Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods is a City of Toronto initiative to facilitate more low-rise housing in residential neighbourhoods to meet the needs of our growing city. The City is working to expand opportunities for “missing middle” housing forms in Toronto, ranging from duplexes to low-rise walk-up apartments. All of these housing types can be found in many parts of Toronto today, but they are also limited in where they can be newly built. Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods is one solution among a range of City initiatives to increase housing choice and access and create a more equitable, sustainable city.
Priority projects endorsed by Council to be advanced in 2020-2021:
permitting new types of accessory housing such as garden suites and coach houses
allowing more residential units in forms compatible with existing houses, such as duplexes and triplexes, where they are currently not permitted
zoning to allow more low-rise housing options on major streets
Beaches East York Pilot Project
More information and opportunities for input will be posted as these projects and other parts of the work program move forward.