Ernest Hemingway Fans Take Note – A Unique Piece Of Toronto History Is For Sale

An apartment briefly occupied by Ernest Hemingway while he was living and working in Toronto is up for sale. It’s an interesting little piece of the past that many Torontonian’s don’t know about, says the listing agent, Andrew Harrild of The 1,100-square-foot, two-bedroom-plus-den apartment is on the top floor of a four-storey building on Bathhurst Street, now known as The Hemingway. 

The writer lived in the midtown unit for about six months at the end of 1923 and beginning of 1924. That was a couple of years after he originally moved to the city in 1920, to work as a journalist for the Toronto Star. At the time, Ernest Hemingway had just returned from acting as the newspaper’s European correspondent. 

According to a plaque that was posted near the front entrance in 1985, during his stay, Ernest Hemingway became a friend of Canadian novelist Morley Callaghan and broadcaster Gordon Sinclair. The building was once known as the Cedarvale Mansions. The Listing agent says Hemingway paid $85 a month for the apartment, which is about to be listed for $730,000 with monthly condo fees of $911.

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Hemingway’s 1923 passport photo. Source: Congressional Archives /

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