670 Parliament Street Toronto

Rental of the week: 670 Parliament Street

So this week I was watching a video where two roommates were talking about how, in Manhattan, they shared a one-bed apartment and used to sleep in bunk beds to make it work.

I thought that was ridiculous, but then again, so is rent in New York. 670 parliament street torontoBut it turns out rent in Toronto is reaching Manhattan levels of absurdity. 

Our rental of the week is a junior one-bed with 500-square-feet of living space. All that is fine. Totally fine!  

Except the listing says it's to share. 

670 parliament street torontoWhen I looked at the room size I have no idea how you would share that room. It looks like it can barely fit a single bed and a nightstand, let alone be able to house two adult humans. 

The only way it would be possible to have two roommates in that tiny space is to have bunk beds. And really who wants to sleep in bunk beds over the age of 12? Literally no one. 

And with only 500-square-feet of living space it's not like there's a lot of other rooms to go and be.

670 parliament street torontoThe kitchen is one of the smallest kitchens I've seen. The counter space is like a foot wide and I'm not sure there's even a kitchen sink to do the washing up, as there isn't one pictured. So you'll probably end up washing your pans in the bathtub, which is a new level of terrible. (Update: a reader has informed us that a sink is available in the kitchen.) 

The Ontario bylaws say you need at least seven square meters per bedroom per occupant... so I don't even know if this place would make that bare minimum. 

Seriously the bar is so low for landlords, like on the floor low, to make the place livable and yet they insist on bringing a shovel. 

Specs
  • Address: 670 Parliament Street
  • Type: Junior one bedroom
  • Rent: $1,575/ month
  • Furnished? No
  • Utilities: Heat and Water included
  • Air conditioning? No 
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Parking: Available but not included
  • Laundry? In building
  • Outdoor space? Balconies
  • Pet friendly? No
Good For

Adult bunk beds. 

Move On If

You value personal space and a bed that isn't attached to your roommates. 

Lead photo by

Craigslist


Latest Videos



Latest Videos


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Real Estate

This massive $12 million Toronto home is actually sitting on three properties

Locals push back against redevelopment of CF Markville Mall into condos

This $18 million Toronto home looks like it belongs in Architectural Digest

Housing crisis finally pushes Canada's economy into recession

Canada's bonkers rent prices are now the main driver of our skyrocketing cost of living

This stylish Toronto church loft conversion is surprisingly under $1 million

Toronto was just ranked one of the most overvalued housing markets in the world

A block of Toronto businesses to be replaced by a huge condo development