Item - 2017.LS20.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 2, 2017 with amendments.
  • City Council considered this item on July 4, 2017 and postponed its consideration to a later date. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the deferral.
  • This item was considered by Licensing and Standards Committee on June 14, 2017 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on July 4, 2017.
  • See also By-laws 1048-2017, 1109-2017

LS20.1 - Prohibited Animals Review

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on October 2, 3 and 4, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 349, Animals, by:

 

a.  adding the following birds to the Prohibited Animals list in Schedule A: Gruiformes (cranes, rails), Phoenicopteriformes (flamingos), and Shenisciformes (penguins);

 

b.  delaying the come into force date for the deletion of the prohibited animals' exception for educational programs to January 1, 2018;

 

c. permitting Earth Rangers to continue to use their existing skunk, pine martin, armadillo and porcupine for educational purposes in the City of Toronto until January 1, 2021; and

 

d. deleting part D. of Chapter 349-4 Exceptions: "The premises of the Toronto Zoo" and inserting the following new part D:

 

349-4. D. Toronto Zoo Animals

 

2.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to work with relevant City divisions, agencies, boards and external stakeholders to strengthen public educational efforts on animals permitted to be used for mobile live animal programs and best practices for public health and safety and animal care and welfare.

 

3.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to follow the criteria listed below prior to reporting on whether an animal should be added or removed from the prohibited animals list and to help evaluate if certain animals should be added or deleted from the list:

 

a.  determining if animal is on federal or provincial protected, at-risk, endangered or prohibited list;

 

b.  determining if animal is venomous or poisonous;

 

c.  determining if animal will present an undue danger to human health or safety;

 

d.  determining if animal care and welfare needs can be reasonably met by owner;

 

e.  determining if animal presents an invasive to local animals or the environment;

 

f.  determining if animal will cause public nuisance problems (such as noise, odour or significant garbage/waste); and

 

g.  determining if there is substantial independent, impartial, scientific, peer-reviewed evidence showing that the animal is relatively easy and inexpensive to keep and capable of being housed and cared for with respect to its fundamental biological, behavioural, ecological and welfare needs. Each animal's nutritional, thermal, lighting and other environment needs and landscape, furnishing, shelter and privacy requirements must be known and can be comprehensively, inexpensively and easily met.

 

4.  City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to examine the advantages and merits of a positive list for the regulation of animals in the City of Toronto and to report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee in the first quarter of 2018.

 

5. Notwithstanding that chickens are currently on the List of Prohibited Animals in Toronto, City Council authorize the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to develop and implement a pilot program as soon as possible and at least prior to the end of October, 2017 permitting backyard hens in Wards 5, 13, 21 and 32 for a period of up to three years from the date of implementation, with an interim review after 18 months, such pilot program is to include the following conditions:

 

a. participants in the pilot program must register, as directed, with the City and must be the owner or lawful occupant of the property;

 

b. only residential properties are permitted to be registered. Neither apartment buildings, condominium buildings, nor properties without sufficient outdoor space to house the hens, as determined by the Executive Director, Municipal, Licensing and Standards will be permitted;

 

c. limit of four backyard hens per property;

 

d. participants agree to permit City staff to attend and inspect the property as deemed necessary to fulfill the purposes of the pilot program, and compliance with applicable bylaws;

 

e. participants shall agree to terms and conditions satisfactory to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards prior to keeping hens on the owner's property;

 

f. no roosters are permitted;

 

g. participants must comply with Chapter 349, Article III, Care of Animals and all other applicable laws;

 

h. hens must remain on the owner's property, and further, any hen found off the property of the owner will be considered at large in the City; and

 

i. the eggs produced are for personal consumption. The sale, or offering for sale, or any other type of distribution is prohibited.

 

6. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to develop evaluation metrics to review and measure outcomes of the pilot program permitting backyard hens; such evaluation is to be done in cooperation with Toronto Public Health staff and the Toronto Food Policy Council and to include neighbourhood reaction, health impacts, and animal care.

 

7. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to consider, create and require participants in the Backyard Hen Pilot Program to abide by terms and conditions on the following matters in a form and with content satisfactory to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards:

 

a. side and rear yard setbacks for the locating of outdoor hen enclosures;

 

b. prescribed standards/guidelines for the outdoor enclosure structure and operating conditions, as appropriate, to ensure participants are taking appropriate measures to mitigate against attracting pests, vermin, or other wildlife;

 

c. conditions that participants are required to ensure that appropriate animal care and welfare needs are reasonably met;

 

d. prescribed standards to ensure that public health and safety concerns are mitigated; and

 

e.  any other criteria as deemed necessary by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to ensure community nuisance concerns are minimized.

 

8. City Council direct that all participants in the Backyard Hen Pilot Program be required to register with the City in a form as set out by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and enter into an agreement with the City requiring the participant to abide by the terms and conditions set by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards in Part 7 above, and City Council authorize the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to execute any agreement with participants of the Backyard Hen Pilot Program on behalf of the City.

 

9. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to suspend any registered participants from the Backyard Hen Pilot Program, who are believed to be jeopardizing public health, causing community disruption, or who are not adequately caring for the hens.

 

10. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee during the Backyard Hen Pilot Program, should significant public health, community nuisance or animal welfare issues arise.

 

11. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to include in the report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee at the end of the Backyard Hen Pilot Progam, details including:

 

a.  complaints received;

 

b.  actions taken;

 

c.  staffing and/or resource impacts; and

 

d.  financial impacts.

