keele and eglinton toronto

Rental of the week: somewhere near Keele and Eglinton

Remember when you were a kid, and your parents would go on vacation, leaving you with your grandparents? They would shove you and your sibling in that small room with the side-by-side twin beds and matching decor that hasn't been updated in years. 

Often, that decor would match the rest of the house perfectly. This place is a little like that. 

keele and eglinton torontoExcept, instead of featuring decor from the 70s, it seems to have been decorated by Cruella de Vil. 

keele and eglinton torontoThe black, red and zebra print decor is a lot to take in. Even the plunger is black and red. It's honestly impressive. keele and eglington torontoBut, if you rent this place, you have to live with the Moulin Rouge decor, because it's furnished. It's a nightmare. It also means you can't even add a Bob Marley poster if you wanted, because you know they'd probably refuse to give your deposit back if they ever found out. 

But decor aside, the listing reads: “SEEKING TWO STUDENTS TO SHARE RENT AT $650/MONTH PER STUDENT" in all capitals. The whole listing is in all caps, so all the requirements read like they’re being shouted at you.

keele and eglinton torontoNow that’s a decent deal on rent, since you also get cable, utilities and internet included… Except for the small fact that you have to share the room and sleep in a twin bed… two feet away from your roommate …  keele and eglington torontoTake a moment and let that sink in. Two. Feet. Away.

keele and eglinton torontoNot only are the beds identical, but so are the desk chairs. They give me weird The Shining twins vibes for some reason. Do you guys get that? No? Just me?  

Also, there’s only one desk… I guess you can fight over who gets to study there. At least with a dorm room you each get your own desk.

keele and eglinton torontoAs for the rest of the apartment, it’s no worse than a dorm hall.  

The weird thing is for how insistent this landlord is on getting students, it’s such a transit dead zone. I mean yeah there’s the Keele bus, but it doesn’t even stop at York anymore.

keele and eglinton torontoIf you want to get to another campus, it’s a 15 - 20 minute bus ride to the nearest subway stop. You’re never going to make it to an 8 a.m. class if you live here!  

Specs
  • Address: somewhere near Keele and Eglinton
  • Type: Basement
  • Rent: $1,300/ month
  • Furnished? Yes
  • Utilities: Yes
  • Air conditioning? No
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Parking: Street
  • Laundry? Laundromat is a 3-minute walk
  • Outdoor space? No
  • Pet friendly? “ABSOLUTELY NO PETS”keele and eglinton toronto
Good For

Knowing your roommate “intimately.”  

Move On If

Cruella de Vil gave you nightmares as a child.

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