Save the Community and Business Spirit of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Save the Community and Business Spirit of Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Community NOTL started this petition to Niagara-on-the-Lake Town Council & Staff

A draft by-law in Niagara-on-the-Lake is threatening to destroy the essence of our incredible town and jeopardize our quality of life.  We demand that these proposed revisions be rejected.

Draft by-law XXXX-20 is planning to implement a regulation to prevent any music exceeding a sound level of 55 dB(A) from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. To add perspective, 55 dB(A) is less than the sound level of a normal conversation

What does this mean for our citizens?

These proposed revisions would reduce our quality of life by controlling the way we enjoy our homes, restricting how we celebrate special occasions with family and friends, limiting recreational and cultural arts activities, eliminating outdoor concerts and live music on patios, and by diminishing the quality of our community events.

What other implications does this draft by-law have?

There is a risk to our economy when our local restaurants, breweries, wineries, and event facilities will be restricted to the events they can host. Our extremely talented local musicians will be forced to look elsewhere for work as this will limit the number of available gigs for them. Wineries and Restaurants in NOTL have helped to raise over $500,000 for The Terry Fox Foundation, the NOTL Community Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, NOTL Minor Sports, Red Roof Retreat, Kidsport Niagara, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Niagara Rotary Club, and various other community initiatives.

By supporting this petition, you’re demonstrating your support for stopping this detrimental change and calling for the rejection of revisions to by-law XXXX-20. We propose stricter reinforcements to the current noise by-law.

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