The proposed regulations, which would be made under the Building Code Act, 1992, would establish changes for potential inclusion in the next edition of the Building Code (O. Reg. 88/19)

ERO number
013-0536
Notice type
Regulation
Posted by
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Comment period
July 14, 2017 - September 29, 2017 (77 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:
July 14, 2017
to September 29, 2017

Decision summary

The amending regulations to the Building Code, O. Reg. 88/19, was filed on May 2, 2019. The amending regulation is available on e-Laws, Ontario’s online databased of statues and regulations. See The Building Code is a regulation under the Building Code Act, 1992 (BCA).

Decision details

Decision details

On May 2, 2019, the Building Code was amended by Ontario Regulation 88/19. This amendment included provisions to align Ontario’s Building Code with the 2015 amendments to the National Construction Codes in the areas of:

  • fire safety measures include fire prevention and early detection and warning systems;
  • structural sufficiency of building to withstand external forces and improve resilience;
  • public health and safety requirements; and
  • accessibility requirements.

Ontario Regulation 88/19 includes new requirements related to enhancing water conservation provisions and support the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan.

There are no administrative costs associated with these amendments to the Building Code.

Comments received

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7

By email

0

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0
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Effects of consultation

The proposed amendments to the Building Code were posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 Environmental Registry on July 14, 2017 for a 77-day consultation period.

All comments were taken into consideration by the Ministry staff, the impacts of the proposed changes were considered throughout the review of the existing requirements in the Building Code.

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Original proposal

ERO number
013-0536
Notice type
Regulation
Posted by
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Proposal posted

Comment period

July 14, 2017 - September 29, 2017 (77 days)

Proposal details

Description of regulation

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA) is proposing to revoke the current version of the Building Code (Ontario Regulation 332/12) and replace it with a new edition under the Building Code Act, 1992. It is proposed that the new edition come into effect in January 2019.

As part of developing the next edition of the Building Code, MMA is seeking input on proposed requirements to support the implementation of the government’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP), which was released in June 2016. MMA is seeking input on proposed requirements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the building sector through changes to the Building Code.

Potential changes for the next edition of the Building Code that are being considered to reduce GHG emissions include:

  • Energy efficiency requirements for houses
  • Energy efficiency in large buildings
  • Energy efficient renovations in houses and large buildings
  • Electric vehicle charging in new multi-unit residential buildings
  • Other green technologies

Additionally, MMA is seeking input on potential changes that would support adaptation to climate change, specifically related to the potential for increased frequency of extreme weather events. These potential changes would include hurricane straps in new houses.

This consultation will also seek input on how to inform potential future changes to the Building Code that will support CCAP by promoting increased energy efficiency in Ontario, such as the commissioning of large buildings, adaptive thermostats and sub-metering.

Purpose of regulation

These changes that are being considered for the next edition of the Building Code would further promote energy efficient buildings in Ontario and help mitigate climate change by supporting GHG emissions reductions in Ontario and by moving other buildings toward net-zero in the future.

The potential changes would recognize the government’s commitment to mitigate climate change by promoting increased energy efficiency of new construction and some existing buildings, therefore enabling buildings to reach the established GHG emissions reductions targets outlined in the Climate Change Action Plan.

Other information

More information on potential changes to the Building Code is available on the Building Code website.

When submitting your feedback please remember to include:

  • Your name
  • Whether you are responding on behalf of yourself or an organization

Any questions on the consultation process, collection of information and access to the consultation document may be directed to: buildingcode.consultation@ontario.ca

Public consultation

This proposal was posted for a 77 day public review and comment period starting July 14, 2017. Comments were to be received by September 29, 2017.

All comments received during the comment period are being considered as part of the decision-making process by the Ministry.

Please Note: All comments and submissions received have become part of the public record.

Other public consultation opportunities

If you have any questions regarding the next edition of the Building Code, including timeframes for in-effect dates, please visit the Building Code website.

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Important notice: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, viewing supporting materials in person is not available at this time.

Please reach out to the Contact listed in this notice to see if alternate arrangements can be made.

Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from July 14, 2017
to September 29, 2017

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Building and Development Branch
Address

777 Bay Street
2nd floor
Toronto, ON
M5G 2E5
Canada

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