Do noise restrictions only apply at night?

Fact Check

The Noise Control bylaw is in place to prevent excessive noise that disturbs the peace, rest, enjoyment, or comfort of people in the neighborhood, regardless of the time of day. This includes loud music, noisy animals, parties, people, loud vehicles, and other noise sources. It is important to be respectful and neighbourly at all times, which includes keeping excessive noise to a minimum.

Noise from property maintenance and repairs is allowed between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., while noise from construction or industrial work is permitted between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

City staff conducting maintenance work and property owners making emergency property repairs are exempt from the bylaw. If noise is necessary and part of a legal activity, limited to less that 48 hours, and cannot be reasonably avoided, residents can apply for a noise permit. Licensed businesses may apply if the noise is incidental to their business activity.

Violating the bylaw can result in fines ranging from $100 to $2000, with each day of violation considered a separate offense.