The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) reviews and files new or altered amusement device designs.
Before a new or altered Amusement device can be filed, its design is subject to an engineering review to ensure compliance with Ontario safety standards as specified in,
Technical Dossier applications for Amusement devices as defined in the regulation must be submitted by a Professional Engineer (PEng) on behalf of an amusement device owner.
Follow these steps to prepare a Technical Dossier package for filing by TSSA Engineering.
Complete the Application form, transmittal form and the appropriate Specification Sheets from the file below.
Use for new and alteration dossiers for all device types listed in the Amusement Devices Regulation.
See Notes tab for additional instructions.
If the amusement device is identical in all aspects to a device that has been already filed with TSSA under the current applicable codes, it may be possible to file a new technical dossier as a piggyback on another, provided the device meets or exceeds the requirements of the code referred to in Ontario Regulation 221/01 – Amusement Devices, Section 9 (3), Section 9 (3).
To file a piggyback submission, you need to know another licensed amusement device operator who has the same ride as you and is willing to share their dossier with you. TSSA does not provide lists of owners and their filed devices.
Structurally unique devices such as zip lines, go-kart tracks, or waterslides generally cannot be filed as piggybacks.
In addition, the above specification sheets for altered designs (alterations to a device), the following form may be required for alteration submissions
Use for all Major and Minor alteration submissions
Minor B submissions do not require a seal and signature from a Professional Engineer
All applications and submissions are required to have a prepayment. Assemble the application and technical dossier package prior to completing the steps below.
Complete the appropriate Amusement Devices Request for Services prepayment form:
To Submit and Pay by Credit Card:
Log in to the TSSA Service Prepayment Portal and follow the instructions.
Select the applicable Prepayment form number from the dropdown box: AD-001 or AD-002
On the Documents Section - Upload the prepayment form
On the Supporting Documents Section - Upload the assembled technical dossier and any other supporting documents.
Mail payment along with a completed prepayment form to:
Attention: Accounts Receivable
Technical Standards and Safety Authority
345 Carlingview Drive
Toronto, Ontario M9W6N9
A copy of the completed prepayment form
Proof of payment (photocopy of the cheque, bank draft or money order)
The assembled technical dossier and any other supporting documents
TSSA reviews design registration submissions on a first come, first-served basis.
When it is necessary to facilitate unforeseen circumstances, TSSA can review submissions on a priority basis. Priority services do not guarantee a specific delivery date, but they do advance the requested submission in the queue for scheduling as the work queue permits.
Priority service is charged at a premium rate. Refer to the fee schedule for rate details.
Send completed electronic submissions via the TSSA Prepayment Portal.
For documents with large file sizes, contact ADdesignSubmittal@tssa.org and provide your Reference Number and Prepayment Receipt.
A variance from regulations and adopted safety standards may be reviewed for consideration, but it is not guaranteed to be granted,
Variances allow designers flexibility to use designs that do not strictly comply with current regulations but include other methods to ensure equivalent amusement device safety.
Service fees to evaluate variances are charged at an hourly rate.