Just the beginning
Patel said the property was held for him and his family until they had saved enough money. They moved into the three-bedroom townhouse in the first week of August.
“This is the property for my children,” she said. For the first time in her life, Christine has her own bedroom and space to play with her younger sisters.
“We can sit in the family room and eat together,” Christine said. “I can go play in the basement and I can play with my little sisters.”
When CBC visited the family in early August, the house still smelled like fresh paint and the bedrooms were cluttered with boxes. But Patel said she has big plans for the place, including buying new furniture and renovating the basement.
“We are just in the beginning,”he said. “This is a new life.”