City of Toronto  

Living in TorontoDoing businessVisiting TorontoAccessing City Hall
All news releases
Last 30 days
By month
Archived news release by year
  2012 - 2011 - 2010
  2009 - 2008 - 2007
  2006 - 2005 - 2004
  2003 - 2002 - 2001
  2000 - 1999 - 1998
RSS identifier linked to feed RSS
January 10, 2006
Residential FASTRACK permit service now available every day
Residential FASTRACK is a building permit service for certain types of home renovation projects in existing houses, with one or two units. Previously, this service was available a half-day each week in Toronto’s district offices. It is now available all day, every business day, at each of the four district offices.

Projects eligible for Residential FASTRACK include:
  • first floor and basement additions, up to 50 square metres
  • minor interior alterations (not including the creation of second suites)
  • decks, verandahs, porches
  • garages and carports
  • accessory structures (such as gazebos and storage sheds)
  • basement entrances, underpinning
  • pool enclosures

Homeowners, or their contractors or agents, can submit their completed applications at the district office located in the area of their renovation projects. Whenever possible, Toronto’s Building Division will issue a permit over-the-counter as the applicant waits.

District offices are as follows:
  • Etobicoke York District, 2 Civic Centre Crt.
  • North York District, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
  • Scarborough District, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
  • Toronto and York District, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Mayor David Miller introduced the service today at City Hall for Toronto and East York. Launches for the other districts will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11 in Scarborough and in Etobicoke York; and at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 12 in North York.

For more information, visit

Media contacts:

Ann Borooah
Chief Building Official and Executive Director
Building Division

Richard Bishop
Communications Co-ordinator
416-429-4336 (cell)



Toronto maps | Get involved | Toronto links
© City of Toronto 1998-2019