Shoring and excavation approval process

If your project involves shoring, follow these steps to get a building permit approval for the proposed work.

  1. Obtain shoring and excavation engineering clearance from Transportation and Works Development Engineering.
  2. Submit a new building permit application request in ePlans and upload the following:
    • Stamped drawings and documentation from Transportation and Works Development Engineering
    • Soil report
    • Signed copy of the Commitment to General Review form
    • Structural drawings with respect to shoring and excavation work
  3. Your application will be reviewed by different City departments.
  4. After all reviewers approve the application, we’ll issue your building permit.


If you need more information about the overall building permit process, call 311 (or 905-615-4311 outside City limits) or contact us online.