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Coyotes are just some of the wildlife - both big and small - found in the City of Toronto.

Wild in the City

Increasing development in what were once rural areas are forcing animals such as deer and coyotes into the watersheds that run from north of Toronto down to Lake Ontario. As the wildlife numbers grow, Toronto can become an example for other large cities on how residents and wildlife can safely co-exist.


EDITORIAL: Ensuring residents...

While it may be hard to believe, we share Toronto with a large number of wild animals: raccoons, squirrels, geese, deer, coyotes, possums and even wild turkeys. The reasons for this are many....

Be wary of wildlife encounters

To the editor:Re: 'Coyotes spotted in Humber Park,' Article, Oct. 30.I read your article on coyotes with interest. I don't think people, and obviously the lady who allowed her retriever to...

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Jan 30, 2013

Coyotes and other wildlife can be found in downtown east end green space

On a quiet summer day, a man inches along a pathway in a forested park taking photographs of the different insects he sees....

Beach Mirror | Add Comment
Jan 30, 2013

Railway lines, Don Valley provide routes, habitat for wild animals

More coyotes are using rail corridors to find food and travel between urban spaces, says a local conservationist....

East York Mirror | Add Comment | by Rahul Gupta
Jan 30, 2013

Born to be wild in the city

While Toronto has its share of wildlife corridors for a big city, the largely built-up downtown core is obviously less...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment | by Justin Skinner
Jan 30, 2013

Rare spider among wild species found in Rouge Park area

We may think we know everything that’s out there, but we don’t. During a dark early-morning hour last June, a light...

Scarborough Mirror | Add Comment | by Mike Adler
Jan 30, 2013

Foxes, beavers and muskrats call Humber Valley home

Foxes and beavers and owls, oh my! Turtles and muskrats and deer, oh my! Mink and coyotes and rabbits, oh my! It may not...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment | by Cynthia Reason
Jan 30, 2013

High Park plays host and home to various wildlife

Even though it is situated in the heart of a densely populated urban centre, High Park is home to a wide variety of...

Bloor West Villager | Add Comment | by Lisa Rainford
Jan 30, 2013

Wildlife in the city: former City of York home to a steady presence

Despite the rise of multi-storey condos and the growing sprawl of mini malls gobbling up what greenery is left in the city,...

York Guardian | Add Comment
Jan 30, 2013

Tips for the animal watcher in Toronto’s downtown west end

Roncesvalles resident Doug Bennet, along with Tim Tiner, has written Up North and Up North Again, a bestselling guidebook to...

Parkdale Villager | Add Comment | by Erin Hatfield
Jan 30, 2013

Wild in the city: Wildlife ‘everywhere in North York’

Depending on the time of year, Canadian geese and mallard ducks may be seen waddling near bodies of water, coyotes roaming...

North York Mirror | Add Comment | by Fannie Sunshine
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