City of Toronto invites public feedback on power device and vehicle noise

Provide your comments and suggestions by to the City about Noise Bylaw changes to the Noise Bylaw to be considered by Economic and Community Development Committee on May 30, 2022 for

  • regulations for two-stroke leaf blowers and other small-engine equipment

  • potential strategies to reduce excessive vehicle noise in Toronto, including automated noise enforcement and the use of noise radar technologies

The City is finally working on a report to respond to various City Council directives since the Noise Bylaw was amended in 2019.


The City’s Municipal Licensing and Standards Staff are now inviting your feedback and comments on:

  • Restrictions on noise from two-stroke leaf blowers and other small-engine equipment and

  • Potential strategies to reduce excessive vehicle noise in Toronto, including automated noise enforcement and the use of noise radar technologies.

To share any comments, please email MLSFeedback@toronto.ca by April 20, 2022. Sample social media posts that can be used to share this information on your channels are provided at the end of this email. Feedback will inform the report, being brought to the Economic and Community Development Committee on May 30, 2022.


The MLS report will examine the issues noted above as well as discuss ongoing improvements in how the City enforces noise regulations. This report will also outline plans for public consultations, along with considerations around the potential timing and analysis required for a comprehensive review of the amended Noise Bylaw.


In order to provide sufficient time for a comprehensive review, broad public consultations and the collection of complaints and charges data, the amended Noise Bylaw will be reviewed in 2023. This review has been delayed due to the redirection of bylaw enforcement services during the COVID-19 pandemic, suspension of noise service requests in spring and summer 2020, and provincial changes in the City's authority to regulate noise during the pandemic. More information is available at toronto.ca/Noise.


Sample social media posts


We want to hear from you! Share your thoughts on restricting noise from two-stroke leaf blowers and other small-engine equipment in #Toronto, excessive vehicle noise, and the potential use of automated noise enforcement and noise radar technologies. Deadline: April 20, 2022. toronto.ca/Noise



Have your say on excessive vehicle noise in #Toronto, and the potential use of automated noise enforcement and noise radar technologies. Get the details on how to submit your feedback at toronto.ca/Noise. Submit comments by April 20, 2022.


Feedback invited! The #CityofTO wants to hear your thoughts on restricting noise from two-stroke leaf blowers and other small-engine devices in #Toronto. To find out how to share your experiences and feedback, visit toronto.ca/Noise. The deadline is April 20, 2022.

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