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It's a Dog-Eat-Dog World For Pet-Owning Renters

Toronto pet owners looking for new rental digs don't always have it easy, even though the law's on their side. While the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act forbids landlords from denying tenancy to anyone solely based on whether they have pets, most renters still dread searching for a decent dog-or-cat-friendly apartment. They scour rental sites like Kijiji and Craigslist looking for those magic words, 'cats and dogs are OK.'

Fortunately many developers are taking the needs and wants of urban pet owners into consideration, building amenities like dog runs and pet spas into new projects in addition to the squash courts. Parade at CityPlace is a pet-friendly building with amenities like a pet spa, pet day care and outdoor play area. Both the South Beach Condos + Lofts in Etobicoke and 8 Gladstone near Queen and Dufferin Street offer doggy day care and feline-friendly luxuries. Conveniently, the Parade's pet spa is right next to the building's "hollywood screening room," so you can catch a flick while your cat gets their nails clipped.


· Growing Up: Pets in the City [Toronto Star]
· Condo Includes Mega Amenities like Lawn Bowling, Yippee! [Curbed Toronto]