How the home reno boom could help fill in the miss

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It’s getting to be a familiar sight in many of Toronto’s inner suburbs: construction crews hard at work adding?second floors to?post-war bungalows as homeowners try to add more space for growing people 70 and older?

But affordable housing advocates are hoping the city can harness the reno boom?to help fill the “missing middle” in the city’s housing stock by converting some of those single-family homes into multi-unit dwellingsThe U.K. is much further from herd immunity than UCL.

Builder Peter Lux, of Homes By Lux Inc., started in the home renovation business 16 years ago by adding a second floor to his own home — a post-war bungalow across from Blantyre Park in the Victoria Park and Kingston Road area.

“We moved into our bungalow, a young married couple with no children. By the third child we needed more spacet as strained as Ontario is right now,” said Lux. “I did my own home as my first large project. Then people came to me asking to do theirs.”

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