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Separating back yard for two self contained dwellings

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  • Sep 13th, 2021 7:30 am
Sr. Member
Dec 23, 2012
504 posts

Separating back yard for two self contained dwellings

My house has a fully detached garden suite that I'm planning to lease in the near future. I'd like to separate my back yard so that my residence has a portion of it, and the suite has the remainder. The unit is accessible through the back via a public laneway. I don't really want to put up a fence in the middle of the property, so I was thinking of maybe some trees or other plants but not sure which would serve this purpose best without taking up too much space.

Any suggestions?
2 replies
Deal Fanatic
Feb 4, 2010
6427 posts
Seems pretty obvious that pictures would definitely be useful if you want help...assuming you're even allowed to do what you're planning.
Last edited by hierophant on Sep 13th, 2021 7:30 am, edited 1 time in total.
Deal Addict
Nov 17, 2012
4485 posts
Check the local bylaws - you may a) not be allowed to rent out a garden suite and b) need to maintain access from the main road as well as the lane, depending on how far the suite is from the main road via the laneway. All sorts of rules for laneway suites in Toronto, in the few areas they are even legal.