BBQs on Apartment Balconies  

The Ontario Fire Code does not have any restrictions for the use of barbecues (BBQ) on balconies of apartment or condominium buildings. However, it is regulated by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) under the Ontario Propane and Natural Gas Codes. Please contact the TSSA at 1-877-682-8772 or visit their website for more information.

Please note that many apartment or condominium buildings restrict the use of BBQs through rental agreements or corporation bylaws, if so tenants/owners must abide by these regulations.

If all of the criteria is met regarding the allowance of BBQs on balconies there are rules that must be followed during the transportation of the propane cylinder. A service elevator must be used to transport the cylinder. If there is no service elevator, then the person must be alone in the passenger elevator during the transport of the cylinder. Please visit the Canadian Standards Association website for more information.