Third Dwelling Units

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A Virtual Public Meeting is scheduled for March 17, 2021 to receive comments on the Draft Zoning By-Law amendment to allow up to two accessory dwelling units, subject to meeting the zoning parameters. More details are in this Notice. The complete report and draft amendment is available through this link. This Guide provides information on how to observe or participate in the Public Meeting. Provide your comments here.

Would you be interested in building an accessory dwelling on your property? Would you be concerned if your neighbours did? Where and how in Innisfil should ‘third’ accessory dwelling units be allowed? Should mobile 'tiny homes' be allowed?

We want to hear from residents about their preferences for allowing ‘third’ accessory dwelling units in Innisfil. A ‘third’ dwelling would be an additional separate living space on a property (that is either within, attached or detached to/from the main house) that also includes an accessory ‘second’ dwelling unit. More background information is in the Staff Report that was received by Council on December 9, 2020.

The Town already allows a ‘second’ accessory dwelling unit, but we're now considering how an additional 'third’ accessory dwelling unit could be allowed and regulated as well. Background information on the Town's existing policies for 'second' dwelling units can be found here - https://innisfil.ca/second-dwelling-units/..

Please view the introductory Video and the other background information and FAQ's in the side bar before filling out the survey.

Why is the Town allowing accessory ‘third’ dwelling units?

In addition to the community benefits they would provide such as more safe and affordable rental housing, through Bill 108(External link) that took effect in September 2019, the Province amended the Planning Act to require municipalities to amend their zoning by-laws to allow two dwelling units that are accessory to the primary dwelling on the property. This was part of the Province’s Housing Supply Action(External link) intended to create more housing supply and provide more affordable housing. More information, including Guides on ‘Adding a Second Unit in an Existing House’(External link) and ‘Build or Buy a Tiny Home’(External link) are on the Province’s website - www.ontario.ca/housinginnovation(External link).

A Virtual Public Meeting is scheduled for March 17, 2021 to receive comments on the Draft Zoning By-Law amendment to allow up to two accessory dwelling units, subject to meeting the zoning parameters. More details are in this Notice. The complete report and draft amendment is available through this link. This Guide provides information on how to observe or participate in the Public Meeting. Provide your comments here.

Would you be interested in building an accessory dwelling on your property? Would you be concerned if your neighbours did? Where and how in Innisfil should ‘third’ accessory dwelling units be allowed? Should mobile 'tiny homes' be allowed?

We want to hear from residents about their preferences for allowing ‘third’ accessory dwelling units in Innisfil. A ‘third’ dwelling would be an additional separate living space on a property (that is either within, attached or detached to/from the main house) that also includes an accessory ‘second’ dwelling unit. More background information is in the Staff Report that was received by Council on December 9, 2020.

The Town already allows a ‘second’ accessory dwelling unit, but we're now considering how an additional 'third’ accessory dwelling unit could be allowed and regulated as well. Background information on the Town's existing policies for 'second' dwelling units can be found here - https://innisfil.ca/second-dwelling-units/..

Please view the introductory Video and the other background information and FAQ's in the side bar before filling out the survey.

Why is the Town allowing accessory ‘third’ dwelling units?

In addition to the community benefits they would provide such as more safe and affordable rental housing, through Bill 108(External link) that took effect in September 2019, the Province amended the Planning Act to require municipalities to amend their zoning by-laws to allow two dwelling units that are accessory to the primary dwelling on the property. This was part of the Province’s Housing Supply Action(External link) intended to create more housing supply and provide more affordable housing. More information, including Guides on ‘Adding a Second Unit in an Existing House’(External link) and ‘Build or Buy a Tiny Home’(External link) are on the Province’s website - www.ontario.ca/housinginnovation(External link).

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