Have your say on new rules and guidelines for Toronto's noise bylaw

The City of Toronto Municipal Licensing and Standards Division has undertaken a review of the City's Noise Bylaw, which provides standards for noise and applies to all properties in Toronto. The bylaw exists to prevent noise that is likely to disturb residents' enjoyment and comfort.

The goal of the review is to create a noise bylaw that balances the interests of all stakeholders, is up-to-date and easy for residents, property owners and businesses to understand.

Key recommendations include:

  • specific time periods when noise is prohibited
  • limits for amplified sound
  • proactive noise mitigation requirements
  • increased fines and penalties
  • removal of automatic exemptions for pouring of concrete and large crane work

Staff will present the changes being considered at a consultation session on Wednesday, February 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Toronto City Hall in Committee Room 1.

More information about the review and current regulations can be found at http://www.toronto.ca/mlshaveyoursay.

Staff will report to the Licensing and Standards Committee on Tuesday, March 8 with recommended bylaw changes.