 

12. City Council amend Chapter 349, Animals as deemed necessary to give effect to the Backyard Hen Pilot Program.

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(May 31, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Prohibited Animals Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-104538.pdf
Attachment 1 - Schedule A, Chapter 349 - List of Prohibited Animals
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-104621.pdf
Public Notice - Proposed Amendments to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 349, Prohibited Animals
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-104747.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 8, 2017) E-mail from Nicole Corrado including a petition containing approximately 705 individuals (petition is on file in the City Clerk's Office) (LS.New.LS20.1.1)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Tamie Fulford (LS.New.LS20.1.2)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Linda Langero (LS.New.LS20.1.3)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Margo MacNaughton (LS.New.LS20.1.4)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Carol and Peter Tracey (LS.New.LS20.1.5)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Alison Darmon (LS.New.LS20.1.6)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Paul MacKenzie (LS.New.LS20.1.7)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Denise Abramovitz (LS.New.LS20.1.8)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Cindy Wasney (LS.New.LS20.1.9)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Roberta Mura (LS.New.LS20.1.10)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Rosemarie Morris (LS.New.LS20.1.11)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Mano Narayanan (LS.New.LS20.1.12)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Kathy Bosci (LS.New.LS20.1.13)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Donna Lee Milne (LS.New.LS20.1.14)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Jeff Shimizu (LS.New.LS20.1.15)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Kathy Bocsi (LS.New.LS20.1.16)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Diane Moore (LS.New.LS20.1.17)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Mir Bahmanyar (LS.New.LS20.1.18)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Wendy Cimicata (LS.New.LS20.1.19)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Diane M. Kastel and Family (LS.New.LS20.1.20)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Josephine Cavaco (LS.New.LS20.1.21)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Carolyn Matthews (LS.New.LS20.1.22)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Sue Sargent (LS.New.LS20.1.23)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Avril Morton (LS.New.LS20.1.24)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Anusia Govindasamy (LS.New.LS20.1.25)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Elaine Danyer (LS.New.LS20.1.26)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Joseph (LS.New.LS20.1.27)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Kris McMartin (LS.New.LS20.1.28)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Hillary Hopps (LS.New.LS20.1.29)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Marsha Kideckel (LS.New.LS20.1.30)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Toby Glanville (LS.New.LS20.1.31)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Hilary Unger (LS.New.LS20.1.32)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Tove Reece (LS.New.LS20.1.33)
(June 13, 2017) Letter from Liz White, Director, Animal Alliance of Canada and Barry MacKay, Canadian Representative, Born Free (LS.New.LS20.1.34)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/comm/communicationfile-70737.pdf
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Peter Babishuk (LS.New.LS20.1.35)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from AJ Houle (LS.New.LS20.1.36)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Shelagh McRuvie (LS.New.LS20.1.37)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Priscilla Pickett (LS.New.LS20.1.38)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Nancy Moysiuk (LS.New.LS20.1.39)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Kathy Saunders (LS.New.LS20.1.40)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Kelly Smith (LS.New.LS20.1.41)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Debbie Fong (LS.New.LS20.1.42)
(June 13, 2017) Letter from Dr. Susan Shafer, Executive Director, Canadaís Accredited Zoos and Aquariums, Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) (LS.New.LS20.1.43)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/comm/communicationfile-70766.pdf
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Dora C. Attard (LS.New.LS20.1.44)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Tony Sandhu (LS.New.LS20.1.45)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Michaela Sandhu (LS.New.LS20.1.46)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Brian Armstrong (LS.New.LS20.1.47)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Mark Voysey (LS.New.LS20.1.48)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Siara Mercure (LS.New.LS20.1.49)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Brad Jones (LS.New.LS20.1.50)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Linda Sperring (LS.New.LS20.1.51)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Chantal Buslot (LS.New.LS20.1.52)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Andrea Sreiber (LS.New.LS50.1.53)
(June 14, 2017) Submission from Mike Zimmerman (LS.New.LS20.1.54)
(June 13, 2017) Letter from Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (LS.New.LS20.1.55)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/comm/communicationfile-70775.pdf
(June 14, 2017) Submission from Jeremy Faria, President and J. Paul Stevens, Legislation Committee Chair, Avicultural Advancement Council of Canada (AACC) (LS.New.LS20.1.56)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/comm/communicationfile-70753.pdf
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Shirley Pattinson (LS.New.LS20.1.57)
(June 14, 2017) Submission from Kathryn Sussman (LS.New.LS20.1.58)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Amanda Spittal (LS.New.LS20.1.59)

Communications (City Council)

