What initially looked like a private member’s bill that was never likely to be taken seriously has gained new credibility as part of the Wynne government’s announced “fair housing plan”. Requiring elevators to be repaired in a timely fashion and requiring developers to design an adequate number of elevators all seems quite reasonable. However, enforcement of these issues strikes us as problematic.

How does legislation fix an elevator for which no one has manufactured parts for 20 years?

With regard to elevator traffic analysis, the handful of experts specializing in this field often don’t agree on assessment criteria.

In any case, we support the initiative, hopefully the details can be made workable.

Planned legislation response to report on elevator maintenance that includes 19 recommendations