How Not To File A Noise Complaint
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How Not To File A Noise Complaint

All this recent talk about the Docks losing their liquor license has everyone talking about noise complaints and the densification of the city. Living right in the heart of Downtown Toronto and near a sports club that thinks it’s appropriate to open their large street facing windows and blare really terrible jock-rock at 1:00 am, Torontoist is pretty familiar with the noise complaint process. Most of the time the noise stops within an hour when a friendly police officer (probably not on horseback) tells the club owner to stop.
2006_7_27broadcast.JPGBlame it on jealousy or the fact that the CBC doesn’t need the failure of the One waved in front of its face all the time but we don’t think it’s a good idea for CBC staffers to file noise complaints about loud gatherings being organized by rival networks. This is what happened earlier this week when producers of Canadian Idol organized a get-together at the convention centre which drew around 1000 people. The resulting noise apparently annoyed CBC staffers who promptly filed a noise complaint. The police took no action when they found no noise by-laws being violated.
Thanks to Azerbic for the link.
Editor’s Note: According to Antonia Zerbisias, the Globe in its anti-CBC zeal ran the story without a fact-check. The phone call was actually put in by a police officer.