The Ontario Building Code | Scope 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, fire escapes conforming to Articles to 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 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.