Think the Seattle condo market is going out of hand? Consider Vancouver.
"I summer in THE HAMPTONS... I winter in ASPEN. My home, THE RITZ-CARLTON, VANCOUVER." That's the seductive tag line in a full-page ad on the back of the A-section of Thursday's Globe and Mail Ontario edition.
The condos, which run $2.25 million to $10 million, are part of a skyscraper building boom that will give Vancouver a tall skyline. The Web site address says much: vancouversturn.com.
They're also part of a trend that has made Vancouver Canada's priciest housing market. Meanwhile, Toronto -- a big presumed audience for the Ritz-Carlton -- is a bargain. Ads on bus shelters in downtown Toronto last week promised two-bedroom luxury condos near the financial district starting at $159,000.