Newly renovated, 1 bdrm, private entrance, walkout to deck & beautful backyard.
Hardwood floors, 3 piece bath with modern glass tile. Kitchenette with fridge, microwave, sink, kettle, coffeemaker, toaster.
Close to TTC
The space is newly renovated, clean and cozy. We supply fresh linens, towels and bath products to make your stay a pampering one.
Queen size bed (with optional feather bed for those who like to feel like they are sleeping on a cloud). Private entrance at back of house and full glass door for sunny exposure.
This is a basement studio and as such it is best enjoyed by individuals under 6 feet tall!
The studio has free wifi access. Guests are also welcome to spend time in the backyard on our deck or in the beautifully landscaped backyard. Have breakfast in the garden or simply spend some time reading a good book enjoying the sunshine.
We have a spare bicycle that guests are welcome to use to get around town or explore some of the local bike trails.
PLEASE NOTE: Please let us know if you will have a vehicle with you. Street parking is available with a permit and we will send you a link to the city of Toronto parking website so that you can pay for and print a permit for your stay.
Interaction with Guests
We would love the opportunity to get to know our guests and make sure that you have all of the information you need about the city and our neighbourhood.
How much you see us is up to your! Your studio and entrance are private so feel free to cozy in and keep to yourself. If however, you have questions or concerns please feel free to let us know so that we can be of assistance.
Our goal is to make your stay a pleasant and stress-free one!
Some local hot spots:
1. THE SOVEREIGN (espresso bar, just up the street)
1359 Davenport Rd.
CONJURED UP BY CHILDHOOD FRIENDS ROSARIO SALVI AND GIANFRANCO VOCE, "THE SOVEREIGN" IS A NEW CAFE LOCATED IN THE DUFFERIN AND DAVENPORT AREA OF TORONTO. SALVI AND VOCE HAVE LIVED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THEIR ENTIRE LIVES AND HAVE BROUGHT A REFRESHING IF NOT TRADITIONAL APPROACH TO THE CITY'S INDEPENDENT COFFEE SCENE BY ADHERING TO THE CLASSICAL METHOD OF PULLING THE PERFECT SHOT. THE SOVEREIGN IS NOT ONLY A PLACE TO GET YOUR CAFFEINE FIX, BUT IT IS FAST BECOMING A COMMUNITY DESTINATION TO MEET FRIENDS, PERHAPS FORGE NEW RELATIONSHIPS OR RE-DISCOVER OLD ONES.
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The Sovereign offers free Wifi and is currently open Monday to Friday 7am to 9pm, Saturday 8am to 9pm and Sunday 9am to 9pm
2. THE GEM Bar and Grill (less than a 10 minute walk, east along Davenport)
1159 Davenport Rd.
The Gem has been serving the Davenport and Ossington area for 25 years. This quaint restaurant is filled with quirky knick knacks and collectables - not to mention some of the city's best nachos. Their secret weapon is the chef's signature creamy dill sauce, which is a welcome alternative to sour cream. The homemade veggie bean dip is velvety, delicious, and adds a hint of sweet to the otherwise salty platter. ($7.95 small and $9.95 large)
3. RUSH HOUR (5 minutes by foot)
1438A Dufferin St.
Rush Hour is a relatively new addition on an unassuming corner in Davenport. A notch and a half up from homestyle cooking, they serve hearty and nutritious food in a casual atmosphere with a casual approach. It's not exactly fine dining, and prices reflect this. Dinner for four, with apps, entrees and wine comes in at around $40 per person taxes and tip in. Having had a great first meal there back in December, we figure it's worth another visit, and we bring friends.
$$$$ Italian, European
Kid Friendly, Romantic, BYOB, Outdoor Seating, Takes Reservations, Alcohol Serving, Take Out
Tuesday - Friday
4. NOVA ERA (Portuguese Bakery and cafe) 192 Geary Ave (just at the bottom of our street, less than 5 minutes by foot)
Nova Era has locations scattered across the city, but this one acts as a hub of activity on Geary Avenue as locals stop in for baked goods and coffee on a near constant basis. But perhaps the best part about Nova Era is the lunch counter where you can grab excellent toasta mista and other sandwiches. The sugar-coated doughnuts are to die for.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Thursday 6:00am – 11:00pm
Friday – Saturday 6:00am – 1:00am
Another close-by neighbourhood of note:
Bloorcourt is a Toronto neighbourhood on the rise. The area along Bloor between Christie Pits and Dufferin has seen new life in the past few years as galleries, restaurants and other businesses have flocked here in search of cheap(er) rents and access to the Bloor subway line. The mix of restaurants here reflect the diversity of the local community and include the Portuguese favourite Sardinha the King of BBQ Chicken, Ethiopian restaurants like African Palace and Lalibela and Indian mainstay Banjara. They've been joined by new favourities like Bakerbots, Drift Bar, Hogtown Vegan, The Common and Two Bite Saloon.
