As required by the Province, Second Units will be permitted in single detached, semi-detached and townhouse dwellings, in both urban and rural areas.
Second Units can be built as an apartment within a house (like a basement apartment), as part of an accessory building to the main house (like a garage suite), or as a standalone accessory building (like a coach house).
All new Second Units will require a Building Permit from the City’s Building Division prior to construction.
The final report to City Council containing the recommended policies and regulations is available below. Please contact the City of Sault Ste. Marie Planning Division or Building Division for any questions regarding Second Units in Sault Ste. Marie.
Final Report on Second Units - April 1 2019 Council Meeting (pdf)Download
Notice of Application and Public Meeting on Second Units (pdf)Download
Second Units - Ontario Building Code Requirements (pdf)Download
Second Units Open House Display Panels - Feb 26 2019 (pdf)Download
Second Units Draft Policies Handout - Feb 2019 (pdf)Download
Map of Residential and Rural Zones, and Previous Second Unit Rezonings (pdf)Download