Gaynor said she’s had the idea for a long time because she herself co-owned a home with a friend in the early 90s. More recently, the speed-dating element came to Gaynor when she was joking with her three sons about how they can now use apps like Tinder to find a date, then it hit her: “Why couldn’t we use something similar to hook people up — to buy a property together?” “It helps people increase their net worth, and it’s not just about a landlord making money off of your rent,” she said.
They take a seat at the long table, where they have a few minutes to chat before the bell rings and it’s time to move on to their next “date.” “I’m an investor,” one man with multiple properties in Canada and Asia declares to the young woman sitting across from him. Her other criteria: “Close to transit,” which she writes on her name tag. The average selling price in the Greater Toronto Area in May was $863,910, up from $752,100 the same month last year.
The average detached selling price was more than $1.1 million. When they sold their duplex for more than double the price nearly a decade later, they used the profit to go their separate ways and buy their own properties.
About 30 people gaze into each other’s eyes in the basement of a Toronto pub.
But none of them are here in the hopes of falling in love.
The Keg Much like the Jack Astor’s bar, but rooted right in the Financial District, this place gets packed with picker-uppers.