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Post by Jay0173 on Mon May 18, 2015 12:32 pm

Does anyone live in an apartment in Toronto who has an aquarium? Were there any issues moving in with an aquarium, or setting up one soon after moving in?

I ask these questions because I soon will be moving into a Toronto apartment and I want to know if having an aquarium will be an issue. Especially since most apartments are advertised as "No pets" allowed.
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Post by fish lady on Mon May 18, 2015 3:04 pm

you will have to ask if able to have a tank do to the fact of over flow of the tank .
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Post by Starfish on Mon May 18, 2015 5:17 pm

It could also depend on how large and heavy the tanks are. I can't see a small tank being a problem, but then, I've never lived in a Toronto apartment.
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Post by Biulu on Mon May 18, 2015 7:46 pm

Here in Montreal you also often see 'no pets' allowed but that is for pets that make noise or stink. When renting, I have asked if a fish tank is ok and always was.

I am now in the process of checking whether we are covered by insurance if something happens, but then, I have 9 tanks now.....
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Post by Rodda Prime on Mon May 18, 2015 8:15 pm

I think it might be a building to building situation, so im not sure, but tell us if you find out cause im thinking of moving to toronto sometime in the future as well!
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Post by l_l_l on Tue May 19, 2015 7:17 am

My insurance company covers me even if I have aquariums but I live in Montreal.
My landlord has seen my aquariums and said they were nice.
Not sure if a fish is even considered a pet to most people anyways.

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Re: Aquariums in Apartments

Post by Jay0173 on Thu May 21, 2015 3:06 am

Thanks for the replies, all of you. I guess I will have to find out from the apartment management if they will allow an aquarium. I'm hoping to be able to have a 40 gallon long in the apartment. I'm not concerned about weight because the apartments I'm looking at are high rises, which means each floor is separated by a thick layer of reinforced concrete.
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Post by JanesAddiction on Thu May 21, 2015 7:02 am

I am thinking as long as it is a sturdy building they really aren't considered pets...they are but they are more of a hobby...but my fish are my family Smile
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Re: Aquariums in Apartments

Post by Sandman1969 on Thu May 21, 2015 12:46 pm

I have been living in apartments here in London for the last few years and it will depend on the property management of said property.
Some will dictate how many tanks you can have. Some will say none at all.
I have 2 large tanks & the last property management changed their rules after we moved in. We did have a "flood" one night due to a hose coming loose & made it to the apartment below us. We were on the 23rd floor.

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Post by hello_rockview12 on Thu May 21, 2015 2:28 pm

The no pets thing is typically for messy/loud/furry animals as people can be allergic and they can be noticeable to residents outside of the apartment unit. However, it's always safest to check with your landlord.
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Post by Biulu on Thu May 21, 2015 5:58 pm

I know that in some provinces the rule of no pets is not allowed. In other words, the owners are not allowed to prescribe that no pets are allowed. However, they can put a limit to the number of pets. If you want to keep 20 cats e.g,. they can say you can have only 1 or 2.

If I am not mistaken, Ontario has this rule. Every year in July many abandoned animals from Quebec find a home there, after the national moving day (1st of July).
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Post by Sandman1969 on Fri May 22, 2015 1:07 am

They don't have a rule that I know of in Ontario saying that landlords cannot state in their agreements that pets are not allowed.
Now having said that, they cannot kick you out for it unless the animal is disrupting a business, causing allergic reactions or making messes.

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