When residential construction partners with Toronto city councillors and City Hall staff, we can reach compromises that work for everyone. That's the key takeaway from last week's introduction of an exemption permit process for the noise bylaw related to concrete work that will come into effect Oct. 1.
A proposed three-month term limit was thrown out, and the authority to decide noise exemption permits will go to Municipal Licensing and Standards staff, not councillors.
You'll learn this and more in this Regulatory Rant blog written by RESCON's Paul De Berardis and Nadia Todorova.
(If you subscribe, see the Toronto Star's article quoting RESCON here. Or see On-Site magazine's story here.)
We're grateful for the support from LiUNA Local 183, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and the Ontario Formwork Association, three groups that joined us at City Hall and helped bring about the compromise. Together, we make a great team. We will continue to work with other organizations that share our residential construction objectives.
Other items in the newsletter include: Globe and Mail reporter Guy Dixon writes about our report launches on retaining employees in the skilled trades and applying behavioural economics to recruiting young people into the trades; RESCON's press release on the Ontario budget; Durham College has a new tower crane operator program we've endorsed; our residential construction management program at George Brown College gets great press in the Toronto Star and Toronto Sun; and RCCAO produces a press release in reaction to the Ontario budget and the new subway relief line dubbed the Ontario Line.
I hope you've enjoyed a happy holiday weekend.
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Richard Lyall, President