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Tricar apartment denied early morning noise exemption

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It’s a little noisier downtown this fall.

Tricar Group is erecting a 15-storey highrise at 275 Front St. N. and recently asked Sarnia for a four-month exemption to its noise bylaw to allow building steel to be unloaded as early as 5 a.m., and as late as 8 p.m.

Residents of two neighbouring apartment buildings took up petitions, saying construction noise at 5 a.m. would disrupt sleep and impair their quality of life.

A nearby hotel concerned about its guests also filed an objection.

City councillors approved a compromise last month. Saying downtown residents already live in a loud environment, they granted an exemption that prohibits construction noise before 6:30 a.m., which is 30 minutes earlier than usual.


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