Come stay in our beautiful home, right in the heart of downtown Toronto! Whether you are looking for fresh food, beautiful beaches, diverse restaurants, or a hub from which to explore the city, we've got you covered!
(We have been living out of the country for the past year, which is why we have no new reviews since July 2014)
We love our 2 bedroom apartment and take great pride in hosting guests and introducing them to all that Toronto has to offer. It is easy to get here from virtually anywhere in Toronto as we are located close to Union Station. From there, you can catch a subway, bus, or a VIA Rail train.
Private bedroom in a non-smoking, pet-free home with a comfortable double bed. Use of the kitchen and bathroom are included as well as a beautiful balcony for those who love to relax in the sunshine (or need to smoke outdoors). We also have wireless internet available.
We both speak English and French fluently.
We are right across the street from the St. Lawrence Market, recently named by National Geographic as the World's Best Food Market. This is the spot to go if you want fresh fruits and veggies or obscure ingredients for that recipe you've been wanting to try. The food market is open Tuesday-Saturday and then again on Sunday as an antiques market.
A short walk east (5 minutes) will take you to the historic Distillery District. This Toronto destination features Victorian industrial buildings, fabulous restaurants, and gallery spaces for some of the city's finest artists.
South (5 minutes) takes you to Toronto's waterfront. We are a few short blocks from Sugar Beach and a short bus ride to Cherry Beach.
North a few blocks will also get you to one of the most affordable movie theatres in the city where, on Tuesdays, you can see a movie for $5. We are also a 20 minute walk (or short subway ride) from the Toronto Eaton Centre for those who like to shop.
We have great access to transit. Our apartment is a 10-15 minute walk from Union Station (which is Toronto's central hub for trains and public transit). If the weather is not walking-friendly, the 172A bus or 504 King streetcar both run from King Subway Station to our apartment.
Cabs are readily available on Jarvis St. or Front St. (and we are always happy to call you one!). If you are trying to get to and from the airport, there is also a shuttle that runs to the nearby Royal York Hotel for about $30. We can also provide some easy-to-follow travel directions to and from the airport with public transit if you're looking for a cheaper option. Budget about an hour and fifteen minutes!
As avid runners, we can recommend nearby walking/running trails and bike routes such as the Don River trail. There are also Bixi bike rentals at the end of our street which cost $5 for 24 hrs or $12 for 72 hrs.
Other Things to Note
It is important to note that the entrance to our apartment includes about 20 stairs.
We do not have parking in the building to offer you; however, there are still options. There is a lot one block north of (email hidden) and Frederick St. which charges approximately $16 for a 24 hour spell. Another option is 24-hour street parking on streets around our apartment. In order to be able to park in these spots, you must purchase (ahead of time) a permit from the city of Toronto. We cannot guarantee that a spot will be right outside our apartment, but you should be able to find one in the vicinity. Please ask us about this option and we can email you further information.
We look forward to hosting you!
-Feel free to use the balcony, just be sure to lock up when you're done.
-No smoking inside.
-No pets inside.
-Guests may not use the barbecue.
-Guests are asked to clean up any dishware or cookware that they use.
-If you need something, just ask :)
Justin and Soteira are very good hosts. Nice and very helpful. We loved the bed and washroom was quite clean. Location is great with easy access to major streets and subway. Will recommend to friends.
An amazing place to stay ! My boyfriend and I felt very welcome and comfortable in Justin and Soteira's home. I would strongly suggest choosing their house if your looking for a quite and beautifully peaceful side of Toronto.
Justin & Soteira are both really friendly. They're sociable, but quiet around the house - exactly what I like and need. Their apartment is really lovely, and the room itself is very clean, well put together and I was extremely comfortable there. The location is great - Saint Lawrence Market is close by and you're walking distance away from lots of great restaurants. Highly recommend!
J'ai passé 2 nuits chez Justin et Soteira, c'est un lieu accueillant avec une très jolie chambre bien décorée.
le logement est central de façon à visiter la ville à pied.
Les hôtes sont gentils et Justin parle très bien le français donc j'ai pu converser avec lui.
I spent 4 nights at Justin & Soteira's home, this is the perfect place to discover Toronto. The location is excellent : different transport and shops easily accessible, ideal starting point for exploring the city. The apartment is awesome : very clean, comfortable bed, wifi works, large towels, everything you need to cook, etc.. The hosts are very welcoming : used to share their living space, they will make every effort to make your stay enjoyable (advice on nice places, etc..). If I go back to Toronto, I'll definitely come back at Justin & Soteira's home.
Ne cherchez plus ! J'ai passé 4 nuits chez Justin & Soteira, c'est l'endroit parfait pour découvrir Toronto. L'emplacement est excellent : différents transports et commerces accessibles facilement, point de départ idéal pour la découverte de la ville à pieds. L'appart est super : nickel, lit confortable, wifi qui fonctionne, grandes serviettes de bain, tout ce qu'il faut pour faire de la cuisine, etc. Les hôtes sont très accueillants : habitués à partager leur espace de vie ils mettront tout en œuvre pour rendre votre séjour agréable (conseils sur les endroits sympas, etc.).
Si je repasse par Toronto, je n'hésiterai pas une seconde, je reviendrai chez Justin & Soteira !
This was the best place I could have stayed in Toronto. My hosts were lovely, their place was exactly as described. The location is perfect for anyone visiting Toronto particularly if you haven't been there before. I would definitely recommend Justin and Soteria as awesome hosts. The place was very clean. Thank you, I really enjoyed my stay.
We are both outgoing, young professionals who have had a significant amount of experience travelling and living abroad. We are passionate about social issues and are excited to host people of all sexual orientations, genders, religions, nationalities and cultural backgrounds!