Changes to Zoning Bylaw 12800 were approved by City Council and came into effect on August 20, 2018 (item 5.1).
The highlights of the amendments include:
- Allowing secondary suites in semi-detached and duplex housing wherever these housing forms are allowed
- Allowing secondary suites in row housing wherever these housing forms are allowed
- Removing the minimum lot size requirement for secondary suites, creating opportunities for secondary suites on narrow or smaller lots across the city
- Adjusting maximum floor area for secondary suites built above grade, or partially above grade, to increase flexibility in interior layout