No land for new singles in Ottawa and so builders turning to townhomes…city putting brakes on development of land outside urban core…wants intensive mult-unit urban development…

Three decades ago, most townhouses in Ottawa got little attention. They were, after all, considered mere entry-level homes.

Optional features were virtually non-existent, charm often at a premium.

Their side-by-side sameness was the price you paid when you were only paying about $80,000.

By comparison, today’s towns, with price tags that can soar into the high six figures, positively swagger. Ensuite bathrooms, razzle-dazzle kitchens, double-wide garages to store your boat: when it comes to features, ask and they shall be yours.

Read the full article, “Talk of the Town” in the Ottawa Citizen (Feb 27, 2010).

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