Urban Hens

May 22nd, 2015

In 2011 City Councillors proposed a motion to undertake a feasibility study to determine the impact of allowing backyard hens in Toronto. This motion called for a report to be given to the Licensing and Standards Committee about the feasibility of allowing residents to keep a limited number of chickens in their backyards in response to the growing urban agriculture movement in the city.

When the motion went to the Licensing and Standards Committee in January of 2012 the vote was carried to defer this item indefinitely thereby defeating the motion and halting the feasibility study before it could be undertaken.