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What is co-living?

At Toboggan Flats, we’re taking it to the next level, with cool design, high-end appliances and fixtures, concierge services, cleaning and more—all in your monthly rent—built with young urban professionals in mind.

Co-living means people living in their own private rooms in buildings with shared amenities like kitchens, showers, laundry, bathrooms and common area— people have lived that way long before houses or condos. 

Co-living places are happening now.

In London, Spain, New York, Mexico and closer to home here in Canada, co-living is becoming a central part of housing innovation for young adults.

Young Canadians are already sharing spaces.

Research shows more young people are living at home longer or renting a room in a house with friends or roommates. That’s co-living—but without great space, great design and daily cleaning.

Co-living is a values fit.

Young people want to live, work and play downtown. Co-living puts them there with rents about half the price of a typical downtown rental. It creates community and connection at a time when young people are feeling lonely and isolated. Units are close to transit, shops and services—making the 15-minute, walkable city possible.

Co-living news

Co-living is big business around the world

Habyt is a global co-living owner and operator with 30,000 units and co-living solutions in 38 locations.

Habyt dining room

Co-living, on the regular

Robert Barnard writes about co-living, releasing articles regularly on LinkedIn. You’ll find topics like:

  • The rise of co-living spaces in North America: Trends and statistics
  • Co-living for people, planet and profit: How to save money, reduce your footprint and up your social game
  • The future of co-living: Innovations and emerging trends