The Ontario Building Code | Direction of Door Swing
18.104.22.168. Direction of door Swing
Note: On July 1, 2017, Sentence 22.214.171.124.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out "single dwelling unit" and substituting "houseor an individual dwelling unit". (See: O. Reg. 139/17, s. 94)
(2) An exit door need not swing in the direction of exit travel where it serves,
(a) a room, suiteor floor area having an occupant load of not more than 60 persons, or
(3) doors that open onto a corridor or other facility that provides access to exit from a room or suite having an occupant load of more than 60 persons shall swing on the vertical axis in the direction of exit travel.
(a) swing in opposite directions, with the door on the right hand side swinging in the direction of exit travel, or
(b) swing in both directions.