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Planning to build a deck in your backyard? Add a family room?
Residential FASTRACK is a building permit service for certain types of home renovation projects in existing houses with one or two units. Previously, this service was available a half-day each week in Toronto's district offices. It is now available all day, every business day, at each of the four district offices. Our goal is to issue your permit while you wait. In certain circumstances, however, it may take up to 5 business days to complete the review.
For commercial and industrial property owners, please see the Commercial Xpress page.
Residential FASTRACK projects include:
Homeowners, or their contractors or agents, can submit their completed applications at the district office in the area of their renovation projects. Whenever possible, Toronto Building will issue a permit over-the-counter as the applicant waits.
- first floor and basement additions, up to 50 square metres
- minor interior alterations (not including the creation of second suites)
- decks, verandahs and porches
- garages and carports
- accessory structures (such as gazebos and storage sheds)
- basement entrances, underpinning
- pool enclosures
What documents do you need?
Note: Effective November 12, 2012 FASTRACK applications must be submitted on a rewritable DVD or on a page with a maximum dimension of 11" X 17" to facilitate scanning.
If you are submitting your application on a rewritable DVD please include an electronic copy of the forms as well as the drawings on the DVD. The forms can be downloaded from our forms page and completed electronically. For more information please consult our Electronic Submission Guidelines.
Note: Documents must be prepared by either the homeowner or a "Designer" qualified under O.Reg. 305/03.
- Completed application form
- Full permit fee
- Before, November 12, 2012: Two copies of the following (to scale):
- fully-dimensioned site plan
- construction drawings of the proposed project
- On and After November 12, 2012: One copy of the following (to scale):
- fully-dimensioned site plan, maximum 11" X 17" page
- construction drawings of the proposed project, maximum 11" X 17" page
- Tree Declaration
Separate permits are required for plumbing, drains and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning).
How much will the building permit cost?
The fee for the building permit will depend on the project.
What's the procedure?
Once you've signed in, staff will review your application to determine whether your
building permit can be processed via FASTRACK. If other approvals are required or your plans are incomplete, you will be advised on-the-spot.
Help us protect your privacy
Please DO NOT include any personal information on your Building Plans (e.g., the homeowner's name or phone number). Building Plans submitted for Permit are subject to disclosure in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).
Who to contact?
Toronto Building Customer Service office locations:
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and East York District
Toronto City Hall
Queen Street West
14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
North York Civic Centre
8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34
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Civic Centre Court
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 17
150 Borough Drive
35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44