Council Hatches Pilot Project to Allow Backyard Chickens in Select Wards

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The pilot will run in four city wards over the next three years with an interim review in 18 months. At that time, city staff will review the data and decide whether to expand the project to the rest of the wards.

The wards are Ward 5 Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Ward 13 Parkdale-High Park, Ward 21 St. Paul’s, and Ward 32 Beaches-East York.

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Cluck Yeah: Toronto to Permit Backyard Chickens Under Pilot Project

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Coun. Justin Di Ciano, who brought the pilot to council, said the project will give city residents an alternative to store-bought eggs. “I look at the facts,” he said. “I’ve talked to many people in other jurisdictions … about all the negative aspects, the noise, the smell, the predators. None of it shows up in these other municipalities’ radar.”

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