City to review rules for apartment temperatures after heat wave

After an unseasonably warm September in Toronto that left some tenants sweltering in their units, the city will look at changing the requirements for landlords.

 

Council approved a motion from Councilor Josh Matlow, which was seconded by Mayor John Tory, for staff to consult on amending the bylaw governing heat in apartments and report back early in 2018.

 

The amendments might revisit the existing heat bylaw, ask landlords to begin to provide airconditioning or establish a maximum temperature.

 

The decision from the city is available at:

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.MM32.50

 

An article published in the Toronto Star is available at:

https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2017/10/04/city-to-review-rules-for-apartment-temperatures-after-heat-wave.html