Design & Build
A Laneway House
In Toronto

Take advantage of the new Toronto Laneway House by-laws. Design and build a multi-storied laneway suite for rent or personal use.

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Build A Laneway House With A Local Contractor

If you’re looking to build a laneway house and want the best Toronto laneway house contractor for your property, 2×2 Construction is the one for you! Work with the most trusted and experienced Toronto laneway house contractor from the start to ensure your project stays on time and on budget. 

Laneway housing is a new cost effective option for property owners looking at alternatives to a home addition build. The laneway house is detached from the primary property and can be used as extra space for the property owner or as a rental unit.

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What Exactly Is A Laneway House?

Often times a laneway house (laneway suite) is a small dwelling at the rear of a lot. All of the main services such as mail delivery and garbage disposal all run from the main street, opposed to the laneway itself. This is a new trend in the city of Toronto, but laneway housing is nothing new, especially in Canada. Look no further than Vancouver for the most recent hotbed of laneway suites. The City of Toronto is reported to be the bigger older sibling stepping in to steal the spotlight. Expecting to build anywhere from 100-300 laneway suites in Toronto over the next 1-2 years.

In June of 2018, the City of Toronto passed a series of Official Plan and By-law amendments permitting laneway houses within certain zones in the City. These amendments create as-of-right guidelines that allow laneway suites in Toronto to be built under certain circumstances without requiring variances through the Committee of Adjustment, saving property owners both time and money. Over the summer of 2019, the geographic area that the by-law covers was extended to cover the entire City of Toronto.

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Toronto Laneway House Requirements

The following are a list of eligibility requirements in order to build a laneway house. For a full list and for more information, check out our Laneway House FAQs.

 

Laneway House Tips & Trends

Before getting started on your project, take some time to read our helpful articles regarding laneway house builds.

Why Choose 2x2 Construction

We offer 5-star service to home owners in Toronto & GTA. Let our team of educated professionals help you with your next project! Learn more about us.

Qualified Experts

With over 50 years in the building & renovating industry, we are equipped with the tools required to complete your project on time, to code and on budget!

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With the assistance of our world class project management software, you will always be just a click away from watching your projects progression in real time views.

Quality Craftsmanship

We pride ourselves on the quality of our craftsmanship and our attention to detail. Your home is our home.

Competitive Rates

Our competitive rates always fall in-line with the industry standard, but our work is a cut above the competition.

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We use a combination of in house and outbound professional trades, including licensed electricians, plumbers and HVAC installers.

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Stacey M
Basement Renovation (Toronto)
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I really like the open communication we experience with 2x2 from the beginning. They were honest about the cost of our project and finished on budget and on time - even during covid. Some of the finishings their suppliers showed us weren't what we wanted. We suggested another company and they were able to get contractor pricing and pass on the discounts to us. Overall it was a very good experience. My husband and I highly recommend 2x2 for basement renovations.
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Madelaine G
Basement Renovation (Brampton)
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We hired 2x2 to finish our basement with a legal rental apartment. It looks amazing and we were able to rent it right away. From beginning to end, 2x2 took care of our needs, worked with our architect, and provided some critical insights.
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Shira C
Home Renovation (Thornhill)
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2x2 Construction worked on a massive project for us that included demolition, reconstruction, electrical, structural, flooring, painting and crown moulding. Keeping to a strict timeline, they completed the job on time. A young energetic team with good work ethic and skills, and grounded by a senior partner who brings expertise to the group. The end product speaks for itself. Well Done!
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