(June 16, 2017) E-mail from Cecile Boileau (CC.Main.LS20.1.60)
(June 15, 2017) E-mail from Dan Onischuk (CC.Main.LS20.1.61)
(June 21, 2017) E-mail from Amanda Spittal (CC.Main.LS20.1.62)
(June 22, 2017) Letter from Rebecca Aldworth, Executive Director, Humane Society International/Canada (CC.Main.LS20.1.63)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71383.pdf
(June 13, 2017) Submission from David T. Longo (CC.Supp.LS20.1.64)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71439.pdf
(June 28, 2017) Letter from J. Paul Stevens, Legislation Committee Chair, Avicultural Advancement Council of Canada (CC.Supp.LS20.1.65)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71364.pdf
(June 30, 2017) Letter from Paul Stallman, President, Canadian Ornamental Pheasant and Game Bird Association (CC.Supp.LS20.1.66)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71449.pdf
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Shereen McCleod (CC.New.LS20.1.67)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Kathryn Jordan (CC.New.LS20.1.68)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Priscilla Picket (CC.New.LS20.1.69)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Debbie Essex (CC.New.LS20.1.70)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from P J Jensen (CC.New.LS20.1.71)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Lisa M. Koehl (CC.New.LS20.1.72)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Avril Morton (CC.New.LS20.1.73)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Kelly Smith (CC.New.LS20.1.74)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Jan Daku (CC.New.LS20.1.75)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Kristen I. McMartin (CC.New.LS20.1.76)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Heide Kurz (CC.New.LS20.1.77)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Sajidha Bagha (CC.New.LS20.1.78)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Brad Jones (CC.New.LS20.1.79)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Margaret Bergshoeff (CC.New.LS20.1.80)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Youssef Pirasteh (CC.New.LS20.1.81)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Kathy Dingwall (CC.New.LS20.1.82)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Cecile Boileau (CC.New.LS20.1.83)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Diane Beaulieu-Aruvee (CC.New.LS20.1.84)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Sherrie Lee Hawley (CC.New.LS20.1.85)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Nancy Brown (CC.New.LS20.1.86)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Richard Chartier (CC.New.LS20.1.87)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Chantal Buslot (CC.New.LS20.1.88)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Andrea Sreiber (CC.New.LS20.1.89)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Mir Bahmanyar (CC.New.LS20.1.90)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Zoe Jordan (CC.New.LS20.1.91)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Carol and Peter Tracey (CC.New.LS20.1.92)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from AJ Houle (CC.New.LS20.1.93)
(July 1, 2017) E-mail from Louise Slattery (CC.New.LS20.1.94)
(July 1, 2017) E-mail from Janice Buchanan (CC.New.LS20.1.95)
(July 2, 2017) E-mail from Audrey Berend (CC.New.LS20.1.96)
(July 3, 2017) E-mail from Rita Meuer (CC.New.LS20.1.97)
(July 3, 2017) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New.LS20.1.98)
(July 3, 2017) E-mail from Harley Miller (CC.New.LS20.1.99)
(July 3, 2017) E-mail from Wendy and Steve Bareham (CC.New.LS20.1.100)
(July 3, 2017) E-mail from Vera Fuke-Wilson (CC.New.LS20.1.101)
(July 3, 2017) E-mail from Mary Serveau (CC.New.LS20.1.102)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Jessica Reeve (CC.New.LS20.1.103)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Natalie Boustead (CC.New.LS20.1.104)
(July 4, 2017) Letter from Adeline Cohen Boulakia (CC.New.LS20.1.105)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Stephen Pilkington (CC.New.LS20.1.106)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Elaine Howarth (CC.New.LS20.1.107)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Joshna Maharaj (CC.New.LS20.1.108)
(July 4, 2017) Letter from Kim Montgomery (CC.New.LS20.1.109)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Carrie Nicols (CC.New.LS20.1.110)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Jayne Miles (CC.New.LS20.1.111)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Signe Langford (CC.New.LS20.1.112)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Carol Robbins (CC.New.LS20.1.113)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Bonnie Gordon (CC.New.LS20.1.114)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Grant Millard (CC.New.LS20.1.115)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Rachel Yanchyshyn (CC.New.LS20.1.116)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Karen Bertelsen (CC.New.LS20.1.117)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Kelly Preeper (CC.New.LS20.1.118)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Sharin Barber (CC.New.LS20.1.119)
(July 3, 2017) Letter from Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CC.New.LS20.1.120)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71420.pdf
(July 4, 2017) Letter from Rachel Gray, Chair, Toronto Food Policy Council (CC.New.LS20.1.121)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71421.pdf
(July 4, 2017) Letter from Rachel Gray, Executive Director, The Stop Community Food Centre (CC.New.LS20.1.122)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71422.pdf
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Katie Collins (CC.New.LS20.1.123)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Darlene Litman (CC.New.LS20.1.124)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Sufian Malik (CC.New.LS20.1.125)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Rachel Van Sligtenhorst (CC.New.LS20.1.126)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Thelekezi Dlodlo (CC.New.LS20.1.127)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Paul M. Taylor, Executive Director, FoodShare Toronto (CC.New.LS20.1.128)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71437.pdf
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Colleen Moloney (CC.New.LS20.1.129)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Carolyn Bailey (CC.New.LS20.1.130)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Jill Glessing (CC.New.LS20.1.131)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Brandon Hebor (CC.New.LS20.1.132)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Joe Hai (CC.New.LS20.1.133)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Mario X. Pinto (CC.New.LS20.1.134)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Angel Beyde (CC.New.LS20.1.135)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Lorraine Johnson (CC.New.LS20.1.136)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Katie German (CC.New.LS20.1.137)
(July 6, 2017) Letter from Suman Roy (CC.New.LS20.1.138)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Kyla Schwarz-Lam (CC.New.LS20.1.139)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Deborah Mesher (CC.New.LS20.1.140)
(July 6, 2017) Letter from James Kuhns, Co-ordinator, Toronto Urban Growers (CC.New.LS20.1.141)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71447.pdf
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Arlene Hazzan Green (CC.New.LS20.1.142)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Jill Glessing (CC.New.LS20.1.143)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Stefan Soldovieri (CC.New.LS20.1.144)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Virginie Gysel (CC.New.LS20.1.145)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Talha Khan (CC.New.LS20.1.146)
(July 7, 2017) E-mail from Melissa Cameron (CC.New.LS20.1.147)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Kathy Alcock (CC.New.LS20.1.148)
(July 7, 2017) E-mail from Maria Kasstan (CC.New.LS20.1.149)
(July 7, 2017) E-mail from Marc Green (CC.New.LS20.1.150)
(July 7, 2017) E-mail from Monique D'Sa (CC.New.LS20.1.151)
(July 7, 2017) E-mail from Rose Tavelli (CC.Main.LS20.1.152)
(September 22, 2017) Letter from D. T. Longo (CC.Main.LS20.1.153)
(July 24, 2017) E-mail from Len Butticci, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Humane Society of Durham Region (CC.Main.LS20.1.154)
(September 26, 2017) E-mail from Webster Wheeler (CC.Main.LS20.1.155)
(October 2, 2017) E-mail from James Kuhns, Co-coordinator, Toronto Urban Growers (CC.New.LS20.1.156)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-72487.pdf
(October 2, 2017) E-mail from Tammara Soma, Project Manager, Food Systems Lab (CC.New.LS20.1.157)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-72488.pdf
(October 2, 2017) E-mail from Gary Gerbrandt (CC.New.LS20.1.158)
(October 2, 2017) E-mail from Shah Mohiuddin (CC.New.LS20.1.159)
(October 2, 2017) E-mail from Lorraine Johnson (CC.New.LS20.1.160)
(October 2, 2017) E-mail from Ekta Amarnani (CC.New.LS20.1.161)
(October 2, 2017) E-mail from Andrea F. Stauber (CC.New.LS20.1.162)
(October 3, 2017) E-mail from Paul M. Taylor, Executive Director, FoodShare Toronto (CC.New.LS20.1.163)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-72516.pdf
(October 3, 2017) E-mail from Alexandra Rodney (CC.New.LS20.1.164)
(October 3, 2017) E-mail from Julie Saunders (CC.New.LS20.1.165)
(October 3, 2017) E-mail from June Komisar (CC.New.LS20.1.166)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That:

 

1. Notwithstanding that chickens are currently on the List of Prohibited Animals in Toronto, City Council authorize the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to develop and implement a pilot program as soon as possible and at least prior to the end of October, 2017 permitting backyard hens in Wards 5, 13, 21 and 32 for a period of up to three years from the date of implementation, with an interim review after 18 months. Such pilot program is to include the following conditions:

 

a. participants in the pilot program must register, as directed, with the City and must be the owner or lawful occupant of the property;

 

b. only residential properties are permitted to be registered. Neither apartment buildings, condominium buildings, nor properties without sufficient outdoor space to house the hens, as determined by the Executive Director, Municipal, Licensing and Standards will be permitted;

 

c. limit of four backyard hens per property;

 

d. participants agree to permit City staff to attend and inspect the property as deemed necessary to fulfill the purposes of the pilot program, and compliance with applicable bylaws;

 

e. participants shall agree to terms and conditions satisfactory to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards prior to keeping hens on the owner's property;

 

f. no roosters are permitted;

 

g. participants must comply with Chapter 349, Article III, Care of Animals and all other applicable laws;

 

h. hens must remain on the owner's property, and further, any hen found off the property of the owner will be considered at large in the City; and

 

i. the eggs produced are for personal consumption. The sale, or offering for sale, or any other type of distribution is prohibited.

 

2. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to develop evaluation metrics to review and measure outcomes of the pilot program permitting backyard hens. Such evaluation is to be done in cooperation with Toronto Public Health staff and the Toronto Food Policy Council and to include neighbourhood reaction, health impacts, and animal care.

 

3. City Council direct the City Solicitor to amend Chapter 349, Animals as deemed necessary to give effect to the pilot program. 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-03-2017 11:14 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS20.1 - Mihevc - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 14 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Michael Ford, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Chin Lee, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

2a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That City Council amend Licensing and Standards Recommendation 1 by adding the following parts c. and d.:

 

1.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 349, Animals, by:

 

c. permitting Earth Rangers to continue to use their existing skunk, pine martin, armadillo and porcupine for educational purposes in the City of Toronto until January 1, 2021.

 

d. deleting part D. of Chapter 349-4 Exceptions: "The premises of the Toronto Zoo" and inserting the following new part D:

 

349-4. D. Toronto Zoo Animals

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-03-2017 11:09 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS20.1 - De Baeremaeker - motion 2a Part 1c
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-03-2017 11:11 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS20.1 - De Baeremaeker - motion 2a Part 1d
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

2b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to examine the advantages and merits of a positive list for the regulation of animals in the City of Toronto and report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee in the first quarter of 2018.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-03-2017 11:12 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS20.1 - De Baeremaeker - motion 2b
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Chin Lee, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano (Carried)

That in the event Council approves a pilot program permitting backyard hens:

 

1. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to consider, create and require participants to abide by terms and conditions on the following matters in a form and with content satisfactory to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards:

  1. side and rear yard setbacks for the locating of outdoor hen enclosures;
  2. prescribed standards/guidelines for the outdoor enclosure structure and operating conditions, as appropriate, to ensure participants are taking appropriate measures to mitigate against attracting pests, vermin, or other wildlife;
  3.  conditions that participants are required to ensure that appropriate animal care and welfare needs are reasonably met;
  4. prescribed standards to ensure that public health and safety concerns are mitigated; and
  5.  any other criteria as deemed necessary by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to ensure community nuisance concerns are minimized.

2. City Council direct that all participants in the Pilot Program be required to register with the City in a form as set out by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and enter into an agreement with the City requiring the participant to abide by the terms and conditions set by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards in Recommendation 1, above. The Executive Director shall be authorized to execute any agreement with participants of the Pilot Program on behalf of the City.

 

3. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to suspend any registered participants from the Pilot Program, who are believed to be jeopardizing public health, causing community disruption, or who are not adequately caring for the hens.

 

4. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee during the pilot program, should significant public health, community nuisance or animal welfare issues arise.

 

5. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to include in the report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee at the end of the pilot, details including:

 

a.  complaints received;
b.  actions taken;
c.  staffing and/or resource impacts; and
d.  financial impacts.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-03-2017 11:16 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS20.1 - Di Ciano - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Michael Ford, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

4 - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Withdrawn)

That City Council refer the Item back to the Licensing and Standards Committee for further consideration.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That Councillor Karygiannis be permitted to withdraw his motion 4.


5 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Lost)

That City Council refer motion 1 by Councillor Mihevc and motion 3 by Councillor Di Ciano to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards with a request that the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards hold public consultations on the pilot to permit backyard hens as proposed in these motions and to report to the Licensing and Standards Committee on the results of the public consultations.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-03-2017 11:13 AM

Result: Lost Majority Required - LS20.1 - Shiner - motion 5
Total members that voted Yes: 13 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 24 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-03-2017 11:17 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS20.1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, Janet Davis, Michael Ford, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Chin Lee, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Lost)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council end the debate on Item LS20.1 and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) Oct-02-2017 7:34 PM

Result: Lost Two-Thirds Required - LS20.1 - Grimes - End debate
Total members that voted Yes: 20 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Michael Thompson, John Tory

Point of Privilege by Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Matlow, rising on a Point of Privilege after the Speaker called for declarations of interest, stated that he has consulted with the Integrity Commissioner in relation to Item LS20.1, Prohibited Animal Review. He has been advised that in consideration of the principles of the Code of Conduct, he should not participate in the debate and vote on Item LS20.1 because his spouse works for an organization that has taken position on the outcome and participated in the City staff consultation.  Councillor Matlow advised Council that although this is not a pecuniary interest it can be inferred as that he might have a bias, the right thing to do is recuse himself from the vote.

 


Point of Privilege by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that the would like to know more detail as to why the Integrity Commissioner is giving advice to Members of Council that is contrary to the law.  Councillor Mammoliti further stated that Members of Council need a briefing on what they can and cannot vote on.

 

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and ruled that she would undertake to get comments from the Integrity Commissioner.

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Karygiannis should only ask clarifying questions of Councillor Shiner on Councillor Shiner's motion.

LS20.1 - Prohibited Animals Review

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Deferred
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 4, 5, 6  and 7, 2017, deferred Item LS20.1 to the October 2, 3 and 4, 2017 Council meeting or to a special meeting to be called by the Mayor.

