Will hunt for affordable homes destroy single family living?

Geoff Kettel, co-chair of the Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FONTRA) has distributed a video and other data in advance of a City Council meeting on February 2 to address the introduction into Toronto of so-called Garden Suites. These are homes built in the backyards of single-family homes in neighbourhoods that would otherwise be protected from such profound changes. As ever, there is a good cause put forward for this apparent revolution in how people have lived in the City for centuries. It’s all about affordable housing. Research by the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association found these startling issues raised in Barrie when that City adopted Garden Suites in 2019 without much forethought.