I have a tenancy question -- the legality of a basement rental unit with one window (Ontario, Canada -- Woodbridge

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Customer: Hi, I have a tenancy question -- the legality of a basement rental unit with one window (Ontario, Canada -- Woodbridge municipality).
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: I only filled out an application form (not the lease agreement yet).
JA: Have you talked to a Canadian lawyer about this?
Customer: Oh, I didnt realize this wasnt a Canadian resource, sorry
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Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** will be working on your question today and I am looking forward to our conversation.

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Please note that the experts don’t text so there may be a bit of a delay. If you don’t answer back for a while I may not be online when you do but I will never desert you and will check back often. As well, as I am working from home it is possible that I will be interrupted but I will always return back as soon as I can.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

I am in Toronto.

What is your question please?

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Thanks Debra, and no problem, I understand.Here's my question:
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Is it legal for a Hosur basement apartment unit to have just one window in the entire unit?The realtor claimed it's the egress exit. The door exit to the apartment does not lead directly outside -- it leads to a landing, and then to the garage. Essentially, the garage is the unit exit/entrance.It didn't strike me as safe or legal. The unit is located on Vaughn, Ontario.
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House* basement apartment
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To clarify: I do not live here yet. I've started the rental application process but then had concerns about the unit meeting safety codes.
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This is something you have to check with by-law enforcement.

You can call 311 and ask.

On top of that you call the Fire Prevention Division :

https://www.vaughan.ca/cityhall/departments/frs/Pages/default.aspx

Does that help?

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I will pursue those avenues, thank you.
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You are very welcome.

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