The Before You Build Guide will help your guide to planning and permitting for your home or small business project.

In the guide, you will find helpful links and information to:

Below are a series of videos for each item in the guide, to help bring you through the planning and permitting process.

Find information on zoning in the City's Zoning By-law, or use the interactive map to find the zoning for your property.

Apply for a Building Permit, or apply online for a permit to build a deck or accessory building.

How to use Before You Build


Build a Deck


Build a Garage or Shed (Accessory Building)

Relocate a Business


Sever a Lot

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