140 Yonge Street – Rules and Regulations
The Client shall comply with the following rules and regulations enacted by the landlord of the Building as if the Client were the Tenant:
- Name of Building
The name of the Building is 2 Temperance Street and 140 Yonge Street;
- Public Order
Tenant shall at all times abide by all laws, regulations and ordinances relating to the Building or the Premises, and shall keep its employees, servants, agents and invitees under its control so as to prevent the performance of any acts or the carrying on of any practices which could damage the Building or its reputation or the Premises, or could injure or annoy other tenants in the Building or their employees, servants, agents or invitees, or the public.
- Normal Business Hours
The Normal Business Hours of the Building shall be 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (exclusive of Building Holidays).
The “Building Holidays” to be observed by the Building shall be all legal or statutory holidays in Ontario.
After Normal Business Hours and on Saturday & Sundays and Building Holidays the Building will be secured, pursuant to the Lease.
Subject to the unlimited access rights to the Tenant and to its employees, customers, invitees and others as per Section 1.04 of the Lease to the Premises, on Sundays, Building Holidays and outside Normal Business Hours on other days, access to the Premises without proper and acceptable identification may be refused. Tenant shall provide Landlord with a current security access list for all persons with authorized access to the Premises after Normal Business Hours. All changes, deletions and additions to said security access list shall be the sole responsibility of Tenant and shall be made in writing to Landlord. Tenant shall be responsible for all persons to whom it has issued keys and/or security access cards and shall be liable to Landlord for all acts of such persons. A written request for additional cards is required from Tenant to Landlord. The Landlord and the Tenant acknowledge that it is intended that the Landlord shall provide Tenant with a maximum of 50 access cards without any additional expense, provided that any additional access cards provided to the Tenant as requested in writing by the Tenant, shall be at Tenant’s sole cost and expense.
- Signs, Directory and Building Address
Landlord may prescribe a uniform pattern of identification signs for Tenant to be placed on the outside of the entranceway leading into the Premises at Tenant’s expense and, other than such identification signs, Tenant shall not paint, display, exhibit, inscribe, place or affix any flag, sign, picture, advertisement, notice, lettering or direction on the outside or inside of the Premises for exterior view without the prior written consent of Landlord. Signs shall be manufactured and installed by persons approved by Landlord, failing which Landlord may remove same without liability, and may charge the expense incurred by such removal to Tenant.
- Building Directory
Landlord shall place Tenant’s name on the directory in the lobby of the Building. Landlord acknowledges that the Tenant shall have a maximum of two (2) staff members in the lobby area. Tenant shall not have the right to have additional names placed on the directory except at Tenant’s expense and with Landlord’s prior written consent.
Landlord shall designate the style, size and location of identification, and the Directory shall be located in an area designated by Landlord in the main lobby. After the Tenants initial sign, Tenant shall reimburse Landlord for the cost of any subsequent amendments that Tenant may from time to time request, and that are approved by Landlord.
- Use of Premises and Building
Tenant shall not overload any floor of the Premises nor shall it hang or suspend from any wall or ceiling or other part of the Building any of its equipment, displays, fixtures or signs without the prior written consent of Landlord.
If Tenant installs any electrical equipment which overloads the electrical facilities, it shall at its own expense make whatever changes are necessary to comply with the requirements of Landlord and its insurers and of the governmental authorities having jurisdiction, but not until it first submits to Landlord plans and specifications for the required work and obtains Landlord’s written approval to perform the same. The plumbing facilities within the Premises and the Building shall not be used for any other purpose than that for which they are installed, and no foreign substances of any kind shall be thrown or disposed of therein, and the expense of any breakage, stoppage or damage within the Premises shall be payable by Tenant as Rent.
Tenant shall not obstruct or encumber the sidewalks, plaza, entrances, lobbies, corridors, courts, elevators, escalators, vestibules or stairways in and about the Building or use them for any purpose other than ingress or egress from the Premises.
Neither Tenant nor any employee or invitee of Tenant shall go up on the roof of the Building except such roof or part thereof as may be contiguous to the Premises of a particular tenant and which is designated in writing by Landlord as a roof-deck or roof-garden area.
No cooking (except toaster oven) shall be done or permitted in the Premises except by the use of CSA approved equipment for brewing coffee, tea, hot chocolate and similar beverages. The use of CSA approved microwave ovens for heating (but not for cooking foods) shall be permitted, provided that such use is in accordance with all applicable federal, provincial and city laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations and provided that such use shall not result in any odours emanating from the Premises.
Tenant shall not use the Premises for lodging or sleeping or for manufacturing purposes.
