November 2021

What is an Accessory Dwelling?

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a self-contained unit that includes a kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping area. While commonly referred to as a "basement apartment," ADUs can be located on any floor or even outside of the main house. However, the regulations governing ADUs vary from city to city, and compliance with both the zoning by-law and the Ontario Building Code is required to add one to a property.A...

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