Garden suites are detached ground-oriented residential dwellings located in the backyard of a property with a single-family home as its primary use.
Garden suites are currently not permitted in Saanich. However, there has been growing community interest in having a garden suite to help offset a mortgage with rental income, house a family member, or provide an accessible living situation.
On September 11, 2017, Council adopted a Terms of Reference for a study to explore potential regulatory changes to permit garden suites. The study will take approximately 12 months to complete and will involve lots of opportunities for public input.
- Garden Suite Study Terms of Reference [PDF - 173 KB]
- Garden Suite Study Staff Report [PDF - 945 KB]
- Garden Suite FAQs [PDF - 463 KB]
- Garden Suite Study Engagement Strategy [PDF - 185 KB]
How can I stay informed?
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