Mississauga legal basement requirement - garage entrance

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Posted by: from Fort Mcmurray
2/4/2019 at 1:22:39 AM


I would like to know if entrance through garage is considered a proper legal entrance to the basement in the Peel region.

I am considering building a legal basement in my semi detached home but I don't full understand separate legal entrance requirements.


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Date/Time2/4/2019 at 1:32:18 PM

Hi Waqas

You should contact Peel region Area office where you would be getting your Permit. the door from your garage must open to a common

area or stair landing with at least two doors. One door will go to your main living area, the other door will go downstairs to

the basement apartment. You require a Egress

window at one end of the apartment. check with window Co. for minimum size.

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Date/Time2/4/2019 at 7:11:41 PM

Yes,You can do it through the Garage,or from the side of the House ,providing that property is wide enough for entrance and fire routh.

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Date/Time2/4/2019 at 10:14:03 PM

In Alberta a secondary suite must have a direct exit to the outdoors so this would not be permitted.

Also in the City of Edmonton it's not permitted to have a secondary suite in a semi-detached home (development regulation/bylaw).

Another thing to consider is parking requirements - your development regulations may require a stall for a basement suite.

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Date/Time2/6/2019 at 9:56:29 AM

Yes it does however you have to make sure that you have the space required to create such stairs at the same time that should accommodate the regulations and code. An engineer has to get the drawings done and approved by the city.

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