Regulation made under Ontario Regulation 332/12 (Building Code) made under the Building Code Act, 1992

ERO number
019-1332
Notice type
Regulation
Act
Building Code Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c. 23
Posted by
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Comment period
February 18, 2020 - April 3, 2020 (45 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:
February 18, 2020
to April 3, 2020

Decision summary

The amending regulation to the Building Code, O. Reg. 762/20, was filed on December 16, 2020. It is available on e-Laws, Ontario’s online database of statutes and regulations.

Decision details

The Building Code (Ontario Regulation 332/12) was amended by Ontario Regulation 762/20 on December 16, 2020.

Ontario Regulation 762/20 amends the lists of “applicable law” prescribed under the Building Code Act, 1992, in relation to building permits located on or near designated transit corridor lands as identified in an Order in Council to be brought forward by the Minister of Transportation under the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020. As per the amendment, projects located in the transit corridor control areas will require a corridor permit (issued by the Minister of MTO or delegated authority) as part of an application for a building permit.

This consequential amendment to the Building Code gives the province the tools needed to support priority transit projects.

There are no administrative costs associated with this amendment to the Building Code.

Comments received

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Effects of consultation

The proposed amendments to the Building Code were posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario on February 18, 2020 for a 45-day consultation period.

The Toronto Region Conservation Authority submitted comments on the proposal. There comments requested that Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act continue to be included as applicable law in the Building Code and that Conservation Authorities be included in early stages of the planning of any designated transit routes.

The comments from the Toronto Region Conservation Authority do not pertain specifically to the proposed regulation. The Ministry of Transportation has a copy to these comments.

All comments were taken into consideration by Ministry staff, and 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
019-1332
Notice type
Regulation
Act
Building Code Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c. 23
Posted by
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Proposal posted

Comment period

February 18, 2020 - April 3, 2020 (45 days)

Proposal details

Proposal details

In the 2019 Ontario Budget, the Province announced its plan to build new transit faster – with the goal of making public transit an attractive, affordable and low-stress alternative to get people where they want to go, when they want to get there. The “New Subway Transit Plan for the GTHA” contains ambitious commitments for four priority transit projects :

  • Ontario Line
  • Three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension
  • Yonge North Subway Extension
  • Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

The government has introduced new legislation, Bill 171, the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020, which, if passed, would give the province the tools needed to make sure these four priority transit projects are built on time.

If passed, the legislation would allow the Lieutenant Governor in Council to designate land as transit corridor land. A person would then need to obtain a corridor development permit for development and construction activities on or near transit corridor land that may require coordination with subway construction.

If the legislation is passed, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing would also propose amending the “applicable law” provisions in the Building Code. This proposed consequential amendment to the Building Code would require that corridor development permits for new development on or near the transit corridor land are received prior to a chief building official issuing a building permit.

More detailed information on the proposed legislation is available from the Ministry of Transportation

Proposed changes

The government is proposing a change to Ontario Regulation 332/12 (Building Code) made under the Building Code Act, 1992, to amend the lists of “applicable law” prescribed under the Building Code Act, 1992, in relation to building permits located on or near the designated transit corridor land as identified in an Order in Council to be brought forward by the Minister of Transportation under the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020 (if passed).

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

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Building and Development Branch
Address

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

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Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from February 18, 2020
to April 3, 2020

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Toronto, ON
M5G 2E5
Canada

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