Rental of the Week: $2,200 per month for a laneway townhouse near the Don River

Rental of the Week: $2,200 per month for a laneway townhouse near the Don River

Address: 8 Kay Macpherson Lane
Neighbourhood: South Riverdale
Agent: Dana Ubakar, Property Management Toronto
Price: $2,200/month, plus hydro and gas

The place

A two-bedroom townhouse on a pedestrian-only laneway beside the Don River.

Here’s the kitchen:


The living and dining area:


There are two bedrooms. Here’s one of them:


This is a Murphy bed, meaning it folds up into the wall when not in use:


The main bathroom:


The history

This block is comprised of about 40 townhouses on lanes named after prominent Toronto women. (Kay Macpherson was a feminist, peace activist, and Order of Canada recipient.) The unit was built a decade ago, and its current owner purchased it in 2014. She lived there until recently, when she moved to western Canada for work.

Major perk

There’s a small patio that looks out onto the lane. With no car traffic whizzing by, it’s a quiet place to sit:


Possible deal breaker

The townhouse is a small space, and the bedrooms are narrow. It would be a good fit for a couple or a family with one child, but add any housemates into the mix and things could get cramped in a hurry.

By the numbers

• $2,200/month
• 925 square feet
• 2 bedrooms
• 1.5 bathrooms
• 1 patio
• 1 underground parking spot

The Hunt