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(May 31, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Prohibited Animals Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-104538.pdf
Attachment 1 - Schedule A, Chapter 349 - List of Prohibited Animals
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-104621.pdf
Public Notice - Proposed Amendments to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 349, Prohibited Animals
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-104747.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 8, 2017) E-mail from Nicole Corrado including a petition containing approximately 705 individuals (petition is on file in the City Clerk's Office) (LS.New.LS20.1.1)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Tamie Fulford (LS.New.LS20.1.2)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Linda Langero (LS.New.LS20.1.3)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Margo MacNaughton (LS.New.LS20.1.4)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Carol and Peter Tracey (LS.New.LS20.1.5)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Alison Darmon (LS.New.LS20.1.6)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Paul MacKenzie (LS.New.LS20.1.7)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Denise Abramovitz (LS.New.LS20.1.8)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Cindy Wasney (LS.New.LS20.1.9)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Roberta Mura (LS.New.LS20.1.10)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Rosemarie Morris (LS.New.LS20.1.11)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Mano Narayanan (LS.New.LS20.1.12)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Kathy Bosci (LS.New.LS20.1.13)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Donna Lee Milne (LS.New.LS20.1.14)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Jeff Shimizu (LS.New.LS20.1.15)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Kathy Bocsi (LS.New.LS20.1.16)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Diane Moore (LS.New.LS20.1.17)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Mir Bahmanyar (LS.New.LS20.1.18)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Wendy Cimicata (LS.New.LS20.1.19)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Diane M. Kastel and Family (LS.New.LS20.1.20)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Josephine Cavaco (LS.New.LS20.1.21)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Carolyn Matthews (LS.New.LS20.1.22)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Sue Sargent (LS.New.LS20.1.23)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Avril Morton (LS.New.LS20.1.24)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Anusia Govindasamy (LS.New.LS20.1.25)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Elaine Danyer (LS.New.LS20.1.26)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Joseph (LS.New.LS20.1.27)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Kris McMartin (LS.New.LS20.1.28)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Hillary Hopps (LS.New.LS20.1.29)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Marsha Kideckel (LS.New.LS20.1.30)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Toby Glanville (LS.New.LS20.1.31)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Hilary Unger (LS.New.LS20.1.32)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Tove Reece (LS.New.LS20.1.33)
(June 13, 2017) Letter from Liz White, Director, Animal Alliance of Canada and Barry MacKay, Canadian Representative, Born Free (LS.New.LS20.1.34)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/comm/communicationfile-70737.pdf
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Peter Babishuk (LS.New.LS20.1.35)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from AJ Houle (LS.New.LS20.1.36)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Shelagh McRuvie (LS.New.LS20.1.37)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Priscilla Pickett (LS.New.LS20.1.38)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Nancy Moysiuk (LS.New.LS20.1.39)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Kathy Saunders (LS.New.LS20.1.40)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Kelly Smith (LS.New.LS20.1.41)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Debbie Fong (LS.New.LS20.1.42)
(June 13, 2017) Letter from Dr. Susan Shafer, Executive Director, Canadaís Accredited Zoos and Aquariums, Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) (LS.New.LS20.1.43)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/comm/communicationfile-70766.pdf
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Dora C. Attard (LS.New.LS20.1.44)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Tony Sandhu (LS.New.LS20.1.45)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Michaela Sandhu (LS.New.LS20.1.46)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Brian Armstrong (LS.New.LS20.1.47)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Mark Voysey (LS.New.LS20.1.48)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Siara Mercure (LS.New.LS20.1.49)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Brad Jones (LS.New.LS20.1.50)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Linda Sperring (LS.New.LS20.1.51)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Chantal Buslot (LS.New.LS20.1.52)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Andrea Sreiber (LS.New.LS50.1.53)
(June 14, 2017) Submission from Mike Zimmerman (LS.New.LS20.1.54)
(June 13, 2017) Letter from Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (LS.New.LS20.1.55)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/comm/communicationfile-70775.pdf
(June 14, 2017) Submission from Jeremy Faria, President and J. Paul Stevens, Legislation Committee Chair, Avicultural Advancement Council of Canada (AACC) (LS.New.LS20.1.56)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/comm/communicationfile-70753.pdf
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Shirley Pattinson (LS.New.LS20.1.57)
(June 14, 2017) Submission from Kathryn Sussman (LS.New.LS20.1.58)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Amanda Spittal (LS.New.LS20.1.59)

Communications (City Council)

