Annotated Ontario Building Code Act

ebook Volume 1

By John Mascarin

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The legal reference you need for the BCA

Well-received and highly recommended by building officials and construction practitioners, Annotated Ontario Building Code Act, 2024 Edition is the only legal source you need for the Building Code Act, 1992 and the 2012 Ontario Building Code. With section-by-section commentary on the statute and numerous user-friendly and time-saving features, this comprehensive reference will noticeably speed up your research. Coverage includes unreported cases, giving you the full information that you need.

Practical advice and valuable insights are offered by Jeffrey L. Levitt and John Mascarin, leading experts in the field of building and construction legislation who have variously advised and represented the province, municipalities, building practitioners and consultants with respect to the legislation.

Features and Benefits

This unique resource allows you to gain a thorough grasp of this complex statute by providing you with:

  • Full text of the statute – as amended and consolidated
  • Overview commentary – outline of objectives and features of the legislation
  • Section-by-section commentary – a practical and succinct analysis of each provision of this complex statute, including all recent amendments
  • Case law annotations – specific, concise, and to the point summaries of all relevant case law under the statute
  • Coverage of unreported cases – access to judgments and decisions not readily available elsewhere
  • Tables of concordance – comparisons of the provisions of the current Act and the 2012 Ontario Building Code to their predecessors
  • Legislative histories – a complete and detailed history of each section of the Act from its legislative origin
  • History of building regulation in Ontario – understand the context and evolution of the statute

    Considerable Time-Saving Features

  • Sub-headed annotations – functional and time-saving research by topic
  • Comprehensive bibliography – all secondary sources in one place
  • Detailed cross-references – to the 2012 Ontario Building Code
  • Subject index – locate relevant information quickly

    Highlights of the 2024 Edition

  • Significant new court decisions such as:
    • Breen v. Lake of Bays (Township), [2022] O.J. No. 3862, [2023] I.L.R. para. G 2890 (C.A.) on the Court of Appeal's formulation of the regulatory regime of the Building Code Act, 1992, and on closing building permit files without final inspections
    • 1672736 Ontario Inc. v. Mississauga (City) Chief Building Official, [2022] O.J. No. 4777 (S.C.J.) and Taylor v. Vancouver (City), [2022] B.C.J. No. 1605 (S.C.), on the proper role of administrative policies in a building department's operations
    • Windsor (City) v. Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 543 (De Simone Grievance), [2012] O.L.A.A. No. 359, 221 L.A.C. (4th) 208, 111 C.L.A.S. 285 (O.L.L.A.) on conflict of interest arising from outside architectural building design activities of building inspectors
    • Clark v. Kelowna (City), [2004] B.C.J. No. 98 0, 197 B.C.A.C. 138, 50 M.P.L.R. (3d) 263 (C.A.) on whether statutory declarations given by applicants for building permits bind subsequent owners of the property as covenants, and whether authorization under a building permit to construct additional living facilities, such as summer kitchens or facilities for extended family, amounts to permission to use them as rental units
    • Portman v. Midwest Property Management, 2022 CanLII 69462 (N T H R A P) on...
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