96-year-old woman moves after 72 years, reveals a piece of history

Updated on March 04, 2020

By Ayala Levi

Realtor/sister duo Gladys and Carla Spizzirri were ready for an exciting year — it seemed as though every financial analyst was predicting that 2014 was going to be Toronto’s biggest housing market year. After signing a nice little three-bedroom home in West Toronto, the sisters had no way of predicting what was in store once they opened the front door. The homeowner, a 96-year-old woman, was ready to sell her house, and even the surrounding neighbors didn’t know what sort of situation the house was in on the inside. Would the sisters be saddled with selling dilapidated wreckage? A hoarder horror? Actually, it was something far more wondrous.