Off the beaten track in the east end of TORONTO, Craven Road is in a little world all its own. Running from Queen Street East to Danforth Avenue the street, once called Eerie Terrace, was carved from the wide backyards of neighbouring homes. After a dispute over property boundaries, the city bought the land, laid the asphalt, and built the longest municipally maintained wooden fence in town. Some of the locals use the fence as an art gallery.
Facing the fence are several blocks of tiny, detached houses – many built by the homeowners themselves.
“As Toronto continues to be surrounded by more and more condo buildings, it is fun being reminded that somewhere near these gigantic high-rise buildings lives a world of little spaces. Craven Road and the Tiny House Society have managed to prove that a few hundred square feet is more than enough space to live comfortably — even among rooms full of history.” – Spacing Magazine
CRAVEN ROAD is reachable by the Queen Street East and Dundas East streetcar lines. The subway stop is COXWELL.