STORY AND PHOTOS BY APRIL LAMB | firstname.lastname@example.org
Shane Lacusta, along with his wife Pam, have a basement suite in their house in the S.E. community of Walden. They decided to build a secondary suite in case any of their three children need to move home one day. They took part in the City’s secondary suite grant program that subsidized the cost of building a secondary suite in their neighbourhood. They say that every house on their block has a secondary suite, but only their house and one other has a two-bedroom suite. Because the cost of the property was subsidized by the City, they are required to rent the suite at 90 per cent of the market price to a maximum of $1,102 before utilities.