Listed: One of Toronto’s Slimmest Homes Asking Less Than $2 Million


Toronto is filled with more properties than we could possibly count, yet somehow, when house hunting, the available options can still feel like “slim pickings.”

But, a newly-listed home in East Chinatown is giving that description a whole new meaning. And for those inclined to appreciate modern design and architectural gumption, the place might be perfect for you.

Fresh to the market and asking $1,899,000, 154 Hamilton Street would likely put its money on being one of the most unique homes you ever did see. Set back from the street, the slim and tall several-storey structure stands on a lot only 15-feet across, but towers up to and over the tops of the houses surrounding it.

Originally designed by Gordon Kipping and Blackwell Engineering, the multi-level space is made for those keen on fully embracing urban life.

Featuring innovative steel frame cantilevered construction, radiant heated concrete floors, and an individually-zoned cooling system, the space is poised to ensure all its inhabitants are consistently comfortable — consistently feeling at home.

Design-wise, each of the house’s several storeys are graced with massive windows, which allow sunlight to flood in while those inside enjoy views of the world outside. And for the warm days — or the extra snowy ones — the deep and private front yard presents the perfect place to play, whether you’re basking in the summer air or crafting a snowman with the family.

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Inside, the central staircase serves as a focal point on each level, facilitating a tower-like feel throughout the home. And, as the kitchen and dining space share a floor with the living room, entertaining is easy, regardless of whether or not all the hors d’oeuvres are out of the oven.

Each bedroom, vast in size and in feel, is soaked by sun thanks to a full wall of windows facing out to the front of the property. The home is fitted with three beds, which means space for sleeping and — if not all rooms are necessary — perhaps room for a home office transformation.

Neighbourhood-wise, Hamilton Street in a hot pocket of the east end, just shy of the Dundas and Broadview intersection. Think: restaurants, bars, bakeries, and grocery shopping, all within walking distance, plus Riverdale Park a short jaunt to the north. Transit, too, is easy to come by, with the 505 Dundas operating just outside your door.


  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Size: 1,100 – 1,500 sq. ft.
  • Lot size: 15.00 x 86 ft.
  • Type: Detached
  • Taxes: $5,889 / yr
  • Price: $1,899,000

If the COVID-19 pandemic and all its related lockdowns have had you feeling a little damsel-in-distressy, perhaps the solution is not to escape those vibes, but lean into them.

What better way to do so than to snag up this funky home, where you can call dibs on the highest room in the tallest tower?











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