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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Rental of the week: 2057 Dundas Street West

I’ve never been so confused if an apartment was actually a legal apartment before.

The listing reads: “This unit is not in a house. It's behind a store in a building attached to other buildings.” What does that even mean?!? What kind of building? Is it a storage locker? A garage? A shed? WHAT IS IT!?

I’ve glared at these pictures for so long trying to find out what kind of structure we’re working with.   

2057 dundas street west torontoNow as far as sketchy studios go, this isn’t the worst one. The kitchen actually has a stove with an oven! (I am aware of how low the bar is set). 

Sure, the fridge is a mini fridge, but who needs to fit anything more than a six pack in their fridge. Right?

2057 dundas street west torontoThe bathroom looks dank and mouldy. Also the fact that they’ve cut off the top half of the picture but you can definitely still see the water damage on the walls should be a warning sign.

If that wasn’t enough, the fact that there’s exposed wiring in a place where there’s water should do it. But maybe electrocution will be a better kick start to your day than a double espresso.

Now I’m sure you’ve all noticed the Home Depot scaffolding in the middle of the apartment, and no that’s not because they’re repairing the ceiling. That, my friends, is where you’re supposed to sleep.

2057 dundas street west torontoYes, you have to shimmy up those 2 x 4's and army crawl into the “loft” space because that is where your mattress will go. The listing does say it “may be too small for couples” but I think it might be too small for anyone over the age of 11.

And on a practical note, how does one get a mattress up there? Or even make a bed?

Also can we quickly talk about the fact that the "bed" is made out of contruction lumber,  which means the wood is untreated and unfinished.

I may be an amateur when it comes to making furniture, but I'm pretty sure there's a reason why you do things like sand it and seal it.  That is, so you don't have splinters the size of golf tees embedded in your foot. 2057 dundas street west toronto

  • Address: 2057 Dundas St. W
  • Type: Studio
  • Rent: $1,350/ month
  • Furnished? No
  • Utilities: Yes
  • Air conditioning? No
  • Bedrooms: 0  
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Parking: No
  • Laundry? No
  • Outdoor space? No
  • Pet friendly? Cats only
Good For

Jolting yourself awake in the morning.

Move On If

You don't want splinters every time you go to bed. 

by Misha Gajewski via blogTO

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