Basement escape window size

Question Icon
Posted by: from Mississauga
7/30/2011 at 9:47:52 AM


How do I find out what size my basement window needs to be legally to use it as a living space. Also, I would like to know if it is legal for me to have a small two burner countertop stove in the basement. I also would like to know. If a normal door, to separate the furnace room is satisfactory. As the space will be used as a studio apartment, and the only thing that is enclosed is the bathroom, and the furnace room, but the kitchen area and living space and bedroom are all in the same space.

I need to know where do I find out this information for my municipality. I live in Mississauga.

User Icon
Date/Time7/30/2011 at 10:04:51 AM

Hi Krystal! You can get all that info from the building permit department in your Municipality. There should be a local number to call in the phone book. Hope that helps.


User Icon
Krystal in Mississauga
Date/Time7/30/2011 at 10:16:16 AM


Thanks, Brent!

User Icon
Date/Time11/14/2011 at 12:05:25 PM

Hi krystal !

I believe in mississauga its 0.38 square meter.

The sizes of langth and width are also important.


Harry C.

Search the TrustedPros directory and discover the best contractors in your area.

Find your home service pro
Great renovations start with a great contractor.

Since 2004, TrustedPros has been helping homeowners find the right contractor for their home improvements and repairs.

Post Your Project

Within hours you'll be comparing offers from top-rated professionals. It's free to post and you're under no obligation to hire.

Trustedpros Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, safety, legality or usefulness of any Content, or Whether Content is Current and up-to-date, and TrustedPros Inc. Shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to your use or reliance upon any content or for content being removed or otherwise ceasing to be available. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use of this websites for more details.

Get Free Estimates

Post your project and compare offers from top-rated pros.