In keeping with Provincial regulations, all indoor City recreation and sport facilities will be closed as of January 5, 2022.
Enforcement of the Sound By-law is split between the City of London and the London Police Service.
City of London Municipal Law Enforcement Officers respond to noise complaints generated by occupants of a premise (parties and loud music, for example). This service is available on Friday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to the following Saturday morning until 3:00 a.m., and Saturday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to the following Sunday morning until 3:00 am.
To register a complaint where an occupant noise is disturbing you during the time frames stated above you may call 519-930-3517. Please listen to the message in its entirety, and in accordance with the instructions leave a voice message to initiate a complaint investigation.
If you call the number above before 7:00 p.m., or after 2:30 a.m., and listen to the entire message, the call will automatically transfer to London Police Service.
If at any time the noise of concern is related to a criminal or unlawful activity please report this to London Police Services at 519-661-5670 (automatic call transfer), but in the case of an emergency hang up and call 911.
The City of London recognizes that at certain times, noise can negatively impact our quality of life and disturb household activities. When Municipal Law Enforcement Services (MLES) becomes involved, we hope that a resolution may be achieved which is satisfactory to all parties.
When a neighbourhood complaint is received regarding excessive noise such as construction noise outside of the exemption period or persistent noise such as barking dogs the process described below is used.
At the discretion of Municipal Law Enforcement Services the same process may be applied to other noise disturbances as well.
We hope this information has been of assistance to you and has clarified the City of London’s role in assisting citizens in resolving neighbourhood noise issues.
Not all noise disturbances are from occupant noise; some other common reasons Municipal Law Enforcement Services would become involved in enforcing the Sound By-law are:
If you are being disturbed by a noise listed above or something similar and would like to register a complaint, please call 519-661-4660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org during regular business hours from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A temporary sound permit application may be made for sound coming from a construction site, a community event, an outdoor patio or live speech. Review the appropriate application below to identify the required documentation and submit the application package to the City of London Licensing office.
The following locations have approval for exemption from the Sound By-law for sound resulting from a community event, construction work, or amplified sound coming from an outdoor patio:
|1020 Coronation Drive||
November 2021 to January 2022
January 21, 24
February 4, 10, 15, 25
|6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
521 Burbrook Place
|London Brewing Cooperative||
March 25 to December 31, 2021
Mon. to Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sun. 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
900 King Street
|The Market at the Western Fair District||May 10 to September 30, 2021||Outdoor Patio||Wed. and Thurs. 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.|
|760 Dundas Street||Whistling Dick's Barber Shop/The Mockingbird||May 25 to November 25, 2021||Outdoor Patio||4:30 to midnight|
99 Dundas Street
May 31, 2021 to September 25, 2021
3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
|1395 Fanshawe Park Road West||Kelsey’s Restaurant||June 1, 2021 to October 2021||Outdoor Patio||8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|805 Wonderland Road South||Kelsey’s Restaurant||June 1, 2021 to October 2021||Outdoor Patio||8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|551 Richmond Street, Unit 12||Winks Eatery||May 1 2021 to October 2021||Outdoor Patio||4:30 p.m. to midnight |
|800 Cheapside Street||Knollwood Baptist Church||June 12 to August 2021||Outdoor church service||
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
|1673 Richmond Street||Fionn McCools||June 1, 2021 to October 2021||Outdoor Patio||7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|557 Windemere Road||Ivy Business School||June 2021 to October 2021||Outdoor Patio||12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
|1269 Hyde Park Road||Crossing Pub||July 2 to 3, 8 to 10, 15 to 17, 22 to24 and August 5 to 7, 12 to 14, 19 to 21, 26 to 28.||Outdoor Patio||7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
|1260 Gainsborough Road||Bellamere Winery & Events||July 2 to 3, 8 to 10, 15 to 17, 2w to 24 and August 5 to 7, 12 to 14, 19 to 21, 26 to 28||Outdoor Concert||July 3: 7:30 p.m. to 12 midnight and all other dates 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|765 Dundas Street||Old East Bar and Grill||June 30, 2021 to October 31, 2021||Outdoor Patio||12:00 p.m. to 12 midnight|
|536 Richmond Street||Jacks||July 2021 to November 2021||Outdoor Patio||11:00 a.m. to 12 midnight|
|353 Talbot Street||The Early Bird/Holy Diver||July 2021 to November 2021||Outdoor Patio||11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|420 Talbot Street||Beerlab!||July 29, 2021 to November 1, 2021||Outdoor Patio||
12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
|130 King Street||Covent Garden Market||August 13 to 14, 2021||Outdoor Live Music||
3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
|130 King Street||Covent Garden Market||August 21, 2021||Outdoor Live Music||
2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
|532 Adelaide Street North||Sanctuary London||September 25, 2021||Outdoor Live Music||
12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
|691 Richmond Street, Unit 1||SPE London Social||August 2021 to December 31, 2021 (Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday only)||Outdoor Patio||8:00 p.m. to 12 midnight|
|620 Richmond Street||Downtown London BIA / Chil||Friday and Saturday evenings between August 27 to October 2||Live Music||6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.|
|130 King Street||Covent Garden Market / London Taco Fest||August 27 and August 28||Live Music||3:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m|
|130 King Street||Covent Garden Market/Pizzafest||October 8 and 9||Live Music||4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.|
|99 Dundas Street||Bud Gardens/Downtown||December 18, 2021 (4 to 9 p.m.)|