City of Toronto An Informative Guide for Home-Owners (regulations and requirements)
Health Canada, Transport Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CDN): Click here for more information
Saving Electricity: Gas vs Electric Appliances
CBC Marketplace: Appliance Repairmen Unplugged
General Maintenance Schedule (ms word doc): Click here for more information
General Information About Your House:
About Your House: General Information
Air Duct Cleaning (.pdf doc): Click here for more information
Insulating Your House: Click here for more information
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Clearing Ice From Roofs: Click here for more information
Flooring Choices: Click here for more information
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Guideline to Repair Costs: Click here for more information
Life Expectancy of Home Components: Click here for more information
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Contractors in Ontario: Click here for General Contractors
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Bed Bug Registry & General Info: Click here for more information
Finding a Certified Contractor
Electrical Safety Association (ESA): Click here to find Electricians
Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA): Click here to find Heating HVAC
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO): Click here to find a Structural/Building Engineer
General Repair Costs and Life Expectancy
Out Door Deck Design
Product Recalls and Safety Alerts
Consumer Product Safety (USA): Click here for more information
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SIMPSON Strong-Tie connection guide: Click here for more information
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Basement Renovations
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Home Maintenance Manual (.pdf doc): Click here for more information
Rental Apartments - What you need to Know
Know Your Legal Rights
Ministry of Consumer Services - Know Your Legal Rights Part 1: Click here for more information
Office of Consumer Affairs - Know Your Legal Rights Part 2: Click here for more information
Home Maintenance
General Repair Costs and Life Expectancy
Finding a Certified Contractor
Product Recalls and Safety Alerts
Know Your Legal Rights
Out Door Deck Design
Basement Renovations
Home Maintenance
Rental Apartments - What you need to Know
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Appliances: What You need to Know
 
Home Depot: Comparing Appliances
Ontario Energy Board: List of Gas/Electricity Marketers
 
Appliances What You Need to Know
 
Natural Resources Canada (NRC): ENERGY COST CALCULATOR FOR APPLIANCES
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada's natural
resources and the competitiveness of Canada's natural resources products. NRCan develops policies and programs that
enhance the contribution of the natural resources sector to the economy and improve the quality of life for all Canadians.

Did you know that Appliances account for 14 percent of the energy consumed in the average Canadian Household.
-Electronics accounted for more than 20 percent of electricity in non-electrically heated homes.
-Space heating 63%
-Water Heating 17%
-Lighting 4%
-Space Cooling 2%

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) promotes energy-efficient appliances with three tools:

1.
Energy Efficient Regulation - which sets minimum energy performance standards.
2.
The Energuide Label - which shows how much energy a specific product uses.
3.
The Energy Star symbol - which identifies high efficient models

If you want to
save energy, lower utility bills, and reduce the impact on the environment then energy efficient
products may be the answer. The
Product Information Section at NRCan has information on over 70 products in a variety
of residential and commercial categories such as Appliances, Electronics, Lighting, Heating, Cooling, Office Equipment
and much more. There is even a
Searchable Product List which you can compare products and find the most energy
efficient product for your specific needs.

Make sure you have a good look at the additional information under each Product Category some sections have
additional tools and information which you might find useful. Click on the highlighted/underlined text above to go directly
to the appropriate sections.
Energy Efficient Products
Residential Energy use in Canada by activity, 2010
Energy Efficient Products
 
 
City of Mississauga Secondary Units OBC Guide 2014
City of Brampton Secondary Units
City of Vaughan Secondary Suites Policy Development
City of Vaughan Second Suites Building Standards
Financial Considerations: An Information Guide for Homeowners Thinking About Adding a Second Suite:
Detailed information on the financial considerations for homeowners thinking about adding a Second Suite in Ontario.

Creating A Second Suite: An Information Guide for Homeowners:
Detailed information on the regulatory environment for homeowners in Ontario considering creating or upgrading a
Second Suite. Information related to Fire, Electrical, Building and Property Standards is included.

Operating Guide: An Information Guide for Second Suite Landlords:
Detailed information on the how the Residential Tenancies Act aimed at helping homeowners navigate the legal
responsibilities of being a landlord.

Financial Considerations, Creating a Second Suite, Operating Guide and much more info is courtesy of  
www.secondsuites.info, look under resources. I highly recommend to visit the site for much more info.

I have also included additional information on secondary suites in Brampton, Mississauga, Vaughan and another guide
for Toronto, see directly below.
Disclaimer: This information is provided for general information purposes only. Any reliance or action taken based on the
information, materials and techniques described are the responsibility of the user. Readers are advised to consult appropriate
professional resources to determine what is safe and suitable in their particular case. DASH Inspection Services assumes no
responsibility for any consequence arising from use of the information, materials and techniques described. Any reference to a
specific company is for general information only. I highly recommend you get a min of three quotes and do your homework.
Electromagnetic Fields - EMF
Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are found everywhere electricity is used and come from home appliances, computers,
office equipment, wiring in our homes and workplace's, and electric power facilities, such as substations, transmission lines
and distribution lines.

For more than 30 years, research studies have examined the possibility that exposure to EMFs might affect health. Both
national and international health agencies, including Health Canada and the World Health Organization, have concluded
that the scientific research does not demonstrate that EMFs cause or contribute to adverse health effects.
Some questions remain the subject of on-going research...this information was taken from Hydro One's EMF position
statement April 2008...
Read more.
Electromagnetic Fields - EMF