WHAT ARE GARDEN SUITES?
COMING SOON TO TORONTO!
Garden suites are detached secondary dwellings located in the rear yard of a principal residence. They are intended to be a modest-scale separate housing unit that integrates sensitively within existing residential neighbourhoods. The goal is to extend the current detached secondary suites permissions to properties across the city, including garden suites, as non-severable and ancillary to the principal dwelling. Garden suites promise to be a perfect solution to housing loved ones, generating rental income, or gaining additional live-work space, while increasing housing flexibility on your property.
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View the preliminary report of recommendations prepared by municipal planning staff to be presented to the Planning and Housing Committee on June 28th.
As part of Toronto’s Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods (EHON) initiative, the City of Toronto is exploring the implementation of garden suites in residential neighbourhoods across the city.