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The Price of Peace and Quiet

The buzz of the fridge, the sound of the toilet running, the thump of the newspaper when it hits the front steps — even the quietest sounds in a house have been more perceptible over the past 20 months, given how many more people are spending concentrated time at home. For those living in semi-detached homes, rows or condominiums, other noises that have never been more pronounced are the ones coming from their neighbours.

Soundproofing experts in Toronto say the pandemic has created an uptick in demand for noise-reducing services. And residents fed up with the ongoing racket of their neighbours’ lives are spending good money to buy peace and quiet.

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