The Ontario Building Code | Access to Basements
126.96.36.199. Access to basements
(1) Except in basements serving not more than one dwelling unit, each unsprinklered basementexceeding 25 m in length or width shall be provided with direct access to the outdoorref ="http://thehandyforce.com/doors/" title ="Toronto Door installer">doors to at least one street.
Note: On July 1, 2017, Sentence 188.8.131.52.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out "Except in basements serving not more than one dwelling unit" at the beginning and substituting "Except in basements of houses". (See: O. Reg. 139/17, s. 119)
(2) Access required in Sentence (1) is permitted to be provided by a door, window or other means that provides an opening not less than 1 100 mm high and 550 mm wide, the sill height of which shall not be more than 900 mm above the floor.