This 1,200 square-foot 2-bedroom 2-bath East-end rental suite maximizes usable floor area on a unique, compact property abutting a laneway at the side lot line. Approved for minor variances through the Committee of Adjustment, the Pocket Laneway Suite leverages a reduced laneway setback and rear yard separation to create a comfortable living space above grade, while including a basement level capable of housing storage for the homeowner, or becoming an extended living space for the tenant. The efficient floor plan offers an open-concept kitchen, dining and living space at grade, with two well-sized bedrooms and a large common bath above. The building’s massing promotes views to the surrounding context, while maintaining privacy to neighbouring lots by strategically locating apertures at both levels, in combination with overhangs, recesses, and integrated planting in the facade.
The Pocket Laneway Suite exemplifies how a compact building footprint can accommodate a long-term family oriented living space with efficient planning and a wholistic approach to design. This unit promises to be a spacious urban accommodation that enables a high quality of life, both at home and in the community.
“Lanescape created an immaculate set of design drawings with every possible issue addressed, pre-construction. They strategically navigated us through the previously unchartered waters of the City of Toronto and the Committee of Adjustment. Lanescape completed their obligation to my family a very long time ago, however, remain as a willing and trusted resource to this day. I cannot imagine navigating this experience without Lanescape and their amazing team.”
-ST & SM