Monday, December 16, 2013

Basement Apartments in Mississauga ADU's will be legally licensed starting January 1, 2014

Basement Apartments will be legal in Mississauga shortly.

Secondary Units Licensing Program Bylaw Effective January 1, 2014

City Council approved a bylaw on September 18 to license second units in Mississauga. The bylaw will be effective on January 1, 2014~ Ontario laws now require municipalities to allow second units in homes. These units are also known as basement apartments, in-law suites and secondary units .

Starting January 15t,a City licence is required for second unit in Mississauga to be legal. A unit will only be licensed if it complies with Official Plan zoning regulations, as well as Ontario fire and building code requirements.

The City held public meetings in 2012 to gather the public's thoughts and ideas about how second units should be permit them in Mississauga.

Comments were also received by email and through an online survey. A statutory public meeting required by the Planning Act was held in early 2013.

The City's Second Unit Implementation Strategy is part of Housing Choices: Mississauga's Affordable Housing Stragey. The City's goals for legalizing second units included ensuring safety, preserving neighbourhood character and maintaining public services.

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Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) Average Prices and Graph

For more information please contact A. Mark Argentino

A. Mark Argentino, Broker, P.Eng.,
Specializing in Residential & Investment Real Estate
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
2691 Credit Valley Road, Suite 101, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 7A1
BUS. 905-828-3434
FAX. 905-828-2829

Housing Choices -- Second Unit Information

Recent changes to provincial legislation require all municipalities in
Ontario to permit second units.

Second units are self-contained units in single-family homes. They are often
called basement apartments or in-law suites.

Second units can expand housing opportunities within established communities
and provide much needed safe, healthy, housing choices. They can offer
accommodation for people with affordability issues such as youth, older
adults and new immigrants. They can also provide additional income for young
couples looking to buy their first home or older adults wanting to stay in
their neighbourhood

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