Councillor Josh Matlow

‘I’m sweating all the time’: Landlords turn on heat at some Toronto buildings

‘I’m sweating all the time’: Landlords turn on heat at some Toronto buildings

2018-08-10T20:39:25+00:00

September 21, 2017
Jackie Dunham
CTV News Toronto

In compliance with a city bylaw that requires landlords maintain a minimum indoor temperature of 21 degrees between September 15 and June 21, a number of buildings already have the heat turned on, despite the scorching temperatures outside. The Mayor has said that he is prepared to review the city bylaw in an attempt to make it more clear to landlords when to switch between heating and cooling in their buildings.

Councillor Matlow has said, “Mother Nature doesn’t always follow our calendars. We are having a heat wave in Toronto, yet many landlords are keeping their buildings in awful condition right now.”

In the meantime, residents have had to deal with uncomfortably hot temperatures in their buildings.

Read more: ‘I’m sweating all the time’: Landlords turn on heat at some Toronto buildings (video in article)

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