Canada ups its multi-million-dollar property game

A futuristic apartment in Toronto and a waterfront estate in British Columbia offer elite living on either side of the country

Spectacular scenery and two deep‑water docks are on offer at this 10-bedroom waterfront estate in Victoria, British Columbia, about £4.3m
Spectacular scenery and two deep‑water docks are on offer at this 10-bedroom waterfront estate in Victoria, British Columbia, about £4.3m | Image: Newport Realty, affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate

Call it the Trudeau effect but, according to recent research carried out by Christie’s International Real Estate, two of the world’s fastest-growing luxury markets are in Canada. Toronto, in particular, has been a runaway success, almost doubling the number of million-dollar-plus sales over the past year. Though this giddy rise has now been somewhat restrained by the introduction of a foreign buyers’ tax, the city’s manifold attractions should ensure it retains its top-10 position among the global elite. Those hoping to make a splashy debut here might like to consider One Bloor East, where a two-bedroom apartment (sothebysrealty.com; C$2.25m, about £1.41m) enjoys both futuristic interior design and extensive skyline views. If, on the other hand, you’re hoping for boomtown gold on the other side of the country, a 10-bedroom waterfront estate (christiesrealestate.com; about £4.3m) in Victoria, British Columbia (where the tax doesn’t apply) offers breathtaking scenery, two deep-water docks and complete seclusion.

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