With Spring just around the corner, many homeowners will be looking to spruce up their living spaces by doing some minor or even major renovations. Many people believe that they can make alterations to their homes without requiring a building permit, when in fact most renovations will require some form of permit. If you are hiring a Project Management firm, such as Grove Inc., they can guide you in the right direction and/or handle the permit procurement stage of your renovation as well as overseeing the project from start to finish. Heavy penalties can be incurred if caught without the proper permits in place so, be sure to educate yourself on what needs to be acquired before you start work. The attached information from the City of Toronto is just an inkling of what kind of penalties and fines are involved if work begins without securing the necessary go-aheads. Click here to read more.