Brandon Donnelly has been thinking about building a laneway house for more than a decade and even went so far as to submit drawings to the city’s planning department five years ago. The 34-year-old real-estate developer said the reception back then wasn’t positive.
“They had no idea what it was. ‘Where’s the street? There’s no frontage.’ It didn’t register with them,” he recounted. “They didn’t support it so I decided to put it on hold and wait for the landscape to change.”
He believes change is here.