The city of Toronto's council will consider a motion to ban gas-powered leaf blowers on July 19, according to a July 1 report from CBC. Chris Keating, chair of the noise and pollution committee for the Deer Park Residents Group, gave a deputation at the city's Infrastructure and Environment Committee meeting on June 27 and cited a 2021 Toronto Public Health report which referred to noise and pollution from the use of two-stroke engines as a "nuisance."

Toronto city councillor Dianne Saxe told CBC that, "she's confident the ban will receive support from city council and Toronto's new mayor Olivia Chow when it's brought forward next month."

For more info on ongoing attempts at regulating gas-powered outdoor power equipment, view our ongoing coverage here.

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