Special Orientation Session for Artists with dependents -- Notes on Occupancy Standards

Special Orientation Session for Artists with dependents
Notes on Occupancy Standards

How many bedrooms does a household qualify for? 
Toronto's occupancy standards for RGI households are: 
  •  adult household members who are spouses must share a bedroom. Two persons who live together are considered "spouses" if 
    • the social and familial aspects of the relationship amount to cohabitation, and 
    •  one individual provides financial support to the other, or 
    •  the individuals have a mutual agreement or arrangement regarding their financial affairs. 
  •  for adult household members other than spouses, a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of two (2) persons per bedroom 
  •  for children under the age of 18, no less than one (1) and no more than two (2) persons per bedroom where the unit contains three (3) bedrooms or less 
  •  for children under the age of 18, no less than one (1) and no more than three (3) persons per bedroom where the unit contains more than three (3) bedrooms, if the shared bedroom provides the minimum space required under the City's Municipal Code Property Standards. 
  •  a single parent may share a bedroom with a child if the applicant wants to share.
  • bachelor units are normally given to single persons. However, a two person family is eligible for a bachelor unit, if the applicant requests it. A two person family consists of either two spouses or a parent and child.
A household may be eligible for another bedroom if: 
 1. One of the spouses requires an additional bedroom because of a disability or medical condition and this requirement is documented by a medical professional, subject to the following conditions:
  • a. The household must submit the City-approved form and required medical documentation with the request. 
  • b. If a medical professional has verified that spouses cannot share a bed, the household will not normally qualify for an additional bedroom unless a second bed cannot be accommodated within a shared bedroom. 
  • c. A household will not qualify for an additional bedroom based on a snoring condition alone. 
2. An additional room is required to store equipment that a member of the household needs because of a permanent disability or medical condition, and the equipment is too large to be reasonably accommodated in a unit size for which the household would normally qualify.
3. An additional bedroom is required for an individual who is not a member of the household but who occupies the unit to provide full-time overnight support services to a member of the household. The household must submit the City-approved form(s) and required medical documentation with the request. 

4. A member of the household is pregnant. 

 
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