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Infill Mythbusting: Yards & Families
October 28, 2019
The Myth: “The yards are too small”, “There won’t be any yard”, “These houses aren’t for families”
Reality: It is true that many families want a yard for their children to play in. But it is also true that families have different wants and needs. Some people prefer not to have a lawn for maintenance or environmental reasons. In some neighbourhoods, kids play in front yards. Families who live in apartment blocks may not have any lawn, and instead play at the park.
Taking away one yard does not take away the thousands of other properties in the city that are more suitable for buyers who want a yard. Not everyone wants or needs an enormous, suburban yard.
We believe that property owners should be able to change their property to suit their needs.