About Garden Suites

What Is A Garden Suite?

A garden suite is a detached secondary dwelling in the rear lot of a property. But unlike other secondary dwellings like sheds or garages, garden suites are complete homes with all necessary rooms and utilities.

These units are a great way to increase Toronto’s access to relatively affordable housing while still encouraging community connections.

Garden suites, known by many different names; coach house, tiny homes and granny flats, are the latest as-of-right options for property owners in Toronto.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Toronto Garden suites are legal to build. The City Council approved the garden suite by-law in February 2022.

Learn more about the  appeal of garden suites in Toronto and the Tribunal’s decision to dismiss the garden suite appeal.

A Toronto garden suite can be up to 1,300 sqft depending on the lot size and setbacks from the main house. Learn everything you need to know about garden suites.

Depending on the size and finish of the garden suite, you can expect to pay anywhere from $400-$500/sqft.

All wards in Toronto are technically allowed to build a garden suite. However, that doesn’t mean anybody can start building. Residential homeowners who meet the zoning requirements may be eligible to build a garden suite. Discover who can build a garden suite in Toronto.

Garden suites tie into the main house services, just like a laneway suite. This includes gas, hydro, water and sewage.

There may be instances where additional services will have to be brought in from the street. For example, properties with multiple units may not have enough available power to facilitate a garden suite. In this case, a new line will have to be drawn from the street. This can increase the overall cost of your garden suite project.

It is best to have your contractor review the state of your current services to avoid unexpected costs.

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Looking to build a Toronto Garden Suite?

Build a second family home

You can count on Garden Suites Toronto to guide you through the garden suite building process and to create the most beautiful garden suite on your block.

Why Build A Garden Suite?

There are many great reasons why you should consider building a garden suite on your property.

Generate Income

Rent out your garden suite for additional income.

Increased Value

Increase your property's overall resale value.

Remote Workspace

Work out of the house without distractions.

Additional Housing

House loved ones like parents, family or friends.

What's New

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