Enhancing post-permit compliance

12th floor, West Tower, City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Attention: Marilyn Toft

RE: MM37.21 Measures to Enhance Compliance After the Permit Process – by Councillor Ana Bailão, seconded by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Ward All)

Dear Mayor John Tory and Members of City Council,

We are writing in strong support of the above noted Member’s Motion to review options for strengthening the City’s enforcement of illegal construction after occupancy, or where a change of use of the property has occurred.

Residents and resident associations have, on occasion, had to request inspections by Toronto Building and/or to Municipal Licensing and Standards of post-permit activities at residential construction sites. While Orders to Comply are issued, these frequently involve delays in resolving issues, and repeated follow-up by inspectors.

We request City Council to support this motion, and we look forward to seeing the report back in 2022. 

Yours truly,

Geoff Kettel
Co-Chair, FoNTRA

Cathie Macdonald
Co-Chair, FoNTRA

cc: Will Johnston, Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building
Carleton Grant, Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards
Tracey Cooke, Deputy City Manager, Development and Infrastructure