Lanescape’s resident architect and co-founder Craig Race speaks to Davelle Morrison on the Morrison Report Podcast about laneway housing in Toronto, what you need to build your own and how Lanescape can help. Listen here!
City council to take up the issue at the end of the month in advance of a final vote.
The city took a significant step toward changing its housing policy Wednesday, after a local community council voted to allow housing suites in the city’s backyard laneways.
After 20 years of trying to persuade the city to allow laneway housing, many architects are cheering this week. Yesterday councillors approved a plan to allow laneway housing across much of Toronto and East York. We talk to an architect about a new type of housing for this city.
Less space for vehicles. More room for people. That’s the gist of a new City of Toronto policy on laneway housing, which jumped an important hurdle at City Hall on Wednesday.
And if that sounds like an obvious public policy decision, you should have been there to hear the discussion.
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.