Toronto and Victoria, B.C. are the world’s “hottest” markets for luxury homes as investors flock to Canada for its political and economic stability, according to a new report from Christie’s International Real Estate.

Christie’s CEO Dan Conn told BNN in an interview Wednesday that even with the rise in million-dollar-plus home sales, Toronto is cheap compared to other luxury markets.  “I consider Toronto, even with the heat at the upper end of the market, it is still a comparative bargain on the global map,” he said.

Toronto has too much housing despite overall population growth: report (The Toronto Star)

Don’t let the mushrooming condos downtown fool you. There is no housing shortage in Toronto, says new planning research out of Ryerson University.

The draft report, called “Protecting the Vibrancy of Residential Neighbourhoods,” shows that Toronto is over-housed, with a majority of 140 city neighbourhoods suffering from a stagnant or declining population over the last 30 years — along with most residentially zoned land restricted to single-family detached homes.

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