186 barker avenue toronto

One of Toronto's cheapest houses is like stepping back in time to the 70s

Finding a home in one of Canada's most expensive cities can be a struggle, but with a little digging, you might be able to find a few homes on the cheaper end of the scale if you're looking for a space to renovate. 

One Toronto home located at 186 Barker Avenue recently hit the market at $599,000, and it still features many of its classic 70s-era characteristics. 

186 barker avenueThe humble property is located in the east end's Woodbine Heights neighbourhood, which is in close proximity to several greenspaces like Stan Wadlow Park, and shopping centres such as Dollarama, Value Village, and Sobeys. 

186 barker avenueAccording to the listing, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has been owned by the same owners for 50 years, as is evidenced by many of its signature elements that are left intact. 

186 barker avenueUpon entry, you'll find that the home still embraces many of its 1970s interior design trends, including wood panelling walls. 

186 barker avenueThe kitchen features funky linoleum floor tiles with a geometric-shaped pattern, as well as patterned wallpaper. 

186 barker avenueOne of the home's bathrooms features retro-style floor and wall tiles. 

186 barker avenueAnother bathroom in the basement has a more modern feel, with an upgraded shower and white vanity. 

186 barker avenueKeeping in line with the 70s theme, bright fuchsia stairs lead you up the home's upper level. 

186 barker avenueOn the second level, you'll find two bedrooms, both of which have a more modern feel when compared to the rest of the home. 

186 barker avenueThe second bedroom features vibrant blue walls, and a window that draws in plenty of natural light. 

186 barker avenueThe backyard includes plenty of green space, a brick patio, shed, and a picnic bench. 

186 barker avenueThis fixer-upper's dream home was recently put on the market for $599,000, making it one of the cheaper finds in Toronto's grueling real estate market. 

Photos by

RE/MAX Hallmark First Group Realty


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