If you’re into housing in a big way, home decor magazines, architecture blogs and real estate sites can appease you only for so long. Why not take it one step further and see a collection of unique homes up close? The Toronto Modern Home Tour will run Saturday June 7th from 11 am to 5 pm and give the city’s design-obsessed the chance to check out modern living quarters for themselves.
The city may be known for its bay-and-gable houses and Victorian semis, but there are still a number of decidedly contemporary dwellings that have embraced new construction techniques and materials. Thus far, there are six houses participating in the tour though refreshments will be available at the Stacklab showroom at 28 Eastern Avenue. The houses are spread across the city, with tour stops in Chinatown, Little Portugal, East York and more.
In one day, you’ll be able to visit a skinny home built on a former two-car driveway (the total lot area measures just 12 by 39.5 feet) as well as the home and studio of Artist Charles Patcher, a prize-winning piece of architecture that won an Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence, a Plachta Award, and a Design Exchange Award.
Tickets are $40 each, though advance tickets are available for $30 until June 6th at 8 pm. Tickets purchased after this time must be bought at either 92 South Kingsway, 106 Russett Ave. or 235 Cedarvale Ave., beginning at 11 am. Children 12 and under are free.
Here’s a look at some of the participating homes: