You’re not alone in wondering if your existing property qualifies for a new laneway house. It’s often the first question we are asked.
There’s a myriad of regulations and rules, but in the end, more than 50% of the homes that are adjacent to a laneway in the city of Toronto DO qualify for a laneway house.
To qualify your property must:
- Be adjacent to a public laneway. Properties with driveways from the front street with side or rear yards and/or garages, but that are not adjacent to laneways, normally do not qualify.
- Be in the City of Toronto proper (including Scarborough, East or North York, and Etobicoke).
Curious about YOUR property?
Just enter your street address – ie. 1234 Main Street – into the form above, and we’ll run a quick check using our online mapping tools and the City of Toronto GIS mapping system. Then we’ll apply the City laneway rules against our results, to give you a pretty good idea if you qualify. Then we’ll send along our analysis – usually within 48 hours.
Of course there is no cost, and no obligation, and we NEVER share your e-mail address with other entities without your express permission.