Adding a single, self-contained rental apartment to your home provides your family with an additional source of income and provides your community (or a member of your family) with another source of affordable housing. These apartments – technically called secondary dwelling units – are regulated by the Zoning By-law.
You can visit Adding an Apartment – Secondary Dwelling Units to learn more about this form of housing.
On Thursday, June 24th, Planning Committee approved changes to several provisions of the City’s Zoning By-law – most notably sections related to parking and secondary dwelling units. This is part of ongoing work to clean up the by-law and improve readability, making it easier to use. The changes approved would halve the overall length of the affected by-law sections.
Recommendations from Planning Committee meeting will rise to Council on Wednesday, July 7.