Most buildings require a fire safety plan. It is Ontario law (Ontario Fire Code Division B, Section 2.8).
A fire safety plan helps protect residents from fire. It ensures that safety systems, equipment, and procedures are ready for use. The plan is unique to each building. Plans should be reviewed when there are changes in the use or features of the building.
If your building is larger or complex, you should hire a consultant to help you prepare the fire safety plan.
You will need to send us a fire safety plan, a site plan, and a floor plan. You can send these in two ways:
There may be the existence of two dwelling units often referred to as a basement apartment within your home. It is your responsibility as the owner, to comply with the Ontario Fire Code (“Code”), the Ontario Building Code and City of Markham By-Laws as applicable. The information included in the document "Owners' Guide to Two Dwelling Units in Your Home" provides you with resources so that you will be able to legalize your two dwelling unit home and achieve code compliance.
Fire Prevention Division Markham Fire & Emergency Services 905.477.7000 extension 2210 email@example.com