What is Fire Code Retrofit?

Retrofit legislation as described in Part 9 of the Fire Code addresses the upgrade of existing buildings.

We help landlords comply with the fire code by bringing existing buildings up to a reasonable level of safety.

Under Part 9 of the Fire Code, alteration may require some construction, renovations or additions.

In some cases, a building permit may be required for some of this work.

The buildings concerned include:

  • Assembly occupancies
  • Rooming houses
  • Health-care facilities & multi-unit residential buildings

Residential buildings with two dwelling units must also meet the retrofit safety regulations. (Inlaw suite or rental apartment)

They must have:

  • An electrical inspection by & subsequent approval from the Electrical Safety Authority
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Fire Separations
  • Adequate exits