Ernest Hemingway's former Toronto home is now for sale

Apr 10 2019, 12:53 am

If you’ve ever wanted to own a little piece of history, now’s your chance.

A Toronto apartment formally owned by American Nobel Prize-winning author, Ernest Hemingway, has just hit the market.

And it can be yours for just $730,000.

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The legendary writer lived in Toronto in the 1920s, while he worked as a journalist for the Toronto Star.

From 1923 to 1924, he called apartment #19, located at 1597-1599 Bathurst Street, in midtown his home. During his stay, he became friends with novelist Morley Callaghan and writer/broadcaster Gordon Sinclair.

Following his stint in Toronto, he returned to Paris where he began his career as a novelist, where he produced the masterpieces The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, and For Whom the Bell Tolls, according to a historical plaque located beside the main entrance of the building from the Toronto Historical Board.

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Now, the unit where the literary giant once resided is for sale, and while his stay might have been brief, there’s still a little bit of Hemingway living within the apartment’s walls.

According to, the unit is a fourth-floor New York-style walk-up, offering 1075-sq-ft, with a west facing balcony.

The two-bedroom plus den-apartment has one parking spot. And it can be yours for $730,000 with monthly condo fees of $911.

1599 Bathurst St, Unit 19/

1599 Bathurst St, Unit 19/

1599 Bathurst St, Unit 19/

Additional building amenities include a gym, security, visitors parking and it’s even pet-friendly.

And while there’s no evidence to prove this, we like to believe the den in the condo was once used as Hemingway’s writing room.

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