Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about Toronto garden suite by-law requirements and zoning can be found here; along with answers to many of the most frequently asked questions about garden suite design and build.

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.

Find out everything you need to know about garden suites.