Bill 13 2013
An Act to amend the Building Code Act, 1992 with respect to the height of wood frame buildings
Note: This Act amends the Building Code Act, 1992. For the legislative history of the Act, see the Table of Consolidated Public Statutes – Detailed Legislative History at www.e-Laws.gov.on.ca.
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1. The Building Code Act, 1992 is amended by adding the following section:
Wood Frame Buildings
Building code restriction, wood frame buildings
30.1 (1) The building code shall not prohibit a building that is six storeys or less in building height from being of wood frame construction.
(2) For greater certainty, subsection (1) does not prevent the building code from,
(a) imposing requirements on buildings of wood frame construction; and
(b) prohibiting specified classes of buildings from being of wood frame construction.
2. This Act comes into force four months after the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the Ontario Forestry Industry Revitalization Act (Height of Wood Frame Buildings), 2013.
The Bill amends the Building Code Act, 1992 to provide that the building code shall not prohibit a building that is six storeys or less in building height from being of wood frame construction. This does not prevent the code from imposing requirements on or prohibiting specified classes of wood frame buildings.