Every day, it seems, I am asked the same question: “Where can I find a home that is suitable for my situation – one that won’t break the bank?”
Sometimes the question is about a mother, or father, or grandparent, or mobility-challenged child.
The answer is a tough one, because our current building codes (provincial and federal), along with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, do not require private residential dwellings to be accessible.
There is a common thread running through housing development across Canada. It goes like this: fit as many dwelling types as possible into as small an area as possible. Use as little land as you can and get more out of it.