A proposal to help facilitate the creation of secondary legal suites
City of Toronto Secondary Suites Proposals – TREB Input
March 20, 2019 -- The City of Toronto's Planning and Housing Committee is considering a proposal to help facilitate the creation of secondary legal suites. TREB has provided input to the committee in support of the plans. View TREB's information.
The proposals being considered by the City of Toronto's Planning and Housing Committee are as follows:
Permitting the creation of secondary suites in new construction and existing homes
A maximum permissible percentage of interior floor area a secondary suite may comprise to ensure it remains subordinate to the primary dwelling unit
Removal of minimum secondary suite and dwelling unit sizes
Reduced parking requirements
Permitting secondary suites in all townhouses across the city
Allowing an entrance to a secondary suite in a front wall facing a street in townhouses, and on a side wall facing a street on corner lots in detached houses, semi-detached houses and townhouses
For more detail, the City staff report on these proposals can be viewed here.
If approved by the Planning and Housing Committee, the full City Council will have to give final approval before the proposals can take effect. I will provide updates as appropriate.