New Noise Control Bylaw

January 13, 2022   

Did you know the City has a new Noise Control Bylaw? In November 2021, Council gave approval to the new Noise Control Bylaw - No. 8885 C, along with a series of additional actions to reduce harmful and disturbing noise generated by community members, businesses and the City. The amendments address amplified, construction and tonal noise while also strengthening enforcement measures.

Highlights include:

  • animal noise in excess of 30 minutes is considered an objectionable or disturbing sound
  • construction noise is permitted only between 7am and 8pm on weekdays, and between 9am and 5pm on Saturdays
  • garden and building maintenance equipment can only make sounds between 7am and 8pm on weekdays; and between 9am and 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays
  • vehicle horns should be used only for the purpose of giving an audible warning for safety purposes

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