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Crooked house on Shaw St. for sale for $700K

Crooked little houses are fodder for fairy tales, stories about boy wizards, and also the Toronto real estate market. That's because one of the crooked houses on Shaw Street is now for sale.

The property at 868 Shaw St, just north of Bloor, is listed for $688,800. It maintains its characteristic tilt because it lies on top of the Garrison Creek, which the city converted into a sewer system around the turn of the nineteenth century.

In April, a renter living in one of the street's sinking houses told CityNews that he needed to modify most of his furniture when he moved in.

Currently, 868 Shaw boasts three bedroom and two baths. Though, the listing doesn't recommend moving in; rather, it suggests the lot provides a "rare opportunity to build in a great location."

How would you transform Shaw Street's crooked house? Let us know in the comments.

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