Amie, Emma, and Francesca's "Goodbye to the Dorm" Apartment

Amie, Emma, and Francesca's "Goodbye to the Dorm" Apartment

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Janel Laban
Jan 9, 2015
(Image credit: Submitted by Amie, Emma, and Francesca)

Name: Amie, Emma, and Francesca
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This (500 sq ft) apartment was the first one we looked at on our one day of searching and we knew that we had to have it (especially after we saw the next apartment on our list). We really lucked out with a dishwasher, in unit laundry, AC, and a great landlord. Living right downtown close to the University was a must for us - living on our own is a first for all of us—after a year in dorms—and we didn’t want to spend a lot of time on the subway just to get to class or to go out.

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When we first moved in a year ago most of our furniture was pinched from our parents’ houses so it was an interesting mix of styles. Over the past year we’ve slowly been bringing in some new stuff (goodbye futon, hello couch) and making it more our styles (boho Scandinavian vintage fusion, says Emma).

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The apartment is definitely still evolving and there are some things we would still like to change but haven’t yet had the chance. In a perfect world, the sofa would be grey and the kitchen table would be any colour other than its current stain. Also, we’d have 3 more feet of width in the living room.

(Image credit: Submitted by Amie, Emma, and Francesca)

The loft bed in the room that two of us share turned out to be a great way for us to each have our own separate space; we never really feel on top of each other.

(Image credit: Submitted by Amie, Emma, and Francesca)


The living room, which Emma lovingly refers to as “the family room”, is our favourite part of the house, especially with some candles burning and a record playing. We often bring our readings through and just sit together, enjoying the atmosphere. Living in the city can be pretty loud and since the living room is the furthest from the street it is the quietest part of the house. Our favourite things to do in our apartment are read, bake, sing, tend to our miraculously-still-alive-tree Wallace (and his offshoot Wally Jr.) and have quarter-life crises.

Thanks, Amie, Emma, and Francesca!

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