The writing is on the wall, condo dwellings will go up into the sky and the square footage will shrink along the way …
In the beginning, it was about 1,500sf for a standard 2-bedroom condo, the standard square footage was quickly reduced to about 1,000sf few years later.
Today, we are talking about 500sf-700sf for a family condo in Toronto (even smaller in Vancouver). And in reality, many new development are actually building 300sf-400sf suites.
Highrise Condo – Bird’s-eye view of Highrise Utopia
It does look like some of the pictures depicted herein may very well be portraits of our typical family dwellings in the near future …
Growing upwards: Why Toronto wants to make high-rises family-friendly
CBC.ca – Jul 23, 2016
John Preece and Amelia Bowler are among the one-third of Toronto parents raising young children in a condo or apartment. And they also represent a portrait of the future as the city prepares to, quite literally, look skywards when it comes to urban growth.
The results of that study will help shape Toronto’s policies around density …
Medically, some call such phenomenon “Forever Appreciating Property Syndrome (FAPS)”, which some people see as “manipulation by irresponsible capitalists”?
It appears folks have given up hope but have embraced the FAPS en-masses.Like the classic idiom goes, “If you can’t beat them, join them” … “Small Is Beautiful”: –
Kelowna sees ‘overwhelming’ demand for microsuites
CBC.ca -Jun 7, 2016
Gratitude Week: Don’t Fence Me In
What living in Tents or Mobile Homes? Why don’t you consider living in Capsule for a change? Sorry, I am assuming you do have a choice, many folks in Canadian major cities … simply don’t have a choice.
A few more shots from the Highrise Utopia collections by Michael Wolf: –