On September 23rd Ted McMeekin, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced amendments to the Ontario Building Code which will increase the allowable limit of stories on wood frame buildings from four to six, effective January 1, 2015.
This landmark decision, long advocated by the building industry and spearheaded by BILD (Building Industry and Land Development Association), OHBA (Ontario Home Builders’ Association) and RESCON (Residential Construction Council of Ontario), will introduce safe, affordable, design options to Ontario’s housing , rental and office markets. Importantly, it will unlock innovative development opportunities from the building community to assist Ontario’s towns and cities meet provincial Growth Plan goals.
Please visit the following link for the Province of Ontario’s news release and see the attached joint BILD,OHBA,RESCON release for more information.
BILD_OHBA_RESCON Press Release