The Price Of The view

Condo living is never really what you expected when it comes to the view, think twice...


I bought a condo in Yorkville 15 years ago.  At that time, I had a clear view south west of the city.  It was spectacular and I could see clearly Queen's Park, the Planetarium, the Royal Ontario Museum and its glass facade, Lake Ontario and the CN Tower. There were no buildings blocking my clear view daytime or night time.  

Over time, my clear view has become obstructed by two high-rise condo towers, one condo office tower and two luxe rental towers. That is life in the city. 

My point is that a city view in any condo changes from when you first bought it. No empty land stays vacant for long in Toronto because this city is always developing and intensifying. Toronto is considered one of the safest and most desirable cities to live in the world. Naturally the view you have today will likely not be your view tomorrow.

So, when you buy a condo in Toronto, you have to realize that at any time you may live in a construction zone and a new tower may be in built in front, beside or behind you. Just accept it.