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About Restaurant Design, Drawings & Building Permits

We provide incomparable design and building permit services for a number of hospitality space requirements. Our designs project warmth and comfort, assuring guests of a world-class ambience. Our highly talented team blends innovative designs with quality construction to provide memorable experiences.


Restaurants (Fine Dining, Casual Dining)

We design restaurants of various types such as fine dining, casual dining or family type as well as special theme restaurants, multicuisine. We also take care of all the drawings & applications that maybe required in order to obtain a restaurant building permit in Toronto.



We provide highly creative design solutions for cafes that usually require a more casual setting and like to project themselves as a combination of classy and cool with a laidback ambience. Our experienced team is well aware about the code requirements to get a café building permit in Toronto.



it’s the little things that make the design of a bar stand out. Our team understands that and is known for creating an intimate & an inviting atmosphere so that the customers become regulars at your bar. We also take care of the complicated building permit process for your bar and the time-consuming applications so that you can focus on running your business.



If you are thinking to open up a new bakery business or in a process of rebranding and remodeling your existing business, contact us to get a free consultation and some genius design ideas. Obtaining a bakery building permit could be a hard task but we make it simple for you from start to finish.


Chain Restaurants

Restaurant Chains/Franchise with multiple branches have décor and color schemes that are designed to be visibly attractive and instantly recognizable and convey a sense of familiarity. We specialize in creating a brand which people recognize and want to become a part of.


Take Out Restaurants

Take out restaurant building permits in Toronto have a different set of requirements which we understand and can prepare the design/drawings accordingly.

What is a Building Permit?

A Building Permit is a formal approval from your local municipality that allows you to proceed with construction, demolition, addition or renovation on your property. As part of the Building Permit process, Toronto Building Permit Department must review your permit drawings to make sure that they are according to the Building Code, local Zoning By-laws and other Applicable Law.

Who needs a Building Permit?

If your Restaurant/Café/Bar project involves any additions, demolitions, alterations, change of use or major changes to your property's structure or its mechanical systems, you are required to apply for an appropriate permit from the City of Toronto. However, in some cases you might not be required to obtain a permit. You can contact us on (416) 238-8363 or E-mail us on to find out if you need a permit or not.

When is a building permit typically required?

Following is a list of jobs which require you to submit a set of drawings along with an application to obtain a building permit:
  • Interior Alterations: Any interior alterations in the unit like re-locating a wall etc.
  • Change of use: When you are occupying a unit and changing the exiting use of the unit.
  • Seating Capacity: Increasing seating capacity of the unit.
  • Taining a liquor license: A building permit is not required; however, you require architectural drawings to obtain a bar liquor license from the city.
  • Kitchen equipment addition/alteration: Any kitchen equipment alteration which affect the existing HVAC or the plumbing system in the unit.
  • Relocating/Adding any HVAC ducts or vents.
  • Replacing existing HVAC unit.
  • Structural Alterations: Any structural alterations to the unit require you to obtain a building permit.

Why Orana


We are always committed to the given Timelines.


A team of experts with years of experience in the industry.


We customize & turn your ideas into reality.


Regular reporting & feedback to the customer throughout the process.


No overpricing, no hidden costs or agenda, best value assured.

Customer Satisfaction

Our results turn customers into brand ambassadors.


We believe in clarity and unhindered honesty


The quality of our final product is what makes us special.



Contact us

Contact us via phone or e-mail & describe your project. Our experts will then tell you If a permit is required or not. Some jobs may require multiple permits.


Schedule a free on-site visit

Once the scope of work is established over the phone/e-mail, we then schedule a free on-site visit where one of our experts comes to the site to discuss the project in detail & also to take measurements of the property to prepare all the necessary drawings.


Prepare the permit application

Our Permit Experts prepare your application which includes all the building permit drawings & documents required by the Toronto building permit department.



Our team submits your building permit application & informs you to pay the requisite building permit fee to the city directly or through us.


Building Permit is Granted

The Building department will issue you an official building permit once everything is submitted & approved.

Our Process

  • Meet & Agree
  • Idea & Concept
  • Design & Create
  • Build & Install

Your association with us will begin with an introduction where we get to know each other. Our initial meeting involves a free onsite visit from our experts, where we get an understanding of your needs, goals, timeline, and budget. Our representative will introduce you to the company and explain all the services that we offer. We will need to know several details such as if you already own property, or need to locate a specific property or if you need your property to be renovated or extended. A preliminary discussing on costs involved will also take place.

8 Ways to Give Your Patrons a Great Dining Experience

Are you ready to improve your space?

Contact Us

3080 Yonge Street, Suite 6060, Toronto, ON, M4N 3N1, Canada Phone:+1 (416) 238-8363