Construction Noise Bylaw and Exemption Permits

Posted in City Wide, Construction Notices, Development, Ward 5



The Noise Bylaw provides standards for noise and applies to all properties in Toronto. The bylaw prohibits noise at any time that is likely to disturb others. Click here for more details.

The largest complaints are generally about construction, loud music or barking dogs.

Construction hours:

  • Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • not allowed on Sundays and statutory holidays

Exceptions to the rule:

Some construction projects apply for a noise exemption permit which allows them to work outside of the regulated hours.

Municipal work, or work undertaken due to emergency situations are exempt from the Noise bylaw and exemption requirements.

If possible, speak to the person or people responsible for the noise to give them an opportunity to correct the issue or of course contact our office. Alternatively, you should contact 3-1-1 Toronto with any complaint.

As seen in our July eNewsletter