Doug Ford sells his house at a very favorable price compared to the initial asking price

It took six weeks and required a significant reduction in the asking price, but Premier Doug Ford eventually sold his Etobicoke home for $2.7 million.

Ford and his wife Karla originally listed the two-story, 4,500-square-foot single-family home with four bathrooms, an in-ground pool and a two-car garage for $3,199,888.

Faced with a declining real estate market due to rising interest rates, the couple dropped the price last month to $2,800,888.

It sold on Tuesday for around $100,000 less than that, with an October 27 closing date.

The Fords have lived in the Kipling Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West residence since it was purchased in 1998 for $535,000.

In an exclusive interview with the Star last month, Ford said he felt it was time to move on as his four adult daughters are « getting old and getting married and having grandchildren ».

The couple are moving into the neighboring house of their late mother, Diane Ford, which has been empty since her death in January 2020.

« It was a family affair, » the prime minister said in July.

« My mom had told the other siblings, ‘Doug has the biggest family,’ and I’m not getting it for free by any means. It’s like any family situation, » he said of the farm, which has a huge backyard that has been the scene of past ‘Ford Fest’ picnics for political supporters of the family.

Ford kicked off its 2018 campaign for Progressive Conservative leadership in the basement.

It “has been a great house. In 25 to 30 years, we’ve had over 250,000 people in our backyard. My parents were very generous, whether it was cancer fundraisers, Rotary fundraisers, political events, or kids graduations,” he said.

« It was a house where my parents opened their doors for everyone to come in and enjoy. And they were very generous, and we will continue that tradition.

As first revealed by the Star on June 28, Ford has asked its real estate agent, Monica Thapar, to stop using her name and photo in its advertisements.

Thapar had distributed thousands of flyers across Toronto boasting that « we just listed Premier Doug Ford’s house at Princess Anne Manor! »

Along with a photo of the house, there was a snapshot of the Fords apparently signing documents in their dining room under the caption « Moving Ontario! »

The prime minister’s home has been the scene of numerous pandemic-related protests over the past two years as protesters rallied loudly against COVID-19 vaccinations and lockdown measures.

In June 2021, a 44-year-old man armed with a butcher knife was arrested by an Ontario Provincial Police officer at the doorstep of the Fords. The family was not there at the time.

Robert Benzie is the bureau chief at Star’s Queen’s Park and a reporter covering Ontario politics. Follow him on Twitter: @robertbenzie


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