Please see the following for supporting documentation, including previous staff reports, related to the Changing Lanes Initiative:

On June 28, 2018, City Council adopted the Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments permitting laneway suites in R zones under Zoning By-law 569-2013 in the Toronto and East York District. For more information, please find:

Guidelines are currently in the works and will be made draft in Fall, 2018.

The City of Toronto’s previous consideration of permissions for new Laneway Housing is detailed in the following report:

City of Toronto Staff Report to Works Committee – Construction of Housing In Laneways – June 20, 2006

On July 4, 2017, Toronto City Council directed City Staff to initiate a new Study to consider permissions for Laneway Suites within Toronto and East York District.

City Council Direction to Study Laneway Suites – July 4, 2017

The Laneway Suites report, prepared by Evergreen and Lanescape, dated May 2017, was appended to the motion to direct staff to consider permissions for Laneway Suites within Toronto and East York District.

Evergreen/Lanescape – Laneway Suites – May 2017

City of Toronto staff are reviewing Laneway and Coach House guidelines from other Canadian Municipalities, including the following: