October 17, 2017

Secondary Suites

Look for more information to be posted in September, 2016.

Secondary Suites FAQ

Did you know:
→ That the currently existing bylaw that the City wants to amend says that:
• in those areas where secondary suites and garden suites are already permitted, there are maximum floor areas (70 and 75 square metres); and
• in R-C1N and R-C2 areas the lots for secondary suites and garden suites must also be wider, deeper and larger (area) than the minimum lot size in those areas for single family homes.
→ That the bylaw amendments will divide the City into 2 categories:
• Suites Area 1 which is Wards 7 (including Rosedale), 8, 9 and 11; and
• Suites Area 2 which is the rest of the City.
→ That the bylaw amendments will cancel the maximum floor area rule and the larger than minimum width, depth and area rules for all secondary suites and garden suites in all parts of Suites Area 1.
→ That the bylaw amendments:
• will keep the maximum floor area rule and the minimum width, depth and area rules for secondary suites and garden suites in Suites Area 2;, and
• will not allow secondary suites or garden suites in R-C1 areas in Suites Area 2.