The size of a small secondary residence will depend on the size of the land parcel and the existing home.
On parcels 40 hectares or smaller:
• if the existing residence is 500 square metres (approximately 5,400 sq. ft.) or less, a second residence of 90 square metres (approximately 970 sq. ft.) or less can be built.
• if the existing residence is larger than 500 square metres, then a small secondary residence for non-farm use would not be permitted. However, farmers can still apply to the ALC for an additional residence for farm use.
On parcels larger than 40 hectares:
• a second residence 186 square metres (approximately 2,000 square feet) or less is permitted, no matter the size of the first residence.
John Boivin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Valley Voice