Amendments to the Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations are anticipated to come into effect on or after September 30, 2020. The proposed amendments will require any new restaurant, including spaces within existing buildings, to be completely constructed in accordance with the barrier-free requirements contained in the NS Building Code. This would include an accessible path of entry into the restaurant from the exterior of the building and access to barrier-free washroom facilities. Click here to view the amendments to the regulation. Learn more in this question and answer piece that appeared in the Cape Breton Post and Herald on Saturday, June 27, 2020.
Written comments on the proposed amendments to the Regulations are welcome on or before August 12, 2020, and should be forwarded to:
Building Code Coordinator
Office of the Fire Marshall
P.O. Box 231
Halifax NS, B3J 2M5