MLS

Noise Bylaw Update

As you may know, the Municipal Licensing & Standards Division (ML&S) has been reviewing the city’s existing noise bylaw to ensure that the bylaw is up-to-date and comprehensive.

ML&S reported to the May meeting of the Licensing and Standards Committee meeting. You can read the report by clicking here.

The Committee moved to defer the item until September 2016, with the request that city staff establish a working group with representatives from the Toronto Noise Coalition, Residents’ Associations, construction and entertainment business associations, BIAs and other relevant stakeholders.

I’ll be sure to provide regular updates as the noise bylaw review process continues. More information about this review and current regulations can be found at this link.

Noise By-law

As you’re probably aware, the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division is reviewing the existing noise bylaw.

The goal of the review is to make sure that the noise bylaw is up-to-date based on in-depth research and extensive public consultation.

Between March and August 2015, city staff were hard at work conducting detailed analysis and soliciting stakeholder and public feedback. In order to maximize the opportunity for residents to offer their feedback, I requested that the online survey be extended until mid-September.

City staff are currently writing the final report on the review. It’s expected to head to the Licensing and Standards Committee on January 22, 2016 and will be available online.

Committee meetings provide a unique opportunity for residents to offer their feedback in front of City Councillors, staff and fellow residents.

If you’d like to give a written or oral deputation on the final report of the noise bylaw review in January, please email lsc@toronto.ca or phone 416-397-4592.