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City construction bylaws once again in effect
Oct. 8, 2021

Enjoy the sweet sound of silence.

Provincial regulations overriding the city’s authority to enforce construction noise bylaws expired on Thursday, ending the free reign certain projects enjoyed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ontario Regulation 130/20 was enacted last April as part of the province’s pandemic response -- permitting construction noise from healthcare-related projects 24-hours per day.

Other projects were permitted to generate noise from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Thursday’s expiry of that mandate means the city’s noise bylaw is once again in effect, forbidding construction noise between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. the next day -- 9 a.m. on Saturdays -- and all day Sunday and statutory holidays.