Awareness and Advocacy Resources
Among our greatest assets is our ability to reach out to the people in our network, which has grown significantly during the last several years. When we’re called upon to advise about problems beyond our competence, most often we can make a good referral. When we work with journalists, we’re usually able to make referrals to other in our field with different perspectives. Our list has room for more, and feedback is welcome.
Educational content about sound, noise, and health includes solutions to common noise problems and information for parents
Noise Regulation in Canada
Canadian federal and provincial noise regulations and municipal bylaws can also be found on this website of HGC Engineering:
Noise and your health, Government of Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/noise-your-health.html
Position Paper on Noise Pollution, Canadian Hearing Services https://www.chs.ca/position-paper-noise-pollution
Right to Quiet occasionally provides financial support for unusual cases through our Legal Assistance Fund. For further details, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consolidated Version of the Noise Bylaw
Bylaw Updates: Extension of Noise Bylaw Exemption of Loading / Unloading
Updated July 2, 2021
Landlord’s and tenant’s responsibilities respecting quiet
Bylaw enforcement: best practices guide
Other smaller municipalities and districts have their own regulations.
District of North Saanich
District of North Vancouver
Regional District of Central Okanagan
Regional District of North Okanagan
Peace River Regional District
District of Saanich
District of Central Saanich
District of Squamish
Sunshine Coast Regional District
District of West Vancouver
M-22 is bylaw respecting prevention of excessive noise in City of Saint John
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2012
Nova Scotia Environment and Labor
Guidelines for Environmental Noise Measurement and Assessment
Summary of proposed Noise and Disturbances Bylaw, given first reading by Amherst town council in June 2021. A notice of intention to adopt must be published, a public hearing must be held, and council must give bylaw a second reading before it is sent to the Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Once that happens, the bylaw will go into effect.
Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Sydney
Province provides guidelines and regulates noise from industrial and renewable energy sources.
Provincial government overview
Condominium Authority of Ontario advisory
Noise bylaws in connection with construction
Protection from noise of aggregate operations (gravel pits and quarries)
Bylaws of municipalities of over 100,000 population. Other smaller municipalities have their own regulations, and regions (such as York Regional District) offer advice on proper procedure for filing complaints.
Noise Bylaw link and summary of bylaw regulations by type of noise
Chapter 591, effective October 2019
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Occupational Health and Safety Act – (Part 8, pages 8 to 10)
Noise – Ministère de la justice
Noise – Tribunal administratif de logement
Legal Aid: My neighbours are too noisy. What are my rights?
Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec
The Coalition of Québecers Against Noise (CQAN) provides provincial and municipal information in English
Bylaws of municipalities largely over 100,000 population. Many smaller municipalities have their own regulations, often in both languages.
Learn about the bylaw; how to file complaints; search for a bylaw by borough or noise source
Service de police de la Ville de Montréal
Search for a bylaw; neighbouring municipalities
Bylaw 969; see Sections 4 to 11
Bylaw 2470; see Chapter 9
Bylaw R-2014-094; see Chapter 7
Bylaw RCM-20-2007; see Chapter 4
Summary and link to Bylaw 795
Bylaw 2013-54; see Chapter IV
Règlement 739; see ART. 27 and ART. 29 on page 18 (en français)
Website under construction
Bylaw 1380; see Division 2, para. 2. to 10.
Telephone and email information only (filed under Nuisances)
Summary and link to Nuisance and Safety Regulation 770; see Article 6 (en français)
Bylaw 482; see Article 7
Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association occupational health and safety law
Noise Control and Hearing Conservation summary