Catherine Fife MPP, Waterloo

Government of Ontario

NDP calls for change as residents still have no right to put ACs in homes amidst ‘heat dome’

Published on June 18, 2024

TORONTO – Ontario NDP housing critic Jessica Bell (University– Rosedale) is sounding the alarm on dangerous red tape that is putting Ontarians at risk from extreme heat this summer in her letter to the province’s housing minister. 

“Nobody deserves to be working, living, or learning in temperatures that put their health at risk,” said Bell.  

“In this brutally hot weather, many Ontario renters are living in miserable and even dangerous conditions due to extreme heat.

“To ensure renters live in safe and comfortable homes, we are calling for this government to establish a maximum temperature law for rentals, and permit tenants to safely install air-conditioning units in their homes."

Read Bell’s full letter here.