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Ramona Omidvar is part of a growing cohort of young professionals who expects to eventually share a home with her parents, as well as her two children, currently 2 and 5.
The reason for blending the households isn't financial – both Omidvar and her husband, who asked not to be named, have good jobs (she's a policy analyst with the Ontario government, he works in banking), as do her parents (Ratna, her mother, is an Order of Canada recipient and president of the Maytree Foundation; Mehran, her father, is an engineer).
Instead, it's cultural: "Letting your parents live in an old-folks home is unthinkable where I come from," she says, referring to her Indian-Iranian background.