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April 3, 2017
City of Toronto to host information session on coyotes
Toronto residents are invited to attend an upcoming coyote information session on Monday, April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the East York Civic Centre, Council Chamber.

Guest speakers from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Coyote Watch Canada will cover the following topics:

• coyote behaviour in the urban environment
• Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act
• co-existing with coyotes in Toronto.

Coyotes have become a natural part of the urban landscape in Toronto and 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 or call 311. Information on how to co-exist with coyotes will be posted on the Toronto Animal Services social media pages on Facebook, on Instagram at and Twitter at

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. In 2017, Toronto will honour Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at and on Instagram at

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