Service Description

Evaluation of an Alternative Solution or Material Evaluation under the objective-based Building Code.

Service Outcome

Approved Alternative Solution or Material Evaluation

All drawings, reports, and forms, including the completed Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish, must be provided in a PDF format on a re-writable DVD, USB or submitted by email.

Include any supporting documents with worksheet, as a single PDF document.

Please note: not all projects are eligible for email submission. Review the list of eligible applications.

To submit an application by email please use the ‘Email’ button on top of the Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish.

‘No-Wrong-Counter’ Applications

Customers also have the option to attend ANY Toronto Building Customer Service counter to make an application for any of the services listed above. Customers will be asked to present a re-writable DVD or USB containing all the necessary materials for the eligible service requests. No paper copies will be required.

Alternative Solution Evaluation Form PDF

Alternative Solution Evaluation Form .docx

Required when applying for alternative solution evaluation under the objective based code. Please attach all reference documents to this form, and submit your application as a single PDF file. Only a qualified designer may apply for an Alternative Solution evaluation.

If you are using the Word (docx) version, please convert the form to a PDF format before submitting it to Toronto Building.


Commitment to General Reviews By Architect and Engineer

Required for all buildings where professional design and field review is required by the Ontario Building Code. This Commitment form must be signed by the owner or agent and the professional architect, engineer, or consultant.

 Fee Effective Jan. 1, 2020
Alternative Solution Submission  $2,189.64