by Priya Ramsingh | May 9, 2023 | Featured-News, News
Ontario Declares May as Building Safety Month
May 01, 2023, TORONTO ― Today, the Ontario government declared May to be Building Safety Month. This recognizes the importance of the province’s Building Code and the critical role building officials play in maintaining public health and safety, while making it easier and faster to build new homes.
“Building Safety Month is an excellent opportunity to highlight the important role Ontario’s building officials play in protecting public safety and tackling Ontario’s housing supply shortage,” said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “It is also a time to reflect on the many ways Ontario’s Building Code impacts our daily lives — from establishing safety standards for our homes to ensuring people have barrier-free access to buildings, restrooms and other public spaces as we work to build 1.5 million homes by 2031.”