Dog rules under review

Dog bites and off-leash dogs will be key issues in an upcoming review of Toronto‚Äôs dogs policy. City councillors said those were the top dog-related problems in their wards when they asked for the review, which licensing staff expect to present to council on Nov. 26. Based on talks with animal experts, a look at […]

Letters to the Editor for August 25, 2015

Who is accountable for damage done by unruly mob? After midnight on July 24 a mob of mostly young and several drunk people gathered at the foot of Balsam Avenue. This was apparently the second night in a row a large group gathered there after being moved off Queen Street as the jazz festival ended […]

Leash law to see boost in enforcement

Dog owners who let Rover off-leash outside the 63 off-leash areas in Toronto parks this summer may get a reminder of up to $360. Bylaw officers and local police are teaming up to better enforce leash rules after a spike in complaints. In the last six months, city staff have received over 400 complaints about […]

Letters to the Editor for May 13

When people live in fear, dogs must be leashed Once again, the Beach has an increasing number of dog owners deciding that they are personally entitled to special exemptions from leash laws. At any given time, half the dogs you see anywhere south of Queen Street are off leash, outside the legal leash-free area. The […]