(June 16, 2017) E-mail from Cecile Boileau (CC.Main.LS20.1.60)
(June 15, 2017) E-mail from Dan Onischuk (CC.Main.LS20.1.61)
(June 21, 2017) E-mail from Amanda Spittal (CC.Main.LS20.1.62)
(June 22, 2017) Letter from Rebecca Aldworth, Executive Director, Humane Society International/Canada (CC.Main.LS20.1.63)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71055.pdf
(June 13, 2017) Submission from David T. Longo (CC.Supp.LS20.1.64)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71115.pdf
(June 28, 2017) Letter from J. Paul Stevens, Legislation Committee Chair, Avicultural Advancement Council of Canada (CC.Supp.LS20.1.65)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71124.pdf
(June 30, 2017) Letter from Paul Stallman, President, Canadian Ornamental Pheasant and Game Bird Association (CC.Supp.LS20.1.66)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71144.pdf
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Shereen McCleod (CC.New.LS20.1.67)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Kathryn Jordan (CC.New.LS20.1.68)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Priscilla Picket (CC.New.LS20.1.69)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Debbie Essex (CC.New.LS20.1.70)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from P J Jensen (CC.New.LS20.1.71)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Lisa M. Koehl (CC.New.LS20.1.72)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Avril Morton (CC.New.LS20.1.73)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Kelly Smith (CC.New.LS20.1.74)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Jan Daku (CC.New.LS20.1.75)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Kristen I. McMartin (CC.New.LS20.1.76)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Heide Kurz (CC.New.LS20.1.77)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Sajidha Bagha (CC.New.LS20.1.78)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Brad Jones (CC.New.LS20.1.79)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Margaret Bergshoeff (CC.New.LS20.1.80)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Youssef Pirasteh (CC.New.LS20.1.81)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Kathy Dingwall (CC.New.LS20.1.82)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Cecile Boileau (CC.New.LS20.1.83)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Diane Beaulieu-Aruvee (CC.New.LS20.1.84)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Sherrie Lee Hawley (CC.New.LS20.1.85)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Nancy Brown (CC.New.LS20.1.86)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Richard Chartier (CC.New.LS20.1.87)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Chantal Buslot (CC.New.LS20.1.88)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Andrea Sreiber (CC.New.LS20.1.89)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Mir Bahmanyar (CC.New.LS20.1.90)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Zoe Jordan (CC.New.LS20.1.91)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from Carol and Peter Tracey (CC.New.LS20.1.92)
(June 30, 2017) E-mail from AJ Houle (CC.New.LS20.1.93)
(July 1, 2017) E-mail from Louise Slattery (CC.New.LS20.1.94)
(July 1, 2017) E-mail from Janice Buchanan (CC.New.LS20.1.95)
(July 2, 2017) E-mail from Audrey Berend (CC.New.LS20.1.96)
(July 3, 2017) E-mail from Rita Meuer (CC.New.LS20.1.97)
(July 3, 2017) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New.LS20.1.98)
(July 3, 2017) E-mail from Harley Miller (CC.New.LS20.1.99)
(July 3, 2017) E-mail from Wendy and Steve Bareham (CC.New.LS20.1.100)
(July 3, 2017) E-mail from Vera Fuke-Wilson (CC.New.LS20.1.101)
(July 3, 2017) E-mail from Mary Serveau (CC.New.LS20.1.102)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Jessica Reeve (CC.New.LS20.1.103)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Natalie Boustead (CC.New.LS20.1.104)
(July 4, 2017) Letter from Adeline Cohen Boulakia (CC.New.LS20.1.105)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Stephen Pilkington (CC.New.LS20.1.106)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Elaine Howarth (CC.New.LS20.1.107)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Joshna Maharaj (CC.New.LS20.1.108)
(July 4, 2017) Letter from Kim Montgomery (CC.New.LS20.1.109)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Carrie Nicols (CC.New.LS20.1.110)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Jayne Miles (CC.New.LS20.1.111)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Signe Langford (CC.New.LS20.1.112)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Carol Robbins (CC.New.LS20.1.113)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Bonnie Gordon (CC.New.LS20.1.114)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Grant Millard (CC.New.LS20.1.115)
(July 4, 2017) E-mail from Rachel Yanchyshyn (CC.New.LS20.1.116)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Karen Bertelsen (CC.New.LS20.1.117)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Kelly Preeper (CC.New.LS20.1.118)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Sharin Barber (CC.New.LS20.1.119)
(July 3, 2017) Letter from Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CC.New.LS20.1.120)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71243.pdf
(July 4, 2017) Letter from Rachel Gray, Chair, Toronto Food Policy Council (CC.New.LS20.1.121)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71244.pdf
(July 4, 2017) Letter from Rachel Gray, Executive Director, The Stop Community Food Centre (CC.New.LS20.1.122)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71210.pdf
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Katie Collins (CC.New.LS20.1.123)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Darlene Litman (CC.New.LS20.1.124)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Sufian Malik (CC.New.LS20.1.125)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Rachel Van Sligtenhorst (CC.New.LS20.1.126)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Thelekezi Dlodlo (CC.New.LS20.1.127)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Paul M. Taylor, Executive Director, FoodShare Toronto (CC.New.LS20.1.128)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71313.pdf
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Colleen Moloney (CC.New.LS20.1.129)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Carolyn Bailey (CC.New.LS20.1.130)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Jill Glessing (CC.New.LS20.1.131)
(July 5, 2017) E-mail from Brandon Hebor (CC.New.LS20.1.132)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Joe Hai (CC.New.LS20.1.133)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Mario X. Pinto (CC.New.LS20.1.134)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Angel Beyde (CC.New.LS20.1.135)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Lorraine Johnson (CC.New.LS20.1.136)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Katie German (CC.New.LS20.1.137)
(July 6, 2017) Letter from Suman Roy (CC.New.LS20.1.138)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Kyla Schwarz-Lam (CC.New.LS20.1.139)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Deborah Mesher (CC.New.LS20.1.140)
(July 6, 2017) Letter from James Kuhns, Co-ordinator, Toronto Urban Growers (CC.New.LS20.1.141)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-71271.pdf
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Arlene Hazzan Green (CC.New.LS20.1.142)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Jill Glessing (CC.New.LS20.1.143)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Stefan Soldovieri (CC.New.LS20.1.144)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Virginie Gysel (CC.New.LS20.1.145)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Talha Khan (CC.New.LS20.1.146)
(July 7, 2017) E-mail from Melissa Cameron (CC.New.LS20.1.147)
(July 6, 2017) E-mail from Kathy Alcock (CC.New.LS20.1.148)
(July 7, 2017) E-mail from Maria Kasstan (CC.New.LS20.1.149)
(July 7, 2017) E-mail from Marc Green (CC.New.LS20.1.150)
(July 7, 2017) E-mail from Monique D'Sa (CC.New.LS20.1.151)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Redundant)

That in the event Council approves a pilot program permitting backyard hens:

 

1. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to consider, create and require participants to abide by terms and conditions on the following matters in a form and with content satisfactory to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards:

  1. side and rear yard setbacks for the locating of outdoor hen enclosures;
  2. prescribed standards/guidelines for the outdoor enclosure structure and operating conditions, as appropriate, to ensure participants are taking appropriate measures to mitigate against attracting pests, vermin, or other wildlife;
  3.  conditions that participants are required to ensure that appropriate animal care and welfare needs are reasonably met;
  4. prescribed standards to ensure that public health and safety concerns are mitigated; and
  5.  any other criteria as deemed necessary by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to ensure community nuisance concerns are minimized.

2. City Council direct that all participants in the Pilot Program be required to register with the City in a form as set out by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and enter into an agreement with the City requiring the participant to abide by the terms and conditions set by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards in Recommendation 1, above. The Executive Director shall be authorized to execute any agreement with participants of the Pilot Program on behalf of the City.

 

3. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to suspend any registered participants from the Pilot Program, who are believed to be jeopardizing public health, causing community disruption, or who are not adequately caring for the hens.

 

4. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee during the pilot program, should significant public health, community nuisance or animal welfare issues arise.

 

5. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to include in the report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee at the end of the pilot, details including:

 

a.  complaints received;
b.  actions taken;
c.  staffing and/or resource impacts; and
c.  financial impacts.


2a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Redundant)

That City Council amend Licensing and Standards Recommendation 1 by adding the following parts b. and c.:

 

1.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 349, Animals, by:

 

c. permitting Earth Rangers to continue to use their existing skunk, pine martin, armadillo and porcupine for educational purposes in the City of Toronto until January 1, 2021.

 

d. deleting part D. of Chapter 349-4 Exceptions: "The premises of the Toronto Zoo" and inserting the following new part D:

 

349-4. D. Toronto Zoo Animals


2b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Redundant)

That City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to examine the advantages and merits of a positive list for the regulation of animals in the City of Toronto and report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee in the first quarter of 2018.


