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in Markham we have a guide to help out residents on how to legalize their existing second unit if they wish to do so. We have steps/procedures outlined for them when the second unit has been built prior or post July 1994.
See Markham Fire Dept link to guide
On page 6 of the guide we have information on how to convert back to a single family dwelling as follows:
Converting Back to One-Dwelling Unit Home
You have the option to convert back to one dwelling unit home at any time and not go through the
process of legalizing your second dwelling unit, by completing ALL of the following:
all tenants/occupants must be removed from one of the dwelling units,
The locks separating the two dwelling units shall be removed and replaced with
Stove in the second unit is to be removed,
Contact your Fire Prevention officer for a site visit to confirm the above,
Complete the “Single Family Dwelling Unit Declaration” form in Appendix C and
provide to the Fire Prevention Officer.