REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION FROM YORK NOISE CONTROL
BY-LAW NO. 3453-79 ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH,
706 OLD WESTON ROAD - Ward 27, York Humber
District Manager, West District, Municipal Licensing & Standards Division
To report on a request for an exemption from former City of York Noise Control By-law 453-79.
There are no financial implications for the City.
It is recommended that St. Matthew's Church be granted an exempt from the provision of Noise Control By-law 3453-79
for the following dates and times:
Saturday, June 26, 1999From 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Friday, September 3, 1999From 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday, September 4, 1999From 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Sunday, September 5, 1999From 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Monday, September 6, 1999From 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
The former City of York Noise By-law 3453-79 prohibits the emission of amplified sound from electronic devices
incorporating one or more loudspeakers if the noise is audible in residential areas on any day after 5:00 p.m. The by-law
also provides that Council may grant exemptions from the provisions of the noise by-law.
The exemption being requested is for two concerts the participants in which will be a marching band and a pop music
group. Attached is a fax dated March 2, 1999 (received June 7, 1999) from the executives of St. Matthew's Church
requesting an exemption from the City's Noise By- law for the dates and times noted above. The two religious festivals
attract a large number of parishioners and are held in the St. Matthew's schoolyard directly to the rear of the church. The
exemption would only be in effect to 12 a.m. (midnight) on the dates indicated and, given that there have been no reported
problems associated with festivals held in previous years, the event is unlikely to have any adverse impact on the
For the past several years the applicant has held the festival without any reported incidents concerning excessive noise.
Accordingly, it is recommended that this request for an exemption from the noise by-law also be approved without
Municipal Licensing and Standards Division
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