The new Toronto city-wide Noise Bylaw (No. 111-2003) came into effect March, 2003.  The new bylaw did not require provincial approval due to new provincial laws in this regard.

To view the new noise bylaw in .pdf  form, please click on the following link: Noise Bylaw.

To request a paper copy, please contact Access Toronto by e-mail at or by phone at 416-338-0338. 

Municipal Standards responds to complaints of mechanical noise such as fans and air conditioners, noise coming from amplifiers, construction after regulation hours, etc. Calls are only accepted during regular business hours. Access Toronto at 418-338-0338 or can direct you to your district Municipal Licensing & Standards office. Late night partying, yelling, etc. are handled by the police. Barking dogs are dealt with by Animal Services.