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Building Code Act, 1992



Consolidation Period: From May 29, 2024 to the e-Laws currency date.

Note: THIS REGULATION IS NOT YET IN FORCE. It comes into force on January 1, 2025.

Last amendment: 203/24.

Legislative History: 203/24.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Building code

1. The code issued by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, part of National Research Council Canada, known as CCBFC NRCC-CONST-56435E, “National Building Code of Canada 2020”, as amended by the document entitled “Ontario Amendments to the National Building Code of Canada 2020”, dated April 5, 2024 and issued by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, are together adopted as the building code.

Note: On January 1, 2025, section 1 of the Regulation is amended by striking out “April 5, 2024” and substituting “May 15, 2024”. (See: O. Reg. 203/24, s. 1)


2. (1) Subject to subsection (2), Ontario Regulation 332/12 (Building Code) made under the Act, as it read on December 31, 2024, is deemed to continue in force with respect to construction,

(a)  for which a permit has been issued on or before December 31, 2024; or

(b)  for which the working drawings, plans and specifications are substantially completed on or before December 31, 2024, and for which an application for a permit is made before March 31, 2025 under that regulation, as it read on December 31, 2024.

Note: On January 1, 2025, clause 2 (1) (b) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “is made before” and substituting “is made on or before”. (See: O. Reg. 203/24, s. 2)

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply unless the construction is commenced within six months after the permit is issued.

3. Omitted (revokes other Regulations).

4. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).