Tents & Temporary Structures
Building Permit for the temporary construction of a structure, such as a Tent or a Temporary Sales Pavilion
All drawings to be drawn on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.
If drawings were prepared by a qualified designer (as defined under Div. C, Part 3, Section 3.2 of the Ontario Building Code), drawings must include the designer’s name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities.
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.
Survey or site plan showing property lines (referenced to a current survey)
Location of existing/proposed buildings and location of temporary structure(s) with dimensions and include setbacks to property lines & adjacent buildings/structures
Dimensioned plans of temporary structure
Dimensioned exterior elevations showing height(s)
Assembly Section with connection, anchorage and material details
Construction Details and Notes
Building materials & specifications of all structures & assemblies with typical construction sections and connection details. Provide certified tent details.
Apply by Email
Please note: not all projects are eligible for email submission. Review the list of eligible applications and detailed email submission process.
To submit an application by email please use the ‘Email’ button on top of the Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish.
Apply in Person
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 rewritable DVD or USB containing all the necessary materials for the eligible service requests.No paper copies will be required.
Building permit application form required for all submissions
Applicant/owner is required to pay a damage deposit as a protection guarantee against damage to the curb, sidewalk, road, public laneway, boulevard and other services as well as tracking mud on City streets, or failing to clear snow and ice from sidewalks while construction is in progress.
Required for all designers, except Engineers and Architects when applying for any Construction Permit. Property Owners, if exempted, from Qualification / Certification, they must fill-in the form to specify the reason for exemption.
Required for all projects except Part 9 residential to detail construction activities which may result in vibration and the necessary pre-construction and preventative measures which will be taken.
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.
Required for all projects where there is a potential for damage to private or City trees. Applicant is also responsible to comply with other tree protection bylaws http://www.toronto.ca/trees/
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).