Have your say: City Planning Begins Consultations on Garden Suites
The Garden Suites Study is one of several studies that the City Planning Division is leading to expand housing options in Neighbourhoods as part of the Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods (EHON) work program (EHON website), endorsed by City Council in July 2020. To learn more about Garden Suites and how to make your voice heard, please click here.
On December 8, 2020, Planning and Housing Committee endorsed a report advancing consideration of the Garden Suites Study during 2021.
A Garden Suite is an accessory housing unit, usually located in the rear yard, and is separate, or detached from the main house. Garden Suites, like Laneway Suites, are generally smaller than the main house on the lot and function as a rental housing unit.
The Garden Suites Study will review important matters which include privacy and shadowing, protecting trees, sustainability, fire access, parking, and appropriate standards given a variety of residential lot characteristics across the City, among many others.
Residents and stakeholders can start to participate in the consultation process by way of the Garden + Suites Survey. Virtual community meetings to present the Garden + Suites study and to gather input from a variety of residents and stakeholders will begin in April 2021. Additional information about the Garden + Suites study and future consultation dates are available at the study website.
For more information on the study please contact the City Planning project leads David Driedger David.Driedger@toronto.ca and Allison Reid Allison.Reid@toronto.ca.