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Planning, Property & Development

Residential Upgrading Program

Existing Buildings Inspectors regulate and inspect existing multi-residential buildings such as tri-plexes, four-plexes, apartments, condominiums, convents, dormitories, hotels, motels, hostels, and monasteries, to establish minimum life safety requirements, in accordance with the Residential Building Fire Safety Bylaw No. 4304/86

For those buildings subject to the by-law, this may require installation and upgrading of the following building components and systems:

  • fire alarms,
  • fire exits and fire escapes,
  • emergency lighting,
  • exit signage,
  • fire doors and hardware,
  • sprinkler systems,
  • fire separations,
  • fire fighter elevators, and
  • standpipe systems

Note: The above list is not all inclusive nor intended to exclude any other type of construction and/or installation of equipment.

If you have questions related to a matter or situation with an existing building you can contact 204-986-5300, Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Complaints about the conditions of existing structures should be directed to 311 to ensure the matter is submitted to the appropriate city department.

Last update: September 19, 2019