How a 26-year-old account manager lives in 500 square feet
Where: Fort York
How much: $303,000
How big: 514 square feet
Two years ago, Debbie, with financial help from her parents, made a pre-construction deposit on a condo in Fort York, where the prices were in line with her $300,000 budget. She loved the location: close to the hubbub of downtown, but also walking distance from Lake Ontario.
“I grew up by the Yangtze River and I’ve always been drawn to living by the water,” Debbie says. Even so, she opted not to buy a lake-facing suite. This pizza-slice-shaped unit appealed to her because it doesn’t have a hallway hogging all the square footage, and because it’s on one of the building’s top floors, which affords her extra privacy. Another plus to having a unit on the building’s north side: she has an unobstructed panorama of Fort York, a historical site no developer can put a tower on.
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