The Ontario Building Code | Scope
(1) Except as permitted by Sentence (2), fire escapes shall not be erected on a building.
(2) If it is impracticable to provide one or more of the exit facilities listed in Article 188.8.131.52., fire escapes conforming to Articles 184.108.40.206. to 220.127.116.11. are permitted to serve floor areas in an existing buildingprovided the floor areas served are,
(a) not in an elementary or secondary school,
Note: On July 1, 2017, Clause 18.104.22.168.(2)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding "or a retirement home" at the end. (See: O. Reg. 139/17, s. 44)
(b) not more than 2 storeys above ground level in care, care and treatment or detention occupancies, and
(c) not more than 5 storeys above ground level in other occupancies.