Glenn De Baeremaeker

Development fees paying lion’s share of new dog park costs

Most of the tab for three new dog parks in Scarborough is being picked up by developers, Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker says. On Oct. 6, the Ward 38 councillor announced Scarborough will be gaining the three new dog parks. The total cost of the new parks is pegged at $700,000, with $500,000 being paid for through what are known as Section 37 contributions: money paid by developers and used to improve communities.

Scarborough has gone to the dogs

On Oct 6. Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker held a Cutest Dog Contest at Thomson Memorial Park. Scarborough residents brought their canine companions to the dog park and entered them into some friendly competitions including cutest dog (small, medium and large), longest tail, best dressed, dogs who look like their owners and of course, best trick.

Future of Scarborough RT remains unclear

The question of improving the public transit in Scarborough still needs an answer. Coun. Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38, Scarborough Centre) is hoping to see an upgrade in the Scarborough RT system in the near future.

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Anti-puppy-mill bylaw having impact in GTA pet stores

Everything seemed calm as Heather Hill walked toward the barn. But once the doors opened, the smell of rotten flesh and the barking of 400 dogs proved otherwise. Puppies were kept in groups of about eight, in small rooms and forced to stand on metal grates allowing their excrement to fall through. “It was more disgusting than you can ever imagine. She knew nothing about the breeds.”