My mind on the condo boom

Leave out two ‘h’s and an ‘s’ for condo-focused writers and you’ll get this: “If communities ‘cool it’ we will cool more than a condo”. Except for opinions on THE website, you’ll have to…

My mind on the condo boom

Leave out two ‘h’s and an ‘s’ for condo-focused writers and you’ll get this: “If communities ‘cool it’ we will cool more than a condo”.

Except for opinions on THE website, you’ll have to do better. Save them for other places.

Indeed, the whole idea of condos would make most of us cringe.

“The great developing country of Toronto is the progenitor of condominiums. They were always hated, and now are despised even more than they are celebrated …”, Gita Srivastava

“For decades, London was considered to be the perfect city for the home of our nation’s prime minister (per capita at least), but when the government proposes condo construction, droves of people leave the city in search of apartments, townhouses and single-family homes …”, David McCrone

“[Condo development] has been the bitch of our town, with cheap rents destroying many areas that used to be cool. As one development proposal recently put it: ‘The big bad condo mafia has moved in.’ Wrong. Wrong on so many levels. If that were true, why are we still willing to be duped?”, Bob Long

“Yes – wherever your official duties necessitate you living, you will have to deal with a lot of condo buildings. But developers do not make every condo suit you or someone you love. There is a reason the adage ‘Never build a house near a freaking park’ still applies today. Walking through that building and seeing the family of four crammed into a tiny room feels really uncomfortable. That could make you sick.”, Tom Soper

“How about 2018 with most residents not forced to live in condos? That would be a bigger story.”, Kiara Aguilar

“[Condo] noise and parking are both major concerns to residents, but thankfully the city is addressing this. A Park Lofts project in the old Kensington Market neighbourhood came in $70,000 less than budget, thanks to extensive noise mitigation and parking improvements.”, Chris Ryerson

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