The  schedule below lists the various inspections that may be required for project which is a Large or Complex Buildings (Part 3 of the Ontario Building Code).
  • You are required to notify your inspector once your project is ready for each required inspection
  • Inspections will take place within the next two business days of the date you request
  • You must have your copy of the stamped permit plans available on site for the inspection
  • The inspector must be able to see the entire building element being inspected
  • Any elements which are covered before they have passed an inspection will have to be uncovered so they can be inspected

If you have any questions about the required inspections for your project, please contact your building inspector or local inspection office.

Type of Inspection When to Call for Inspection
Footings at completion of formwork, before pouring concrete
Foundations at completion
Structural framing at completion of structural framing for each storey
Fire separations and closures at completion of framing for wall, floor ad shaft fire separations including closures, continuity and fire stopping and before applying the interior finishes, spray fireproofing and lay-in tiles to ceilings
Insulation and vapour/air barrier at completion of insulation & vapour/air barrier and before installation of interior services
Fireplaces, gas appliances, and chimneys at commencement of installation
Life safety systems at completion of rough-in of the safety systems – referral to Toronto Fire Prevention
Occupancy consult your inspector
Final interior inspection at completion of interior construction, life safety systems and all fire separations and enclosures
Final exterior inspection at completion of grading, exterior finishes, fire routes, parking, hydrants and site amenities

Type of Inspection When to Call for Inspection
Site Meeting * at start of construction, special systems such as pools, window washing etc. should be discussed
Outside storm & sanitary sewers at completion, before back filling and ready for testing
Water service at completion, before back filling and ready for testing
Inside storm & sanitary sewers at completion, could be partial, ready for testing
Rough-in, water supply, drains, waste & vents at completion and ready for testing
Occupancy at completion of installation of all required fixtures
Final inspection at completion of installation of remaining fixtures
Final exterior inspection at completion of grading, exterior finishes, fire routes, parking, hydrants and site amenities

 

*Construction may be done in phases. Such projects may required additional inspections.

Type of Inspection When to Call for Inspection
Site Meeting * at start of construction, special systems such as pools, window washing etc. should be discussed
Rough-in HVAC/**air extraction at completion of rough-in, before installation of insulation, fire dampers & equipment
Rough-in kitchen exhaust system at completion of rough-in before concealment
Occupancy mechanical systems ready for testing
Final inspection completion of all equipment and/or mechanical systems
Final exterior inspection at completion of grading, exterior finishes, fire routes, parking, hydrants and site amenities

 

*Construction may be done in phases. Such projects may required additional inspections.

**Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning