Restaurant patio

Pubs, clubs, restaurants, and café noise

Sometimes the music or entertainment from a club, pub, restaurant, or café is too loud and disturbs people in the area.

According to the Noise Control Bylaw, different sound levels (measured in decibels) are allowed under different conditions. For example:

  • If the interior sound level is greater than 90 decibels, the business must post a designated warning sign, in clear view, at the entrance.
  • If speakers are used, all components must be located within the building per the License Bylaw.

Noise Control By-law

Regulates noise: construction, garbage/recycling trucks, carpet cleaning trucks, leaf blowers, animals, people, and more.