News Release

June 29, 2016

City Of Toronto Reminds Residents To Make Sure Their Properties Are Safe This Summer

With the start of the summer vacation period, the City of Toronto is encouraging residents to be sure that proper safety mechanisms such as window-safety latches and pool fences are in place to prevent tragedies, particularly involving children under age five.

For the protection of residents, City bylaws require the installation of window-safety devices on apartment windows that are more than two metres above the ground and are less than 1.5 metres from the apartment unit's floor – unless the window faces onto a balcony. The safety latches must prevent any part of the window from opening more than 10 centimeters.

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