condo hate
n. An extreme dislike of condominiums and condominium living.
Other Forms
Most of the time when people think about real estate investing, they think of a single family home or an office building — rarely is it a condo that first comes to mind. And in some markets, that’s for a good reason because a condo truly IS a terrible investment. But before jumping on the condo hating bandwagon, I urge you to run the numbers for yourself.
—Tiffany Alexy, “The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Condos and Townhomes,” BiggerPockets, May 27, 2016
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 05, 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
2012 (earliest)
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