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Deck, porch or balcony

Your drawings must clearly show what is existing and the changes you’re proposing. Drawings must be to scale, and should use metric measurements. We may request additional information when your application is reviewed.

For a deck, porch or balcony you’ll need to submit:

The site plan must include the following:

  • Scale (metric only)
  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal description (lot and plan numbers)
  • Existing buildings and accessory structures labelled “existing”
  • Proposed construction (hatch and label “PROPOSED”)
  • Dimensioned property lines
  • Overall building dimensions
  • Rights-of-way and easements
  • Landscaped areas and hard surfaces such as driveways and walkways

Set backs

  • Setbacks from all property lines to all new and existing structures

Site statistics

  • Lot area
  • Lot frontage
  • Lot coverage (meters squared and percent)
  • Description or breakdown of what is included in coverage

The floor plan must include the following:

  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Title and scale
  • Structural framing indicating the size, type, grade, spacing, direction of span and location of all structural members (joists, piers, beams, posts and lintels)
  • Section marks
  • Soil bearing capacity
  • Size, thickness and material specifications of foundation

The roof plan must include the following:

  • Roof slopes
  • Roof space ventilation
  • Location of skylights and surrounding framing
  • Size, grade and spacing of roof rafters, roof joists (if cathedral or flat), ceiling joists, collar ties and ridge supports for conventional roof framing
  • When applicable, spacing and direction of span of engineered roof trusses
  • Location of girder trusses and beams
  • Building Designer’s statement of roof truss system coordination with architectural/structural drawings

Elevations are required for each side of the project. They must include the following information:

  • Title and scale
  • Grade level
  • Existing and proposed work
  • Finished floor levels
  • Vertical dimension of guards
  • Roof overhang and dimensions (if applicable)

Sample drawings

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If you need more information, call 311 (905-615-4311) or contact us online.