Garden Suites Survey
The City of Toronto is currently looking into a policy for ‘garden suites’ on residential properties in neighbourhoods across the city. A ‘garden suite’ is a detached, accessory dwelling unit located in the rear yard of a house. They are intended to be modest in scale so that they integrate sensitively with existing neighbourhoods. Garden suites would extend the current permissions for laneway suites to residential properties that do not benefit from frontage on a public laneway, and fulfill provincial housing policy that requires improved housing flexibility for homeowners and families.
Lanescape helped gather initial public input on laneway suites through an online survey. The thousands of responses that were received helped to inform the policies that are currently in place. We are now turning our attention to garden suites and would like to ask for your input once again.
The question below will be compiled into a report that will provide meaningful information to politicians and policy makers, and help create a garden suites framework that respects our precious neighbourhoods and improves housing flexibility where we need it most.
The City of Toronto will be undertaking outreach with the public over the next several months. Follow Lanescape on social media to stay tuned on where and how you can continue to be involved in the development of Toronto’s future garden suite policy.
Thanks for your input!