Noise Bylaw Review
A regular review of the Noise Bylaw is being conducted by the City. A Noise Bylaw Review report containing proposed changes to the bylaw was submitted to the Administrative Policies Committee in September 2016. The Committee deferred the report to allow for additional public consultation, particularly related to noise from sports fields.
Results of the additional public consultation were included in a supplementary noise bylaw report submitted to the Administrative Policies Committee in December 2016. The Committee has further deferred the report to allow for staff to prepare a briefing on the topic of noise mitigation methods and other solutions. This report will include a discussion of best practices in other Ontario municipalities that could lessen the negative impact to the community by sports fields built in close proximity to residences.
The last review of the bylaw took place in 2004 when the bylaw was harmonized. The review includes minor housekeeping items to help provide consistency in wording with other bylaws that have been reviewed or amended.
Staff also reviewed sections of the bylaw that have been identified by the community as being either too restrictive or not restrictive enough and is proposing changes to how various types of noise is regulated.
- Online chat – October 27
- Open house – October 29
- Online survey – October 22 to November 5
- Open house – April 6
- Report to Administrative Policies Committee - AP-16-005
- Open house – November 7
- Report to Administrative Policies Committee - AP-17-005