A secondary suite is a separate living area contained within a single detached home or a duplex. It functions as a self-contained living unit complete with a kitchen, bathroom and a sleeping accommodation. 

Secondary suites expand the supply of lower cost rental housing providing the opportunity for renters to live in lower density residential neighbourhoods. They can offer rental housing that is affordable, ground-oriented, and market based. It also offers opportunities for homeowners to downsize in their home.  

In 2004, the City of Port Moody amended its Zoning Bylaw to allow secondary suites in all single detached residential zones and more recently in 2018, to allow secondary suites in the City’s duplex zone. 

Our Secondary Suite Guide will assist you in creating a new secondary suite.