Narrow house

This skinny Toronto home is listed for nearly $2 million and has an in-room toilet

Getting up to pee in the middle of the night is a universal problem, and this Toronto house may have the solution.

If you have around $2 million to spend, you could own a unique property that has a toilet in one of its bedrooms.

138 Street Clarens Ave. in Toronto is a three-storey detached house that recently went on sale for $1,950,000.

Front door of the house.Keven Trudel, Bay Realty

Real Estate Bay Realty’s Keven Trudel told Narcity they used two TikTokers to help bring attention to the property – and it appears their plan worked.

One of the TikTok videos visiting one of the property’s suites, which showcases the concept of open restrooms, received a lot of attention online with over 159,000 likes and 2.5 million views.

Commentators were quick to point out the elephant, or should we say, John, in the room.

Room with toilet inside.Room with toilet inside.Keven Trudel, Bay Realty

“Did I see correctly or is the toilet IN the room?” wrote one TikTok user.

Another commented: “I think everyone misses the fact that there is a FULL BATHROOM in the bedroom.”

“Prisoners have the same toilets installed,” another wrote.

Trudel said the house was originally designed and built by the owner, who used it as a place to stay in Toronto while visiting his parents.

Stairs and hallway.Stairs and hallway.Keven Trudel, Bay Realty

“The original plan was to close the toilets, but he just decided to leave them open because he was alone and had no intention of selling them. But things have changed,” Trudel said.

“It gets people talking a lot,” he admitted.

If the bathroom is a deciding factor for you, you’re in luck because Trudel said the landlord would close the bathroom if the buyer wanted it.

Living room.Living room.Keven Trudel, Bay Realty

The Little Portugal house has two bedrooms (one bedroom in the basement) and four bathrooms and is arranged as three residential units. For a total of 1,693 square feet of living space, as listed.

Although you have to accept small spaces because this house is quite narrow. But on the positive side, it has a balcony terrace so you can enjoy the fresh air.

Outdoor terrace.Outdoor terrace.Keven Trudel, Bay Realty

Trudel said some people don’t understand that the property isn’t meant to be a single-family home, but an “investment property” with long-term tenants and rental opportunities.

So if you’re looking to delve into the real estate business, this odd house may be your ticket in.

Narrow house in Toronto

Exterior plan of the house.

Exterior plan of the house.

Keven Trudel, Bay Realty

Price: $1,950,000

Address: 138 Clarens Street, Toronto, Ontario


This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.