A new report suggests making use of overlooked alleys and allowing suites built as appendages to existing houses.
Given the severity of our region’s housing challenge, even small solutions are important ones. We must demonstrate that we are able to take an idea into implementation.
Toronto could soon see laneway suites, secondary units that act as an addition to the homeowners existing garage if city council can address some lingering concerns.
This past week council voted to defer the “Changing Lanes” proposal despite having nearly 200 letters and 14 speakers in support of the idea.
Only four of the 12 councillors belonging to the Toronto and East York Community Council voted to pass the proposal.
Toronto city council was supposed to end the absurd overregulation of laneway housing starting this week. It’s unclear councillors will do any such thing, writes Edward Keenan.
Enthusiasm for housing on lanes is growing. Here’s what the plan currently before city staff will allow.