(a) The Landlord may from time to time adopt appropriate systems and procedures for the security and safety of the Building and the tenants and occupants and contents thereof, and the Tenant shall comply with the Landlord’s requirements in respect of such systems and procedures.
(b) The Tenant shall participate in fire drills and evacuations of the Building as directed by the Landlord. In the event of an emergency, the Tenant shall vacate the Building if the Landlord or any public authority so directs in the manner prescribed by the Landlord or such public authority.
(c) The Tenant shall not keep any inflammable oils or other inflammable, dangerous, corrosive or explosive materials in the Premises or the Project, save and except for incidental amounts used in the Tenant’s business operations and kept and used in accordance with all Applicable Laws.
(d) The Tenant shall not bring any weapons, including firearms, knives (except normal kitchen utensils and office equipment such as scissors), fireworks or other similar implements, into the Premises or the Project at any time.
(2) Use of Premises
The Tenant shall not use or permit the Premises to be used for residential, lodging or sleeping purposes, or for the storage of personal effects or articles not required for business purposes.
(3) Operation of Premises
(a) The Tenant shall place all refuse in the receptacles provided by the Tenant in the Premises or in the receptacles (if any) provided by the Landlord for the Building, and shall otherwise keep the Lands and the Project and the sidewalks and driveways outside the Project free of all refuse.
(b) The Tenant shall neither obstruct nor use the entrances, passages, escalators, elevators and staircases of the Project or the sidewalks and driveways outside the Project for any purpose other than ingress to and egress from the Premises and the Project.
(c) Where possible, the Tenant shall use compact fluorescent light bulbs in portable indirect lighting, provided such compact fluorescent bulbs are of low mercury content and suitable for landfill.
(d) The Landlord shall be entitled to refuse to collect refuse and recyclables if not properly sorted into the appropriate recyclable container, and the Landlord shall be entitled to charge the Tenant for any costs it incurs as a result of the Tenant’s failure to comply with the Project recycling program.
(e) The Tenant agrees to co-operate with the Landlord to conserve energy and lower energy demand and consumption when reasonably requested to do so by the Landlord, including, without limitation, participating in all Building recycling, energy reduction and water conservation programs (such as, by way of example, keeping window coverings drawn, turning off lights in unoccupied areas and raising/lowering temperatures to accommodate utility demand reductions) as may be determined by the Landlord from time to time.
(4) Repair, Maintenance, Alterations and Improvements
The Tenant shall carry out the Tenant’s repair, maintenance, alterations and improvements in the Premises in compliance with the requirements of this Lease and the Building Management Plan, and only during times agreed to in advance by the Landlord and in a manner which will not interfere with the rights of other tenants in the Project.
The Tenant shall not make or receive any deliveries from or to the Premises except through the entrances, elevators and corridors and at the times designated by the Landlord.
(6) Articles and Equipment
(a) Any furniture or equipment being moved in or out of the Premises by the Tenant shall be moved through the entrances, elevators and corridors and at the times designated by the Landlord. All appliances used to move articles in or out of the Premises shall be equipped with rubber tires, slide guards and any other safeguards required by the Landlord.
(b) The Tenant shall not place in or move about the Premises any heavy machinery or equipment or anything liable to injure or destroy any part of the Premises or the Project without the prior written consent of the Landlord.
(c) The Tenant may be required to report to the Building manager as to whether items of equipment purchased by the Tenant for use within the Premises are Energy Star, EcoLogoTM, Green SealTM or otherwise approved by a credible authority (as determined by the Landlord, acting reasonably) as environmentally friendly.
(d) Except as may be expressly permitted by the Landlord, the Tenant shall not permit the use of, within its Premises, any stand-alone energy intensive equipment designed to modify indoor air temperature or humidity, such as portable air conditioners, space heaters, humidifiers or dehumidifiers.
The Tenant shall not install curtains, blinds or other window coverings without the prior written consent of the Landlord. Window coverings that are installed by the Tenant shall comply with the Landlord’s uniform scheme for the Building.
