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Old 03-30-2007, 03:50 PM
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Leaf Blower By-law

Hi guys, today the city of Toronto voted not to go forward with any type of by-law that would make using leaf blowers illegal.

Has this ever come up in your city?

What are the other options? Vacuum?

Did you go to your clients and explain the situation and change the contract?

I don't think this will ever happen in Toronto now, but I am curious what has been done in case they ever decide to go this route again.

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Jon
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:54 PM
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http://www.greenventure.ca/ecohouse/...eaf_blower.pdf

This is what they were basing things on I think. From a few years back.
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:33 PM
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my blower has a sticker on it that says not to be sold in California
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:37 PM
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"no financial implications from the adoption of this report" hmmmm really?
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:40 PM
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The issue came up about ten years ago here in my town. I remember going to the meeting at town hall, there were about 20 landscapers there, and one or two wackos who were trying to get them banned. The compromise was pretty good, 8-7 Monday to Friday, and 9-5 on the weekends. We can live with that.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:01 PM
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when i sent my contracts out a couple of weeks ago we put a note stating if the bylaw went through we would bill the client any extra cleanup time, and to call their councilor about it.
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:08 PM
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How did your clients take that? We really only do townhomes, and I would love to go to the manager and say.. hey, going to be an extra $3000 in labour for the properties that we do for you."
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:12 PM
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Didn't even know about it. Although I'm not technically in Toronto, Oakville and Burlington and likely to adopt any policies that Toronto pass. Id go nuts without my blowers!

Jeff
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:22 PM
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Yeah, I only heard about it today, before the vote, and then after the vote failed. I guess they didn't want a bunch of lawn cutters showing up at the meeting.
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Old 03-31-2007, 05:04 PM
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I was just reading today that we actually do have a bylaw against blowers, but it is one that I cannot see anyone wanting to break anyway, and you think that the normal noise bylaws would be enough. We have hours as well, from 9 pm to 7 am you cannot start a blower on weekdays, from 7pm to 9am on the weekends.
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