Twitter isn’t feeling the love for a modern home in Toronto.
A tweet from Toronto comedian Gwynne Phillips about a boxy, seemingly almost windowless house in East York led to an onslaught of (mostly hilarious) criticisms about Toronto’s modern home designs.
Phillips shared a picture of the narrow, boxed-shape house at 251 Lumsden Avenue that has only one visible window from the front along with the caption “Every street in Toronto has at least one house like this and it’s time we address it.”
Every street in Toronto has at least one house like this and it’s time we address it. pic.twitter.com/rpyvgu7ZPs
— Gwynne Phillips (@Gwynne_Phillips) April 11, 2021
And it seems she isn’t the only one with some feelings about the Lumsden house and its very different design. The lack of windows seemed to be the biggest shock to Twitter users, with one person even saying the house must be owned by a vampire.
I think a vampire lives here. A real person can’t hate natural light this much.
— Le Saboteur (@lesaboteur87) April 11, 2021
Others seemed to just hate the design overall, calling it everything from a “Blackmirror house” to an “alien space ship,” with others implying that it simply has to go.
I like to think of this architectural style in terms of that sound you hear from your lower abdomen that signals impending severe diarrhea
— ＯＮ｟⩑｠ＡＩＲ Tom, KG4CYX 📡 BLM 𓅭𓅰𓆏 (@VXO) April 12, 2021
Those aren’t homes. They are alien ships waiting for the opportunity to present themselves, but we are all so insane and unpredictable so they lay dormant now until the end of time.
— Artur Kurylowicz (@arturekko) April 11, 2021
This is who I picture lives here! pic.twitter.com/wvMvKWeq9h
— Courtney Langstaff (@courtlangstaff) April 12, 2021
Ah yes. The houses with the gentrification font. 😂😂
— 10 a you yaad (@Emerbabe) April 12, 2021
Now when you say “address it”… pic.twitter.com/8K168CYBxz
— jay meaux (@jaymeaux_) April 11, 2021
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Other Twitter users started sharing more modern homes in the city that they think stick out in a bad way, including one house that a user says looks like something out of Sesame Street.
their house is a dresser? Are they clothes?
— Kali (@grace_V17) April 11, 2021
What is this, Sesame Street?
— jwdw (@jwdew) April 12, 2021
Some users did come to the modern style’s defence, saying these homes are a great way to maximize small plots of land throughout the city.
The lot is only 20′ wide so it’s going to require a pretty particular build. Not my taste but when you look inside, they’ve made the best of what they have. On the other hand, WHY would the city allow such a narrow lot? It should have been a garage for one of those houses.
— Fandom Delicioso (@FDelicioso) April 12, 2021
But whether you love them or hate them, modern houses in Toronto don’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon.