Infill doesn’t only mean removing an existing home to build something new in its place. It’s a term that encompasses a lot of options, two of which—garage and garden suites—we’ll talk about here.

Is my lot zoned for a garage or garden suite?

Garage and garden suites are discretionary uses in almost all residential zones in Edmonton. This means that you are allowed to apply for a suite, which will then be reviewed against a number of regulations in Edmonton's Zoning Bylaw

You'll need to get familiar with your site's underlying zone and Section 87 of Edmonton's Zoning Bylaw to understand the regulations you'll need to meet. You'll also need to review the regulations of any applicable overlay, like the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay that apply to your site.

Different rules apply in Griesbach, which is outlined in sections 940.5 and 940.9 of the Zoning Bylaw. You can also call 311 if you have any questions.

Garage and Garden Suites