Toronto Building

Contact Toronto Building

To make general inquiries, locate a Toronto Building customer service location, make an over-the-phone payment, book an inspection, or for development application inquiries, please review the following information.


Customer service inquiries

Inquiries by Phone

General Customer Service Inquiries can be made by calling 416-397-5330 Monday to Friday from 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. 

Inquiries at our Customer Service Counter

Service Hours: Customer service counters are open Monday to Friday from 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. 

Note: To be served promptly when visiting a customer service counter, please sign in when you arrive to secure your place in line and for same-day customer service, please arrive and sign in no later than 3:30p.m.

Customer Service Counter Locations

A.

Toronto and East York District
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Ground Floor West Tower
Toronto ON  M5H 2N2
Wards Served: 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32

B.

North York District
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street, Ground Floor
Toronto ON  M2N 5V7
Wards Served: 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34

C.

Etobicoke York District
Etobicoke
2 Civic Centre Court, 1st Floor
Toronto ON  M9C 2Y2
Wards Served: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 17

D.

Scarborough District
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive, 3rd Floor
Toronto ON  M1P 4N7
Wards Served: 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44

Search to find your ward by entering your address on the Toronto Map-It Application, then check the City-wide Ward Boundary Map to find the customer service office serving your ward. 

Payments by Phone

To use the Toronto Building Fee Payment Line service, please call (416) 397-5222. Before you make your call, follow the Accepted Methods of Payment (above). Please ensure that you are an authorized cardholder and be prepared to provide an email address along with the application folder number (i.e., 13-123456 ABC 00) for which you are remitting payment. Toronto Building will process the payment for the authorized credit card holder and he/she will receive a receipt by email.

Accepted Methods of Payment & Limits

Building Permit Fees may be paid by cash, cheque, debit card, Visa or MasterCard.

  • Payment by Visa, MasterCard or Amex is limited to a maximum of $20,000.00. Any balance of payment may be paid by cash, cheque, or debit card by visiting one of Toronto Building's customer service counters.
  • Payment by personal or company cheque that is less than $2,000.00 must be certified.
  • Payment of any applicable Parkland Dedication, Development Charges, Educational Development Charges, or Planning Benefits, including other development related fees, must be made in person and paid by certified cheque only. All cheques are to be made payable to: "The Treasurer - City of Toronto."

No permit will be issued until all fees are paid. However, for projects with fees greater than $20,000, a partial permit for excavation and shoring may be issued if the required deposit is made on the building permit fee.

 

Book an inspection

To Book an Inspection, a request may be submitted online through the Toronto Building Inspection Request system.

You may also call or visit one of the following locations within the Ward and District where the property is located. To locate the Ward, please see Customer service above then review all the information regarding the TelePermit inspection system and when to call to book an inspection.

TelePermit inspection system

Toronto Building TelePermit gives building permit holders seven day-a-week access to request, cancel, or reschedule an inspection. Inspections are held Monday to Friday during normal business hours.

TelePermit also lets permit holders listen to inspection results and gives them the option of having a printed inspection status report sent to their fax or email (for the printed report, a fee of $27.50 applies).

Using TelePermit, you can:

  • schedule, cancel and re-schedule an inspection
  • review an upcoming inspection
  • listen to inspection results or purchase an inspection report

To use the system, using the number below call the District that issued your permit:

Toronto East York District
95 The Esplanade, Grnd floor
Toronto, M5E 2A2
416-338-0700
North York District
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street
416-395-7541
Etobicoke York District
Etobicoke
2 Civic Centre Court
416-394-8055
Scarborough District
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
416-396-7322

 

 

Development application inquiries

Development application inquiries are for property owners, developers, builders and others interested in obtaining planning approvals for developing property in the City of Toronto. If you have questions about development application, planning approvals or developing property please contact one of the planning consultants listed below, or visit Developing Toronto.

Toronto & East York District
Peter Raynes 
Planning Consultant (Acting)
Peter.Raynes@toronto.ca 
416-392-4945

North York District
Sean Fitzpatrick
Planning Consultant
Sean.Fitzpatrick@toronto.ca 
416-395-7531

 

Etobicoke York District
Amanda Rocchese
Planning Consultant (Acting)
Amanda.Rocchese@toronto.ca 
416-394-5463

Scarborough District
Lorna McGrath
Planning Consultant (Acting)
Lorna.Mcgrath@toronto.ca
416-396-4242

Appointment scheduling for submission of major projects

You can contact the district Building Consultant to book a reserved time to come and discuss submission requirements or to submit your building application for a Major Project.

Definition of a Major Project:

  • Projects where the construction value equals or exceeds $2M but excluding single family dwellings, semi-detached dwellings and interior alterations.
  • Developments where subdivision agreements are required.
  • Any other project identified by the Plan Review Manager. 

Toronto East York District
Michael Swann
Building Consultant
Michael.Swann@toronto.ca
416-392-7575

North York District
Rocco Nardi
Building Consultant
Rocco.Nardi@toronto.ca
416-395-7507 

Etobicoke York District
Raymond Siochi 
Building Consultant
Raymond.Siochi@toronto.ca
416-394-8024 
Scarborough District
Cesar Ramires
Building Consultant
Cesar.Ramires@toronto.ca
416-396-5207


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