Saunders: We’re a Nation of Suburban Apartment-dwellers, But Afraid to Admit it

By Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail
March 30, 2013

What kind of housing do you think is most uniquely Canadian: The Victorian semi-detached house? The suburban split level? The downtown glass condo tower? Think again. The dwelling that’s most Canadian, in its sheer numbers and popularity, is the slab farm – the block of high-rise rental apartment buildings, generally constructed between 1955 and 1979, located closer to the countryside than the city hall, in the suburbs or fringes of major cities. More …

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