Occupant Load > 10

Where the total occupant load in a residential building is greater than 10 persons.

Residential occupancy means the occupancy or use of a building or part thereof by persons for whom sleeping accommodation is provided but who are not harboured or detained to receive medical care or treatment or are not involuntarily detained. Occupant load means the number of persons for which a building or part thereof is designed.

Four Storeys or More (including storeys below grade)

Where a residential building has four storeys or more including the storey below grade.

A storey means that portion of a building that is situated between the top of any floor and the top of the floor next above it, and where there is no floor above it, that portion between the top of the floor and the ceiling above it.

Boarding Lodging and Rooming Houses

Where a residential building is used as a boarding house, lodging house, rooming house in which the residents do not require care or treatment because of age, mental or physical limitations.

To meet the requirements, the building height cannot exceed 3 storeys or have a building area more than 600 m2 and, lodging is provided for more than four persons in return for remuneration.  The lodging rooms must not have both bathrooms and kitchen facilities for the exclusive use of individual occupants.

Convalescent/ Custodial Homes (accommodates >3)

Where a residential medical facility for long-term illness, most typically associated with treatment of chronic illness exceeds three residents.

Custodial homes that provide non-medical care and help individuals with his or her activities of daily living, preparation of special diets and self-administration of medication fall under this section of the Ontario Fire Code.  The occupants must not require constant attention of medical personnel and providers of custodial care are not required to undergo medical training.

Facilities (Developmental Services Act)

Where a residential medical facility is regulated by the Developmental Services Act.

The residents of a facility regulated by the Developmental Services Act usually have a condition associated with mental impairment, present or occurring during a person’s formative years, which is associated with limitations in adaptive behaviour.

Recreational Camps (H.P.&P. Act)

Where a recreational camp is operated under the Health Protection & Promotion Act.

The Health Protection and Promotion Act is responsible for overseeing the recreational camps to ensure they are managed in a safe and healthy manner to maximize the benefits to clients with minimal chances of illness or injury.

Access to Exit Part 9.5 (dead end corridor)

Where a residential building is built with a dead end corridor.

This would apply to buildings up to and including 6 storeys in building height and contain more than two dwelling units where a common exit is shared and has an interior access to one another.  One dwelling unit must be above another and share a common exit where the dead end corridor would exist.