Recent changes to provincial legislation require all municipalities in Ontario to permit
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 Citys needs. Public consultation sessions are planned
for early 2012 to discuss how to meet the provincial requirements in a way that works in
Watch for more information on the Citys website at
www.mississauga.ca or feel free to contact us by e-mail at Housing.Choices@mississauga.ca