On this page, you’ll find our updates to the building industry and copies of our annual workshop presentations.

On this page:

  1. Industry updates
  2. Annual workshop presentations

Industry updates

December 20, 2021

Interpretation changes relating to the Ontario Building Code:

  • Determination of Grade
  • Group E Restaurants and Group C Care Facilities

Download the interpretation changes

December 1, 2021

As of January 1, 2022, changes to the Ontario Building Code (OBC) related to stairs, guards and handrails will come into effect and may have significant impact to the construction and/or design of proposed projects or buildings.

Applications received after noon on Friday, December 31, 2021 will be reviewed under the new OBC provisions. Applications that have not been issued within 6 months of application filing or have not had construction start within 6 months of permit issuance will be cancelled.

We encourage all applicants, designers, and developers to review and implement these pending updates, as it relates to your project, as soon as possible.

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Annual workshop presentations

Every year our building team hosts an annual workshop for home builders, designers and contractors. These workshops let the industry know about recent or upcoming changes to the Ontario Building Code, changes to application requirements and standard procedures.

The presentation material from recent annual workshops are below. Please contact us if you have any questions.