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car shed in townhome in oshawa

I just got a townhome in oshawa. i plan to get a second car. i do have a driveway that can park 2 cars. is there any law that prevents me from putting a shed like this to protect my second car?
i do have neighbors on each side
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It literally took me 15 seconds to find this. That shed is too large and you will need a permit.

https://www.oshawa.ca/residents/sheds-garages.asp

junkone wrote: I just got a townhome in oshawa. i plan to get a second car. i do have a driveway that can park 2 cars. is there any law that prevents me from putting a shed like this to protect my second car?
i do have neighbors on each side
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/auto ... 1623p.html
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ok. so its just a permit and size thing. i was a bit afraid that people will frown on such thingi
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junkone wrote: ok. so its just a permit and size thing. i was a bit afraid that people will frown on such thingi
They do - they're ugly, horrible creations and look like crap reducing everyone's property value.

You have a driveway but no garage? Or is the garage full of unused treadmills and christmas decorations like all garages in the suburbs seem to be?
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i have 2 cars. 1 in the garage(EV and needs charging) and 1 outside. hoping to save my 2005 sienna with bit of protection
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jonnyb wrote: It literally took me 15 seconds to find this. That shed is too large and you will need a permit.

https://www.oshawa.ca/residents/sheds-garages.asp
It took me 2 minutes and 15 seconds to do actually read the site you linked, realize it doesn't answer OPs question, chat with serviceOshawa, find out that the garage and shed bylaws don't cover temporary shelters, and do some decent research.

From Scugog township's bylaws website regarding sheds, garages and temporary shelters:
Temporary structures (or portable garages) are often constructed of metal poles with a fabric covering, and are not permanently affixed to the ground. The Ontario Building Code considers this type of structure to be a "tent" and doesn't require a building permit if... (See the link below)

https://www.scugog.ca/en/do-business/Ac ... tures.aspx

So, by Ontario building code, if that size of shelter is 10ft away then it is a tent and is not covered by shed/garage bylaw. It could be ordered down as an 'eyesore' though. There are some news stories from Ontario about that.
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These are usually called TEMPORARY CAR SHELTERS

And most cities have some sort of Bylaw about them
* Size
* Dates for Set Up & Take Down
** OR ... a TOTAL BAN **

The one that @jonnyb linked to probably is not it ... it seems to be focussed on PERMANENT SHEDS & GARAGES

These Car shelters are far more popular in Quebec than any other province.
In fact, in most places in Ontario, they tend to be BANNED OUTRIGHT
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Lol, looks like I and @Ryankay were posting similar comments at the same time Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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Who cares about Scugog?

The tent is considered an accessory building and thus must fall under the City of Oshawa by-laws which state if it’s over 10 square meters a permit is required.

Ryankay wrote: It took me 2 minutes and 15 seconds to do actually read the site you linked, realize it doesn't answer OPs question, chat with serviceOshawa, find out that the garage and shed bylaws don't cover temporary shelters, and do some decent research.

From Scugog township's bylaws website regarding sheds, garages and temporary shelters:

https://www.scugog.ca/en/do-business/Ac ... tures.aspx

So, by Ontario building code, if that size of shelter is 10ft away then it is a tent and is not covered by shed/garage bylaw. It could be ordered down as an 'eyesore' though. There are some news stories from Ontario about that.
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jonnyb wrote: Who cares about Scugog?

The tent is considered an accessory building and thus must fall under the City of Oshawa by-laws which state if it’s over 10 square meters a permit is required.
You read my post as well as you read the page you first replied with. The text is not specific to Scugog bylaws but the Scugog site happens to have text noting that Ontario building code classifies those temporary shelters as tents.
Oshawa bylaw does not have anything specific to temporary shelters/tents, as I mentioned asking ServideOshawa about, therefore they should follow provincial code. Many cities and regions do not have bylaws about just temporary shelters, and there are a few news articles about dustups between citizens and overreaching bylaw officers about them.

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