Councillor Josh Matlow

It feels like 30 degrees outside, but the heat is on inside — why that may be thanks to a misinterpreted bylaw

It feels like 30 degrees outside, but the heat is on inside — why that may be thanks to a misinterpreted bylaw

2018-08-10T20:40:10+00:00

September 21, 2017
Nick Boisvert
CBC News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A resident at 2 Secord Ave. said her building has been uncomfortably hot after the heat was switched on last week.

Amidst unseasonably high temperatures in September, residents are overheating in their apartment buildings – some of which have reached temperatures of 30 degrees – because many landlords have turned the heat on.

Councillor Josh Matlow has suggested that this is because of a misunderstanding of a bylaw amongst landlords. The bylaw requires that buildings be at least 21 degrees after September 15th but Matlow says this does not mean they have to turn the heat on. Councillors Josh Matlow and Joe Mihevic are asking landlords to use common sense and turn the air conditioning back on because of the current heat wave.

Many residents have complained about the heat and feel that the wording on the bylaw should be clearer.

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