Notice in the upper chart of Canadian Disposable Income that "Economic Families" have the advantage in maintaining a spending lifestyle over "Unattached Individuals".
Size matters but fundamentally overpriced housing in Canadian metros is being fueled by planners thinking in small commodity units built for the transient.
Perhaps it's time to start adding high rise self managed purpose built communal buildings to our urban housing stock.
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement; and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana Vol. I, Reason in Common Sense
"History, real solemn history, I cannot be interested in.... I read it a little as a duty; but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all - it is very tiresome." Jane Austen spoken by Catherine Morland in 'Northanger Abbey'