I have written a lot about condominium owners bringing up their children in Toronto rather than the 905 areas for a variety of reasons. For many, living in Toronto means a short work commute, resulting in more time to spend with their children. Add to that the convenience of maintenance fees covering the repair and upkeep of the grounds, exterior, amenities and other shared areas, and the lifestyle is certainly appealing. Remember, too, that Toronto is home to amenities and attractions that appeal to all ages, including youth. In response to this growing demand, our developers are designing with families in mind.

One example is Canary Commons, the fourth phase in the fabulous Canary District community in Toronto’s Downtown East. About 2/3 of the nearly 400 suites in this condominium are two-bedroom, two-bedroom + media or den, three-bedroom and three-bedroom + media or den layouts, in sizes from approximately 600 to 1,359 square feet. These large, gracious designs are perfect for end-users who have children. The condominium will even include a Children’s Play Area among its amenities, along with barbecue and fitness areas, a dining room with catering kitchen, lounge, pet wash room, yoga and Pilates studio, and theatre room.

Remember, too, that Canary District is home to the Cooper Koo Family YMCA with activities for all ages. These include after-school programs and childcare facilities. Plus, Canary District is connected to the wonderful 18-acre Corktown Common Park, which encompasses a marsh, landscaped lawns, playground areas, a splash pad and communal picnic area. By the time Canary Commons occupies, more amenities will be added to the area.

Suite prices will begin from the high-$300,000s. Register today at www.canarydistrictcondos.ca/