The Ontario Building Code | Basements

3.3.5.3. basements

(1) A basement shall not be used for the storage, manufacture or handling of volatile solids, liquids or gases that generate explosive air-vapour mixtures or for processes that involve explosive dusts.

(2) Entrances and exits to a basement and to rooms containing serviceehandyforce.com/doors/" title ="Steel and fiberglass doors in Toronto">buildingservices shall be separate from the remainder of the buildingin a building in which,

(a) the storage, manufacture or handling of volatile materials can generate explosive air-vapour mixtures, or

(b) processes occur that produce explosive dusts.

(3) Basements and rooms referred to in Sentence (2) shall be separated from the remainder of the building with a vapour-tight separation.