Open Door Air-Conditioning Bylaw

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The City is developing an open door air-conditioning bylaw, as directed by Council at its Aug. 13 meeting. Introducing such a bylaw would allow City Bylaw Enforcement Officers to ask businesses to close exterior doors and windows when the air-conditioning is on.

Similar bylaws, enacted in places like New York City, are aimed at reducing carbon emissions, taking pressure off the utility grid and improving air quality within a business.


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The City is developing an open door air-conditioning bylaw, as directed by Council at its Aug. 13 meeting. Introducing such a bylaw would allow City Bylaw Enforcement Officers to ask businesses to close exterior doors and windows when the air-conditioning is on.

Similar bylaws, enacted in places like New York City, are aimed at reducing carbon emissions, taking pressure off the utility grid and improving air quality within a business.


  • Are you a business owner who may be impacted by the adoption of the Open Door Air-Conditioning Bylaw? Please take 15 minutes to complete this survey. Your feedback will be compiled into a report that will be presented to council in Spring 2020. Survey closes December 12 at 4 p.m.


    Are you a business owner who may be impacted by the adoption of the Open Door Air-Conditioning Bylaw? Please take 15 minutes to complete this survey. Your feedback will be compiled into a report that will be presented to council in Spring 2020. Survey closes December 12 at 4 p.m.


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