The Ontario Building Code is administered by the Building and Development Branch of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The Building Code is a regulation made under the Building Code Act. It:
- focuses primarily on ensuring public safety in newly constructed buildings, but also supports the government's commitments to energy conservation, barrier-free accessibility and economic development
- sets out objectives and requirements for new construction
- does not provide standards for existing buildings, with the exception of small on-site sewage systems
- establishes the qualification and registration requirements in Ontario for certain building practitioners
For more information, please visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website.