Tiny Montreal condo deemed Canada's smallest
Published Friday, August 1, 2014 8:04AM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 1, 2014 12:17PM EDT
A Griffintown condo has been deemed the smallest in Canada's new construction market.
A condo in Griffintown, measuring a mere 286 square feet, has been crowned the smallest new construction condo on the Canadian market.
The micro-sized condo in the Lowney condo project phase 2 on Ottawa near Shannon can be had for $108,000.
According to the buzzhome.com website, the Lowney project contains even smaller 267 square foot units but those have already been sold out.
The bathroom in the tiny unit is a tight fit, as it measures 3' by 7'10".
Ceilings are just 8'6" high and the entire dimensions are roughly around 15' by 19', but the downtown-adjacent location, a 16-minute uphill walk to Peel and St. Catherine, would presumably compensate for the lack of space.
The building contains about five such units and a parking space can be had for an additional $35,000.
The historic Griffintown area was reluctantly abandoned by almost all residents following urban planning policy changes in the sixties and seventies but has seen a major revival in recent years, as condo towers have been sprouting up and the ETS technology school has brought more homes and businesses to the area south of downtown.
The tiny unit would likely be inhabited by a single dweller, a category that is fast on the rise in Quebec.
Almost one of three Montrealers lives alone, according to one recent study, which ranks the city tops in Canada for for single-dweller living.