• HOUSEHOLD PETS: A “pet” is defined as a dog, a domestic cat, fish, caged bird and only such other particular animal as may be permitted in the sole discretion of the Board, subject to its prior written consent and such conditions as it may determine. No insect, spider, invertebrate, pest, game animal, farm animal,wild or endangered animal and no other animal except a pet shall be permitted on the common elements or in any suite. No animal shall be kept illegally or contrary to any federal, provincial or municipal law, regulation, by-law or ordinance. No animal which is dangerous or which causes a nuisance, as determined in the sole discretion of the Board, shall be kept in any unit or upon the common elements.
  • NUMBER OF PETS: Each suite shall be permitted to keep no more than one dog or two cats. The maximum number of caged birds permitted is two. Fish tanks shall contain no more than 227 litres (50 gallons) of water. All dogs and cats must wear collars and current tags at all times with proper identification specifying the name and address of its owner.
  • 25 LBS: No Resident may acquire or bring into any unit any pet weighing in excess of 11.4 kilograms (25 pounds), or standing higher than 18” at the shoulder, other than an existing pet residing in a unit prior to the date this rule comes into effect. Within 30 days of the Board’s written request at any time, the owner of a pet shall provide a certificate signed by a veterinarian certifying the exact weight and height of the pet.
  • REGISTERED: Each Resident shall be responsible to register with the Manager each pet residing in the Resident’s unit in accordance with the required particulars referred to on the Resident’s Residents’ Information Form referred to in Rule A 01 hereof within 30 days after these Pet Rules come into effect.
  • CARE & CONTROL: Pets and their owners shall comply with all municipal by-law requirements relevant to such pet. Pet owners shall ensure their pets are properly vaccinated and subject to veterinarian examination annually. All cats and dogs shall be neutered or spayed as soon as medically advisable. Residents of suites shall keep their pets in a healthy condition and shall act as a responsible pet owner and shall properly care for their physical and emotional needs. Residents shall treat their pets humanely and shall provide proper food, water, exercise, housing and care. No person shall breach the Criminal Code provisions prohibiting cruelty or neglect of animals.
  • TRAINING: Residents shall properly train their animals to avoid behavioural problems, in accordance with applicable recommendations from the Humane Society or a qualified pet trainer. Owners are obligated to properly train their pet to avoid loud or excessive barking, howling or improper noises. The owner of a suite where a pet resides shall ensure that all tenants and Residents of the suite are aware of their responsibilities with respect to their pet.
  • NOISE & NUISANCE: A Resident whose pet exhibits a behavioural defect which causes a nuisance to one or more other Residents shall take special measures to train the pet to refrain from doing so, or where applicable, shall arrange for a veterinarian to de-bark their pet in the event training fails to rectify a barking problem. The Board, in its absolute discretion, shall determine whether an ongoing behavioural defect constitutes a nuisance, in which case the Board shall have the sole discretion to decide and notify the Resident whether or not to require removal of such a pet or to establish a rectification period within which such pet or such Resident must comply with a specified Pet Rule. The Board may impose any requirements or conditions, whether with respect to training or otherwise. If a nuisance is found to exist, the rights of the Resident of another unit to quiet enjoyment of his or her unit will supersede any rights of the Residents of a unit who have failed to control a pet having behavioural problems deemed by the Board to constitute a nuisance.
  • COMMON ELEMENTS CONTROL: In order to minimize contact with other Residents, pets are not allowed on any common elements within the building, or anywhere on the grounds. In order to move pets from the suite/unit to off the property and vice versa, the Resident must carry the pet or must ensure it is in some form of container (a pet carrier, etc.). If pets are taken off property to exercise and relieve themselves, the resident is responsible to comply with any local stoop, scoop and clean Municipal By-Laws.
  • EXERCISE: Pets shall not be exercised and shall not relieve themselves in the lobbies, corridors, stairways, footpaths, sidewalks, pavements, balconies, patios, terraces, gardens, landscaped areas or any of the common elements.
  • SCOOP: Owners shall promptly sanitize any carpets, under padding and flooring or other areas which their pet has soiled in a suite/unit, including the balcony in order to prevent any annoying odours from occurring. Cat litter with the exception of small quantities of organic dumping and flushable litter, shall not be flushed down the toilet. Soiled litter must be well wrapped and properly disposed of in the Green Bin.
  • DAMAGE: Residents shall be liable for any damage to the common elements, units, property, contents or persons caused by their pet or any animal being kept in the Resident(s) suite, and shall indemnify the Corporation for any cost, loss, damage, injury or death arising as a result thereof and the cost of cleaning, maintenance, repairs or replacement arising with respect thereto.
  • EVACUATION: In event of an emergency evacuation of the building, it is the pet owner(s) responsibility to carry and look after his/her pet and control its actions. The person having custody of a pet shall prevent impediments or distress to other Residents when evacuating the building in stairwells or otherwise.
  • SERVICE DOG: Visually-impaired, hearing-impaired or handicapped Residents, who require the assistance of a trained service dog, may be accompanied by a well-behaved service dog on a leash in the common areas. The height and weight restrictions set out in O 03 above will not apply to a service animal. Schedule “I” is to be completed by all residents who have a service dog.
  • VISITORS: Visitors and guests are not permitted to bring pets onto the common elements or into the units of the Corporation, with the exception of a Visitor with a trained service dog.
  • BREEDING: No breeding of any species of animal shall be carried on in any unit or upon the common elements.
  • REMOVAL: When the Board has made a determination that a pet must be removed from the common elements and the unit in which it resides, the Board shall give written notice to the applicable owner of the pet requiring removal of the pet. The owner of the pet shall permanently remove it from the unit and the common elements and the pet owner shall find an alternate good home for the pet within 30 days after the Board has given written notice requiring removal of the pet. An animal deemed by the Board to be dangerous or a health risk to others shall be removed from the common elements forthwith and shall be removed from the unit in which the pet resides within 24 hours thereafter, or at such later date as the Board may specifically permit in writing, subject to such safety conditions as may be imposed by the Board.