From the Huffington Post:
Jeffrey Lin envisions the laneway behind his house to become a neighbourhood oasis as homes replace garages and families fill the space.
“Kids will be out here,” Lin, 40, said while gesturing down the laneway bordered by mature backyard trees in the west-end of Toronto. “It’s quieter than the main street.”
PLEASE NOTE: Toronto laneway housing regulations have recently been updated, some of the information contained in the linked articles may be out of date or inaccurate as of today’s date.
Lin and his wife Shelley are among the first in the city to take advantage of the city’s one-year-old regulations allowing laneway housing. They hope their 3-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot suite including two storeys, finished basement and carport will be complete in October.