West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2
Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for getting involved!