Next time you complain your home/apartment/condo is too small, think about the occupants of 128 Day Avenue, a property near Dufferin and Rogers Road. With a footprint of just 29 square metres, the house is officially the smallest in the city.
It was built by Aurthur Weeden in 1912 on a narrow piece of land that the city forgot to turn into a proper driveway. During the street’s development, Lot 128 was supposed to be the laneway for the neighboring home. But when Old City Hall didn’t cut the curb to allow vehicular passage from the street, Arthur Weeden decided to build a home in the existing space. Over the years, several different families inhabited the house and there were quite a few renovations and improvements.
It was something of a minor celebrity a few years back, appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in January 2008.