The Garden + Suites project is one of several studies that the City of Toronto is leading through its Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods initiative . A Garden Suite is a detached 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 are intended to function as a rental housing unit.
The Garden + Suites project will review important matters, which include privacy and shadowing, protecting trees and green space, and parking, among many others. This study seeks public input from current and future residents of low-rise neighborhoods, and other stakeholders, to understand these important matters.
The results from this review and public input will inform regulations and recommendations to City Council to permit Garden Suites as-of-right across the city.