Lanescape has been working very hard over the past year to make laneway suites a reality in Toronto. With the help of our partners at evergreen, we held a series of public consultations with residents of neighbourhoods across the city to hear your thoughts on how we could work best to craft a Toronto based approach to integrating laneway suites into the fabric of much loved neighbourhoods. We also received thousands of responses to our online survey, and spoke directly to hundreds more.
Right now, when you say the words “laneway house” to a Torontonian, a vision materializes of a beautiful, 3-storey home fronting onto a laneway. It is on its own mid-block property accessed off a peaceful, verdant laneway. Maybe it is a sleek metal and glass box, or maybe it is a classic cottage. Either way, the vision probably contains many bedrooms and bathrooms, and all the space a family would need to secede from their urban surroundings and create a self-contained residential oasis.