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March 1, 2018
City of Toronto to host information sessions on coyotes
  
Coyotes have become a natural part of the urban landscape in Toronto and it is important that residents learn how to co-exist with them. To help residents do this, they are invited to attend one of two coyote information sessions.

Guest speakers from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Toronto Wildlife Centre and Coyote Watch Canada will cover the following topics:
• coyote behaviour in the urban environment
• the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act
• what to do when you encounter a coyote
• co-existing with coyotes in Toronto.

The first session will take place on Monday, March 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Roding Community Centre, 600 Roding Street.

The second session will take place on Thursday, April 12, in the evening in Etobicoke. The timing and location are to be determined, and will be posted on http://www.toronto.ca/coyote when available.

Coyotes are an important element of the ecosystem as they control rodent and rabbit populations. They thrive in urban areas because of the abundance of food and shelter available to them. Coyotes are active day and night but prefer to hunt at dusk and dawn.

For more information about the workshop or to report a coyote sighting, residents can visit http://www.toronto.ca/coyote or call 311. Information on how to co-exist with coyotes will be posted on the Toronto Animal Services social media pages on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/torontoanimalservices, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/toanimalservices and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TOAnimalService.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TorontoComms, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cityofto.

Media Contact
Tammy Robbinson
Strategic Communications
416-338-3761
Tammy.Robbinson@toronto.ca

 

 

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