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Bypassing demo permit application

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Posted by: from Toronto
5/9/2016 at 1:35:49 PM

I have a contractor buddy who builds roughly 5 residential homes per year in Toronto and York Region. During the course of one of our conversations he had mentioned that you don't need a permit for demolition. However, from what I understand you need to apply for one.

What is he doing, what is this grey area? Do you need a demo permit for a large reno (70% or less of the house).

I'm just trying to get all the numbers on paper so I can figure out whether is it realistic for me to buy, repair, flip at this moment. Or if I have to budget way more. If a demo permit is 3-4 grand, I'd want to find a way to save it.

Have you guys any background about this? Is there a fine if you demo without a permit, would it be cheaper to just pay the fine?

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Donald from KCMC Inc in Burlington
Date/Time5/9/2016 at 5:30:47 PM

Dear Val,

You are required to have a demolition permit for work carried out in Toronto, North York, Mississauga and Oakville.

Regards,

KCMC

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Date/Time5/9/2016 at 7:00:32 PM

Hi Val,

A demolition permit is required in all of the GTA. And the entire Niagara Region.

Regards,

James Fram

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