Laneway house on corner lot

Corner lots can make excellent sites for laneway houses. Here’s an example from Garden Drive and East 7th Avenue. The laneway house directly addresses the street, Garden Drive, as there’s a doorway and path leading to the sidewalk. An open question is whether the City is actively looking at improving the permitting process for allowing laneway houses. Could there be further opportunities to help incentivize the construction of laneway houses specifically on corner lots?

This site previously had a garage in the laneway:

Garage on site, Google Street View, 2012

In Google Street View:,-123.0581588,3a,48.9y,321.03h,89.72t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sgutUSR8XrZ41H3lc4xvkCg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


Laneway house: A look at 2708 East 25th Avenue (CityHallWatch, January 25, 2021)

One thought on “Laneway house on corner lot

  1. As long as the number of applications coming into the city is far larger than the city’s ability to process them quickly, there is not really much incentive for the city to lower application costs, speed up the process, or otherwise incentivize more applications.

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