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Do I need a permit from the city for Asbestos removal/abatement?

Do I need a City permit for asbestos removal in Toronto?
The answer is: it depends.

If you are planning to remove asbestos from your property on your own, you may not need a permit. However, if you are hiring a contractor to do the work for you, they will likely need a permit from the city.

Asbestos is a serious health and safety hazard, and it is important to take the necessary steps to remove it safely and compliantly.

In most cases you will need a permit from the city in order to remove asbestos. Asbestos is a serious health and safety hazard, which is why it's important to follow all the necessary regulations when removing it.

Asbestos is a serious health and safety hazard. This is why you may be required to obtain a permit from the city for asbestos removal in the following cases:

  • A permit is required for Type 3 asbestos removal work because it has a high chance of sending asbestos fibres airborne, thus posing a threat to the people around it.

  • If you are removing any portion of asbestos material larger than 9x9 ft in size, i.e., Type 3 work, you will have to obtain a legal permit.

  • Pipes that are 21 ft or longer and contain asbestos material will also require a permit to be removed.

Contact the City of Toronto to find out more about permits and regulations governing asbestos removal. At Canada's Restoration Services, we are experts in asbestos removal and follow all the necessary safety procedures. We can help you get the permit you need and handle all the removal for you. Contact us today for more information.


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