In addition to general regulations, which aim to prevent people from disturbing their neighbours through excessive noise-making, the bylaw provides specific regulations around activities such as construction and use of power equipment, and guidance of “Quiet Hours”.
Those specific regulations are summarized in the table below:
Development of New Anti-Noise Bylaw
On July 28, 2020, staff proposed a new Anti-Noise Bylaw to the Planning and Development Committee for consideration, as the original bylaw was adopted in 1980 and contained outdated terminology.
Additionally, the new bylaw provided the opportunity to introduce regulations around the use of power equipment (which are a prime source of complaints) and establish “quiet hours”.
On October 6, 2020, the proposed bylaw received first, second and third reading. Read the Related Staff Report here.
On October 20, 2020, the bylaw was adopted by Council.