Condo Families

March 2019

The days when Toronto families desire a suburban home with a backyard are in the past.

Today’s family has chosen condo living over mowing, weeding and commuting.  The 2011 Census shows that 66% of downtown Toronto households with children, and 32% for the entire city, reside in condo buildings.  This number is sure to increase once new Census numbers are available.

In place of a backyard condo families have more activity choices than one ever thought possible within their condo communities:

  • Large grassy areas for kids to gather and do homework, talk or play
  • Inside spaces to play hockey, basketball, soccer or table tennis regardless of weather
  • Organized activities – cooking, chess, arts & crafts programs, and even swimming lessons
  • Wi-Fi enabled space for gaming
  • Impromptu community BBQs
  • Children’s playroom

There are large open spaces for birthday and family parties, or dinners in the party room.  Sporting events and movies can be viewed on a large screen television in the party room.

For those choosing to venture beyond their condo community the city offers even more:

  • Walk down Yonge St. looking at Christmas decorations
  • Walk to Harbourfront to watch planes take-off and land at the airport
  • Watch the trains at Union Station
  • Community swimming pools and splash pads in the summer, ice rinks in the winter
  • St. Lawrence Market to eat or shop for food
  • Eaton Centre for shopping or eating during good and bad weather

Considering the diversity of activities available to them, condo families are luckier than most.  A suburban backyard can no longer compete with condo living.