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The North-2020 Barrier-Free Code Guide

ATS has compiled a through 2020 Barrier-Free Design Guide, to keep you up to date on all the current barrier-free codes throughout Canada. This section focuses on the barrier-free codes for the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon territories. For a complete guide on another region,

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2020 Barrier-Free Design Guide

 

Northwest Territories Barrier-Free Code

Minor changes have been made to this territory. The categories with changes to the code include: bathrooms, water closets, urinals, showers and bathtubs. See below for details.

BATHROOMS

  • Toilet Location – Distance from sidewall
    • 460 mm (18.2”) to 480 mm(18.8”)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 1500 mm (59.1”)
  • Stalls
    • 1500 mm (59.1”) square clear floor space in front of stall

WATER CLOSETS

  • Rear grab bar
    • Can be split into two 300 mm (11.8”) grab bars on each side of flush valve if needed

URINALS

  • Rim height *just wording adjustment 
    • Less than 430 mm (16.9”)
  • Grab bars *just wording adjustment
    • 600 mm (23.7”) long

SHOWERS

  • Handshowers
    • Usable at 1200 mm (47.3”) and 2030 mm (79.9”) off the floor
      • Best accomplished with 900 mm (35.4”) slide bar
    • Minimum 1800 (59.1”) mm hose required
  • Grab Bars
    • L-shaped grab bar on back wall
      • Horizontal component 1000 mm (39.4”)
        • 750 mm (29.6”) to 870 mm (34.2”) off the floor
      • Vertical component 750 mm (29.6”)
        • Same side as side wall grab bar
        • 400 mm (15.8”) to 500 mm (19.6”) from side wall
    • Vertical Straight side wall grab bar
      • Minimum 1000 mm (39.4”)
      • 50 mm (2”) to 80 mm (3.1”) to side wall
      • 600 (23.7”) to 650 mm (25.5”) off the floor to lower part

BATHTUB

  • Size and Space
    • 1500 mm (59.1”) turning circle
  • Grab bars
    • 2 Minimum 1200 mm (47.3”) grab bars
      • 2 vertical at each end, 1 horizontal centred
      • Lower end 80 mm (3.1”) to 280 mm (11”)

 

Nunavut Barrier-Free Guide

In order to make spaces more accessible to the less abled, Nunavut has made changes to the barrier-free code for 2020. Find out what new specifications you will need below.

BATHROOMS

  • Toilet Location – Distance from sidewall
    • 460 mm (18.2”) to 480 mm(18.8”)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 1500 mm (59.1”)
  • Stalls
    • 1500 mm (59.1”) square clear floor space in front of stall

WATER CLOSETS

  • Rear grab bar
    • Can be split into two 300 mm (11.8”) grab bars on each side of flush valve if needed

URINALS

  • Rim height *just wording adjustment
    • Less than 430 mm (16.9”)
  • Grab bars *just wording adjustment
    • 600 mm (23.7”) long

SHOWERS

  • Handshowers
    • Usable at 1200 mm (47.3”) and 2030 mm (79.9”) off the floor
      • Best accomplished with 900 mm (35.4”) slide bar
    • Minimum 1800 (59.1”) mm hose required
  • Grab Bars
    • L-shaped grab bar on back wall
      • Horizontal component 1000 mm (39.4”)
        • 750 mm (29.6”) to 870 mm (34.2”) off the floor
      • Vertical component 750 mm (29.6”)
        • Same side as side wall grab bar
        • 400 mm (15.8”) to 500 mm (19.6”) from side wall
    • Vertical Straight side wall grab bar
      • Minimum 1000 mm (39.4”)
      • 50 mm (2”) to 80 mm (3.1”) to side wall
      • 600 (23.7”) to 650 mm (25.5”) off the floor to lower part

BATHTUB

  • Size and Space
    • 1500 mm (59.1”) turning circle
  • Grab bars
    • 2 Minimum 1200 mm (47.3”) grab bars
      • 2 vertical at each end, 1 horizontal centred
      • Lower end 80 mm (3.1”) to 280 mm (11”)

 

Yukon 2020 Barrier-Free Design Guide

Last but not least, Yukon has adapted its barrier-free code changes to match with those of the rest of Canada. Find out more below.

BATHROOMS

  • Toilet Location – Distance from sidewall
    • 460 mm (18.2”) to 480 mm(18.8”)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 1500 mm (59.1”)
  • Stalls
    • 1500 mm (59.1”) square clear floor space in front of stall

WATER CLOSETS

  • Rear grab bar
    • Can be split into two 300 mm (11.8”) grab bars on each side of flush valve if needed

URINALS

  • Rim height *just wording adjustment 
    • Less than 430 mm (16.9”)
  • Grab bars *just wording adjustment
    • 600 mm (23.7”) long

SHOWERS

  • Handshowers
    • Usable at 1200 mm (47.3”) and 2030 mm (79.9”) off the floor
      • Best accomplished with 900 mm (35.4”) slide bar
    • Minimum 1800 (59.1”) mm hose required
  • Grab Bars
    • L-shaped grab bar on back wall
      • Horizontal component 1000 mm (39.4”)
        • 750 mm (29.6”) to 870 mm (34.2”) off the floor
      • Vertical component 750 mm (29.6”)
        • Same side as side wall grab bar
        • 400 mm (15.8”) to 500 mm (19.6”) from side wall
    • Vertical Straight side wall grab bar
      • Minimum 1000 mm (39.4”)
      • 50 mm (2”) to 80 mm (3.1”) to side wall
      • 600 (23.7”) to 650 mm (25.5”) off the floor to lower part

BATHTUB

  • Size and Space
    • 1500 mm (59.1”) turning circle
  • Grab bars
    • 2 Minimum 1200 mm (47.3”) grab bars
      • 2 vertical at each end, 1 horizontal centred
      • Lower end 80 mm (3.1”) to 280 mm (11”)

 

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