(8) Washrooms and Water Fixtures
The Tenant shall be permitted to use those washrooms on the floor of the Building on which the Premises are situated or, in lieu thereof, those washrooms designated by the Landlord from time to time. The Tenant shall not use the washrooms or other water fixtures for any purposes other than those for which they were intended, and no sweepings, rubbish, rags, ashes or other substances shall be thrown into them.
(9) Locks and Security Systems
The Landlord may from time to time install and change locks and/or security systems on entrances to the Premises and the Building. The Tenant shall be supplied with a reasonable number of keys or other entry devices for each installation. Any additional keys or entry devices required by the Tenant must be obtained from the Landlord at the Tenant’s expense. The Tenant shall not place or cause to be placed any additional locks or security systems on entrances to the Premises without the prior written consent of the Landlord. At the end of the Term, the Tenant shall return to the Landlord all keys and other entry devices for the Premises and the Building which are in the possession of the Tenant. If without the Landlord’s consent, the Tenant installs lock(s) incompatible with the Building master locking system:
(a) the Landlord, without abatement of Rent, shall be relieved of any obligation under this Lease to provide any service to the affected areas which require access;
(b) the Tenant shall indemnify the Landlord against any expense as a result of forced entry thereto which may be required in an emergency; and
(c) the Landlord may at any time remove such lock(s) at the Tenant’s expense.
(10) Bicycles and Vehicles
The Tenant shall not bring any bicycles or other vehicles within any part of the Lands or Project except in such area or areas designated by the Landlord from time to time.
(11) Animals and Birds
The Tenant shall not bring any animals (except dogs assisting the disabled) or birds within any part of the Lands or Project without the consent of the Landlord.
(12) Indoor Plants and Vegetation, and Pest Control
The Tenant shall ensure that no unapproved pesticides or herbicides are used within the Premises. The Tenant shall maintain any indoor plants and vegetation within the Premises in a healthy state, provided that any fertilizers used shall meet EcoLogoTM, Green SealTM or equivalent standards.
(13) Antennae, Satellite Dish
The Tenant shall not install any radio or television antenna or satellite dish on any part of the Lands or Project without the prior written consent of the Landlord.
The Tenant shall not permit smoking in any part of the Project, including the Premises, except in areas, if any, expressly designated by the Landlord for such purpose.
(15) Canvassing, Soliciting and Peddling
Canvassing, soliciting and peddling in or about the Lands and Project are prohibited.
(16) Employees, Agents and Invitees
In these Rules and Regulations, “Tenant” includes the employees, agents, invitees and licensees of the Tenant and others permitted by the Tenant to use or occupy the Premises.
(17) Health Screening
The Landlord shall be entitled, during such time as there is an Emergency or an Emergency Plan is in effect, to require all occupants to comply with reasonable measures imposed in respect thereof by the Landlord, including health screening, the use of hand washing and other sanitation products directly related to the management of the health threat, attendance at mandatory training sessions, and the use of additional protective clothing, such as protective barriers, gloves and masks, by all occupants, invitees and tenants.
(18) Access During Emergency
During an Emergency, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Landlord shall have the right to:
(a) require the Tenant to maintain a log of all Persons accessing the Premises;
(b) restrict access to the Building through designated entrance doors only;
(c) require Persons accessing the Building to participate in any health screening measures and/or procedures; and
(e) enter the Premises at any time without notice, whether or not for decontamination purposes, as may be determined necessary by the Landlord, whether or not a public order by any Authority has been issued to do so.
(19) Disclosure by Tenant
The Tenant shall, immediately upon becoming aware of same, inform the Landlord of any outbreak of an infectious disease amongst its employees where such outbreak may impact the health and/or safety of other tenants in the Project or lead to an Emergency, notwithstanding that the Landlord may have no obligation in respect of the same. The provisions of this Section 19 shall not be interpreted so as to imply or impose any obligation whatsoever upon the Landlord.
(20) Emergency Drills
The Tenant shall participate in any Emergency drill that the Landlord shall choose to implement, acting reasonably, in preparation for an Emergency.