Tenant must place and maintain business machines and other equipment in settings sufficient, in Landlord’s reasonable judgment, to absorb and prevent unreasonable vibration and prevent noise and annoyance.
Tenant shall not cover any windows and doors that reflect or admit light and air into the halls, passageways or other public places in the Building.
No parcels or other articles should be placed on interior or exterior window sills.
No fire exit doors shall be obstructed.
Tenant shall not use any telephone rooms located outside the Premises (whether for Tenant’s telecommunications or server equipment or otherwise) without the prior written agreement of Landlord.
Tenant shall not do or permit anything to be done in the Building, or bring or keep anything therein which is in any way hazardous or obstruct or interfere with the rights of other tenants or in any way injure or annoy them or Landlord, or violate or act contrary to the requirements of Landlord’s insurers.
Tenant shall not keep in the Premises or the Building any dangerous or explosive or corrosive materials or fluids or batteries or other goods containing dangerous, explosive or corrosive materials or fluids. Tenant shall not use or keep in the Premises or the Building any inflammable or combustible fluid or material other than limited quantities thereof reasonably necessary for the operation of Tenant’s business Tenant shall not, without Landlord’s prior written approval, use any method of heating or air-conditioning other than that supplied or approved by Landlord.
Tenant shall co-operate with Landlord in the holding of fire drills and in practising Building evacuation procedures.
Tenant shall ensure that the doors of the Premises are closed and locked, that all water faucets, water apparatus and powered equipment are shut off before Tenant or Tenant’s employees leave the Premises, so as to prevent waste or damage, and for any default or carelessness in this regard Tenant shall make good all injuries sustained by Landlord or other tenants or occupants of the Building. Landlord acknowledges that Tenant may leave its system server on at all times.
Tenant shall keep the doors to the Building corridors closed and locked at all times when not in use, except that the main entrance door to the Premises may be kept open during Normal Business Hours.
No additional locks or bolts of any kind shall be placed upon any of the doors or windows by any tenant, nor shall any changes be made in existing locks or the mechanism thereof. Lock cylinders and keys shall be changed by Landlord at Tenant’s expense upon receipt of written request from Tenant.
Tenant must, upon the termination of its tenancy, return to the Landlord all keys and/or access cards either furnished to, or otherwise procured by, such Tenant, and in the event of the loss of any keys so furnished, Tenant shall pay to Landlord the cost of replacement keys.
Building janitors and contract cleaners will be provided with a passkey to offices in the Building.
Any additional or customized security systems required by Tenant shall be subject to the prior written approval of Landlord, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld. Tenant shall be responsible for all costs associated with the installation, maintenance and removal of any such systems including, without limitation, the cost of any and all required permits.
- Receiving of Supplies and Use of Delivery Areas
All loading and unloading of merchandise, supplies, fixtures, equipment and furniture shall be made at such hours and in accordance with such rules as Landlord may reasonably prescribe.
The delivery or movement of any freight, furniture, safes or bulky matter of any description (collectively herein called “freight”) must take place during the hours which Landlord may reasonably determine from time to time and in the freight elevator if an elevator is to be used. The persons employed by Tenant for such work must be reasonably acceptable to Landlord and only hand trucks equipped with rubber tires and side guards may be used for moving freight in the Building. All freight entering or leaving the Building must be shipped through the loading area and the freight elevator. In no event shall freight be moved through the mall or ground floor entrances or lobbies to the Building. Landlord reserves the right to inspect all freight to be brought into the Building and to exclude from the Building all freight which violates any term of this Lease.
All carrying in or out of unusually heavy or bulky freight must take place only during hours selected by Landlord and then only with prior notice to and approval by Landlord. No loads beyond the rated capacity of elevators shall be brought into the Building. Landlord shall have the right to prescribe the location of heavy loads or objects and if considered necessary, the means to distribute the weight thereof (to no more than 75 pounds per square foot unless written approval is granted by Landlord). All costs incurred by Landlord with respect thereto will be charged to Tenant. Any damage to the Building caused by the Tenant or its contractor, delivery or moving service will be repaired by Landlord at Tenant’s expense and charged as Rent.
Tenant shall not permit any items delivered to or dispatched by it to create any mess or odour or to obstruct stairwells to the parkade or any other element of the Building.
