(1088) Aging apartment stock


Residential buildings for Canada’s working people don’t appear to be much like fine wines when it comes to aging.
This strong piece from The Tyee looks into what kind of shape the places we rent are in.  You might be surprised to know just how old most of our apartment structures are.  Condition needs to be considered right alongside availability when it comes to the rental stock.
Should old rental buildings be saved — or sacrificed?
A building boom decades ago is still housing half of Canada’s tenants. But time is running out on a generation of apartment buildings

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