Construction Regulations Under Ontario’s Province-Wide Shutdown

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Jan 15, 2021

Below are the updates regarding which construction activities can remain on-going during the recently announced province-wide shutdown. 

Permitted construction activities or projects and related services, including land surveying and demolition services.

Construction projects and services associated with the healthcare sector and long-term care, including new facilities, expansions, renovations and conversion of spaces that could be repurposed for health care space.

Construction projects and services required to ensure safe and reliable operations of, or to provide new capacity in, provincial and municipal infrastructure, including transit, transportation, energy, mining and justice sectors beyond the day-to-day maintenance.

Construction projects and services that support the operations of, and provide new capacity in schools, colleges, universities, municipal infrastructure and child care centres within the meaning of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014.

Construction projects under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

Construction projects and services that support the operations of Broadband internet and cellular technologies and services.

Critical industrial construction activities required for: the maintenance and operations of petrochemical plants and refineries, significant industrial petrochemical projects where preliminary work has already commenced, industrial construction and modifications to existing industrial structures limited solely to work necessary for the production, maintenance, and/or enhancement of Personal Protective Equipment, medical devices (such as ventilators), and other identified products directly related to combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Construction projects that are due to be completed before July 2021 and that would provide additional capacity in the production, processing, manufacturing or distribution of food, beverages or agricultural products.

Construction projects that were commenced before January 12, 2021, and that would:

i. provide additional capacity for businesses that provide logistical support, distribution services, warehousing, storage or shipping and

delivery services, or

ii. provide additional capacity in the operation and delivery of Information Technology (IT) services or telecommunications services.

Go HERE for the full regulation

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