The Ontario Building Code | Interior Walls and Partitions interior Walls and Partitions

(1) In the design of interior walls and partitions, due consideration shall be given to differences in air pressure on opposite sides of the wall or partition that may result from,

(a) pressure differences between the windward and leeward sides of a building,

(b) stack effects due to a difference in air temperature between the exterior and interior of the building, and

(c) air pressurization by the mechanical services of the building.

4.1.8. Earthquake Load and Effects