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Public consultations underway for Ontario’s new Building Code


October 18, 2010
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Oct. 18, 2010 – The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) has begun work on the development of the next edition of the Building Code. Public consultations play a key role in the development of the Building Code, and MMAH is seeking your views on potential changes that might be included in the next edition.

Oct. 18, 2010 – The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) has begun work on the development of the next edition of the Building Code. Public consultations play a key role in the development of the Building Code, and MMAH is seeking your views on potential changes that might be included in the next edition.

It is anticipated that the next edition of the Building Code will be filed with the Registrar of Regulations by mid 2011. Consistent with broader government priorities, the main themes of the next edition are expected to include support for the economy, promoting a greener Ontario, enhancing barrier-free accessibility and increasing public safety.

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The Building Code Act, 1992 (the Act) is the legislative framework governing the construction, renovation, change of use and demolition of buildings in Ontario.  The Building Code is a regulation authorized by the Act, and sets out detailed administrative and technical requirements.  

Locations and dates for the first round of public consultations are listed below. Sessions are expected to last about 2.5 hours.

Time & Date  
 Location 
1:30 pm
October 18, 2010

 
Council Chambers
 
101 Centrepointe Drive, 2nd. Floor
 
Ottawa

1:00 pm
October 19, 2010

 
Living Arts Centre
 
4141 Living Arts Drive
 
Mississauga

1:00 pm
October 21, 2010

 
TravelLodge Airlane Hotel
 
698 Arthur Street West
 
Thunder Bay

10:00 am
October 26, 2010

 
Best Western Lamplighter Inn
 
591 Wellington Road South
 
London
 
9:00 am
October 27, 2010

 
Monte Carlo Inn
 
8900 Woodbine Ave.
 
Markham

1:00 pm
October 28, 2010

 
Council Chambers
 
200 Brady Street
 
Sudbury

For more details on the consultation, the proposed changes and the times and locations of the information sessions, please see the consultation paper, located at www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page8505.aspx .


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