PopGoesTheNews.com A new Italian restaurant in Toronto has angered nearby residents by blasting bass-heavy lounge music onto its outdoor patio.
Osteria dei Ganzi, located in a heritage mansion on Jarvis Street just north of Wellesley Street East, has at least two speakers on its exterior wall facing the north side of a 28-story apartment building across the street.
Tenants complain that the sound from the speakers has made it impossible for them to keep their windows open or to enjoy their balconies.
City of Toronto by-law 313-36 specifically prohibits "outdoor music or amplified sound."
Ganzi temporarily ceased playing music on the patio after it was reportedly given notice in early June that it was violating the bylaw. On the evening of June 14, however, it turned the outdoor music back on.
Responding to resident complaints, City of Toronto councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam has asked the supervisor of Licensing Enforcement at Municipal Licensing and Standards to investigate Ganzi.
On its website, Ganzi continues to promote "lively music" on its patio.
The restaurant is the latest in a string of failed businesses to occupy the space. It was previously Honey's Beestro, Angelina's and a Russian-themed nightclub. The registered owner of the property apparently lives on the mansion's upper level.
Residents who hear music on the outdoor patio at Ganzi are being urged to report it to the City of Toronto by dialing 3-1-1.