At first I thought they were carrier pigeons and the neighbor was training them to send old school messages and avoid the cost of broadband, but I think the neighbors are raising them for food. Maybe even to sell them to friends for dinner or to vendors in CHinatown East, or perhaps to some of those new yuppie restaurants in Leslieville. Squab. So hot right now.
I can hear the birds cooing and making noises all the time, and cats often sit on the fence eyeing the cages, trying to figure a way into the cages to get at the birds.
I know it is illegal to raise chickens in your backyards in Toronto, but what about pigeons? Is there a loophole for other bird species? If so, I want ostriches!