Yonge Street office buildings lure hundreds of birds to an early demise

Yonge Street office buildings lure hundreds of birds to an early demise

Some luckier birds, by the CN Tower (Image: Neil Ta) 

The folks at real estate giant Cadillac Fairview chose “Close to Perfection” as a tagline for the Yonge Corporate Centre, probably because “Where Birds Go to Die” isn’t quite as catchy. Apparently, over 800 migrating birds have met their untimely deaths by flying head-on into the twinkling glass at the three north Toronto office towers, and now the company is facing three charges under federal and provincial acts that protect endangered species and prevent cruelty to animals. The trial should take 10 days—more than enough time to rent some ladders, buy some of those hawk silhouettes and stick ’em on the windows. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »