The Dust Bylaw requires those carrying out residential construction or landscape activities to limit the creation of dust and its impact on neighbouring properties.
The bylaw applies to residential properties in Toronto and does not apply to:
As specific in the bylaw, those carrying out residential construction or landscape activities need to take measures to limit the creation of dust and its impact on neighbouring properties.
These measures may include:
If the issue is at a commercial construction site that has a building permit, residents may contact the district Toronto Building office to request that a Building Inspector visit the site and ask that the dust be kept down.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act, enforced by the provincial Ministry of Labour, regulates dust if it is a hazard to workers. Residents or workers may contact the Ministry of Labour to enquire about workplace health and safety, and to report unsafe work practices.
The Province of Ontario, through the Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks, regulates contaminants released to the natural environment by industrial and commercial facilities. The province also monitors air pollution data, in real time, through Air Quality Ontario.