What is the Legal Temperature for Tenants in Ontario

2021-05-11T14:59:02-04:00

What is the perfect indoor temperature for some, may be too hot or too cold for others. In Ontario’s “cold in winter hot in summer” climate, maintaining a livable indoor temperature can become a necessity rather than just a preference. Heating or cooling a home is expensive. For these reasons, controlling the temperature in a residential rental can become a touchy subject. Control or restriction of heat often becomes a bargaining chip in landlord and tenant disputes. If you are a tenant, you may have a different opinion of what is an acceptable temperature versus what your landlord thinks is reasonable. [...]