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YEGarden Suites Webinar Series

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This three-part series covers everything from rules and regulations, costs, tips for successful projects, the building process, and more...

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Join us for YEGarden Suites' bi-annual Deep Dive Workshop, now via Webinar! This three-part webinar series provides attendees with an in-depth look at garden and garage suites in Edmonton. If you are considering building a backyard home, and want to know if it would be right for you, this workshop is a must. Past YEGarden Suites workshop participants have found information at these sessions crucial for understanding this significant financial decision, saving them time, money, and headaches. The value of preparing to develop your property by connecting with experts, and other homeowners who have built Garden Suites cannot be overstated.


Garden Suites 101 from YEGarden Suites

A quick summary of what Garden Suites are, who is building them, and why they are important for homeowners, our city, and our planet.

City of Edmonton on Garden Suites

The City fo Edmonton will be presenting the latest Garden Suite rules & regulations. You'll learn what types of lots can accommodate a Garden Suite, what rules your suite must conform to, how big it can be, how it can be oriented, etc. The City will be going over the permitting process. You'll also hear from the City's Change For Climate initiative on how Garden Suites help build a more sustainable city.

Garden Suite Panel Discussion

Learn from everyday homeowners who have gone through the process of building a suite. Our panelists will be sharing tips, tricks, challenges, and benefits associated with building a garden suite. The panel will be an interactive Q&A style discussion.

Subdivision & Development Appeals Board (SDAB)

If you'd like to build something outside the typical rules and regulations for Garden Suites, you may have to present before the SDAB. We'll help to explain the process, and the procedure for interacting this quasi-judicial body.

Garden Suite Site Analysis and Zoning Information

We'll take you through an example lesson looking at a Real Property Report (RPR), and lay out considerations for where a garden suite can be located on a lot. We will also identify things to watch out for and what properties are the best fit for a garden suite. Finally, we'll show you how to look up your own property, and see any information such as neighbourhood overlays, or parking reduction zones.


Design Principles & Considerations for Garden Suites

We will be providing a brief overview of design considerations for garden suites so that you can make the best of your small(er) space. We'll also be covering how to design a barrier free suite (fully accessible), so that you can tap into the City's incentives and ensure that your suite meets your needs into the future.

Utility Considerations for Garden Suites

Utility connections are an important consideration, prior to deciding to build a suite. In collaboration with EPCOR, we'll walk you through the best case options for connecting your Garden Suite to sewer, water and power, and what to do/how much it costs to overcome any challenges associated with different utility connections.

Builder and Designer Showcase

You'll have the opportunity to get to know Edmonton's leading builders and designers of Garden Suites. Five different builders/designers will each give a short presentation on their work and what they can offer you followed by a live Q&A session with attendees.

Builder and Designer Panel Discussion

We will be holding a panel discussion with 5 different garden suite builders/designers where we will cover the process to build a suite, costs associated with Garden Suites, challenges, etc. and any other questions generated from our audience.


Financing for a Garden Suite

Hear the options for financing a garden suite from Mortgage and Finance specialists, and alternate lenders.

Investing and Budgeting for Garden Suites

Hear from Garden Suite investors, learn about the return on investment for garden suites and how to budget for a suite. You'll also receive a budgeting spreadsheet template to help you evaluate your own project.

Cost Breakdown

Get a sense for why Garden Suites costs start at around $160,000 and where money can be saved versus fixed costs.

Realtors Presentation and Panel

Hear from realtors about their experience with Garden Suites, and the growing market for backyard housing.

Post-Webinar Questions and Networking

During each of the webinars, there will be a Q&A box and chat function so that you can ask presenters questions in real time, and receive answers right away. There will also be an extended question period with networking after the formal part of each night's event to ask connect with industry experts and speakers. If you have any lingering questions, or want to set up a following-up meeting with an industry expert, you'll have an opportunity to do so.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email ashley@yegardensuites.com or call 780-722-5699.

Will the webinar be recorded and distributed after?

The webinar will not be distributed afterwards, but we will be sending a follow up email after the series is over with contact info from all presenters, as well as any sharable resources.

Are tickets per household?

Tickets are per household. Please do not share your unique webinar links.

Are tickets per night?

No, one event ticket will allow you to access all 3 nights, November 17th, 24th, and December 1st.

I haven't used Zoom before, will I be able to ensure it is working properly before the event?

We will be holding two practice sessions prior to the event to ensure that everyone has a chance to make sure Zoom works for them, and give them an opportunity to try out Zoom's functionality.

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