Tenant shall not employ any person or persons other than Landlord’s janitor for the purpose of cleaning the Premises, unless otherwise agreed to by Landlord in writing, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld. Except with the written consent of Landlord no person or persons other than those approved by Landlord shall be permitted to enter the Building for the purpose of cleaning the same. Landlord shall not be responsible for any loss of or damage to Tenant’s property by the janitor, its employees or any other person performing janitorial services. The Tenant shall be responsible (as part of Operating Costs) for the costs of in-suite janitorial services over and above a Landlord capped contribution to cleaning the Premises based on One Dollar ($1.00) per square foot per annum throughout the Term and any renewal term (“Janitorial Cap”). Tenant shall permit window cleaners to clean the windows of the Premises both during Normal Business Hours and at other times, upon reasonable notice. The cost of the Landlord’s janitor shall be included in the calculation of the Operating Costs to the extent of the Janitorial Cap. The Landlord undertaking to his best efforts to arrange for competitive bids from any party providing janitorial services to the Building and work with the Tenant to maintain such costs so as to result in their being competitive and reasonable for similar types of buildings within the area.
- Pest Control
As an Operating Cost expense Landlord shall engage for the Premises at its sole cost and expense such pest extermination contractor as Landlord directs, and at such intervals as Landlord reasonably requires.
- Handling of Refuse
Tenant shall keep within the Premises, in covered fire-proof and vermin-proof containers, all trash and garbage until the appointed day for removal of such, and Tenant shall not burn or otherwise dispose of any trash or garbage in or about the Premises or anywhere else within the Building. The Landlord acknowledges and agrees that all trash from the Premises shall be kept outside in the rear of the Building (subject to the approval of municipal authorities having jurisdiction) without any additional cost to the Tenant.
Landlord shall provide Tenant with such recycling containers as are normally required to accommodate the volume of recycling material customarily generated by an office tenant. Any additional recycling containers shall be provided upon the request and at the cost of Tenant.
- Maintenance Requests
Maintenance requests will be attended to only if made to Landlord at the Building management office. Building employees will not perform any work or do anything outside of their regular duties, unless under special instructions from the office of Landlord.
- Alterations and Repairs
Tenant shall not mark, paint, drill into, or in any way deface any part of the Premises or the Building or paint the acoustic ceiling tile, suspension grid or light fixtures.
Tenant shall not install vinyl tile or sheet, hand tile, marble, wood parquet, carpet or similar floor covering so that it is directly affixed to the floor of the Premises without Landlord’s approval. No installation of communication or electrical equipment and no boring or cutting or stringing of wires, conduits and plumbing pipes shall be permitted except with the prior written consent of Landlord, and in accordance with any directions given by Landlord or its consultants.
No curtains, draperies, blinds, shutters, shades, screens or other coverings, hangings or decorations shall be attached to, hung or placed in, or used in connection with any window of the Building without the prior written consent of Landlord.
No file, cabinets, boxes, containers or similar items shall be placed in, against or adjacent to any window of the Building so as to be visible from the outside of the Building.
Tenant shall not install any radio, microwave or television antenna, loud speaker or other device on the roof or patio or exterior walls of the Building. No awnings, showcases, air-conditioning units or other items shall be put in front of or affixed to any part of the windows and exterior of the Building nor placed in the corridors or vestibules.
Tenant shall not alter the standard Building ceiling lighting or HVAC system or install any additional lighting or abnormal power consuming equipment without written approval of Landlord.
Tenant shall not erect, install, display, inscribe, paint or affix any sign, lettering or advertising medium to, upon or above the exterior of the Premises, nor use the interior glass surface of any show window or door, without Landlord’s prior written consent.
Canvassing, soliciting, distribution of handbills and peddling in the Building is prohibited and Tenant shall co-operate to prevent the same.
- Vending Machines
No vending or amusement apparatus shall be brought on to the Premises without the prior written consent of Landlord, except that vending machines may be installed within the Premises solely for the sale of foods and beverages to staff or those occupying the Premises.
- Bicycles and Vehicles
Bicycles and vehicles are to be parked or left or secured only in areas designated by the Landlord.
- Telecommunications Installation Process
Any and all access by Tenant or Tenant’s contactors to any portion of the Building other than the Premises for the purpose of installing, operating or maintaining telecommunications or other equipment shall be subject to the prior written approval of Landlord, which approval may be given or withheld in the sole and absolute discretion of Landlord. Any such approval by Landlord may be subject to such conditions as Landlord deems advisable including, without limitation, conditions as to timing of any work, the nature of the equipment to be installed and the contractors who will undertake the work. Tenant shall be responsible for all costs associated with any such installation, operation and maintenance including, without limitation, any and all related security costs. Tenant shall, if requested to do so by Landlord, promptly execute and deliver to Landlord as a condition of the installation, operation or maintenance of any equipment which Tenant may be permitted to install a license agreement in the standard form then used by Landlord for the Building (which standard form shall be reasonable).
Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in these Rules and Regulations have the meanings given them in the Lease.