Residents in Toronto who have been subjected to construction noise since 6 a.m. this year will be relieved later this month.
On October 7, a temporary law that allowed construction noise to begin at 6 a.m., which was enacted in April 2020, would expire.
Construction noise will not be permitted from 7 pm until 7 am on weekdays starting this week. On Saturdays, crews must also wait until 9 a.m. to begin noisy work.
On Sundays and statutory holidays, loud work is strictly banned.
The provincial government, according to the City’s website, imposed a temporary measure that trumped Toronto’s right to prevent construction noise during the pandemic. The rule stipulated that noise from healthcare development projects might be heard 24 hours a day.
It also lowered noise regulations on other building sites, limiting quiet hours to 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Following the expiration of the ordinance on October 7, the City’s usual noise bylaws will apply.