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  1. Julie
    February 3, 2017 @ 10:11 am

    I’ve never lived in a big city and I don’t imagine I ever will…I was born and raised in rural Ontario and quite honestly, love it and wouldn’t dream of raising my kids anywhere else. It’s interesting to hear about your life and perspective. While quite different from mine, I imagine we’re both doing right by our own families!

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    • Yashy
      February 5, 2017 @ 12:51 pm

      Totally agree Julie. Every family has different needs.

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  2. Anne Taylor
    February 3, 2017 @ 4:12 pm

    I am not a big city girl at all. We live and are raising our grandson in a condo/apt in Victoria BC but I do envy your lifestyle!

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  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    February 3, 2017 @ 6:57 pm

    I’ve never lived in a big city, close to one but never in one. I would love to have a house with a garden since I enjoy doing that but I’m afraid there’s no room here and what room there is is lawn. I’d love my own vegetable patch, nothing tastes as good as home grown strawberries, potatoes etc. I do see your point though but since I have 7 children (all adults now) living in a condo wouldn’t have been practical for us either. To each his own. 🙂

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  4. Judy Cowan
    February 4, 2017 @ 11:08 am

    We live in a condo and several people here have children, so it can definitely be a lifestyle that is possible.

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  5. kristen visser
    February 4, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

    Those are definitely valid points ! especially the facilities you have at your finger tips! definitely some pluses with living the condo life.

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  6. Marina
    February 4, 2017 @ 7:03 pm

    Great reasons. I agree that Toronto is one of the most liveable cities in the world with amazing food and culture to enrich every child’s world.

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  7. Calvin F.
    February 4, 2017 @ 9:04 pm

    Interesting take on this, thanks for sharing. I never looked at it this way. Not in depth like this to be exact.

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    • Yashy
      February 5, 2017 @ 12:48 pm

      Glad you like it Calvin

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  8. Debbie S.
    February 5, 2017 @ 1:29 am

    I think condo living would be fun for families. I have never lived in one but I like what you are saying here. I

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  9. jan
    February 8, 2017 @ 12:41 pm

    Yes, as North Americans we are so caught up in the thought that we need to own a house. Certainly not so!

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  10. Wendy Kam Marcy
    February 9, 2017 @ 10:09 am

    These are the same reasons why we also stayed downtown (3 years and counting now)! Except we do own a car… so we can visit all the other families who have thrown in the towel and fled to the burbs haha. The “condo generation” is still a relatively new thing in TO but in most major cities (NYC, Hong Kong, Tokyo), this IS the norm and it frustrates me sometimes when I have to defend it. My life never stopped when I had a baby. I would pop him in the stroller and run 4 errands in less than an hour. While my other friends were stuck in their McMansions too afraid to transfer their sleeping babies into car seats and they got nothing done or it took them twice as long! Not sure if we will be here forever as well, but for the time being, we are glad that the city is our playground.

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  11. kathy downey
    February 11, 2017 @ 1:29 pm

    Wow this is definitely a lifestyle that is possible and sounds wonderful !

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  12. Kristi F
    February 12, 2017 @ 11:58 am

    I can see how some people want to raise their children in the country and how some want to do it in a city in a condo. Definitely great points to be considered here! Every family has to decide what’s best for them.

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    • Yashy
      February 12, 2017 @ 12:11 pm

      Absolutely agree!

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  13. AD
    February 12, 2017 @ 2:05 pm

    I like your reasons and definitely agree with them (not to mention there is less work related to yard/lawn maintenance, snow removal, costs related to upkeep, etc.)…. but, I have to admit with kids, I do like the space that a detached home provides. I have lived all over the world (with the kids) and I do enjoy having the space of a home, with a backyard where I can get away from the noise and business of the inner core. And I think the last point you made (about food and culture) is still accessible if the parent(s) makes it a point and effort to expose their children to it.

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  14. Carole D.
    February 12, 2017 @ 6:38 pm

    I love living in a smaller city, not sure I would have love raising my children in a condo but lots do.

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