How many condos are there?

I don't think that anyone knows exactly how many condos, or the number of residential units, there are in Ontario as there is no central registry. A registrar was proposed by the Kealey Commission in 1997 but it was not put in place.

However, the numbers that are available show that the number of condos in Ontario is growing at a huge rate, especially in the Greater Toronto Area.

1970's
We have a list of the total number of condos that were registered in the 1970's.
Year
Number
up to 1970
51
1971
106
1972
169
1973
237
1974
371
1975
553
1976
773
1st 3 mo of 1977
843

2009
A count of condo corporations in 2009 stated that there were 8788 registered condo corporations in Ontario. It shows that there were 1,941 condo corporations in Metropolitan Toronto.

2011
The City of Toronto gives these figures from a 2011 Statistics Canada Household survey.

It shows that there were 362,825 families living in condo units that they owned and 122,050 families lived in rented condo units.

2012
A Toronto Star report printed in 2012 gave these numbers
6,750 Number of condo corporations with residential housing in Ontario
525,000 Number of condo units in Ontario
1,250,000 Number of people who live in condos in Ontario
120 Number of buildings under development in Toronto in 2011

2014
ACMO, an industry organization states that there are now more than 1.3 million condominium residents in Ontario. More than 10% of Ontario’s population live in the approximately 600,000 residential condominium units in Ontario.

Since then the condo construction boom has not slowed down with more condos being built and occupied.


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