Thursday, February 28, 2013

Basement Apartments in Mississauga and Peel Region

The basement apartment issue in Mississauga and surrounding areas is an important part of current and future planning.

I was asked a question about basement apartments in Mississauga and thought I would share my answer with you.

I was asked:

Hi Mark,

Thanks for your reply, I am located in Mississauga, have they not passed a Law yet in Mississauga? Is there a ETA?
I came across a blog on
The writing says that basement Apartments are now Legal in Ontario .

Could you clarify that?
My home has a Basement Apartment, would I now be able to rent it out legally?


Hello H,

Correct, they have not updated the by-laws in Mississauga as yet. They've  been working on the process and all the details, they even had me in for an  interview, but it's a long involved process. It should be implemented  sometime later this year, is my guess. You can contact the Planning  department for the City of Mississauga for more information.

There is a public information session coming up soon, not sure the date.

I'll try and find it and post it on my blog

You can search "Proposed Amendments to Mississauga Official Plan and Zoning By-law 0225-2007 – Second Units" at the the City of Mississauga website and find the most current information

Once it's lawful to have a basement apartment in your home in Mississauga,  then you will need to apply to make your apartment legal, the city and the  fire department will inspect your unit and tell you if it complies or not. 

This will be the process, in a nutshell.

Please let me know if you have any other questions or require further information.

Thank you,


1 comment:

  1. They have been amazingly simple to work with and extremely receptive to the greater part of our sends and telephone analyses. We had a couple of worries about the state of the flat we were moving into and they have done everything they can to deal with all concerns for us before we moved in.