It's YOUR HOME, YOUR PROPERTY and YOU CAN BUILD WHAT YOU WANT ,HOW YOU WANT , WHERE YOU WANT! WRONG!!
Unfortunately the Ontario building code and city zoning come into play. This is not a bad thing. You might think what is hindering your effort to build a garage or shed also protects you from others erecting buildings around you that are illegal. Being legal is really not a hassle, in most cases the city zoning by-laws won't interfere with your plans and the Ontario building code ensures that your building is erected properly. Permits average from $50 to $150 which is a small price to pay for peace of mind. Friends and inexperienced contractors might over-look these regulations which could lead to costly alterations or a total demolition. Ultimately it is the property owner that is responsible for obtaining the proper permits and zoning setbacks. Here at The Shed Guy we are extremely knowledgeable in this area and we always work closely with the city building and planning department to make sure your building is not only safe but erected legally. We will work with you through the whole process this will help educate you so you will know the job is DONE RIGHT!