Ministry of the
Solicitor General

FAQ Barbecues


Are barbecues allowed on apartment balconies?

Article 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.