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.

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.

Some construction projects have a noise exemption and can work outside of the hours listed.

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

Applications for a noise exemption may be submitted to the district that serves your ward.  To find out which district, enter your address here.

If possible, speak to the person or people responsible for the noise to give them an opportunity to correct the issue. If that does not work, then you can report a noise issue by contacting 311.