TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS an estimated 25 million birds in Canada die each year due to collisions with windows on buildings, including many migratory and bird Species at Risk;
WHEREAS materials to prevent the collision of birds into windows can proactively be incorporated into the designs of new buildings;
WHEREAS the Canadian Standards Association has established a national standard for Bird Friendly Building Design which has been adopted by some municipalities;
THEREFORE, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to:
Incorporate the CSA 2019 Bird Friendly Building Design standard into the Ontario Building Code, requiring bird-friendly materials to be used in new residential and commercial building windows.