City planners believe that there are four to eight pets on each floor at the top of Toronto, and now they are looking for new ways to deal with this.
The city is turning to consultants to develop a set of design guidelines to improve
The density area is better for pets and will also seek advice from the public. -
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The question is how we can make it more so, "said James Parakh, project manager for urban design.
Parakh said the review will look at everything from the way the new tower handles dog urine
Yes, this is a serious problem.
Make sure there is enough space for the animals to walk outside.
It's not just dogs, the planner Ran Chen added.
One idea that was put forward was to connect the apartment ventilation to the area where the cat keeper placed the bin to reduce the smell.
It may sound far away.
But Mona haffev, a professor of architecture at the University of Virginia, said it was absolutely possible.
She said: "They have ventilation equipment for all kinds of things . . . . . . You can definitely get into it . ".
"In the entrance area of the apartment, you can also have a small room where you can wash your pets before you go upstairs to the apartment --
There are too many things.
The architect said: "The city should not miss the opportunity to rethink urban design, and the city has the right to rethink how buildings deal with animals, but she is concerned that, this is actually a "lost opportunity" to discuss how to improve public space for everyone ".
"This is a design problem," she said . " For a number of reasons, she points out, more green space is needed, not just dogs.
Parakh says it's too early to say what's in the guide, but says the city will also negotiate with pet owners and those who are worried about the presence of pets in buildings.
In the dog park in the city center, many owners quickly shared their suggestions. As a dog-
People who often walk dogs
Nanny Alan Anderson told Toronto CBS to find a pet
The last time he went to the apartment, his goal was a friendly building near the park.
"It's a sales feature for me and a lot of people," he said . ".
Anderson also noted that some buildings began to provide amenities, mainly for dog owners, such as the laundry station.
Samantha Driscoll says her puppy Roxy is happy in her apartment, although sometimes finding a place to pee can be a challenge.
There are planters here, she said, but many have made it clear that "dogs are not allowed ".
"Another complaint from Driscoll is that the building does not have an outdoor green trash can where she can dispose of dog trash.
Despite the negative, Delhi Cole, who also walks with his colleague's greater Labrador, said the city did provide some good service.
"I want to take these.
Belt dog park in the city center is really helpful
Especially for these larger, higher
"Energy dog," she said, watching several dogs chase each other on the Front Street and Spadina Avenue near Clarence Square Dog Park.
The city will choose a consultant for the project this fall and hope to develop a design guide by next summer.