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Burlington Committee Votes to Shift Date for Heat Switchover in Rental Buildings

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*Please note this item was approved by Burlington City Council at its meeting on Monday (Nov. 23). For a full run-down of what Council approved, please read the minutes: Post-Meeting Minutes – Regular Meeting of Council_Nov23_2020)

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At the Community Planning, Regulation & Mobility (CPRM) Committee meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10, committee members discussed amendments to the City’s property standards bylaw including:

  • changing the the date in which heat is required in rental buildings each year from Sept. 1 to Sept. 15;
  • to require building owners to provide alternative refuse disposal options in writing; and
  • to clarify the location of applicable fees, as outlined in Appendix A to building and by-law department report BB-07-20, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

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This is welcome news for residents living in older apartments that sometimes take two weeks between switching from air conditioning to heat. There would be instances where some residents would be without air condition in August when the temperatures could still reaching the high 20s C/low 30s C with the humidex. I have been hearing about this issue from residents since my time as a ward councillor. Shifting the dates will help keep our residents more comfortable.


*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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