An ADU is a dwelling unit that is subordinate to the main dwelling unit on the property. An ADU can be in the main building on the property or in an accessory building (ex. converted detached garage). ADUs are permitted in the following ways:
In order to assist property owners with the construction of a new Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU), or going through the process to recognize an existing Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU), the City has prepared some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and a process document to help provide information and explanations about the requirements.
A copy of the Office Consolidation of the City's Zoning By-law 2015-30 is available here.
Click below to find out if your ADU project would be eligible for financial incentives through the Growth Community Improvement Plan (GCIP).
The Government of Ontario passed Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, on November 28, 2022. This Bill made a variety of changes to different Acts, including several changes to Ontario's Planning Act.
As a result of these changes, the City of North Bay's previous 'Secondary Dwelling Unit' policies were amended for new 'Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU)' policies. These policy changes came into effect in April of 2023.
It is now possible to have a total of three residential units on properties in the City's Urban Area and a total of two units on properties in the City's Rural Area. Please see the ADU- FAQ document for more information.