Rental of the week: 41 Maberley Crescent
Of all the Toronto basement apartments I've looked at over the last year this definitely isn't the worst.The bathroom looks decent – actually it's quite nice if I'm honest.
But saying that this basement apartment isn't the worst in comparison to some of the other ones I've featured is a bit like comparing serial killers. They're all bad but some are just more horrific than others.
This one is pretty stereotypical in its offences.
There is no kitchen – just a wet bar with a microwave. So if you're a fan of microwaveable meals than I suppose you could make do.
Although the listing says an "electric stove/slow cooker can be provided on request"... Why do you need to request kitchen appliances? Why is having a kitchen a luxury?
This is especially problematic because the house is in a residential area in Scarborough so it's not like there's an abundance of restaurants within walking distance.
Also adding to the list of offences: the ceiling is the particle board, the windows are definitely illegal and the furniture is questionable.
The most questionable piece is definitely the bed, which is not a bed. It's a couch that has a blanket and pillow on it.
So yeah you have to pay $1,150 a month to live in Scarborough and sleep on a couch. Ugh so bleak.
Creating life long back problems.
You can crash on your friend's couch for free.
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