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By: Molly White-Williams | September 30, 2022

Multiple Generations, One Property: The Rise in Multigenerational Living

A well-established way of life in many countries and cultures, multigenerational living is becoming an increasingly popular choice for Canadians, challenging the way we think of the traditional household. Whether attractive for financial reasons, or the ability to facilitate caregiving for family members in a world shaken by a global pandemic, multigenerational living shows no indication of peaking in popularity. According to findings from the 2021 Census, the multigenerational household has increased in growth more than any other Census household type. Why are so many Canadians opting for multigenerational living? Financial Reasons Urban hubs such as Toronto and Vancouver have...

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By: Francesca MacKinnon | March 17, 2021

In Conversation with Elevation Architects

Curious about R-Suite laneway designers? R-Hauz works with different architects to bring you a variety of homes to suit your aesthetic. Each of our laneway suites is created with a property in mind. We sat down with Julia, co-founder of Elevation Architects, to chat about what inspires her, and how the Elevation Laneway Suite came to be. So let’s start with a bit of background about you Julia, and how you started Elevation Architects? Julia Bourque: My partner Maxine and I were neighbours back in 1992, when we shared two sides of a semi. Our children were within three months...

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By: Leith Moore | April 1, 2020

The Laneway: Creating Missing Middle Density In Toronto

Discussions in Toronto surrounding solutions to increase the supply of missing middle housing have been intensifying over the past two years. In an ever more expensive market with ever decreasing rental vacancies the low density neighbourhoods known in urban planning circles as the Yellow Belt (quite naturally as the City Zoning Maps for low density neighbourhoods is yellow) have come under scrutiny as a fertile ground for increased “gentle” densification. The need for more rental housing supply is not in question. The challenge – when we come out of our COVID-19 shutdown – is creating cost effective and community supported rental housing in our lower...

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More Affordable Housing Coming to Former Church on Ossington

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