About this listing
A lovely 3rd floor space and room to rent in downtown Toronto, in a beautiful Victorian home with all of the modern conveniences you will need for your visit to the city. Access to the 3rd floor is through the house via a shared front door entrance.
Tastefully-appointed private bedroom with standard (double) bed and laptop workstation by the window, with access to wi-fi internet.
The suite for rent, which occupies the whole 3rd floor of the house, is ideal for short stays and longer-term rentals.
NOTE: The 3rd floor and rooftop deck are not suitable for children.
The space includes:
> a cozy antique French-style bedroom furnished with a double bed, built-in wardrobes (includes iron and ironing board), office desk and chair,
> a private washroom with shower (hair dryer and essentials included.),
> a separate cozy sitting room with a two-seat sofa (which converts to a pull-out single bed), cable TV, fridge, coffee/tea maker, microwave,
> a large private rooftop deck,
> free wi-fi internet.
Shared facilities include kitchen, dining room and laundry (in the basement).
Shared entrance to the house via front door, using guest key(s). Flexible check-in/out times when available (please ask).
Interaction with Guests
We are the live-in homeowners and work during the day, but are at home in the evenings and weekends to answer any questions you may have during your stay – or give you as much privacy as you like (it’s your choice). We're easy to reach and are happy to be of assistance in English, French or Spanish.
We are minutes away from great pubs, fine dining restaurants, shopping, nightclubs and health clubs.
In the mood for a stroll? We're located within walking distance to most parts of the city:
> Queen West boutiques, restaurants and bars (5 minute walk)
> Majestic Lake Ontario (15 minute walk)
> CNE grounds (Canadian National Exhibition) (15 minute walk)
> Trinity Bellwoods Park (10 minute walk)
> Historic Fort York (10 minute walk)
> Toronto Islands airport (15 minute walk)
> CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre (20 minutes walk)
> Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Bell Lightbox (15 minute walk)
> Toronto Convention Centre (25 minute walk)
> Art Gallery of Ontario (30 minute walk)
> Canadian Opera Company (30 minute walk)
> Eaton Centre (35 minute walk)
Don’t feel like walking? We’re minutes away from the King Street, Queen West, and Bathurst streetcar lines.
Need a parking space? 24-hour, 48-hour and weekly street parking permits are available online at very reasonable rates from the City of Toronto site.
Other Things to Note
This is a non-smoking household and we have an indoor cat.
- Lock the front door behind you when entering or leaving the house.
- Remove shoes upon entering.
- Turn off lights when not required.
- Respect our neighbours.
- No smoking in the house.
- No overnight, non-paying guests.
- Don't let the cat out!
Francois & Gary are just the loveliest, their wonderful home is in a great location and if you get to stay with them consider yourself lucky!
There is no other word to describe my stay at Gary and Francois' besides "HOME." The house is delightful - well chosen and edgy art on pastel walls, a simple and modern kitchen, an elegant chandelier hangs below a skylight in the bathroom. However it is not just the beauty of the house that makes "the Private Suite in Downtown Toronto" so delightful, nor is it the exceptional location. (And let me tell you, the location is fantastic - close to everything including chia seed breakfast pudding and iced coffee tonic at Early Bird coffee and the tremendous Tokyo Noodles at So Good.)
No it is not just the house or the location, but Gary and Francois are what make this place home. It is easy to understand how these guys have earned the "Super Duper Host Badge" and why their place is always booked... they truly are an exception! If you are lucky enough to book the room, you will love every minute of your stay!
Had a great six days at Garrie's and Francois's. The house is a genuinely old one, but meticulously kept, situated in an area that is really close to downtown (I had a conference so it was important).
The guys are genuinely hospitable which made it feel more cosy- they like to laugh.
We had some talks and some wine together and it had an added value of beginning to get to know local people.
Eine absolut empfehlenswerte Unterkunft! Gute Lage, perfekt sauber, ein herzliches Willkommen von Gary und Francois und einfach alles, was man sich für einen Stadt-Aufenthalt wünscht.
A most fantastic Airbnb experience. Gary and Francois are wonderful people and wonderful hosts, and provide an oasis of beauty and comfort in the center of bustling Toronto. Communication was perfect throughout the process. The house is a beautiful town house on a leafy quite street. Besides the company of these wonderful guys, you get to enjoy an entire floor of their house - bedroom, private bathroom, sitting room and a balcony - if weather allows. The attention to details is amazing - toiletries, small treats to welcome the weary traveler, and in short - one of the best Airbnb experiences I had. Thanks so much to both of you!!
La experiencia en casa de Gary y François ha sido maravillosa! Llegamos a Toronto después de cerrar nuestra casa en otro país, y nos hemos encontrado con los mejores anfitriones posibles, encantadores y divertidos. Nos recibieron en su hogar como si fuéramos sus invitados y no solo dos desconocidos con una cantidad desorbitada de equipaje :) Pasamos una semana deliciosa en uno de los mejores barrios de la ciudad, cerca de supermercados, restaurantes y tiendas y con el streetcar a 5 minutos caminando.
En el 3º piso tuvimos toda la independencia de tener una planta entera para nosotros, nuestro propio baño y la maravillosa terraza para tomar un café y ver el atardecer. Pudimos disfrutar de la compañía de Gary y François y de las comodidades de su adorable casa. Lo recomiendo un 100% !!!!
Visited Toronto last week for congres. I enjoyed my stay at this B&B very much! It's on a perfect location in the city. Very nice and clean!! Great hospitality!!! Gery&Francois are really relaxed guys! I highly recommend this B&B to everybody who is planning a visit to this wonderful city!
About the Host, Gary & François
We've lived in Toronto's King West/Niagara neighbourhood since 2007; it's quiet, safe, and friendly with lots of amenities and we really enjoy it here. We're easygoing, respectful, we have a sense of humour and we sometimes like to sing around the house.
If you were to stay with us, the whole of the furnished 3rd floor would be your own private space. You would have use of a shared kitchen and dining room, as well as laundry facilities in the basement.
Access to the house would be shared, via the front door (i.e. no private entrance), and you'd receive a key upon arrival.
We look forward to hosting you if you choose to stay in our home!
Gary & François.