Workshop - Meeting City of Toronto's Fire Ratings Requirement on Sign Permit Applications
Over the past two months, a number of our members have notified us that they are facing issues demonstrating to City of Toronto that their sign face project that they are applying a permit for is not combustible and meets criteria set out by the Ontario Building Code. We recognize that the test for the criteria set out in CAN/ULC-S114, that sign companies are being asked to meet, is no longer completed under the testing code and that a lot of our members are in a bind.
We have therefore approached the City of Toronto to find a solution to ensure that sign companies can keep applying and getting sign permits in an efficient manner. While the long term (and best) solution is to change the Code, in the short term – to ensure that sign companies can continue doing their work – City of Toronto is proposing alternative solutions that will help sign companies provide the appropriate information under the code.
In co-operation with the Ontario Sign Association and Sign Association of Canada, City of Toronto will be organizing a workshop to take sign companies through a step-by-step process on how to provide proof of fire rating.
We encourage all of our members who do work in City of Toronto to attend, as this will help you with your signage permitting.