3 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That City Council defer consideration of this Item remaining on the agenda to the October 2, 3 and 4, 2017 Council meeting or to a special meeting to be called by the Mayor.


Motion to Waive the Rules moved by Councillor Vincent Crisanti (Lost)

That City Council waive the rules to allow questions of staff.

Vote (Waive the Rules) Jul-07-2017 12:20 PM

Result: Lost Two-Thirds Required - LS20.1 - Waive the rules to allow questions of staff
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 24 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are John Campbell, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Josh Matlow - as his spouse works for an organization that has taken a position on the outcome and participated in the City staff consultation.

LS20.1 - Prohibited Animals Review

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 349, Animals, by:

 

a.  Adding the following birds to the Prohibited Animals list in Schedule A: Gruiformes (cranes, rails), Phoenicopteriformes (flamingos), and Shenisciformes (penguins); and

 

b.  Delaying the come into force date for the deletion of the prohibited animals' exception for educational programs to January 1, 2018.

 

2.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to work with relevant City divisions, agencies, boards and external stakeholders to strengthen public educational efforts on animals permitted to be used for mobile live animal programs and best practices for public health and safety and animal care and welfare.

 

3.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to follow the criteria listed below prior to reporting on whether an animal should be added or removed from the prohibited animals list and to help evaluate if certain animals should be added or deleted from the list:

 

a.  determining if animal is on federal or provincial protected, at-risk, endangered or prohibited list;

 

b.  determining if animal is venomous or poisonous;

 

c.  determining if animal will present an undue danger to human health or safety;

 

d.  determining if animal care and welfare needs can be reasonably met by owner;

 

e.  determining if animal presents an invasive to local animals or the environment;

 

f.  determining if animal will cause public nuisance problems (such as noise, odour or significant garbage/waste); and

 

g.  determining if there is substantial independent, impartial, scientific, peer-reviewed evidence showing that the animal is relatively easy and inexpensive to keep and capable of being housed and cared for with respect to its fundamental biological, behavioural, ecological and welfare needs. Each animal's nutritional, thermal, lighting and other environment needs and landscape, furnishing, shelter and privacy requirements must be known and can be comprehensively, inexpensively and easily met.

Origin

(May 31, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards

Summary

Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 349, prohibits certain animals from being kept in Toronto. Some examples of prohibited animals include: snakes greater than three meters, tigers, and all poisonous and venomous animals, among others.

 

In 2016, City Council directed staff to undertake a broad review of prohibited animal regulations, including stakeholder and public consultation on the extent prohibited animals are used in education programs. During the spring of 2017, staff conducted research, public and stakeholder consultations on both the prohibited animals list, and the use of prohibited animals for education programs.

 

This report establishes six new criteria that will be used to manage the prohibited animals' list and help to evaluate if certain animals should be added or removed from the list. The process to add and remove animals from the prohibited animal list will remain the same and require staff to report to Committee and City Council.  The criteria includes:

 

- Determining if animal is on federal or provincial protected, at-risk, endangered or prohibited lists;
- Determining if animal is venomous or poisonous;
- Determining if animal will present an undue danger to human health or safety;
- Determining if animal care and welfare needs can be reasonably met by owner;
- Determining if animal presents an invasive threat to local animals or environment; and
- Determining if animal will cause public nuisance problems (noise, odour or significant garbage or waste).

 
In reviewing the existing prohibited animals list staff considered Council's direction to add specific bird species and reviewed the existing restrictions on reptiles.  This report recommends adding birds such as, cranes, flamingos and penguins to the prohibited animals list.

 

A review of reptiles and examination of other jurisdictions confirmed that the existing prohibitions were reasonable and included most reptiles that may present a significant risk to public health and safety.  In addition to the prohibited animals list, there are provincial and federal lists that protect animals and prohibit the possession of certain animals without required permits. 

 

This report also recommends delaying the come into force date for the deletion of the prohibited animals' exception for educational programs from July 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018. During consultations, stakeholders raised issues with the current timeframe for the deletion. Companies that use prohibited animals through this exemption stated that many were booked for events through the summer and fall and would need time to communicate with clients and make business changes. This would mean that after January 1, 2018, prohibited animals would not be permitted to be used for private or public events, such as school visits, birthday parties or camps in Toronto. Organizations could still provide animals for private or public events, however only with animals not listed on the prohibited animals list.

 

The report includes a recommendation to develop a public education campaign that Municipal Licensing and Standards (ML&S) will create with relevant City divisions, agencies, boards, and external stakeholders to strengthen public awareness of animals permitted to be used and best practices for public health and safety and animal welfare and care.

 

Toronto Public Health and Legal Services were consulted in preparation for the report.

Background Information

(May 31, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Prohibited Animals Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-104538.pdf
Attachment 1 - Schedule A, Chapter 349 - List of Prohibited Animals
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-104621.pdf
Public Notice - Proposed Amendments to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 349, Prohibited Animals
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-104747.pdf

