Toronto’s Smallest House is Up for Sale!

by Joey deVilla on October 21, 2007

If you’re looking for a house here in Accordion City and…

  • You live alone or with one other person
  • You don’t have much stuff
  • You miss that cute little apartment you lived in while teaching English in Japan

…then this is the place for you!

Front view of Toronto’s smallest house.
Photo taken by Alexandra Samur, courtesy of Torontoist. Click the photo to see the Torontoist post.

This house, located near the intersection of Dufferin Street and Rogers Road is believed to be Toronto’s smallest house. Occupying what used to be a driveway, it’s a one-bedroom, one-bathroom house that sits on a parcel of land 7.25 feet (2.2 metres) wide and 113.67 feet (34.6 metres) long and has an interior area of just under 300 square feet (under 28 square metres). The asking price is $179,900.

Here’s another look at the front:

Another front view of Toronto’s smallest house.

Here’s the living room, looking towards the front of the house:

Living room of Toronto’s smallest house, looking towards the front.

Here’s the living room again, looking towards the back…

Living room of Toronto’s smallest house, looking towards the back.

Here’s the kitchen. Note that despite the small space, they’ve managed to fit a washer and dryer into the place:

Kitchen of Toronto’s smallest house.

Here’s the bedroom. It comes with a Murphy bed, which is a necessity in such a space. This is what it looks like with the Murphy bed down:

Bedroom of Toronto’s smallest house, with the Murphy bed down.

…and here’s the bedroom with the Murphy bed retracted:

Bedroom to Toronto’s smallest house, with the Murphy bed retracted.

You also get some patio space out back. Here it is, looking towards the front of the house…

Patio of Toronto’s smallest house, looking towards the front.

…and here it is looking towards the back:

Patio of Toronto’s smallest house, looking towards the back.

Here are the house’s listed features:

  • “Completely Re-Done Top-To-Bottom, Front-To-Back!”
  • Tumbled stone entrance walk
  • Renovated Bath
  • Renovated kitchen with newer stove, new cabinets and new stacked washer/dryer
  • Bedroom with Murphy bed + “Built-Ins” — doubles as den!
  • Walk-out to fenced patio
  • 100-amp service
  • 2 satellite dishes and receiver
  • “Window A/C Available”

If you’d like to know more, here’s its real estate listing, and here’s an entry about it in a local realtor’s blog.

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Paul October 22, 2007 at 12:32 am

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Grace Nearing October 22, 2007 at 1:58 am

Not bad, really. Spacious by NYC apartment standards. But seriously, 100 amp service?!

Joey deVilla October 22, 2007 at 10:40 am

@Paul: I’ll give it a look. Thanks for the heads-up!

Maria October 22, 2007 at 6:19 pm

We’re used to living in miniature condos (OK, at least I am), so the size may be manageable. But why would you need TWO satellite dishes? ridiculous.

marlene wattam October 24, 2007 at 8:12 pm

would like to see the bathroom and how big it is.

stasia October 26, 2007 at 8:45 pm

seriously…in manhattan that would be 5 and change. but it is real cute!!!

Sharen Hagle November 4, 2007 at 11:31 am

Nothing wrong with 100 amp service for this size of home. It is so cute. I too would like to know where the bathroom is. Good luck with the sale.

craig November 8, 2007 at 4:39 pm

Nice dog run.

Veronique December 10, 2007 at 10:55 pm

Dear Mr. Devilla,
Would it be possible to get a photo of the bathroom up on the site. I’m not the only one that would like to see!!!

Joey deVilla December 10, 2007 at 11:19 pm

@Veronique: I’d love to help, but I didn’t take the photos; what you see here is all I’ve been able to find!

Brenda December 11, 2007 at 9:31 pm

Love it, love it, love it!!!

shawn brush December 18, 2007 at 6:00 am

is there a parking space close by ?

Joey deVilla December 18, 2007 at 9:22 am

@shawn brush: It comes with a parking space in the back.

nattie January 7, 2008 at 11:54 am

is there a refridgerator??

jhoro January 9, 2008 at 10:12 pm

It’s in Canada. No refrigerator needed. Just use the igloo in the backyard 😉

Christine January 15, 2008 at 12:57 pm

I am curious it looks like there could be a small room upstairs judging from the pictures. Is there an attic space or a possible area to make another room in the upper level?

Leah January 17, 2008 at 12:02 am

There is a website about the house and has the history as well as lots of pictures, including the “missing” bathroom.

Price has been reduced to $173,000 and has a current offer pending according to my research. It was for sale early last year at $139,000 prior to reno and sold to the current owner who is flipping it.

JP January 25, 2008 at 10:59 am

This house would be ideal for my anorexic cousin.

dezza January 31, 2008 at 7:29 pm

here in hong kong, 4 people would be living in a space like this;) it’s quite nice actually!

Angie March 8, 2008 at 3:54 pm

If you live with your dog only..haha
what about the bathroom? well if your dog fits in the problemO

Dianna V.- C. March 9, 2008 at 11:00 am

as far as R.E. goes – you can increase the value by improvements as high as the sky and as far deep as to the center of the earth ;>

Tracey April 3, 2008 at 3:37 pm

Where is the bathroom? Why no pictures? Thanks!

Agus May 10, 2008 at 2:32 pm

What a good place!!!! nice and cute….

Barbara Saunders May 17, 2008 at 12:58 pm

I just love this small house. It is time for us all

to down size.

Hannah July 3, 2008 at 10:07 pm

do you have a house plan of this home?

tanner September 11, 2008 at 7:48 am

wow it look so small from the outside but big in the inside

Jumby January 23, 2009 at 6:02 pm

cute, real cute….if i moved into a house like that with wife, we would be fighting everyday…fighting in close quarters like that is very bad.

ddd May 4, 2009 at 5:52 pm

it’s ridiculous that people have to live like mice in such a big rich country as Canada

zz June 25, 2009 at 1:10 pm

they have two satellite dishes they only need a fourth of one. Its cute but why so big for a house so cheap my house is worth less and its a two story in California

damn August 13, 2009 at 2:45 pm

that kitchen is bigger then mine…

Kay Taylor December 6, 2009 at 9:01 pm

awsome, I would love to live in the house.

commenter March 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm

I thought it was going to be really small, but it actually stretches pretty far. I would not mind living in it. But it would probably be ideal for a little person or people who are used to living in smaller spaces.

Alexus April 25, 2010 at 2:20 am

That is a good sized house for 1 person

Barbara A. Saunders May 4, 2010 at 4:18 pm

I like this house very much.

jeff June 27, 2010 at 12:13 am

my wife and I would love this house we love being up each others ass 24/7!!

lisa July 22, 2010 at 3:24 am

cute love the backyard so new york weres the out house

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