IE15.8 Request to Study the Environmental Impact of Two-Stroke Engine Garden Equipment (including le


IE15.8 Request to Study the Environmental Impact of Two-Stroke Engine Garden Equipment (including leaf blowers)

City Council on September 30, October 1 and 2, 2020, adopted the following:


1. City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Medical Officer of Health, to report back in the first quarter of 2021 on the environmental and associated health impacts of gasoline-powered two-stroke engine leaf blowers and other similarly operated garden equipment, including the feasibility of a year-round ban or a ban from May to September.

2. City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Medical Officer of Health and the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to report in the first quarter of 2021 on the impact of noise generated from gas-powered and electric leaf blowers and other similar garden equipment, including the feasibility of a year-round ban or a ban from May to September.


See Toronto Noise Coalition letter attached.


TNC Letter IE15.8 Council September 30
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