Allow greenouse enclosures around courtyards/patios (ie. do not count these in floor space ratio)
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).
Brady Robinson commented
This is a great idea! The city should really examine bylaws like this one to ensure that they aren't unwittingly hampering our green efforts!