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Ontario proposes laws for sprinklers in seniors’ residences and for wood frame buildings

In Ontario, a proposed bill has gone through two readings in the legislature that would require specified provincially funded buildings to be constructed using wood as the primary building material. Introduced by Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder...

October 15, 2012   Canadian Consulting Engineer

In Ontario, a proposed bill has gone through two readings in the legislature that would require specified provincially funded buildings to be constructed using wood as the primary building material. Introduced by Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan,

Bill 61, Ontario’s Wood First Act, 2012 has been referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy. The Bill also proposes amending the Building Code Act, 1992 to allow buildings of six storeys or less to be of wood frame construction.

Another proposed law, Bill 54, will require all retirement homes in the province to be retrofitted with automatic sprinklers by 2018. Introduced by Paul Miller, MPP for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, the Fire Protection and Prevention Amendment Act (Retrofitting of Retirement Homes with Automatic Sprinklers), 2012 was referred to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy.


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