Just if you want to build it yourself, right?
But yeah, as we were saying on CFAX this morning, this will amount to very little in the grand scheme of things. Few homeowners want to entertain the idea of tenants on their property, let alone paying significantly higher property taxes for the privilege.
One caller called in to say we were too negative, but it is what it is. It's great the City has made the process slightly easier for those who want to build a garden suite but there's nothing to get excited about if the hope is for a flood of new housing units.
If you want to take out the paperwork to build you have to write the exam or higher a licenced builder. It is actually way more problematic than it appears. Licenced builder $$$$$$$$$ and exam impossible to pass. You can't go get the paperwork then hire contracts for their respective parts (framing, plumbing, etc.) without exam.