The Ontario Building Code | Travel Limit to Exits or Egress Doors
220.127.116.11. Travel Limit to Exits or Egress doors
(1) Except as provided in Sentences (2) and (3), every dwelling unitcontaining more than 1 storey shall have exits or egress doors located so that it shall not be necessary to travel up or down more than 1 storeyto reach a level served by,
(b) an exitdoorway ="http://thehandyforce.com/doors/" title ="Toronto Door installer">doorway not more than 1 500 mm above adjacent ground level.
(2) Where a dwelling unit is not located above or below another suite, the travel limit from a floor level in the dwelling unit to an exitor egress door is permitted to exceed 1 storeywhere that floor level is served by an openable window or door,
(a) providing an unobstructed opening of not less than 1 000 mm in height and 550 mm in width, and
(b) located so that the sill is not more than,
(i) 1 000 mm above the floor, and
(ii) 7 m above adjacent ground level.