1.   Excerpts from THE ONTARIO BUILDING CODE 

…WASHROOMS REQUIRED TO BE BARRIER-FREE

3.8.2.3. washrooms Required to be Barrier-Free

(1)  barrier-free  path of travel shall be provided to  barrier-free washrooms designed to accommodate persons with disabilities in conformance with the requirements in Articles 3.8.3.8. to 3.8.3.12.

(2)  The number of universal washrooms conforming to Article 3.8.3.12. provided in a  building  in which a  washroom  is required by Subsection 3.7.4. shall conform to Table 3.8.2.3.A.

Table 3.8.2.3.A.
Minimum Number of Universal washrooms per Building

Forming Part of Sentence 3.8.2.3.(2)

Item Column 1

Number of  Storeys  in  Building

Column 2

Minimum Number of Universalwashrooms per  Building

1. 1 to 3 1
2. 4 to 6 2
3. Over 6 3, plus 1 for each additional increment of 3  storeys  in excess of 6  storeys

UNIVERSALwashrooms

3.8.3.12. Universal washrooms

(1)  A universal  washroom  shall,

(a) be served by a  barrier-free  path of travel,

(b) have a  door  that is capable of being locked from the inside and released from the outside in case of emergency and that has,

(i) a graspable latch-operating mechanism located not less than 900 mm and not more than 1 000 mm above the finished  floor,

(ii) if it is an outward swinging  door, a  door  pull not less than 140 mm long located on the inside so that its midpoint is not less than 200 mm and not more than 300 mm from the latch side of the  door  and not less than 900 mm and not more than 1 100 mm above the finished  floor, and

(iii) if it is an outward swinging  door, a  door  closer, spring hinges or gravity hinges, so that the  door  closes automatically,

(c) have one lavatory conforming to Sentences 3.8.3.11.(1), (3) and (4),

(d) have one  water  closet conforming to Article 3.8.3.9. that is located in accordance with Clause 3.8.3.8.(2)(a) or (b),

(e) have  grab  bars conforming to,

(i) Sentence 3.8.3.8.(3), if the  water  closet is located in accordance with Clause 3.8.3.8.(2)(a), or

(ii) Sentence 3.8.3.8.(4), if the  water  closet is located in accordance with Clause 3.8.3.8.(2)(b),

(f) have no internal dimension between  walls that is less than 1 700 mm,

(g) have a coat hook that conforms to Clause 3.8.3.8.(1)(e) and a  shelf  that is located not more than 1 100 mm above the finished  floor  and projects not more than 100 mm from the  wall,

(h) be  designed to permit a wheelchair to turn in an open space not less than 1 700 mm in diameter,

(i) be provided with a  door  equipped with a power  door  operator if the  door  is equipped with a self-closing device, (ref 1Biii).

(j) be provided with a mirror,

(i) installed above a lavatory described in Clause (1)(c), and

(ii) mounted with its bottom edge not more than 1 000 mm above the finished  floor  or inclined to the vertical to be usable by a person in a wheelchair, and

(k) have  lighting controlled by a motion sensor conforming to Sentence 12.2.4.1.(2).

(2)  A universal  washroom  shall have,

(a) an emergency call system that consists of audible and visual signal devices inside and outside of the  washroom that are activated by a control device inside the  washroom, and

(b) an emergency sign that contains the words  IN THE Event  OF AN EMERGENCY PUSH EMERGENCY BUTTON AND AUDIBLE AND VISUAL SIGNAL WILL ACTIVATE  in letters at least 25 mm high with a 5 mm stroke and that is posted above the emergency button.

(3)  A clear space not less than 810 mm wide and 1 830 mm long shall be provided in each universal  washroom  for an adult-size change table.

(4)  Where the clear space provided for an adult-size change table is adjacent to a  wall, reinforcement  shall be installed in the  wall  to permit the future  installation  of the change table.

(5)  Where an adult-size change table is installed, it shall,

(a) when fully loaded, have a  surface  height above the finished  floor  that can be adjusted from between 450 mm and 500 mm at the low range to between 850 mm and 900 mm at the high range,

(b) be  designed to carry a minimum load of 1.33 kN,

(c) have a clear  floor  space parallel to the long side of the table not less than 760 mm wide and 1 500 mm long, and

(d) in the case of a fold-down table,

(i) be installed so that it does not encroach into a clear transfer space described in Clause 3.8.3.8.(2)(a) or (b), and

(ii) have no operating mechanisms higher than 1 200 mm.