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Heating and Heating System


  1. Every dwelling unit shall be provided with a heating system capable of maintaining a temperature of 70 °F (21.1°C) from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and 66 °F (18.8 °C) from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. throughout the year in all habitable rooms including bathrooms and boiler rooms. For the purpose of this section, room temperature shall be determined at any point in the room. All common areas or internal entranceways shall be provided with heating systems capable of maintaining a minimum temperature of not less than 65 °F. (By-Law No. 8597 - 1975; 83-56 - 1983; 87-384 - 1987; 89-326 - 1989)

  2. Every building or part of a building which is rented or leased as dwelling or living accommodation and which, as between the tenant or lessee and the landlord, is normally heated by or at the expense of the landlord shall, between the 15th day of September in each year and the 1st day of June of the following year, be provided with adequate and suitable heat by or at the expense of the landlord; and for the purposes of this by-law, "adequate and suitable heat" means that the minimum temperature of the air in the accommodation which is available to the tenant or lessee is 70 °F (21.1 °C) from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and 66 °F (18.8 °C) from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (By-Law No. 8959 R119(4)76; 83-56 - 1983; 87-384 - 1987)

3.37 - The heating system shall be maintained in good working condition so as to be capable of heating the dwelling safely to the standard required in Section 3.36. The maintenance includes:

  1. keeping rigid connections between all heating equipment burning any fuel and a chimney or flue,
    (By-Law No. 8597 - 1975)

  2. keeping rigid connections between all heating and cooking equipment burning gaseous fuels and the supply line, (By-Law No. 8597 - 1975)

  3. supplying to the space containing heating equipment, by natural or mechanical means, the required combustion air. (By-Law No. 8597 - 1975)

3.38 - All pipes that run across open spaces in habitable rooms shall be kept sufficiently protected so as to prevent a safety hazard. (By-Law No. 8597 - 1975)

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