ADA OBC and Local building code
Below is a reference of products normally specified for commercial accessible washrooms with links to our products. Other factors like the size of the shower stall may influence the amount of grab bars and the size of the shower seat used.
Always check your local building code for requirements. Grab bar and shower seat code requirements are normally specified by the date of your building permit not necessarily the latest code. Code can vary from province to province.
Ontario Building Code
FOR THE TOILET
A minimum of a 30" x 30" L-Shape grab bar for beside the toilet
And matching 24" minimum straight bar for over the back of the toilet. Both grab bars need to have a non slip grip like peened or knurled. 1.25" or 1.5" diameter is acceptable in most areas. Some older permits may have specified 1.5" diameter only
24" Peened Straight Bar or 24"Knurled Straight Bar
FOR THE SHOWER
A minimum of a 40" x 30" L-Shape grab bar for the back wall
GBC-303.7 40" x 30" (right hand)
GBC-303.8 40" x 30" (left hand)
A minimum of a 40" (typically a 42") straight grab bar mounted vertically by the entrance
42" Peened Straight Bar or 42" Knurled Straight Bar
A minimum of an 18" folding shower seat
All the above have with appropriate code required 1.5" wall clearance.
Approved non slip grips include peened, knurled and shurgrip
1.25" and 1.5" diameter are typically both acceptable but maybe specified for certain projects or by the issued permit.