Ontario Building Code
Ontario Pork provided input on the Ontario Building Code consultation, the purpose of which is to align the Ontario Building Code with the National Construction Codes to minimize new variations between the next edition of Ontario’s Building Code and the National Construction Codes.
The proposed changes come from a National Building Code Committee which is making recommendations to the National Farm Building Code for adoption in 2023 and might come into effect in Ontario in 2024. Each province decides if it will use the National Code or not; for farm buildings, currently, Ontario uses its own code.
In addition to items identified in the National Construction Codes consultation in March 2020, Ontario Pork also provided input on access to exits, perimeter doors being permitted to swing inward, and silos and grain storage bins.
The pork industry is dedicated to the safety of its structures and to human health and safety. Ontario’s pork producers are committed to ensuring that any proposed changes are reasonable and ensure continued safety for farm buildings and occupants.
Read more by downloading Ontario Pork’s submission, found below.
Last updated March 10, 2022