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Building Code Commission

Ministry
Municipal Affairs and Housing
URL
www.mah.gov.on.ca/page7394.aspx
Address
777 Bay Street
12th Floor
Toronto
M5G2E5
Phone
(416) 585-6645
Fax
(416) 585-7531
Background
BUILDING CODE ACT, 1992, C. 23, S. 23 (opens a new window)
Function

The commission holds hearings and makes decisions to resolve disputes between affected parties concerning the sufficiency of compliance with the technical requirements of the Building Code. The commission also holds hearings and makes decisions regarding time frame disputes for site inspections and time frame disputes for processing permit applications.

Membership

The Lieutenant Governor in Council determines the number of members to be appointed and, may designate one of the members as chair and one or more as vice-chairs.

Qualifications

Appointees are required to have the following abilities, skills and knowledge in order to carry out their responsibilities effectively:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Building Code Act and the Building Code, an understanding of the provincial building regulatory system, and related laws and legal processes, or the ability to acquire such knowledge.
  • Technical expertise in one or more of the following disciplines in the building construction industry: structural design/engineering, architectural design, building sciences and standards, mechanical design/plumbing, on-site sewage systems and fire safety.
  • Relevant experience and expertise in one or more of the following: building design and standards, engineering, architecture, building materials manufacturing, testing and industry standards.
  • Demonstrated analytical, conceptual, problem-solving, decision-making and writing skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to formulate and communicate reasoned decisions.
  • Impartiality and sound judgement to fairly assess cases involving issues regarding conflicting verbal or written evidence.
Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
Generally, hearings are conducted bi-weekly for a total of 26 hearing days per year. On average, three to four hearings are scheduled per hearing day. The number of hearings depends on the number of applications filed. Hearings are usually held in Toronto. Some travel time and one to two days' preparation are required.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule B of the Agencies and Appointments Directive

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) STEPHEN WONG
31-Dec-2020 - 30-Dec-2021
toronto
2. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) MATTHEW GRAHAM
24-Jun-2021 - 23-Jun-2024
ottawa
3. Vice-Chair (Part-Time)
4. Member (Part-Time) MICHAEL GOOCH
14-Feb-2020 - 13-Feb-2022
bracebridge
5. Member (Part-Time) FRED BARKHOUSE
05-Mar-2020 - 04-Mar-2022
kanata
6. Member (Part-Time) CHRISTINA KALT
24-Jun-2021 - 23-Jun-2023
toronto
7. Member (Part-Time) LESZEK MUNIAK
24-Jun-2021 - 23-Jun-2023
toronto
8. Member (Part-Time) ALEX CAMPBELL
16-Sep-2021 - 15-Sep-2023
bradford west gwillimbury
9. Member (Part-Time) DAVID ANNABLE
14-Feb-2021 - 13-Feb-2024
brockville
10. Member (Part-Time) ELEKTRA VRACHAS
14-Feb-2021 - 13-Feb-2024
toronto
11. Member (Part-Time) MICHAEL EGBERTS
14-Feb-2021 - 13-Feb-2024
toronto
12. Member (Part-Time) ALEXANDRA CHOW
02-Sep-2021 - 01-Sep-2024
toronto