Building permit application stubs can provide information about a property owner, building materials, architect, use, and cost of a structure.

Building permit application stubs are the records kept by the municipality after it issued a permit. They are not the actual building permit. They can provide information about property owner, building materials, architect, use, and cost of a structure.

To see building permit application stubs, you will need visit the Archives. Building permit application stubs are available on microfilm for the former City of Toronto for the years between 1882 and 1926, and in hard copy up to 1970.

For building permits issued after 1970 or by other former municipalities, please contact Toronto Building at 416-397-5330.

You can read more about building permits in the Archives database entry for Series 1186.