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There is an ongoing effort by a number of local residents who reside in the downtown core and a few local government officials to slowly kill the local festivals by increasing fines to the point where festivals cannot continue.

These people are very vocal at city council meetings and are on the phones constantly calling in complaints to city hall during the festival forcing the city to somehow correct the problem.

The city by-law states that the sound can be no louder than 90db 100’ from the stage, For some festivals the type of music they play this works but anyone playing Rock, Blues, Country and EDM it is next to impossible to be below 90db.

The Orchestra in its heyday in Victoria Park unamplified was over 100db.

The city’s position may be exponentially increased fines and for some of the charities involved this will be crippling.

A lawn mower, for example, in the middle of Vic Park stage is over 90db at 100'.

Our recommendation is to take your readings at the edge of the property line as no one lives 100’ from any stage in the city or better yet take the readings from the property line of the person who is complaining.

We agree everyone should be able to live comfortably anywhere in the city but festivals bring in many people who spend money in the city and keep local, regional, and international performers working not to mention brings thousands of Londoners great music over the summer months.

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