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Province eyeing changes that could see developers hire their own building inspectors


Michael Smee · CBC News · Posted: Jan 21, 2020 

Certified professionals program would allow architects, engineers to okay building permits.

The City of Toronto is pushing back against a provincial government proposal that could give developers the power to skirt the rules surrounding municipal building inspections.
The Certified Professionals Program would allow architects and engineers to undergo additional training in the work that city inspectors do. Developers could then hire the newly-minted professionals, instead of calling in city inspectors to approve their progress [...]