10 Important Montreal Things To Know About Having A BBQ On Your Balcony
Photo cred - Ragnar
Two amazing aspects of summer are the ability to chill on balconies in the sun and being able to barbecue outdoors. When the two are combined, summer-chilling reaches a zenith, as little else compares to the good times of a balcony-BBQ'ing sesh.
More than a few rules exist when it comes to balcony-BBQ'ing, so to make sure you don't get fined or start an inferno, we checked out the City of Montreal's regulations page to find out the do's and do not's of barbecuing on a balcony.
Read on, get informed, then get BBQ'ing.
1. BBQ's are 100% permitted on balconies in Montreal
- Just so you know sure, so the rest of this list isn't entirely irrelevant.
2. Propane & charcoal fueled are both permitted
- Great success.
3. Any portable BBQ must be placed on non-combustible material
- Non-combustible materials are those meet the guidelines of the CAN4-S114, "Standard Method of Test for Determination of Non-Combustibility in Building Materials (here's a reference guide just in case you wanna know more)
4. Balcony-BBQs not must be within 600mm/24 inches of a door or window
- A little math never hurt anyone.
5. No BBQ should be placed b/w a door and stairs
- Common sense reigns supreme.
6. All types of balconies are permitted, even those deemed "combustible material"
- But if so, make sure you follow the next rule
7. Portable BBQs should be put on a metal surface that goes 600mm/24 inches around the base
- Wise words of wisdom.
8. No propane tanks (if using) should ever be kept inside or in an enclosed space
9. Never toss out your propane tank in the garbage
- Residual fuel could cause an explosion, so take 'em back to where you originally bought it if need be.