To construct a laneway suite on your property, a clear access route must be available for first responders to reach the structure in the event of an emergency. Whereas a property may satisfy all the zoning requirements for a laneway development, this emergency access is a building code requirement, so is often overlooked by the average homeowner doing their due diligence. [Read More…]
Toronto is experiencing a housing renaissance. When we began advocating for laneway suites in 2015, laneway houses were only accessible to people with a lot of money and expertise. Today, they are an as-of-right policy with incentives to benefit everyday homeowners. As a result, thousands of laneway suites will be constructed in the coming decades, providing housing flexibility for multi-generational families and income opportunities for new buyers trying to enter the market.[Read More…]
One of the first steps in planning your laneway suite is to establish your financial goals. At this early stage, it’s important to understand what a complete development budget will entail in order to set realistic expectations and put you in a position for a successful investment. [Read More…]
Lanescape presents its fifth episode of the laneway suite video series. Our co-founder Craig Race gives a tour of some of our laneway suite projects currently under construction in Toronto. Here we get to learn a bit about each design and get a sneak peek into how each of these projects are being built.
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