CHANGE COMING SOON TO TORONTO-AREA PROPERTY LISTINGS
Apr 14, 2021
By Bob Komsic
Home hunters in the GTA will soon notice a change to property listings.
The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) will use ”primary” rather than ”master” when referring to the main or principal bedrooms.
In a notice to its more than 59,000 member realtors, the board says the change will ”address the negative connotations surrounding ”master” bedroom, which many Members, others in the industry, and the public at large associate with terminology rooted in slavery and/or sexism.”
”We know that words matter, and this is a step forward in rethinking outdated terms and modernizing the language used in the real estate industry,” the notice went on to say.
The Canadian Real Estate Association switched to ”primary” on Realtor.ca last October.