Change of Use Permit & Commercial Design

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Commercial Design & Change of Use Permit

To change the use of a whole building or part of it, a “change of use permit” is required even if no construction involved. All the related existing specifications related to each occupancy, needs to be checked, evaluated, studied & revised if non-conforming. A proposed change of use permit package will be prepared implementing the OBC the information & data matrix accordingly, to make sure it can provide the level of safety required by the Ontario building code.
Examples of change of use permits, could be the conversion of any of the followings: Residential, Commercial, warehouse, retail, dealership, healthcare, clinic, dental, restaurant, takeout, café, office, banquet hall, production facilities, etc.
Zoning bylaws are another factor that needs to be studied, as they determine the possibility of property uses based on the location (zone).
Other than the change of use permit, each project might also have its unique architectural, structural, and mechanical design scope, tailored to its specific needs. Those scopes may include interior alteration, Renovation, load bearing wall removal, etc.


The services we provide for Change of Use & Commercial Design projects

1-Zoning Study

Zoning Study

2-Site inspection

Site Inspection & Measurement

3-existing drawings

Existing Drawings

4-schematic design

Schematic & Layout Design

5-preparation drawings

Preparation of Permit Drawings

6-Filling forms

Permit Application Administration & Submission


Clarifying City Requirements Through Essential Modifications


Obtaining the permit

Why Choose The Permitman?

Expertise and Experience

Tailored Solutions

Every business is unique, and so are its requirements. We offer customized solutions tailored to your specific needs, ensuring a smooth transition and minimal disruption to your operations. Our team will work closely with you to understand your vision and make it a reality.

Our integrated team of architectural, structural, and mechanical experts offers comprehensive services all under one roof.

End-to-End Support

From initial consultation to final approval, we provide comprehensive support throughout the entire process. Our services include:

  • Initial Consultation: Understanding your needs and outlining the steps required for your change of use.

  • Application Preparation: Preparing and submitting all necessary documentation to the relevant authorities.

  • Compliance Checks: Ensuring your property meets all regulatory requirements.

  • Final Approval: Assisting you in obtaining the final approvals needed to operate your business

With The Permitman, you can rest assured that your project is in capable hands. We manage all the details, so you can focus on running your business without worry.

Success Stories

We have helped numerous clients successfully navigate the change of use process. Here are a few examples:

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  • Convert Wearhouse to Wandler Probiotics Production Center: 
    The Permitman successfully oversaw the transformation of a warehouse located at 2405 Drew Rd, Mississauga, into a production center for Wandler Probiotics. This project involved converting the space to meet the specific production needs of Wandler Probiotics, ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations.

  • Convert Pharmacy to Medical Clinic: 
    The Permitman enabled the addition of a GEMCare pharmacy at 9471 Young Street, integrating it with a medical clinic. We redesigned the interior to include examination rooms, waiting areas, and administrative spaces, ensuring full compliance with zoning requirements

  • Convert warehouse to Kings Court Etobicoke Basketball Court: The Permitman successfully oversaw the conversion of a warehouse into a basketball court at 1589 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1V1. This project involved transforming the warehouse space into a regulation-sized basketball court. Our team managed the project from concept to completion, ensuring all structural modifications and safety considerations were me

  • Pet Training Facility to Office Conversion in Hamilton: 
    This project involved repurposing the existing layout to accommodate office workstations, meeting rooms, and administrative areas while ensuring compliance with zoning regulations and accessibility standards.
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  • Playground in 1912-1914 Avenue Rd:
    This project involved transforming the area into a safe and engaging play space for children, complete with playground equipment, safety surfacing, and landscaping enhancements. Our team ensured compliance with all safety regulations and zoning requirements, creating a recreational area that enhances community engagement and promotes active play for children of all ages.

  • Adding Car Dealer Use to Car Repair Shop: 1302 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough:
    The Permitman successfully facilitated the addition of car dealer use to a car repair shop located at 1302 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 2X9. This project involved ensuring compliance with zoning regulations and Ontario Building Code requirements

Contact Us

Ready to make the change? Contact The Permitman today and let us help you turn your vision into reality. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have and to provide you with the guidance you need to make your project a success.

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