Toronto Building

Residential FASTRACK

Residential FASTRACK is an enhanced Building Permit service for certain types of projects in existing houses containing one or two dwelling units. Toronto Building's goal is to review eligible applications within 5 business days.

The following projects qualify for FASTRACK service:


  • additions with cumulative areas up to 100 m2 on all floor levels
  • minor interior alterations
  • second suite to residential dwellings
  • conversion from up to 3 residential units to a single family dwelling
  • decks, verandahs, porches and canopies
  • garages and carports
  • accessory structures (such as gazebos and storage sheds)
  • basement entrances, underpinning
  • pool fence enclosures
  • fire damage repairs
  • plumbing permits for residential dwellings
  • HVAC for Residential FASTRACK permits after issuance of related building permits
  • revisions to Residential FASTRACK Permits


Homeowners, or their contractors or agents, can submit their completed applications at the district office in the area of their renovation projects. Applications for FASTRACK projects may also be submitted by email.

What do I need to submit to make an application?

An applications must be submitted by email or in-person on a rewritable DVD or USB. All drawings must be formatted for a page with a maximum dimension of 11" X 17' to facilitate scanning, if necessary. Please include an electronic copy of all forms as well as the drawings on the DVD or USB. For more information please consult our Electronic Submission Guidelines.


Note: Documents must be prepared by either the homeowner or a Designer qualified under Building Code Act, 1992 and the 2012 Building Code.

What's the procedure?

When you have signed in at the counter, staff will review your application to determine whether your building permit can be processed via FASTRACK. If other approvals are required or your plans are incomplete, you will be advised on-the-spot.

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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