Communications

(June 8, 2017) E-mail from Nicole Corrado including a petition containing approximately 705 individuals (petition is on file in the City Clerk's Office) (LS.New.LS20.1.1)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Tamie Fulford (LS.New.LS20.1.2)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Linda Langero (LS.New.LS20.1.3)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Margo MacNaughton (LS.New.LS20.1.4)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Carol and Peter Tracey (LS.New.LS20.1.5)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Alison Darmon (LS.New.LS20.1.6)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Paul MacKenzie (LS.New.LS20.1.7)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Denise Abramovitz (LS.New.LS20.1.8)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Cindy Wasney (LS.New.LS20.1.9)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Roberta Mura (LS.New.LS20.1.10)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Rosemarie Morris (LS.New.LS20.1.11)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Mano Narayanan (LS.New.LS20.1.12)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Kathy Bosci (LS.New.LS20.1.13)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Donna Lee Milne (LS.New.LS20.1.14)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Jeff Shimizu (LS.New.LS20.1.15)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Kathy Bocsi (LS.New.LS20.1.16)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Diane Moore (LS.New.LS20.1.17)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Mir Bahmanyar (LS.New.LS20.1.18)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Wendy Cimicata (LS.New.LS20.1.19)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Diane M. Kastel and Family (LS.New.LS20.1.20)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Josephine Cavaco (LS.New.LS20.1.21)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Carolyn Matthews (LS.New.LS20.1.22)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Sue Sargent (LS.New.LS20.1.23)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Avril Morton (LS.New.LS20.1.24)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Anusia Govindasamy (LS.New.LS20.1.25)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Elaine Danyer (LS.New.LS20.1.26)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Joseph (LS.New.LS20.1.27)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Kris McMartin (LS.New.LS20.1.28)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Hillary Hopps (LS.New.LS20.1.29)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Marsha Kideckel (LS.New.LS20.1.30)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Toby Glanville (LS.New.LS20.1.31)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Hilary Unger (LS.New.LS20.1.32)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Tove Reece (LS.New.LS20.1.33)
(June 13, 2017) Letter from Liz White, Director, Animal Alliance of Canada and Barry MacKay, Canadian Representative, Born Free (LS.New.LS20.1.34)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/comm/communicationfile-70737.pdf
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Peter Babishuk (LS.New.LS20.1.35)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from AJ Houle (LS.New.LS20.1.36)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Shelagh McRuvie (LS.New.LS20.1.37)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Priscilla Pickett (LS.New.LS20.1.38)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Nancy Moysiuk (LS.New.LS20.1.39)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Kathy Saunders (LS.New.LS20.1.40)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Kelly Smith (LS.New.LS20.1.41)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Debbie Fong (LS.New.LS20.1.42)
(June 13, 2017) Letter from Dr. Susan Shafer, Executive Director, Canadaís Accredited Zoos and Aquariums, Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) (LS.New.LS20.1.43)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/comm/communicationfile-70766.pdf
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Dora C. Attard (LS.New.LS20.1.44)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Tony Sandhu (LS.New.LS20.1.45)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Michaela Sandhu (LS.New.LS20.1.46)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Brian Armstrong (LS.New.LS20.1.47)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Mark Voysey (LS.New.LS20.1.48)
(June 13, 2017) E-mail from Siara Mercure (LS.New.LS20.1.49)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Brad Jones (LS.New.LS20.1.50)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Linda Sperring (LS.New.LS20.1.51)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Chantal Buslot (LS.New.LS20.1.52)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Andrea Sreiber (LS.New.LS50.1.53)
(June 14, 2017) Submission from Mike Zimmerman (LS.New.LS20.1.54)
(June 13, 2017) Letter from Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (LS.New.LS20.1.55)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/comm/communicationfile-70775.pdf
(June 14, 2017) Submission from Jeremy Faria, President and J. Paul Stevens, Legislation Committee Chair, Avicultural Advancement Council of Canada (AACC) (LS.New.LS20.1.56)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ls/comm/communicationfile-70753.pdf
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Shirley Pattinson (LS.New.LS20.1.57)
(June 14, 2017) Submission from Kathryn Sussman (LS.New.LS20.1.58)
(June 14, 2017) E-mail from Amanda Spittal (LS.New.LS20.1.59)

Speakers

Mike Zimmerman
Liz White, Leader, Animal Protection Party of Canada
Lindsey Galloway, Board Member and Chair of Ethics and Compliance Committee, Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums
Paul Goulet, Director, Little Ray's Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre
Dr. Andre Ngo, Little Ray's Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre
Vicki Van Linden, Board Member, Animal Alliance of Canada and Friends of Captive Animals (FOCA)
Peter Kendall, Executive Director, Earth Rangers Foundation
Paul Woerner, Director, Live Productions, Earth Rangers Foundation
Kathryn Sussman, Independent Consultant
Webster Wheeler
Delivis Niedzialek, Director of Outreach, Little Ray's Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre
Lynn Kavanagh, Campaign Manager, Oceans and Wildlife, World Animal Protection
Barry Kent MacKay, Senior Program Associate, Born Free U.S.A.
Carly Ferguson, President, Ontario Animal Captive Animal Watch Inc.
Erika Ritter
Nick Wright, Chair of the Board, Animal Justice
Mike Feldman
Nathalie Karvonen, Toronto Wildlife Centre
Grant Crossman, Director, Canherp
Sherri Delaney
Ainslie Willocks
Kelly Fairchild
Rob Laidlaw, Executive Director, Zoocheck
Councillor Paula Fletcher

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to follow the criteria listed below prior to reporting on whether an animal should be added or removed from the prohibited animals list and to help evaluate if certain animals should be added or deleted from the list:

 

a.  determining if animal is on federal or provincial protected, at-risk, endangered or prohibited list;

 

b.  determining if animal is venomous or poisonous;

 

c.  determining if animal will present an undue danger to human health or safety;

 

d.  determining if animal care and welfare needs can be reasonably met by owner;

 

e.  determining if animal presents an invasive to local animals or the environment;

 

f.  determining if animal will cause public nuisance problems (such as noise, odour or significant garbage/waste); and

 

g.  determining if there is substantial independent, impartial, scientific, peer-reviewed evidence showing that the animal is relatively easy and inexpensive to keep and capable of being housed and cared for with respect to its fundamental biological, behavioural, ecological and welfare needs. Each animal's nutritional, thermal, lighting and other environment needs and landscape, furnishing, shelter and privacy requirements must be known and can be comprehensively, inexpensively and easily met. 


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Lost)

That:

 

1.  Recommendation 1b in the report (May 31, 2017) from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards be amended by replacing January 1, 2018 with July 1, 2018 to read as follows: 

 

"1b.  Delaying the come into force date for the deletion of the prohibited animals' exception for educational programs to July 1, 2018."

 

2.  Recommendation 2 in the report (May 31, 2017) from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards be amended to read as follows: 

 

"2.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to work with relevant City divisions, agencies, boards and external stakeholders to strengthen public educational efforts on animals permitted to be used for mobile live animal programs and best practices for public health and safety and animal care and welfare and to consult on the development of criteria for educational organizations to meet in order to maintain their prohibited animal exception for educational programs."

 

3.  A new recommendation be added as follows:

 

"City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to develop criteria for educational organizations to meet in order to maintain their prohibited animal exception for educational programs."

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-14-2017

Result: Lost Majority Required - Motion 2 moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis
Total members that voted Yes: 1 Members that voted Yes are Jim Karygiannis
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jon Burnside

3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-14-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion 3 moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Jim Karygiannis, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jon Burnside
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council