Building Permits

Commercial Xpress

Commercial Xpress is an enhanced Building Permit service for certain types of projects. Toronto Building's goal is to review eligible applications within 10 business days.

The following projects qualify for Commercial Xpress Service:

  • Interior alterations to Assembly, Business, Industrial, Office and Retail uses
    • Up to 300m2 in area
    • No change of use
    • No change in patron area for restaurants
  • Tents
  • Minor fire damage repair


Separate permits are required for plumbing, drains and HVAC. These permits do not qualify for Commercial Xpress.

What do I need to submit to make an application?


All forms can be downloaded from our forms page and completed electronically. For more information please consult our Electronic Submission Guidelines.

When and where?

Commercial Xpress service is available at any of our four district offices or through our email submission channel.

Help us protect your privacy

Please do not include any personal information on your building plans (e.g., the homeowner's name or phone number). Building plans submitted for permit are subject to disclosure in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).


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