Building Permits in the Greater Toronto Area

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If Toronto is the city you’re considering for building development, our experts at Permit Masters will help you navigate your way through any Toronto-based building permit application form.

As Canada’s most prominent and well-known city, Toronto (and the Greater Toronto Area) has always been a top choice for those seeking a location to live or work with great diversity, culture and opportunity.

Familiarizing yourself with Toronto’s building permit zones is the best way to start strong with a renovation or rework project in the Greater Toronto Area. With the right building permits in place, transforming your purchased property into exactly what you envision is easy – and completely legal, too.

Commercial Permits in the Greater Toronto Area

As a bustling and busy area, Toronto and its surrounding regions are a practical and safe choice for commercial property owners. From offices to stores and anything else in-between, knowing the right requirements of the City of Toronto’s zoning permit can ensure all of your plans can go ahead with no hitches.

Depending on your needs and your exact location in Toronto, building permit applications can differ from the requirements for other GTA regions. As such, having the right knowledge about Toronto’s building permit zones and using the right Toronto-based building permit application form is key to a successful building project in the city.

As one of the more complicated locations in terms of zones and individual area requirements, it’s no surprise that many property developers or owners turn to permit professionals to help them move forward with applying for a permit. The City of Toronto’s zoning permits are far easier and quicker to get with the help of an expert, allowing your project to proceed on schedule without any unnecessary delays.

Residential Permits in the Greater Toronto Area

If you are a property developer or just considering purchasing property within the Greater Toronto Area, ensuring you complete your permit forms in full can give you the freedom to transform your property within the remit of your specific permit. We provide all options to consider for those looking to update, renovate or rework existing properties.

While the Greater Toronto Area is a fantastic location to either purchase property or live, following the right permit requirements can be more complicated when compared to other Canadian cities. In addition to standard permits, carrying out a project for secondary suites in Toronto also requires a permit. Even building a new deck requires a deck permit in Toronto.

In all, getting the right support and guidance from one of our experts will put you in far better standing when it comes to successfully renovating properties within the requirements of your specific zone.

Why Trust Permit Masters in the Greater Toronto Area?

If you are looking to acquire specific permits for either commercial and residential properties in the Greater Toronto Area, Permit Masters are ready to help you move forward with your next project. Our unique expertise and knowledge of permit requirements in Toronto and the GTA allows us to provide invaluable insight and advice into the process. With us, getting from the first application to final approval is quick and easy. There will be complex procedures and no complicated jargon — just simple, accessible applications explained in full to you.


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To find out more about our permit services in the Greater Toronto Area, contact us today by phone or by filling out our online form. Our Toronto-based location is ideally placed to offer local advice and insights. When it comes to property permits, we’re the masters!

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Why choose Permit Masters?

We are confident that Permit Masters is the best company to assist you with your design and permit process. Our confidence comes from the successful completion of thousands of projects just like yours. Here is why:

We make it simple

The design, permitting and construction process can be complex and time consuming. Years of dedication and hard work have allowed us to make the design and permitting process simple for our client.

We are a reputable company

Our reputation for providing quality services and sound advice precedes us. One project at a time, we have built our reputation within the industry and with various municipalities. We have even provided successful advice to municipalities looking to improve their own approval process.

We have a proven track record

With over 3,000 home improvements projects, we have built an unmatched knowledge base that can provide you with the support you need to design and plan your project.

We have an experienced and professional team

All our project managers are qualified professionals. Our dedicated team of architectural technologists, designers and urban planners have all helped hundreds of clients achieve their goals.

We have great design expertise

Not surprising that with extensive experience comes great skills. Our project managers can guide you through the design process with confidence and ensure that the design outcome meets all the regulations applicable to your project.

You will have one point of contact

Once your project starts, you will be assigned a project manager with the proper qualifications and experience. This one point of contact will take you through the process one step at a time.

We’re flexible and cost-effective

Because we are a small company with a dozen project managers, we’re also responsive, flexible and agile. We can adapt and respond to your needs with the speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness that other companies just can’t match.

We have a time conscientious team

Not only can you expect phone calls and emails returned quickly, but your project manager will also keep you updated with each step of the process. We also know that quality drawings and a complete permit submission package will get you to the finish line more effectively.

We have an excellent success rate

In fact, our success rate is above 99%. When reviewing a new project, we identify the potential issues and provide you with alternatives and solutions. We always have a fair approach with our clients; if we don’t think something is achievable, we will not drag you into a long costly process.

What is a Building Permit?

A building permit is one that allows the construction of a building or structure to move forward on the condition that it addresses and is in compliance with the building code of a city, town or county. A building permit is necessary when any construction, relocation, alteration, demolition or repair is taking place on a property. In some instance, some buildings and structures are exempt, such as...

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What is a Development Permit?

A development permit provides permission for a specific type of development to take place on a site. The permit can be for any development such as the construction of a new house or the change of use of a commercial space from a retail use to a restaurant. The review process ensures that the proposed development meets the regulation of the local Land Use Bylaw (Zoning). For example, the developmen...

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