Condominiums and dogs are inseparable from most street-level views in downtown Toronto. Whether canines are allowed through the front door is another story and, at times, a bone of contention.
The latest incident involving condo residents and their dogs occurred at two CityPlace buildings this week. A five-member condo board at 3 Navy Wharf and 5 Mariner Terrace passed a rule on Thursday that bans pets, with a grandfather clause attached. When the proposal was unveiled earlier this month, a petition – written by a resident of one of the buildings – attempted to drum up opposition, referring to the prospect of a ban as “draconian” and unfair. To quash the proposal, a majority of 15 per cent of owners would have had to vote against.
The issue has exposed one of the more delicate tensions of condo living, leaving dogs in the crossfire.