As mentioned, we have one bicycle available for your use. We are located close to lots of local bike lanes to help you get around the city.
In nice weather, it is a short and pleasant walk to Dufferin subway station from the property (aprox 12 minutes).
The property is located near many transit routes including buses along Davenport, Dupont and Dufferin Streets.
The 127 Davenport bus Eastbound stops just at the top of our street and is a fantastic and quick route downtown. The 127 bus takes you to Dupont subway station in less than 10 minutes (the Yong/University/Spadina line). From here you can take the train North or South (to downtown).
The 127 Eastbound bus also drops you off at Spadina station in about 12 minutes. This is the heart of the Annex with lots of great restaurants and shops. From Spadina station you also have access to the Bloor subway line which will take you East and West.
The southbound Dufferin bus (29) will take you to Dufferin station, which gives you access to the Bloor subway line, heading both East and West.
Must have app:
My world, and ease of commute, has changed because of the Rocketman app for iPhone. If you are planning a trip to Toronto, it is my strong recommendation that you download this invaluable app!!!!
Other Things to Note
We have a two night booking minimum, if you need to stay only one night we can accommodate this if you are willing to pay a $30.00 cleaning fee.
If you are celebrating a special occasion or have any special requests please do not hesitate to let us know. If it means making your stay special, you can count on us to do our part!
We had an absolutely great experience with Tracy and Kate! They were excellent to help us find parking when it seemed there was none. The room was beautiful and very clean! Perfect size for a couple! Tracy and Kate were always available for help and were excellent :) would recommend this place to anyone
Tracy and Kate's space was lovely! Perfect for 2! :)
The key pick up/ drop off was very easy and Tracy And Kate were quick to reply to every inquiry.
The space is a basement and very well organized. One bathroom, one bedroom - both very modern and most importantly clean. There was no kitchen, but an area for washing dishes, microwave and a small fridge - perfect for a weekend get away. Ceilings are low but im 5'5 so it wasn't an issue for me.
We were welcomed with a bottle of Wine which was very sweet! :)
I would definetely recommend their place! :) Great space and great hosts!
Tracey and Kate's apartment was a great place for a weekend getaway. Its very clean, cozy and unique. The location is very good - a nice neighborhood, which we found very accessible to downtown and many restaurants etc. I would absolutely recommend the apartment to anyone looking to stay for a weekend in the city. We would love to visit again.
Let me just get this out of the way, as said in the listing the ceilings are low, but it was totally fine for us, both 5'9". I'd say 6 foot would be cutting it a little close. Other than that staying with Tracy and Kate was perfect! The suite is exactly as described and started to feel like home after a while. We especially appreciated the small details like shower towels laid out for us, along with mini soaps and such, a bottle of wine, and many more things that made us feel welcome! The area is perfect and is less than 10 minutes from great food and entertainment, try insomniac on Bloor st for some life changing french toast and waffles. We definitely would stay here again and recommend this space to anyone staying in Toronto for a short getaway. Enjoy!
Tracy and Kate's basement apartment was perfect for our short stay in Toronto. It was easy to find and parking was also easy. The location is great, too, in a nice neighborhood not too far from places we wanted to go. It's small but just the right size for one or two people, very clean and nicely decorated. It had everything we needed, including coffee and toiletries. The bed is very comfortable and there's a great selection of DVDs available. The wine left for us for when we arrived was much appreciated as were the delicious cupcakes! Thanks so much and we will definitely stay again next time we are in Toronto. Oh, and their cat who greeted us when we entered the backyard is just the sweetest! She followed us into the basement and we didn't want to let her go.
Tracy and Kate's apartment was amazing! Cozy, warm and beautifully decorated! The area was perfect for us, quiet but close to all that you might need, we especially enjoyed visiting the bar 'gem' just around the corner: their pulled pork nachos are delicious! Tracy & Kate were the perfect hosts and were ready to help us with anything, would definitely recommend!
Listing was accurate and the apartment was just as described. We enjoyed our stay. Very cosy, comfortable bed, easy access, and very clean. Thanks again.
We are a young couple living in Toronto. We love to travel and are always looking for fabulous places to stay at reasonable prices. In keeping with this love, we decided to share a bit of our space with you.... a great spot for a great price!
We are looking forward to meeting travellers and assisting you to find what you are looking for in our fine city :)