At Tignum we are dedicated to helping you navigate all of the steps to obtaining your building permit. We assist by preparing the necessary documents, assembling all necessary forms required by the municipality, and answering questions that arise from the municipality as well as the building or land owner.
All designs for buildings in Ontario must comply with the Ontario Building Code. The team at Tignum will prepare drawings in conformance with Building Code requirements prior to submitting your application to the municipality.Our services include, but are not limited to:
In order to legally construct a building in Ontario, you need to acquire a building permit form the local municipality. We have completed over 200 permit applications for the city of Toronto alone. Our services include, but are not limited to:
It is common when undertaking a construction project to have to remove or injure adjacent trees or root systems. Many trees cannot simply be “harmed” and the municipality must review your plan and provide a permit for a tree to be injured or removed. Our services include, but are not limited to:
Application for a zoning certificate prior to submitting the building permit application can help in ensuring the designs comply with the municipal zoning by-laws.
When a design is known to infringe upon municipal zoning by-laws an application can be submitted to the Committee of Adjustment for a minor variance. A Preliminary Project Review provides a summary of the zoning infringement which can be submitted when applying to the Committee of Adjustment.
LPAT’s are administrative bodies that help resolve disputes related to: (1) land use planning applications, such as subdivisions, land severances and minor variances, and (2) planning documents, such as official plans and zoning bylaws.
Appeals to decisions are relatively infrequent but they are not uncommon. Tignum guides clients throughout this process and provides the necessary skill and expertise to defend an application at LPAT’s.