Councillor Josh Matlow

City to review rules for apartment temperatures after heat wave

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Jennifer Pagliaro
The Toronto Star

Sweltering apartment buildings, like this one on Jameson Ave. photographed in 2008, have been a persistent problem in Toronto, with at least one councillor and tenant advocates pushing for change to city rules for landlords. Toronto council has now approved a motion to look at amending the bylaw governing heat in apartments.

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

Council approved a motion from Councillor 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 next year.

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