condo hate
n. An extreme dislike of condominiums and condominium living. Also: condo hating.
condo hater n.

Example Citations:
In other words, hipness here has a fear of heights, and there remains a general knee-jerk disdain for apartment and condo living. Toronto’s “condo hate” is legendary, and the higher the building, the more intense the snark.
—Shawn Micallef, “The View From Toronto,” The New York Times, October 5, 2013

I thought the condo‘s [sic] were a more efficient use of space in the downtown core and helped reduce commute times by allowing people to live near their workplace at a more affordable price. Then why the hate?
—kamkam321, “Reasoning behind all the condo hate in Toronto?,” Reddit, July 31, 2013

Earliest Citation:
I was on CBC Metro Morning on Monday to discuss “Condo Hating,” and host, Matt Galloway used a very interesting term to describe the condo development in Toronto: “A necessary evil.”
—David Fleming, “Condo Hating,” Toronto Realty Blog, October 16, 2012


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