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1. What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?
The Ontario Building Code defines a Dwelling Unit as:
A suite operated as a housekeeping unit, intended to be used by one or more persons and usually containing cooking, eating, living, sleeping and sanitary facilities.A dwelling unit is considered accessory when it is secondary to the primary residential dwelling on a property, often as a finished basement or addition to a home.
2. What approvals are required for me to put an Accessory Dwelling Unit in my house?
3. Why is it important for the Town to regulate these units?
Accessory Dwelling Units help to increase the
amount of rental units within a municipality while helping the property owner
to increase their income. Where there is opportunity it is also important that
Fire and Building Codes are followed in the creation and operation of these
units to ensure the safety of both tenant and landlord.