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Nearly 40 percent of Toronto condos are not owner occupied new figures reveal


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More than a third of Toronto’s condominiums are owned by people who don’t live in them, according to new government figures which suggest that more cities across Canada could be facing a growing struggle with housing affordability.

Figures released this week by Statistics Canada show that 37.9% of Toronto condos are not owner-occupied, meaning they are either vacant, rented or used as a second property.

The new statistics offer further evidence that people now view housing as an investment, and not necessarily as a place to live, said Andy Yan, the director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

Continue to read on: The Guardian

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