A modern customizable laneway house
What is Otto?

Otto is an architectural product company that uses standardized designs, transparent pricing, and an integrated construction process to make buying and building a modern laneway house simple, predictable, and stress-free.

Interior Rendering — Typical 20’ wide lot
Interior Rendering — Typical 20’ wide lot
Why Build a laneway house?

Laneway houses are a revolutionary way to maximize the value and utility of your property.

Otto makes it easy to convert under-utilized garage space into something that better fits your lifestyle—an investment property, an office, or an intergenerational home.

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Exterior Rendering – From Lane
Exterior Rendering – From Lane
5 Potential Uses
The Income Property
The Intergenerational
The Downsizer
The Age in Place
Age place
The Work/Live/Office
The Process

Our process makes designing and building a laneway house as uncomplicated as possible.


You choose an Otto House of any type and size from our catalogue of customizable designs.


Customize your Otto House using our collection of high quality, thoughtfully curated materials.


Use our integrated construction process to guarantee quality, efficiency, and clear communication.

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Our Philosophy

Free yourself from constraints and achieve the employment, mobility, and financial independence that will allow you to develop a new approach to everyday life.


Versatility – the flexibility to change and adapt over time. Otto strives to design laneway houses that will fulfill your needs now and in the future.


Preserve and celebrate character – Otto believes in preserving and celebrating the existing diversity of material culture and use of Toronto’s laneways.


Community is essential to living a happy and healthy life. Low impact, small-scale laneway house development enriches existing communities by adding density, opportunity, and diversity.


Quality of materials, design, and thought have the ability to enhance the quality of life. Good design is comprehensive and leaves no detail overlooked.

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