September 20, 2017
CTV News Toronto
The exterior of a mid-town apartment building dealing with the heat being turned on in high temperatures is shown.
Residents of Toronto apartment buildings are having trouble keeping cool during this blast of summer weather as landlords have turned on the heat ahead of the fall and winter seasons. The landlords are attempting to comply with a bylaw which states that between September 15 and June 1 landlords are required to keep the heat at or above 21 C. But, with the recent hot temperatures in the city, many residents said they feel that temperature setting is “unrealistic.”
Councillor Matlow has said “What we’re asking to do though is use common sense and just reasonable judgement that if people are in inclement heat inside their apartments right now, as so many hundreds of people are, then if you have centralized air conditioning turn it on.”