The loud pipes battle is coming to Toronto.
In tonight’s city council meeting, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam is introducing a motion that asks the city’s Municipal Licensing and Standards to do something about noisy motorcycles. It also asks the province to ensure people are protected from excessive vehicle noise under Section 195 of the Highway Traffic Act.
You can read Wong-Tam’s motion here.
Will it go anywhere? Given the state of Toronto municipal politics these days, anything is possible, including a riot induced by angry one-percenters, backed up by infuriated dentists and acccountants who won’t be able to wake up the neighbours at 6 a.m. every morning as they rack their pipes to warm up their cruiser. However, it’s interesting to note the Toronto Star has thrown their weight behind Wong-Tam.