A DAD-APPROVED MOVE

June 30, 2017 11:17 am Posted In: Client Coverage

Don Mills' Sonic condominium

TORONTO, June 17, 2017 – Sisters and brother (all accountants) each buy a Sonic penthouse suite on their father’s advice (also an accountant) from Lindvest. ByJONATHAN FORANI Staff Reporter

Keerthiga Rajaratnam, left, her brother Keerthanan and sister Renuga with their dad, Rajaratnam Sivaguru, check out the model suite for Sonic condominiums where the siblings have each bought a unit on  the penthouse floor.  (STEVE RUSSELL / TORONTO  STAR)

Keerthiga Rajaratnam, left, her brother Keerthanan and sister Renuga with their dad, Rajaratnam Sivaguru, check out the model suite for Sonic condominiums where the siblings have each bought a unit on
the penthouse floor. (STEVE RUSSELL / TORONTO
STAR)

Sat., June 17, 2017   It’s father knows best for the Rajaratnam siblings who have followed in their dad’s footsteps — and are also following his home-buying advice.

Daughters Keerthiga, 31, Renuga, 26, and son Keerthanan, 29 — all accountants, like their now-retired father Rajaratnum Sivaguru — have taken after him since childhood in Sri Lanka, where they lived with their mother while they finished high school before joining him in Scarborough, where he’d lived since 2001.

And they followed him again during a recent move to Don Mills Rd. and Eglinton Ave., where they now live in an apartment together as a family of five. “He definitely inspired us to follow in his path,” says oldest Keerthiga.

And though the sisters and brother are now ready to fly the coop and let Mom Navamalar Rajaratnum and Dad share the apartment alone, Sivaguru is also the mastermind behind that next step for his children: penthouse pals.

When he saw an advertisement for a new condominium development by Lindvest in their Don Mills neighbourhood and suggested his children invest, it wasn’t a hard sell. Last year, the siblings purchased three units on the penthouse floor of the incoming 28storey Sonic tower at Eglinton Ave. and Don Mills Rd., scheduled for occupancy in 2019.

“He’s always been our support, he always has been giving us advice and guiding us,” says youngest Renuga, who at 26 wouldn’t have considered buying a condo if it weren’t for her father’s push.

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