What is a garden suite?
On February 2, 2022, Toronto City Council adopted the Garden Suites Official Plan Amendment and Zoning by-law Amendment. In Toronto, a "garden suite" typically refers to a self-contained residential unit that is located on the same lot as a detached house. These units are often located in the rear yard and are separate from the main dwelling. Garden suites are a type of secondary suite that can provide additional housing options within established residential neighborhoods. They are considered a form of affordable housing as they can provide more rental options and potentially increase the housing supply in the city.
The City of Toronto has been exploring ways to facilitate the development of garden suites as part of its efforts to address the housing affordability and availability challenges. In recent years, there have been discussions and initiatives aimed at easing regulations and zoning bylaws to make it easier for homeowners to build these types of additional dwelling units on their properties.
Nestwood home 2 options
To add a garden suite in the property
Option 1. Modular Garden Suite
1. Feasibility Study
To confirm the current zoning-bylaw of the land is allowed for garden suite
To confirm the back yard size is feasible for a garden suite
To select a garden suite type to fit in the lot
2. Confirm Upgrade
3. Pick a Type
Nestwood offers a range of pre-designed modular garden suites in various bases on the land area, starting from $150,000 per each garden suite
4. Construction Management
We manage all the trades through a cloud-based scheduling tool that updates schedules in real-time to enhance booking efficiency, material delivery and trade coordination. The project schedule also comes as an accessible online calendar on our client portal.
1 year - All items
2 years - All systems ( Insulation, Water barrier, HVAC, Plumbing, etc.)
7 years - Structure
Option 2. Custom Garden Suite
Note: see custom home page