Municipal Conference Day

Of the 1.2 million people identified as in need of housing in Ontario, 67% or 800,000 fit the tiny home demographic. Tiny homes alone can’t fix the Ontario housing crisis, but they can be part of the solution. The Tiny Home Show has prepared a Conference Day focused on informing and educating municipal decision-makers about tiny homes and tiny home communities.

Making a space for tiny homes

Municipalities can use tiny homes as an opportunity to sustainably increase housing supply, grow their tax base, and boost the local economy. Tiny homes are already accommodated through the Ontario Building Code and municipalities can make small and simple shifts to build more inclusive zoning bylaws for both principal home builds and temporary second dwelling units. All of these topics will be covered in our expert speaker line-up.

Conference Day Agenda

Municipal Conference Day

Arrival, Networking, Outdoor Tiny Home Tours

Time Schedule

9:30am - 10:15am

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Outdoors

Municipal Conference Day

Welcome from the Show Producers

Time Schedule

10:15am - 10:30am

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Outdoors

Ed Peterson

Tiny Home Integration and Communities

Time Schedule

10:30am - 11:00am

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Proper Floors Stage

Tony Cunha

Laneway & Garden Suites: New frontiers in urban densification

Time Schedule

11:00am - 11:30am

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Proper Floors Stage

Laura Blease

Laura Blease

Moving the Yardstick on Sustainable Off-Grid Living in Ontario

Time Schedule

11:30am - 12:00pm

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Proper Floors Stage

Municipal Conference Day

Lunch and home tours

Time Schedule

12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Outdoors

Payam Shalchian

Power of Perception

Time Schedule

1:00pm - 1:30pm

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Proper Floors Stage

Bianca Metz

Affordable Housing Framework - Tenant owned Tiny Homes on leased land as Temporary Secondary Dwelling Units

Time Schedule

1:30pm - 2:00pm

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Proper Floors Stage

Municipal Conference Day

Coffee Break at the Room 104 Coffee Trailer

Time Schedule

2:00pm - 2:30pm

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Outdoors

Ken Bekendam

Keeping the Peace: A common sense approach to zoning bylaws

Time Schedule

2:30pm - 3:00pm

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Proper Floors Stage

Rose Linseman and Karen Kirkwood-Whyte

How we are creating a small home community in Chatham-Kent

Time Schedule

3:00pm - 3:30pm

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Proper Floors Stage

Tour Tiny Homes

Here is a taste of just SOME of the tiny home models that you can tour at the show.

Models that will be at the show are dependent on builders’ production schedules. The exact models may be different to the ones shown here.

Location

Ancaster Fairgrounds
630 Trinity Rd.
Jerseyville, ON
L0R 1R0

Indoor Expo in Marritt Hall
Home Models outdoors in Heritage Square

Conference Day Registration

Please complete this form for each person attending the Municipal Conference Day. 

Please note that in addition to this registration, you will also need to purchase an admission ticket to attend the conference.

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