About this listing
In the centre of Kensington Market, one of Toronto's most interesting, eclectic, and friendly neighbourhoods. See below for more details!
My home is located in the centre of Kensington Market, one of Toronto's most interesting, eclectic, and friendly neighbourhoods. On most visitors’ list of places to check out, the area often ends up being the highlight. The neighbourhood is home to a young, vibrant community of artists, musicians and activists and has nurtured a real sense of community.
Kensington is a unique place in Toronto, with a variety of cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and vintage stores to check out. Just outside the apartment you can find all kinds of specialty cheese stores, dried goods, bakeries, fruit and vegetable stalls, and food from around the world. You can walk around enjoying the atmosphere or hang out in nearby Bellevue Square Park. Chinatown is right around the corner and the University of Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario and other attractions are within walking distance.
The market is always bustling with tourists and locals, and on weekends you can often find live music and performers on the street. If you happen to be here on the last Sunday of the month for Pedestrian Sunday (May-Oct), the market will be closed to cars and there will be a variety of musicians and performers lining the streets.
The apartment is in a new building and is set back from the bustle of the street. There is a full kitchen, a large private patio in the back, air conditioning, and a machine for laundry. Wifi internet is included. The room has a double bed (not the futon displayed in the pictures) with a very comfortable mattress. The space is in transition from me living in it, so furniture and set up may be different than in the pictures. I provide sheets, towels, shampoo and soap. There is a city parking garage about 20m from my house and there is 24-hour access to the apartment keys on the day of your arrival.
I keep a vegetarian kitchen (dairy, eggs, and fish are OK) and a smoke-free house, although you can smoke on the patio. Please inquire about longer-term rates.
Note: Special rates apply for the last weekend of the month from May to September (for Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market). Please contact me for more information.
- Please keep the property and all furnishings in good order.
- The kitchen is vegetarian only (dairy, eggs, and fish are OK).
- Please use the washer and drier from 7pm to 7am.
- Please keep down the noise after 12am.
- Please leave your pets at home and don't smoke indoors - I have allergies!
- Children must be above age 8 and will be charged full price as adult.
- No overnight guests.
About the Host, Jesse
I'm a Canadian now living in England. I've traveled extensively in over 50 countries and was born and raised in Toronto. I'm friendly and enjoy meeting people from other places.
It's because I've been welcomed in so many places during my own adventures that I’m happy to offer a safe and comfortable place for fellow travelers and passers-by. This is also why I want to make sure my guests have everything they need to enjoy their stays.