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Heating Regulation in Common Hallways 

Kasulke
Kasulke
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Posted On: 12/19/2016
Kasulke
Kasulke
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Hello,

the hallways in our building are very cold. I have a thermometer and it showed the temperature at 11 celcius. I literally have to put a coat on just to go down the hall to the garbage or laundry rooms. That doesn't seem right to me.

What are the rules about temperatures in common areas? I've not been able to find an answer anywhere online.

Thank you,
Chris.
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Posted On: 12/20/2016
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Hello Chris,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this.

According to the City of Toronto website in the Bylaw Enforcement section,

The Heating By-law is not applicable to common areas (hallways, stairwells, building entrances, etc). The By-law only applies to the dwelling unit. If there is heating equipment in common areas, so long as the equipment is in good working order (Property Standards By-law requirement), there is no minimum temperature that applies to these areas.


Your User ID indicates that you are in Waterloo. Unfortunately, the City of Waterloo website in the Property Standards section does not state anything related to heating in the common areas. Instead it simply states,

You may want to contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some information specific to your situation.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
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TTD
TTD
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Posted On: 1/30/2018
TTD
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I dont know what to do immliving in a duplicate and the girl downstairs is taking6 mail and shut offy hot watet and ahe knows i have a 3 year old kid and need hot water to clean and take showers and to.clean my child and i called the landlord he wont come out to turn it back on
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Posted On: 1/30/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation.

You may want to contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some information specific to your situation.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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Kayray
Kayray
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Posted On: 2/17/2018
Kayray
Kayray
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TTD wrote:
I dont know what to do immliving in a duplicate and the girl downstairs is taking6 mail and shut offy hot watet and ahe knows i have a 3 year old kid and need hot water to clean and take showers and to.clean my child and i called the landlord he wont come out to turn it back on


Why on earth is she shutting off your hot water? Is there not a way that you can turn it back on yourself or is this something that your landlord needs to do? I hope you've been able to get this situation fixed!
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