Green Roofs

Construction Standards - Q & As

Q1. When will the Toronto Green Roof Construction Standard come into effect?

The Toronto Green Roof Construction Standard affects the design and construction of all green roofs under building permits applied for on or after January 31, 2010.

Q2. How do I apply for a building permit to construct a green roof?

As part of the Building Permit process for a Green Roof, Toronto Building staff must review your plans to ensure that they comply with the Toronto Green Roof Construction Standard, Ontario Building Code, local Zoning Bylaws and other Applicable Laws.

For more information on how to apply for a building permit click here. or contact the Toronto Building Customer Service Counter closest to you:
 

Toronto and East York District
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West
416-392-7539
Wards:
14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32

North York District
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street
416-395-7000
Wards:
8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34

Etobicoke York District
Etobicoke Civic Centre
2 Civic Centre Court
416-394-8002
Wards:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 17

Scarborough District
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
416-396-7526
Wards:
35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44


Q3. How much does a building permit for a green roof cost?

Building permit fees are set out in Chapter 363 of the Toronto Municipal Code and are based on a formula (service level index multiplied by area). The service level index (2009) for a building permit to construct a green roof is $4.82/m2. This fee will be adjusted annually consistent with other building permit fees.

Q4. Where can I get further information on the standard?

If you have further questions regarding development of the Toronto Green Roof Construction Standard, please contact Dylan Aster, Technical Advisor, Office of the Chief Building Official, Toronto Building, at (416) 338-5737 or daster@toronto.ca. General information on the City's green roof strategy can be found here.



 


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