FAQ Barbecues

Barbecues

Are barbecues allowed on apartment balconies?

Article 2.4.4.4. of Division B of the Fire Code prohibits open air burning unless it is approved (by the Chief Fire Official) or the burning consists of a small, confined fire that is supervised at all times and used to cook food on a grill or barbecue.

The Ontario Fire Code currently does not have any restrictions on where the barbecue can be located. However, the Ontario Propane and Natural Gas codes should also be reviewed as should other jurisdictional requirements such as municipal by-laws and environmental regulations and by-laws.