About This Listing
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!
I only have positive things to say about my experience renting Tracy and Kate's apartment. The apartment was very clean, super nice, comfortable and nicely decorated. I would gladly stay here again.
Tracy and Kate emailed instructions for parking and accessing the apartment without me even asking. Thanks to their help everything ran smoothly. I would definitely recommend booking this studio.
What a GREAT find for me! Tracy & Kate were wonderful hosts as I was lucky enough to meet them upon my arrival.
The space was perfect for me - close to downtown, clean and extremely well maintained. And those pillows!!!
Would definitely stay again, and would HIGHLY recommend the space.
What a lovely place! We really enjoyed staying here for 5 nights. Kate and Tracey are very friendly and kind hosts and the appartement is beautiful and very clean. The neighbourhood is quiet and it seems to be far away from the noises of such a large city. Though it takes only a few minutes to the next bus station and you can go easily where ever you want to go in Toronto.
Our stay at Tracy and Kate's place was amazing. It was a lovely neighbourhood, and the room was well equipped and absolutely beautiful. The room also came with champagne, which was thoughtful and sweet ;) They were friendly, helpful, and welcoming, and they are the cutest family ever :) Me and my girlfriend had a great getaway at their place!
The neighbourhood was great. Close to bus routes, great coffee shop around the corner, safe to come and go at night. I only met the hosts briefly on my way out, but they were available via message and replied very quickly to any questions. The suite was more than I expected. Small kitchenette area was a bonus!
Nice and clean guest house.
I definitely want to stay this place again.
The most lovely experience. Quiet neighborhood with parking available. Really cozy bed and comfortable living space. The ceilings are low, but it was such a nice place to come home to!
About the Host, Tracy & Kate
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 :)
This is a delightful locally owner coffee shop. They offer an assortment of pastries including scones and croissants that are to die for!Davenport Road Toronto ON M6H 2H5
Classy restaurant for a lovely dinner out!Dufferin Street Toronto ON M6H 3L1
Charming bakery with traditional pastries from Portugal and other delicious treats. Fresh baked bread, sandwiches and various lunch options. Free wi-fiGeary Avenue Toronto ON M6H 2B9
Mind-blowing organic horizontally traded chocolate!Geary Avenue Toronto ON M6H 2C1
Kitch - Thursday nights they have stand up comedy, Fridays and Saturdays they have a DJ and dancing and otherwise enjoy a patio and a great $5.00 menu for when youre trying to travel on a budget!Geary Avenue Toronto ON M6H 2C3
Freshco grocery store TD bank Dollerama LCBO (not a mall you want to go on a shopping outing to, but fantastic for picking up a few groceries or running errands) - A 5 to 10 minute walkDupont Street Toronto ON
Local pharmacy - 5 minute walk from our locationDupont Street Toronto ON M6H 2A6
Great burgers, fun atmosphere, Lovely patio! Wonderful local find!Davenport Road Toronto ON M6H 2G5
Charming atmosphere. This is one of our favourite local food spots. The staff are wonderful and the food is out of this world. Just a few minutes walk from The Bartlett!Dupont Street Toronto ON M6H 1Z5
Nice food alternative in the middle of Corso Italia.Saint Clair Avenue West Toronto ON M6E 1B4
Local Grocery storeDupont Street Toronto ON M6G 1Z8
Top rated restaurant, featured in Toronto Life. This high end restaurant would be a good option to celebrate a special occasion.Ossington Avenue Toronto ON M6G 3V5
Great brunch find. Fantastic Patio!Shaw Street Toronto ON M6G 3N4
A little bit of a walk from our place, but the gelato is beyond amazing! On a warm summer day it is well worth the walk!Saint Clair Avenue West Toronto ON M6E 1C5
Dufferin subway station Bloor subway line, trains run both East and West From here take the 29 Durrerin bus North to get to The Bartlett
Closest starbucks for those who crave it!!Dupont Street Toronto ON M6G 1Z4
Closest ScotiabankBloor Street West Toronto ON M6H 1M3
Great place to check out live comedy while you are in town. Grab some tasty grub while you are at it!Bloor Street West Toronto ON M6H 1L4
Closest shopping centre: Stores include: walmart, winners, Toys r us, Marks work warehouse, gap outlet, the body shop, softmocs, suzy shier, HM, Childrens Place and more.Dufferin Street Toronto Ontario
Ice Cream legend! Be prepared for a line up out the door... the stuff dreams are made of!Vaughan Road Toronto ON M6C 2L7
Organic Market on Thursdays, Park Dinner on Fridays (come eat amazing food prepared and served in the park at a minimal cost....did I say amazing?) Wood fired pizza/bread ovenDufferin St Toronto Ontario M6H 1E8
Torontos one and only castle just a short walk from The Bartlett along Davenport Rd. Magic!!Toronto ON
Dupont subway station Yonge University Spadina line, North South trains Take the 127 Davenport bus West to get to the Bartlett. Get off at Salem.