37 annabelle drive toronto

Rental of the week: 37 Annabelle Drive

This place gives me a panic attack. There's just so much going on I don't know where to look first. Even the stairs are somehow chaotic. How can stairs be chaotic? 37 annabelle drive torontoThis basement apartment is in an Etobicoke bungalow, but not the convenient part of Etobicoke. It's past Rexdale. Also, it hasn't been touched since the 60s, so it's like a terrible time capsule. 

37 annabelle drive torontoAnyway, I'm just going to go room-by-room and point out why no one should rent this dump for $1,400. 

37 annabelle drive torontoI don't know if this place comes furnished or not, but in one room there's just a sad looking couch and a coffee table I think my grandparents once had.

37 annabelle drive torontoOn the opposite side of the room is a single bed with those floral foam mattresses that were big in the 70s. And, hanging on the wall is the creepiest two paintings (?) of girls. They look sad and malnourished. 

37 annabelle drive torontoThe living room looks like a basement before you call 1-800-Got-Junk. There's a giant dilapidated ping pong table that takes up the majority of the room. And under the ping pong table is rolled-up old carpeting. 

There's so much random furniture in this room that there's literally nowhere to move.

On one wall there's also these murals. I'm not sure what they're trying to depict, but if they're supposed to be calming, they're having the exact opposite effect. 

37 annabelle drive torontoThe kitchen might be the most normal room in the apartment. It's just a stove, fridge, some cabinets and a sink. 

37 annabelle drive torontoThe listing says there's two bedrooms, but there seems to only be one... unless we're counting the junk room as a second bedroom? 

37 annabelle drive torontoThe bathroom looks beyond grim, and the hallway makes me feel like someone is going to leap out and attack me.

37 annabelle drive torontoThe wet bar gives me the same vibes as that creepy guy in a dance club whose cologne you can smell from across the room because he bathed in it. Also, why is an exercise ball just jammed there? 

37 annabelle drive torontoFinally, there seems to be a patio space, but even outside you can't escape the chaos. There's a ton of random stuff, including a bench-press and a fridge. Why?37 annabelle drive toronto

  • Address: 37 Annabelle Dr
  • Type: Basement 
  • Rent: $1,400/ month
  • Furnished? Unclear
  • Utilities: No
  • Air conditioning? Apparently… the listing says there’s central air 
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Parking: Off-street
  • Laundry? Yes
  • Outdoor space? There’s a patio, but I'm not sure if it’s shared.
  • Pet friendly? No info37 annabelle drive toronto
Good For

Feeling like you've gone back in time. The tiles, the wet bar, the wood panelling. It's all so dated it hurts.  37 annabelle drive toronto

Move On If

 You don’t have a car. The address has a walkscore of 59 and a transit score of 68. It’s going to be a small hassle to do literally anything without a car. 37 annabelle drive toronto

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