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Request for the Province to Rescind the Provincial Regulation Overriding Toronto’s Construction Noise By-Law

July 29, 2020

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July 18, 2019

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April 17, 2020

Why is the Province permitting this noisy work to occur more frequently, especially if you are expected to stay in your home?  Excessive noise is a public health issue at any time but can be worse during this time. The Province of Ontario wants noise exemptions for essential construction projects to allow for 24/7 construction work for projects suc...

July 18, 2019

Awareness & Enforcement for Unnecessary Noise
Toronto Police Traffic Services
The City of Toronto and the Toronto Police Service hear from residents who are concerned by the noise from vehicles that have been modified, altered or used in a way that is excessively noisy.

Loud and excessive noise can be characterized as noise that is a nuisance to...

July 18, 2019

To all GYRA board members:
Tonight the Mayor held a press conference in front of the Yorkville Fire hall (I attached a few photos). The focus was to address excessive noise and in particular excessive muffler noise. While it obviously affects our greater Yorkville neighbourhood, it also affects numerous other areas throughout the City.
This ini...

July 16, 2019

Join the Toronto Noise Coalition. See the “Join the TNC” tab on our web site TorontoNoiseCoalition.ca.

Use the “Contact Us” tab on the web site to provide your help on:
•    Outreach to residents across the City for our updated survey.
•    To tell us about your noise issues, what is happening, what the resolution was etc. to help with our...

July 16, 2019

We continue to advocate for a better noise bylaw. We make use of opportunities, such as the recent interviews about noise in the City on Metro Morning.  Our main focus will be to report at the time of the ML&S staff 2020 review on our views on the effectiveness of the new bylaw and enforcement plan.  We will also be updating our 2106 survey.


July 16, 2019

Municipal Licensing and Standards is to develop an implementation plan that includes finalising the primary response model, updating the policy and standards operating procedures for noise investigations, creating a noise technical manual, and enhancing back-end technology systems, as well as enhancing information to the public through 311 and the...

July 16, 2019

Noise is a defining feature of city life. The din of traffic. The blaring of sirens. The rumble of industry. This commotion is an accepted state of being. Even the most grating and unnecessary sonic pollution – from motorcycles to leaf blowers – is considered a nuisance rather than something more serious.

The dial is starting...

July 16, 2019

Despite our effort since 2016, Toronto’s new Noise Bylaw, adopted by City Council on April 16 (to come into effect October 1, fails to meet our needs.

The goal of the new bylaw unfortunately has a “one size fits all” approach. It focuses on making simpler regulations that are easy to enforce. The result is a bylaw and enforcement program that provid...

July 10, 2019

Our objectives been supported recently in the June 10 Globe and Mail editorial, “Its Time to Turn Down the Volume”, that raised the concern that Canadian cities are slow to recognize the seriousness of noise as a health issue.

The New Yorker also reported on the fact that excessive noise is an issue for all, noting the New York City Noise Code as a...

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