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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
  • Exterior upgrade

  • Interior 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.

5. Warranty
  • 1 year - All items

  • 2 years - All systems ( Insulation, Water barrier, HVAC, Plumbing, etc.)

  • 7 years - Structure

Option 2. Custom Garden Suite


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Book Your Feasibility Study

Our project manager will contact you to arrange an online video conference or office meeting, during the meeting that you will be provided with initial information about the project, such as its zoning by-law feasibility, the permissible building area (GFA), project time frame, and preliminary construction estimate that suit your project.

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