When is a Building Permit required?
Under the Building Code Act, a building permit is required for the construction and/or demolition of a new building, an addition, or material alteration of any building or structure. The linked document provides a list of common projects that require or do not require a building permit.
Building Permit Definitions
Changes to Fence Bylaw
In April, 2018 SAHRA advised that the City of Toronto was reviewing Municipal Code Chapter 447 Fences.
The fence bylaw is a set of rules for all fences on private property in Toronto and has specific rules about pool fences to enhance safety around pools. The City held a public meeting on April 4, 2018 to seek input from the public on the fence bylaw.
The Licensing and Standards Committee submitted Recommendations to City Council for General Fence Requirements , Change Pool Enclosure Requirements, Opt Out of Line Fences Act and Administrative Changes. The Recommendations were approved by City Council on May 23, 2018.
You can review the changes at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2018.LS25.3.