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granny flat

A slang expression for accessory apartments in areas of single-family zoning; also called mother-in-law apartments or maid's quarters,they may or may not be allowed under zoning regulations.

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Secondary suites, laneway homes and investment properties can be rented for periods as short as 30 days at a time.
The CFMRD project focused on fires in dwellings, such as apartments, semi-detached houses, duplex houses, townhouses or row houses, secondary suites and residential care facilities as these fires were believed to have a potentially greater impact on adjacent suites.
Although most new housing units receive a GST incentive called the New Housing Rebate, and city halls across Canada have been supporting creation of secondary suites (insertion of new units into existing residential buildings), secondary suites are the only category of new housing that is ineligible to receive the rebate.
An elevator serving all three levels and full secondary suites in the home's walk-out basement, not to mention the home's concrete and steel structural elements and finishes, extend that expanded definition of durability even further.