Migratory Birds Building Collision
This Ecojustice’s prosecution targets Toronto’s most lethal structure to migratory birds, the Consilium Place complex.
This Ecojustice prosecution targets what is alleged to be Toronto’s most lethal structure to migratory birds, the Consilium Place complex.
The case alleges that prominent Toronto property developer Menkes Developments, and several sister companies, caused hundreds of migratory bird deaths in 2008 and 2009 when birds struck the Consilium Place complex.
Birds are commonly confused by the reflections of blue skies and trees in windows, which leads to severe injury and death. While the lawsuit itself is limited to these two years, the true harm to migratory birds is far greater. FLAP volunteers have recovered more than 7,000 dead and injured birds from the site during the past decade. A successful conviction in this case could force Menkes to make Consilium more bird-friendly and encourage other property owners to do the same.
Thanks to legal action from Ecojustice and Ontario Nature, two of Toronto’s most lethal buildings for birds have been retrofitted to reduce migratory bird strikes.
Ecojustice, Ontario Nature say Toronto office complex more friendly for migratory birds despite dismissal of charges
Media release on the ruling on Migratory Birds Building Collision case, Schultz v. Menkes, on Nov. 14, 2012
In our first podcast, Pierre Hamilton shares a story about our work to make Toronto safer for migratory birds and discovers the real heroes of our work, concerned Canadians who want to protect and defend our environment from harm.