City Offers Information Sessions on Building Secondary Suite or Tiny Home

Published on: 2022/06/23 - in Releases

RELEASE — Homeowners: are you looking to build a tiny home or other secondary suite on your property? Attend an information session to learn about necessary zoning, building permits, and other requirements before beginning construction.

City staff will host two information sessions to walk residents through the construction process and review draft plans.

“We know there’s a lot of community interest about secondary suites – especially tiny homes,” says Lisa Capener-Hunt, Director of Building Services, and Chief Building Official for the City.

“These sorts of projects present an exciting opportunity for homeowners to help expand the City’s housing stock, and we want to ensure they’re being done in a safe way that complies with local and provincial regulations, including the City’s Zoning Bylaw and the Ontario Building Code.”

Residents can attend one of two sessions:

  • July 22, 9-10 a.m. – online via Zoom (attendees can register here). Staff will not be reviewing construction plans at this session.
  • July 23, 9-10 a.m. – in-person at the INVISTA Centre, room A. Registration is not required for this session and building officials will be present to review construction plans.

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Release: City of Kingston
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