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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.

We are developing a Made-in-Mississauga strategy that includes second units, as well as other housing initiatives to meet our City’s needs. Public consultation sessions are planned for early 2012 to discuss how to meet the provincial requirements in a way that works in Mississauga.

Watch for more information on the City’s website at www.mississauga.ca or feel free to contact us by e-mail at Housing.Choices@mississauga.ca