Urbaneer’s In The Globe & Mail On Domestic Space Issues During The COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 & Toronto Real Estate, Media/Press

What a year it has been for Toronto real estate!

Weeks after the lockdown in March 2020 – due to the unanticipated arrival of COVID-19 – the Canadian housing industry began performing in unpredictable and surprising ways as the pandemic shifted our behaviours!

One of the hottest topics being debated amongst housing market media pundits is ‘how we will adapt to our new reality?’, which certainly fascinates the Urbaneer team. Since March, I’ve written a substantial amount of content on the intersections of COVID-19 & Toronto Real Estate, which included a June 2020 post called, How COVID-19 Will Likely Change How We Design Our Homes. Our shelter is often designed – or modified – to support our changing domestic needs, to reflect fashionable trends, or as a response to the opportunities or constraints of our holistic environment. In this way, there’s no question that the ways in which the pandemic hit us hardest will influence design in the future.



Speaking of adaptive design, the majority of Canadians are currently facing a more imminent problem: how to work successfully and productively at home. In fact, nearly 4.7 million more Canadians are now working from home now than were doing so at this time last year. So how do we manage this strain on our domestic spaces? The most recent instalment from my Dear Urbaneer Series on How To Resolve Your Work From Home Dilemma During The COVID-19 Pandemic explores how important it is to maintain a healthy work-life balance now that, for many, our professional and private spaces are now combined or overlap. Many are seeking renovation or outbuilding as a solution to their growing space issues.



A welcome confirmation that our Urbaneer content about Toronto real estate is on-trend, the Globe And Mail just published an article entitled, Backyard Pod Spaces Spring Up As COVID Forces Homeowners To Expand!  In it, author Vicki Mochama discusses how families are solving their space issue when faced with an inadequate separation between work and home lives. What’s more, I’m quoted! To read this article – click the link above or the picture below!


*Photo rights belong to Tijana Martin/The Globe And Mail


Thanks to Vicky Mochama and The Globe And Mail for allowing me the opportunity to discuss my passion for Canadian housing and home –  with a particular focus on Toronto, Ontario – in the context of this unprecedented, unpredictable pandemic!



If you’re curious to learn more about shelter in these changing times, here are some of my COVID-19 related blogs exploring how it’s impacting the Toronto Real Estate Market:


Dear Urbaneer: How To Resolve Your Work From Home Dilemma During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The Season Of COVID-19 & Canadian Real Estate

The Increased Desire For Outdoor Space In Toronto Condos During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Exploring COVID-19, Urban Planning And Toronto Real Estate

How Urbaneer’s Tailored Toronto Real Estate Marketing Sold This Condo During The Pandemic

The Need And Demand For Live/Work Properties In Toronto

WHO Changes Guidance On Possibility Of Airborne Transmission Of COVID-19

Dear Urbaneer: Can I Be Exposed To COVID-19 From HVAC Systems?

Demand For ‘Forever Homes’ In Toronto’s Downtown Family Neighbourhoods Persists Despite COVID-19

Healthy Home: The Irony Of Navigating COVID-19 On The 50th Anniversary Of Earth Day

How COVID-19 Will Likely Change How We Design Our Homes

With COVID-19 Outbreaks In Long-Term Care Facilities, Is Multi-Generational Housing Better?

Assess Your Risk: Buying & Selling Toronto Real Estate During The COVID-19 Pandemic



Can my team and I become your realtors of choice, and guide you to the best of the best Toronto real estate?

With a multi-disciplinary education in housing – and 28 years of experience in the property market – I believe the search for a Home requires engagement on sensory, intellectual, and emotional levels. In fact, it’s how I’ve become a top producing realtor.



With decades of experience navigating the highs and lows of our market, and our commitment to remain acutely aware of shifts and trends, we are here to help without pressure or hassle.

May we be of assistance to you, or someone you love?

Thanks for reading!


-The Urbaneer Team

Steven Fudge, Sales Representative
& The Innovative Urbaneer Team
Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage – (416) 322-8000

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