Getting a building permit in Toronto is not a walk in the park, but if you want to build a house it’s necessary according to the Ontario Building Code Act.
You also need a registered builder and architect while submitting your application.
Each type of construction project in Toronto requires different permit applications—new house, interior alterations, residential basement entrances etc.
If you’re building a new home, you can bet it’s going to be a good afternoon of paperwork!
Toronto Building Permit Requirements
The Garages and Carports building requirement, for example, requires all drawings to be drawn on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.
If the drawings were prepared by a qualified designer, they must include the designer’s name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design.
You will probably need an experienced team to collaborate with during the permit application process.
Building Permit Timeline
According to toronto.ca it can take 15 days for a small building, 20 days for a large building and up to 30 days for complex buildings to get response from Toronto Building. But overall you should receive your response within 1 month at the latest.
Providing the application meets zoning requirements & submitted drawings provide the necessary information, it will be approved.
Otherwise, you may have to come back with new drawings to meet the city’s objections.
Manditory Building Inspection Stage
Every Toronto building project needs to pass the building inspection stage. At the end of construction the city will check that you’ve met the building guidelines set out by the permits.
If you have already applied for inspection, you can check the status of your inspection here.