7 Brimley Road Toronto

This $149K house boat might be Toronto's best real estate deal right now

In a city where you need to make $222,600 a year to buy a house and where parking spots are being sold for more than some homes in Ontario, finding reasonable housing is a straight-up struggle. 

And when rent keeps going up, it can feel like a death by a thousand cuts every month, making this one-bedroom, one-bathroom houseboat an option worth exploring.7 Brimley Road Toronto

The living room with a view out to the marina. 

If you're willing to think beyond a traditional home or condo, then this houseboat, currently docked at 7 Brimley Road, might be a good fit. 

It's currently listed for just $149,000, which is about the same as the average down payment in Ontario

7 Brimley Road Toronto

The updated kitchen. 

Property taxes are only $789 a year, but you do need to pay a docking fee and marina maintenance fees, which total $880 monthly. 

7 Brimley Road Toronto

The main bathroom. 

The interior of the boat has been updated throughout.

7 Brimley Road Toronto

Windows galore. 

There are plenty of windows to allow in natural light, as well as give you a great view of the marina. 

7 Brimley Road Toronto

The bedroom. 

While the boat isn't super large – it's just under 10-feet wide – the bedroom is big enough for a queen-sized bed, with plenty of storage throughout. 

7 Brimley Road Toronto

The full interior of the houseboat. 

The open concept kitchen and living room make the area feel more spacious — and it's ideal for entertaining. 

7 Brimley Road Toronto

The shower in the bedroom. 

Realtor Denise Doucet does mention in the listing that this houseboat could be used year-round or as a summer home.

7 Brimley Road Toronto

There's plenty of storage throughout the boat. 

There's an electric heat pump for the winter and a wall unit air conditioner for the summer. 

7 Brimley Road TorontoAnd if you like nature, it's literally at your doorstep. The surrounding fellow boat dwellers also seem to be a bonus.

7 Brimley Road Toronto

A small work area or vanity in the bedroom. 

"The community in this marina is amazing and inclusive, and with many group activities, like games nights, group paddles, evening paddles, community gardening, and dog walking. The list is endless," Doucet mentions in the listing.

7 Brimley Road Toronto

The steering wheel that allows you to move the boat. 

However, if you decide you don't like your neighbours, you always have the option of moving somewhere else without having to pack.

7 Brimley Road Toronto

The exterior of the boat is made of aluminum siding.

Really, it doesn't get better than this. 

7 Brimley Road is currently listed for $149,000.

Photos by

Julian Mendl

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