Councillor Wants Off-Leash Hours in All Parks
If you're a dog owner, maybe you would like were more options for Fido to run free? One city councillor is hoping to make life a little easier for you.
Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong would like all parks in the city to have off-leash hours. He suggests following the law that's in place in New York City.
“Off-leash hours allow dog owners to walk their dogs off leash in select city parks from the time the park opens until 9 a.m. and then from 9 p.m. until the park closes.”
That same rule would then apply to Toronto's 1400 parks.
He thinks it's just not convenient enough right now for Torontonians, with 54 designated off-leash parks and it's a hassle for pet owners to have to transport their canines to permitted areas.
Minnan-Wong told The Star, "If kids are in the park after 9 p.m., they probably shouldn’t be there anyways."
The proposal will be discussed at the next Parks Committee meeting, on November 9.