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.
The City of Toronto hosted two workshop to discuss the elimination of the Gardiner Gateway Special Sign District (GG-SSD). The workshop presentation from May 14, 2014 is available for download in an accessible format (PDF).
The Ontario Building Code is changing effective January 1, 2014
The new Building Code can be found on e-laws, or for general information and highlights of related provisions of the 2012 Ontario Building Code can be found on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website. Transition rules can be found here.
Toronto Building now accepts applications for many types of building permits and other service requests by email and at any of our district customer service counters.
Toronto Building's Residential FASTRACK program has now been expanded to include additional project types and larger increases in floor area. This will allow for more homeowners and renovators to take advantage of this popular service when planning renovations or additions to homes.
Learn how to make an application for a Building Permit in-person or by email.
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.
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 applying for a temporary sign permit. Temporary Signs include Portable Signs (including A-Frame Signs), Mobile Signs, Ground-Mounted Signs, and New Development Signs.
A permit is required to remove, cut down or in any other way injure a tree with a diameter of 30 cm (12 inches or the approximate thickness of a telephone pole) or more on private property.