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Promote more variety of local food growth and longer growing seasons by encouraging greenhouses to transform underused residential courtyards and patios into personal food production centers. The City Development By-Laws currently discourage such greenhouses by counting them towards the total floor space of the building, preventing them from being added to existing houses, and forcing developers to choose between an extra room in their house or a greenhouse (guess which option most people would choose).79 votes
The short streets on the end of a typical block are 66 feet wide just like the streets along the front of most residential properties.
What if we made them 33 feet wide which is wide enough for a laneway a sidewalk and some trees. The remaining 33 feet could be used for community gardens, pocket parks or leased for a standard residential lot. The lot would provide additional housing without changing the character of a neighbourhood.2 votes
Various options for creating new green spaces are being considered. Converting street ends into mini-parks is an idea considered in the Draft Greenest City Action Plan.