Toronto Building ensures that the buildings where we live, work and play are safe. Learn how to apply for a permit for your next building or home renovation project; read the latest news about building safety and regulations in Toronto; or find out more about an existing application.
Transition clauses in Chapter 2 of City Wide Zoning By-law 569-2013 provide relief from the requirements of the By-law for certain applications filed prior to May 9, 2013.These clauses will expire on May 9, 2016 and your application which may have relied upon the transition clauses may become affected. Learn more.
Toronto Building commissioned Ipsos Reid to conduct surveys of commercial stakeholders and homeowners that use its services. The 2015 survey was intended to assess the impact that a greater focus on electronic service delivery has had on customer satisfaction. See survey findings.
Effective January 1, 2016 user fees will increase by 2.23% based on an annual adjustment and inflation factor. A full list of 2016 fees can be found on our Fee Schedule.
Learn how to apply for one of three Preliminary Zoning Review Programs to determine what Zoning or Applicable Law requirements apply to your project before you make an application for a building permit.
Learn how to make an application for a Sign Permit in-person or by email.
Find out who to contact if you have a complaint about construction in your neighbourhood
Learn how to use Telepermit to request, reschedule, cancel or review a Building Inspection.
Drawing records of prior permit applications to Toronto Building may be requested as an Application for Routine Disclosure. Learn how to make a disclosure application or how to request other Toronto Building records.
Under the Building Code Act, a building permit is required for the construction and/or demolition of a new building, an addition, or material alteration of any building or structure. The following is a list of common projects that require or do not require a building permit:
Learn what is required to submit an application for a:
Calculated based on the work you propose in your application, the fee schedule lists the fee rate charged for each type of work proposed, and explains your payment options.
Information on the City of Toronto harmonized zoning bylaw and former zoning bylaws.
Useful resources about development in the City of Toronto and other agencies that regulate the construction or use of buildings, whose approvals may be required prior to the issuance of a building permit.
Learn about making a development and Committee of Adjustment application including an Official Plan Amendment, Zoning Bylaw Amendment, Site Plan Control, Part Lot Control, and Draft Plan of Subdivision.
If you are a homeowner or contractor planning a renovation, demolition, construction or landscaping project, you may need to apply for special permits if any part of the work takes place within the public right of way.
Learn about stormwater management and the actions you can take, and the approvals you may need, to reduce flooding and improve Toronto's water quality when undertaking a construction project, such as:
Learn about applying for a temporary sign permit. Temporary Signs include Portable Signs (including A-Frame Signs), Mobile Signs, Ground-Mounted Signs, and New Development Signs.