Transparency In Legalizing Secondary Suites in Oshawa
The Oshawa Real Estate Investor Alliance is committed to providing safe, clean, legal affordable housing to the people of Oshawa. We are aligning together to ensure that our voices are heard.
As a group, we represent tens of millions of dollars in real estate in Oshawa. We have employed dozens of people and invested millions of dollars into the local economy renovating our properties.
We believe that the densification within the city is good for the community, and is aligned with the Places to Grow Act.
1. We want to see the rules for legalizing secondary suites (also known as Accessory Apartments) more clearly defined, so as to allow building permits issued to investors who meet the criteria of a "Converted Dwelling".
2. We would like to see the municipal restrictions consider the legalization of secondary suites within converted dwellings modified to meet Ontario Building and Fire Code guidelines for exisiting dwellings, rather than considering it new construction.
3. We would like to see the City of Oshawa Zoning By-Law 60-94 Amended to remove section 5.12.6(3) and 5.12.7(2) which presently has a date of June 23, 2016.
(In the comments:
Please share number of properties you own or owned in Oshawa, number of dwelling units you have created over the last 2 years, and estimate the value of your renovations over the last two years.
Also include any comments regarding your experience during the process of converting a dwelling and adding a secondary in Oshawa - please make sure to share them in the comments section below. We will gather up the comments and present them.)