A second unit is a separate living space in a house that contains cooking, eating, living, sleeping and sanitary facilities used only by the unit's occupants.
Second units are also known as:
- Basement apartments
- Secondary suites
- Accessory apartments
Do you own or plan to build a Second Unit?
Here's what you need to know:
- The City will now require that houses containing a second unit be registered prior to being used as two-unit homes
- The one-time registration is free of charge
- Houses containing second units must comply with the Ontario Building Code, Ontario Fire Code and Zoning By-law
- The new By-law includes specifications for both existing and new second units
Registered Second Units