Item - 2021.MM32.6

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 5, 2021 without amendments.

MM32.6 - Excessive Vehicle Noise Locations Across the City of Toronto - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on May 5 and 6, 2021, adopted the following:


1.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to contact the City of Edmonton about Edmonton's Vehicle Noise Enforcement Program, to discuss the background, challenges, successes, and financial implications of the Program and to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the third quarter 2021 on acquiring the noise technology to implement a similar pilot project in Toronto, such report to include the current approach and actions being implemented to mitigate vehicle noise complaints.

2.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to work with the Director, 311 Toronto, the Toronto Police Service and the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to identify areas across the City where chronic complaints of excessive vehicle noise have been reported.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM32.6 be referred to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
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