Toronto's newest by-law amendment came into effect October 1, and it is targeting noise in the city more intensely than the current 11 o'clock curfew. There will now be specific law enforcement officers from the Municipal Licensing & Standards (MLS) division who will respond to noise complaints from 6 a.m. until 2 a.m., 7 days a week. Toronto's noise by-law will now be measuring amplified sound from concerts and bars, but other noise makers are also targeted.Amplified sound is the first on the list for types of noise that are eligible for complaints, but it isn't the only one. Noise from animals, construction, loading and unloading, motor vehicle noise, and noise from power devices are all on the list. Even air conditioners will be monitored for noisiness.Unnecessary tire squealing, engine revving, persistent dog barking, and other noise sources are also banned. MLS officers will be using sound meters that have been developed by sound engineering experts. They will be using them to monitor decibel (dB) limits of sound coming from within 50m of an area that is violating the by-law regulations. You can read into more depth here and here.\nNew regulations in the #CityofTO Noise bylaw come into effect today. Now there are decibel limits and time restrictions for certain types of noise, such as amplified music from restaurants, motor vehicle noise and construction. Learn more at https://t.co/VBVHqyK6xb@311Toronto pic.twitter.com/0E6Q2fOw4l— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) October 1, 2019\n"The updated Noise Bylaw reflects our growing and vibrant city while enhancing noise standards for residents through the introduction of clearer, more consistent standards," said Councillor Paul Ainslie (Ward 24 Scarborough-Guildwood), Chair of General Government and Licensing Committee. Noise issues aren't new to the city of Toronto. Concert goers have seen this enforced before.\nToronto has a bylaw that says you can’t play excessive noise after 11. They cut the volume on Cardi B at VELD for the same reason.— Courtney (@courtneyryckman) August 24, 2019\nThey won’t tell us but apparently it’s either stage/lighting issues or the Toronto bylaw that noise can’t continue after 11pm. The show started late (Jordan McGraw was 20 mins late) so they were unable to do their encore— Onyx is Only Human (@onyxpected1) August 24, 2019\nToronto Police are turning down the volume on noisy drivers. A new enforcement campaign has been introduced this week to reduce noise pollution from cars and motorcycles. What do you think of this new bylaw? Read more here: https://t.co/9Ri1SDlN1o #insurance #Toronto #YYZ pic.twitter.com/qC5BaP9fpo— HUBInsuranceHunter.ca (@HUBInsureHunter) July 24, 2019\nHowever, it looks like issuing a service complaint may take up to 5 business days! Long after a party or event would be over.\nA service request can be submitted for investigation by MLS, however noise complaints are assigned to an office within 5 business days - we don't send bylaw out as the noise is happening. It's best to start a service request with us, and call Toronto Police.^bo— 311 Toronto (@311Toronto) September 21, 2019\nNarcity has reached out to the City of Toronto for more details on this issue and will update any relevant information when we hear back.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.