Need further proof that Canadians have an insatiable appetite for all things real estate related? Curbed, a network of real estate and neighbourhood news sites in the US, wants to tap into our national obsession and will be launching sites north of the border this fall.
According to Sarah F. Cox, Curbed Editorial Director and the Founding Editor of Curbed Detroit, Toronto and Vancouver will be the first cities on the expansion list with September marked for the tentative launch date.
“Curbed has always come at real estate news from the angle of neighborhoods. We’re obsessed with the minutiae of how they change over time, and how people react both negatively and positively,” she said.
“Both Toronto and Vancouver have great story lines for us and we’ve been interested in them for a while.”
Known for focusing on everything from celebrity home sales to live blogging life in a micro apartment, Curbed has a cross-country focus with sites in most major cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and more). Lockhart Steele, a Gawker alum and current CEO of the company, started Curbed in 2004 and expanded quickly enough that Forbes deemed the site “the grandaddy of all real estate blogs.”
And much like the real estate arm of the network, the Eater site will be expanding into Canada with a focus on the Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver food scenes.
However, Cox noted that since Racked is still working on expansion projects in America, it won’t be coming to Canada just yet.