/increased digitization of the approval process to allow e-permitting by municipalities and ease the use and understanding of the Ontario Building Code.
In addition, he said the province will help local governments hire more building inspectors, and take steps to ensure that, “registered building professionals remain up-to-date on building code requirements.”
“The great frustration in the field is that we have a prescriptive code, which tells you exactly how the house should be built, but attached to it we have the objective pathway, where innovation, creativity and other expertise like engineering and architecture come in.”
The Ontario government is inviting the public and industry to present their thoughts on the proposed changes. Submissions can be completed online or in person at one of several regional information sessions to be held around the province later this year.