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Old Posted Jul 21, 2019, 5:01 AM
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So tellz me then, how do y'all folks do demz infillz howzing in da big city of Taranna?
There really isn't the same phenomenon here of empty spaces scattered around that need to be filled. Also there aren't a lot of the small craftsman style houses and bungalows in older parts of Toronto. Most everything is already 2 1/2 storey houses crammed on to 25 foot lots, so "infill" of the sort that happens in Winnipeg doesn't usually end up looking quite so incongruous as the stuccoed mini-grain elevators that have sprung up, two to a lot, in my neighbourhood in Winnipeg. Also, there aren't many lots that are wide enough to subdivide, so what you're calling "infill" would almost always be a 1-for-1 exchange here. It therefore doesn't tend to be as controversial, since it's just replacing one house with another that is usually roughly the same height (although the new ones tend to have a more bloated look as they try to maximize the size of attic floors).

In Toronto (being a magnificent and extremely important city), the equivalent of "infill" would be things like converting coach houses (garages) to homes, building homes in back alleys (which aren't as common here, but which do exist in some areas) and allowing "nanny suites" in basements in residential areas. All of those things are controversial in exactly the same way as infill tends to be in Winnipeg.
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2019, 9:00 PM
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In Toronto (being a magnificent and extremely important city), the equivalent of "infill" would be things like converting coach houses (garages) to homes, building homes in back alleys (which aren't as common here, but which do exist in some areas) and allowing "nanny suites" in basements in residential areas. All of those things are controversial in exactly the same way as infill tends to be in Winnipeg.
Spoken like a true Torontonian (P.S: I love your city too).

To piggy-back off of what you are saying, in Vancouver (being the pinnacle of the Canadian dream) it is similar to Toronto in that in most areas that are zoned for SFH, a lot of the lots are already pretty small. And so most "infills" end up being multi-unit dwellings or back-alley homes/nanny-suites. In Vancity, our number-one enemy is SFH's. The best example that I can think of is the decent amount of proposals in the West End that are looking to add small apartments (like 2-4 units) in the back alleys to achieve a higher density.

Something like this being proposed in Vancouver would spark disappointment from the public because it is a SFH and not a multi-family home. We still have a long way to go ourselves but our problem comes from land shortage.
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Old Posted Jul 26, 2019, 4:56 AM
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More infill and lot splitting in the news once again, the go to architect for a quick comment was all in on lot splitting but strangely quiet when the city overturned the lot split in Old Tuxedo!
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The Tuxedo situation just shows how fucked up the system is and until the city comes up with an all inclusive comprehensive plan put all lot splitting on hold!
Absolutely NOT going to happen. At most, what will happen is a hold up of lot splits and infill outside of the North End and West Broadway. So a "let's extend our accommodation of NIMBYism down to middle class neighbourhoods like Glenwood, and hope the North End, West Broadway & downtown can suck up demand for however long we're going through this agonising guidelines process". Given the competing stakeholder interests and ridiculously entrenched NIMBY sentiments in some of the middle class inner suburbs, as well as the Mayor and Council's unwillingness to properly fund the Infill Strategy, who knows how long that'll take. So it won't exactly be a pinnacle of fairness.

On the other hand, the City is feeling pressure from the Provincial government when it comes to urban development governance. Who knows in what ways this will force their hand.
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Link to city of Winnipeg Residential Infill Strategy survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6ZGM6GR

All information including public open houses can be found here
https://winnipeg.ca/ppd/PublicEngage...gy/default.stm

Please take a few minutes to fill it out the survey!
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