21 st paul street toronto

Bungalow built in 1870s selling for $879K in Toronto neighbourhood

History buffs looking for a renovation project may be interested in a small bungalow that has just gone on the market.

The home at 21 St. Paul Street, in Corktown is for sale for $879,000.

21 st paul street toronto

The bungalow at 21 St. Paul Street has a fair-sized living room.

The tiny piece of history was built in the 1870s amongst a neighbourhood of labourer cottages, said realtor James Milonas.

"Rumour has it the homes on this block were used during prohibition," Milonas said.

21 st paul street toronto

The street has a number of tiny bungalows.

The sellers are artists who used to live on the Toronto Islands, he added. The home is described as 'quirky', and by the looks of the photos, the current owners have eclectic tastes.

21 st paul street toronto

The bathroom is small and could use some work.

The two-bedroom and one-bathroom home is small.

21 st paul street toronto

The bedroom walls also appear to be in rough shape.

It comes with original wood floors and by the looks of it, the walls are in need of a refresher.

21 st paul street toronto

Every space in the home is packed with art and books.

The living spaces are packed with colourful carpets, books and whimsical art on the walls.

The kitchen is small but it comes with plenty of cabinet space.

21 st paul street toronto

The kitchen seems small but there is storage space.

The lot is irregular at 24 feet wide and 70 feet deep and there seems to be space in the backyard for a garden in the summer.

21 st paul street toronto

There could be room for a small garden in the back yard.

There is no basement but the home has a crawl space for extra storage.

21 st paul street toronto

There is a crawl space for a bit of extra storage.

Although the home comes with history, there is no heritage designation, so it could possibly be renovated with an addition.

21 st paul street toronto

A historic photo, dated around 1915, identifies the home as a labourer's cottage.

The upside of this small home is the location, close to shops and the Queen streetcar.

21 st paul street toronto

The home has some nice bright spaces and loads of character.

If you're looking for a home with a bit of character and don't mind putting in some work, this could be the place for you.

Photos by

Johnson & Daniel

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