- Excerpts from THE ONTARIO BUILDING CODE
…WASHROOMS REQUIRED TO BE BARRIER-FREE
18.104.22.168. washrooms Required to be Barrier-Free
(1) A 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 22.214.171.124. to 126.96.36.199.
Minimum Number of Universal washrooms per Building
Forming Part of Sentence 188.8.131.52.(2)
Number of Storeys in Building
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|
184.108.40.206. 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
(c) have one lavatory conforming to Sentences 220.127.116.11.(1), (3) and (4),
(d) have one water closet conforming to Article 18.104.22.168. that is located in accordance with Clause 22.214.171.124.(2)(a) or (b),
(e) have grab bars conforming to,
(i) Sentence 126.96.36.199.(3), if the water closet is located in accordance with Clause 188.8.131.52.(2)(a), or
(ii) Sentence 184.108.40.206.(4), if the water closet is located in accordance with Clause 220.127.116.11.(2)(b),
(f) have no internal dimension between walls that is less than 1 700 mm,
(h) be designed to permit a wheelchair to turn in an open space not less than 1 700 mm in diameter,
(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 18.104.22.168.(2).
(2) A universal washroom shall have,
(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.
(5) Where an adult-size change table is installed, it shall,
(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 22.214.171.124.(2)(a) or (b), and
(ii) have no operating mechanisms higher than 1 200 mm.