Property Standards Bylaw sets the standards for all properties in Toronto. All property owners are required to repair and maintain their property including owners of properties that are rented out.
|Air Conditioning||If your property has air conditioning, the landlord is responsible for providing air conditioning to a residential dwelling that is rented or leased, to a maximum air temperature of 26 degrees from June 2 to September 14.||Chapter 629, Section 29|
|Washroom/Water Facilities||Every rental unit must have at least one toilet, one wash basin, one kitchen sink and one bathtub or shower.||Chapter 629, Section 37|
|Doors, Passageways and Exits Maintenance||Doors, passageways and exits must be free from hazardous conditions and obstructions.||Chapter 629, Section 28|
|Hot Water||There must be an adequate supply of hot water with a temperature ranging from 45 degrees to 60 degrees Celsius.||Chapter 629, Section 37|
|Pests||All properties have to be kept free of pests, including rodents and insects.||Chapter 629, Section 9|
|Property Cleanliness||All parts of a property, including the yard must be kept clean and free from accumulations of litter, brush or garbage, and any conditions that are health or fire hazards.||Chapter 629, Section 10 B|
|Room Size Minimums||Each room must have at least nine square metres of floor area for each person. Minimum height is 1.95 metres over at least half of the floor area.||Chapter 629, Section 25|
|Snow Clearing||Steps, landings, walks, driveways, parking spaces and ramps have to be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours of a snowfall to provide safe access for people and vehicles.||Chapter 629, Section 23|
|Ventilation||There has to be adequate ventilation in all areas of a building. Every ventilation system or unit must be regularly cleaned, kept in good repair and maintained in good working condition.||Chapter 629, Section 39|
|Stairs and Handrails||All stairs, verandas, porches, decks, loading docks, ramps, balconies, fire escapes and other similar structures and all treads, risers, guards, handrails, and supports have to be kept in a safe, clean, sanitary condition and in good repair.||Chapter 629, Section 19A|
If you have concerns about your rental unit, speak to your landlord or property manager. If this issue is not resolved in a timely manner, contact 311.
If the condo unit is owner-occupied, the City will not investigate a complaint about the condition of that unit.