While gas-powered leaf blowers have their place in large open spaces and parks, we feel they aren’t the best solution for smaller city homes’ yards. In fact, their volume levels (100 decibels and over) can be a health risk when in close proximity.
On May 30th, Toronto’s Economic & Community Development Committee (ECDC) is considering partially banning this equipment due to excessive noise. On June 15th, Toronto City Council will make a final decision based on ECDC’s recommendation.
You can help by contacting our local Councillor, Gord Perks indicating your support for banning gas-powered leaf blowers a few days before the May 30th ECDC meeting. Gord can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.