Nov 09, 2012
By Michael Kramer
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says the safety of kids comes first and foremost so he won’t support allowing dogs to run free in parks outside fenced-in, off-leash zones.
He says dogs sometimes have a mind of their own.
Ford’s comments come the same day councillors on the parks committee commissioned a study of off-leash dog hours.
Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong who has been pushing the idea says off-leash areas will result in healthier dogs that are less aggressive and don’t bite.
The report on off-leash zones is due back in June 2013.