Connect, educate, advocate
What We Do
Since YEGarden Suites' founding in 2017, we have helped thousands of Edmontonians learn about Garden Suites through educational workshops, tours, and events. We receive email inquiries on a daily basis from homeowners wondering if a Garden Suite is right for them or if their property can accommodate a suite.
YEGarden Suites acts as a hub of information for all things Garden Suites. Through collaboration with the City of Edmonton, Industy Members, Garden Suite owners, and like-minded organizations, we deliver engaging and informative content that is sure to help you achieve your suite dreams.
YEGarden Suites Activities
Garden Suite Workshops
A big part of what YEGarden Suites does is host workshops on topics related to Garden Suites. We cover everything from process to build, to financing, to energy efficiency. We also host builder/designer showcases where participants can see different design options and meet local industry experts. YEGarden Suites collaborates with experts in planning, permitting, real estate, financing, and alternative energies to provide our participants with the best available knowledge.
Workshops are held several times a year. Sign up for our mailing list (below) to stay up to date on upcoming sessions. Our next workshop is scheduled for Spring 2019.
Garden Suite Tours
We've heard from countless homeowners that seeing a Garden Suite in person is what pushed them over the edge and solidified their plans to build. We strive to showcase a diversity of suites on our tours, which are held several times a year. Tours are self-guided, so you are free to explore at your own pace. Typically we include 5-7 suites on the tour.
Homeowners and builders or designers are usually present to answer questions you may have. Our next tour is planned for the Spring of 2019. Tickets will be released through our mailing list.
Since YEGarden Suites was founded, we have spoken at countless urban planning committee meetings and public hearings in favour of amendments to Edmonton's Garden Suite regulations. Our goal is to reduce barriers to the development of Garden Suites so that more homeowners can benefit from this form of housing.
Whenever possible, we work to get ourselves in front of the media to generate excitement and interest in Garden Suites. The more we inform and educate Edmontonians on Garden Suites and Infill in general, the closer we move towards achieving increased housing choice for all.
Garden Suites are part of a larger conversation happening in cities across North America. How can we rebuild our cities to be more fiscally, environmentally, and socially sustainable? How can we accommodate growth while building complete communities where citizens can live active, healthy, and happy lifestyles?
At YEGarden Suites, we recognize that collaboration is key, which is why we are constantly seeking out exciting partnerships and opportunities to deliver co-hosted events. Over the past few years, we've worked with like-minded organizations to host Janes Walks, design workshops, public engagement sessions, and much more.