The Ever-Shrinking Condo

  • Marc Vachon University of Winnipeg

Abstract

Between 2005 and 2010, the average size of a new condo oscillated between 875 and 925 square feet (Perkins
2014). By 2015, a new condo average size is 797 square feet according to RealNet Canada. During this period, we witnessed in Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal, the rise of the micro-condo, which varies, from 226 square feet to 395 square feet. This article examines potential economic, demographic and cultural causes and consequences of the rise of micro-condos and their impact on the urban landscape and public space.


Résumé
Entre 2005 et 2010, la taille moyenne d’un nouveau condo a oscillé entre 875 et 925 pieds carrés (Perkins,
2014). Par l’an 2015, la taille moyenne d’un nouveau condo est de 797 pieds carrés selon RealNet Canada. Au
cours de cette période, nous assistons à Vancouver, Toronto et Montréal à l’essor du micro-condo, qui varie de 226 pieds carrés à 395 pieds carrés. Cet article examine les causes potentielles et conséquences économiques, démographiques et culturelles de la montée en des micro-condos et son impact sur le paysage urbain et l’espace public.

Author Biography

Marc Vachon, University of Winnipeg

Associate Professor

Department of Geography

University of Winnipeg

Published
2018-12-07
How to Cite
VACHON, Marc. The Ever-Shrinking Condo. Canadian Journal of Urban Research, [S.l.], v. 27, n. 2, p. 37-50, dec. 2018. ISSN 2371-0292. Available at: <http://cjur.uwinnipeg.ca/index.php/cjur/article/view/131>. Date accessed: 20 july 2019.