‘Missing Middle’ housing welcomes new people into older communities and provides housing options for people at every stage of life and income level.

Please note: The information on this webpage still reflects the policies and regulations that were in effect prior to Zoning Bylaw 20001 coming into effect on January 1, 2024. 

If you have specific questions regarding how the current zoning regulations apply to your project, please refer to Zoning Bylaw 20001, speak with your Development Planner, or email us at developmentpermits@edmonton.ca

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'Missing Middle' refers to multi-unit housing that falls between single detached homes and tall apartment buildings. 
It includes: 

  • Row housing 
  • Courtyard housing
  • Tiny Home communities
  • Stacked Row housing/Walk-up apartments
  • Low-rise (4-storey) apartments
  • Mid-rise (6-storey) apartments
  • Triplexes/fourplexes

These have largely been absent from Canadian cities, including Edmonton.

Missing  Middle Housing Diagram

What the City is Doing

The City Plan, which will be completed in 2020, will set a goal of creating welcoming communities to grow our city to 2 million. Housing choices and how we can integrate more housing in the ‘missing middle' range will help us reach this goal.