Building Permits + Construction

From Permits to Turnkey Home Services

Specializing in residential construction in Toronto, Cityview Design Build provides integrated residential design, building permits services and construction for families & industry professionals in the Greater Toronto Area.

Our team has been involved with many home renovations, additions and complicated structural scope of work that required dedicated professionals such as Project Managers, Architects, Engineers and Contractors. Having a team of professionals who are committed to team work and execution is what we pride ourselves in.

 

Whether working with existing conditions or new builds, planning is always the first and most important step, having a proper game plan will ensure having a successful project!

Our Services

We Take Care of It All!

Committee of Adjustment Representation

During many additions or renovations you may encounter some zoning by-law issues regarding you proposed scope of work. Committee of Adjustment considers minor variance related to municipal zoning bylaws and grants consents required by the planning act. We will represent you in attempts to get approval for your minor variance.

Additions

An addition can include a side & rear addition, new attached garage, addition of level(s) above existing footprint and front porch enclosures. We prepare zoning drawings that illustrate scope of work along with required site calculations in order to submit for city examiner’s to review.

Load Bearing Wall Removal

We can remove load bearing walls and posts to create the open concept floor plan perfect for family gatherings. We strengthen existing beams, reinforce posts and introduce pad footings if needed.Everything gets inspected by city inspectors before closing up walls.

Basement Apartments & Underpinning

Basement apartments allow you take advantage of a demanding market and convert the unused floor space to extra income that increases value to your property. We work with your existing floor plans to create an ideal space with a separate entrance, at times requiring a basement walkout.

Interior Renovations

Certain interior renovations may not require permits such as interior decoration, changing of floors, new plumbing fixtures or new trim/doors. If you are proposing to renovate a kitchen/bathroom and changing location of shower, tub, sinks etc. a plumbing permit will be required.

Underpinning

Increase your basement headroom height by underpinning existing concrete footings. Whether you have a shared foundation wall or in close proximity to the adjacent building, with the proper planning it can be executed safely and effectively.

Our Process

How We Help to Make Your Dreams a Reality

01

Planning

Creating a plan that works for you!

We note existing conditions and discuss scope of work with homeowners and or

02

Design

Preliminary design to meet your unique requirements.

We obtain property surveys, schedule as-built drawings, and create preliminary floor plans to

03

Submission & Approvals

We will submit application for zoning review to ensure by-law compliance.

Once preliminary drawings are available including site statistics, floor plans and elevation required,

04

Committee of Adjustment

We will represent you and seek permission for altering or changing a lawful non –confirming use of land, buildings or structures.

During the zoning review you may encounter that the proposed scope of work

05

Building Permits

Obtain building permits in compliance with the Ontario Building Code.

Final stage is providing full detailed design drawings that would demonstrate all technical

Resources

We Are Here To Help!

Get general information regarding zoning by-laws and illustrated diagrams to help understand commonly referred to terminology.

 

Toronto Zoning Information (link)

You can access existing surveys required when making applications to the city.  The following links are designated to help homeowners, REALTORS® and land professionals seeking the knowledge, tools and services to prevent and resolve property boundary issues and complete successful real estate transactions.

 

Protect Your Boundaries (link)

Land Survey Records (link)

Under the Building Code Act, a building permit is required for the construction and/or demolition of a new building, an addition, or material alteration of any building or structure. The following is a list of common projects that require or do not require a building permit.

City of Toronto “When Do I need a Building Permit?” (link)

General details and Information regarding the building permit process in Toronto. Details of how to apply, checking the status, building inspections etc.

 

City of Toronto’s Building & Construction Process (link)

View the city-wide zoning maps in PDF format. These are provided as a general overview. To find a zoning on a property use the Zoning By-law Interactive Map.

View illustrations on how to determine established grade, measure height, determine gross floor area and other measures.

Read about how the City is transitioning from the old zoning by-laws to the city-wide Zoning By-law.

Zoning By-Law Details (link)