There have been discussions over the years about cats, and other pets that residents may have, or would consider keeping on their property. The goal of the public participation process was to hear from residents about what animals they would like The City to consider regulating, and garner feedback on implementing an animal bylaw.

Public Participation Summary:

A comprehensive multi-year Public Participation process occurred for this project from October 2020 to October 2022. Hundreds of residents provided their input about keeping animals in our city - everything from cats to bees to chickens - what works, what doesn't and what you want us to regulate going forward.

Residents told us their top three issues were:

  • Cats roaming
  • Dogs roaming off-leash
  • Enforcement