(1)  Except as provided in Sentence (2), nailing of framing shall conform to Table

(2)  Where the bottom wall plate or sole plate of an exterior wall is not nailed to joists or blocking in conformance with Table, the exterior wall may be fastened to the floor framing by,

    (a)   having plywood, OSB or waferboard sheathing extend down over floor framing and fastened to the floor framing by nails or staples conforming to Article, or

    (b)   tying the wall framing to the floor framing by 50 mm wide galvanized-metal strips,

             (i)   not less than 0.41 mm in thickness,

            (ii)   spaced not more than 1.2 m apart, and

           (iii)   fastened at each end with at least two 63 mm nails.


Article Ontario Regulation 332/12 Building Code,   Information published by oncodes.ca for educational purposes only.

End-wall framing and nailing support for interior finish

Source : Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)