Annotated Ontario Building Code Act, 2014 Edition
New 2012 Ontario Building Code in force January 1, 2014.
Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Well-received and highly recommended by building officials, Annotated Ontario Building Code Act, 2014 Edition
is the only legal source you need for the Building Code Act, 1992
and the new 2012 Ontario Building Code
. With section-by-section commentary on the Act and numerous user-friendly and time-saving features, this comprehensive reference will noticeably speed up your research. Coverage includes unreported cases, giving you the full information that you need.
Practical advice and valuable insights are offered by John Mascarin and Jeffrey L. Levitt, leading experts in the field of building and construction legislation who have variously advised and represented the province, municipalities, building practitioners and consultants with respect to the legislation. Features and Benefits
This unique resource allows you to gain a thorough grasp of this complex statute by providing you with:
Considerable Time-Saving Features
- Full text of the statute - as amended and consolidated
- Overview commentary - outline of objectives and features of the legislation
- Section-by-section commentary - a practical and succinct analysis of each provision of this complex statute, including all recent amendments
- Case law annotations - specific, concise, and to the point summaries of all relevant case law under the statute
- Coverage of unreported cases - access to judgments and decisions not readily available elsewhere
- Tables of concordance - comparisons of the provisions of the current Act and the 2012 Ontario Building Code to their predecessors
- Legislative histories - a complete and detailed history of each section of the Act from its legislative origin
- History of building regulation in Ontario - understand the context and evolution of the statute
Highlights in This Edition
- Sub-headed annotations - functional and time-saving research by topic
- Comprehensive bibliography - all secondary sources in one place
- Detailed cross-references - to the 2012 Ontario Building Code
- Subject index - locate relevant information quickly
- All commentary and cross-references updated to include references to the 2012 Ontario Building Code in force January 1, 2014.
- Significant new court decisions such as:
A Day-to-Day Reference For
- Balmoral Developments Hilda Inc. v. Orillia (City),  O.J. No. 1552 (C.A.), regarding the factors to be considered when assessing whether a townhouse unit falls within the definition of "boarding, lodging or rooming house"
- Southgate Public Interest Research Group v. Southgate (Township),  O.J. No. 4601 (S.C.J.), on the authority of chief building officials to make decisions, when permits may be issued, the applicability of private agreements, when structures can be occupied, and standing to appeal and to intervene
- Toronto (City) v. Rexlington Heights Ltd.,  O.J. No. 76 (S.C.J.), respecting the enforcement of property standards by-laws
- Georgian Bluffs (Town) v. Chiaramonte,  O.J. No. 6070, on emergency orders.
- Norfolk (County) v. 1313567 Ontario Inc.,  O.J. No. 551 (S.C.J.), respecting contempt orders
- Municipal lawyers who must interpret and apply the legislation in order to advise building officials and inspectors, builders and developers
- Construction lawyers and professional consultants who advise builders and renovators about the construction process
- Municipal building officials and inspectors who need a precise understanding of the statute in order to enforce it
- Builders, architects, engineers and designers who construct or design buildings subject to the statute
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Table of Contents
Table of Cases
Table of Concordance
IntroductionBuilding Code Act, 1992
– Section-by-Section Commentary and Annotations
Construction and Demolition
Maintenance Inspection Programs
Powers and Duties of Registered Code Agencies
General Powers of Inspection and Enforcement
Dispute Resolution Reviews and Appeals
Authorizations and Rulings
GeneralOntario Building Code
General Case law Annotations
Bibliography of Secondary Sources
John Mascarin, M.A., LL.B. & Jeffrey L. Levitt, M.A., LL.B.
John Mascarin, M.A., LL.B., is a Partner with Aird & Berlis LLP in Toronto and is a member of the firm's Municipal and Land Use Planning Group. Mr. Mascarin is a Certified Specialist in municipal law, local government and land use planning and development. He received his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1989. He is the longstanding Editor-in-Chief of the Municipal and Planning Law Reports (Carswell) and the Digest of Municipal and Planning Law (Carswell). He is the co-author of Ontario Municipal Act & Commentary (LexisNexis), Annotated Land Development Agreements (Carswell) and The Annotated Municipal Act, 2nd Edition (Carswell) and A Comprehensive Guide to the City of Toronto Act, 2006 (LexisNexis). He is on the faculty at both Osgoode Hall Law School and York University. He has written and spoken extensively on topics in the municipal, planning, development and real estate law areas. Mr. Mascarin was legal counsel for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on the province's building regulatory reform initiative in 2001, which eventually became Bill 124.
Jeffrey L. Levitt, M.A., LL.B., was formerly Counsel with the Legal Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1985 and was in private practice from 1985 to 1988. Since 1988 he was a Counsel at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and its predecessor, the Ministry of Housing, and at the Crown Law Office – Civil of the Ministry of the Attorney General. His law practice at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Ministry of Housing had an emphasis on construction regulatory law, including the Building Code Act and Ontario Building Code, and he was involved with most amendments to that legislation during that period. Mr. Levitt has been a frequent speaker on the topic of building regulatory law at legal and industry conferences and has contributed articles on these topics in legal publications, including the Digest of Municipal and Planning Law (Carswell), Municipal and Planning Law Reports (Carswell) and Municipal Liability and Risk Management, and the Ontario Building Officials Association Journal.
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