About This Listing
Private room in a beautiful shared family home just steps from the subway. It is a wonderfully diverse and interesting neighbourhood! We look forward to having you!
Thanks for your interest in coming to stay! Please read through all of the information that we've made available below and we hope to see you soon!
*Our place is close to many Pan Am Games events which will take place June 10th - 26th and the Parapan Games which take place from August 7th - 15th
THIS IS A NON-SMOKING SPACE. WE DO NOT ALLOW PETS.
Private 3rd floor bedroom with twin bed in a large, detached newly renovated century home with a beautiful backyard and new patio.
You don't need to worry about anything while you are here except for enjoying the city and finding good things to eat. Your rate includes:
-linens, blankets, towels, handsoap,
-wifi & apple TV
-washer/dryer, laundry detergent
-two shared washrooms
-shared and very well-equipped kitchen with all appliances - we even have an ice-cream maker!
Guests will have access to all of the common spaces in our home - kitchen, dining and living room areas, 2 bathrooms, front porch, beautiful back garden/bbq. We just ask that you treat the space as you would your own.
Interaction with Guests
`We are a pretty swell family of four - artists and travellers ourselves - and we love welcoming new people into our home! We are also pretty resourceful - just ask us and we can try to help!
We both work from home and spend a lot of time cooking and enjoying family time in our home. As a guest, you are welcome to join us for movie nights, walks to the park, a glass of wine in the back garden. Our 6 year old gal is very social and loves to colour and play cards with guests. Our 2 year old likes to say hi and wander around.
At the same time, many of our guests just do their own thing, exploring the city, studying in their rooms - and we are okay with that too!
It is a great neighbourhood with tons of shopping, parks, art galleries, cafes, and restaurants; nearby farmers market, along with local Asian, African and Latin American grocery, and a bulk food store. Literally steps to Dufferin subway station, it is one of the most multicultural neighbourhoods in the city.
From our house you can walk ten minutes south to a Latin dinner club, Lula Lounge, with live world music most nights (email hidden) salsa orchestra on the weekends. Or you could walk east to an excellent Ethiopian restaurant where dinner for two costs less than $15 (we have no idea how she does it!). Further east is Korea town with karaoke and amazing food. And at the end of our street and heading west along Bloor there has been an explosion of new, hip bars and restaurants - like Ortolan, with its extensive wine and beer menu and tasty dishes with entrees and sides sold separately so that you can mix n match. Or the recently opened Karelia Kitchen that specializes in Scandanavian cuisine. If you're a coffee drinker you'll be in heaven - there's more than five cafes within a two minute walk of our house. In addition, with the subway so close you can get to the Royal Ontario Museum in less than 15 minutes, switch trains and head south to the Art Gallery of Ontario in under half an hour, or go shopping at the Eaton Centre or Yorkdale in 30 minutes.
Our home is very conveniently located. You have access to whatever you need within minutes. The east/west subway line is about a 2 minute walk from our place and from there, you can go anywhere! Bring a bike (or buy one around the corner) and there are bike paths and parks at your fingertips!
If you drive, there are Zipcar locations close-by, Enterprise rent-a-car a few blocks away and street parking out front (just ask and we will help you print off a parking pass!)
We expect guests to be generally quiet and courteous (particularly if arriving home late at night). Please be respectful in common areas and try to keep these areas clean and tidy. The kitchen - stove, fridge and freezers - are available for use at your convenience but please clean-up after yourself and put dishes in the dishwasher or wash them in the sink. There is a gas BBQ in the backyard that you're welcome to use we only ask that you make sure to turn off the gas when you are finished and keep the patio tidy. No outside guests in your room, please. Lastly, no smoking in the house.
Kathryn, Shawn with their two cute little girls made me feel very welcome in their cozy and beautiful house. I stayed in the room on the top floor and it felt very private. The room and the bathroom was very clean, the kitchen is very nice, there is a front and back yard and its just a 3 minutes walk to the subway.
I would recommend it and would stay here again!
Thank you for a very nice stay!
Si vous voulez vous arrêter à Toronto, je ne peux que vous conseiller cette chambre simple et fonctionnelle qui répondra à toutes vos attentes ! Située dans un quartier agréable et plein de vie, la maison de Kathryn sera un bon départ pour visiter la ville. A deux pas du métro ou des bus, vous avez tout à portée de main. Et que dire sur l'accueil de Kathryn et sa famille qui a été parfait et de bons conseils pour visiter Toronto comme il se doit. Une adresse que je recommande sans hésiter !
Had a fantastic time at Kathryn and Shawn's! They're both very cool, genuine, nice people that really seem to care about everything they do. They're great hosts with helpful recommendations around town and welcoming attitudes. Awesome getting to know them-- and their sweet girls kept me smiling! :) The place itself was perfect-- beautiful, clean, comfy room and bathroom, both. Amazing location with a ton of stuff within walking distance, and super convenient public transportation. Had a fantastic time and excited to go back to Toronto!
The description was accurate, and the hosts were very nice. I would recommend staying here.
Kathryn and her family are kind, friendly, and welcoming. The location is great and the room is very comfortable! The house can be a little crowded when all rooms are rented, but I'd recommend staying here in future.
he accommodation at Kathryn Palmeeter in Toronto was very clean,
comfortable, quiet and very centrally located. What I appreciated very much
was Kathryn's natural and uncomplicated company. The faultless functioning
of the wireless must also be mentioned.
I can recommend these accommodation facilities very much.
Great family home, full of life . . it was a quick stay but in a few conversations with Kathryn I found her to be thoughtful and insightful with allot to offer to any conversation but at the same time as feeling welcome in their home I also had my privacy . . was in and out allot and Kathryn answered any questions I had about the area and made the stay easy, thanks Kathryn the girls and your husband for being fine hosts! Steve
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About the Host, Kathryn
We are a couple of freelance artists raising a 6 year old and a 2 year old. We live right on the subway line in the Bloor-Dufferin neighbourhood - a super artsy, eclectic, multicultural neighbourhood with lots to offer - amazing parks nearby, community events, art galleries, amazing food/restaurants and great people.
We adore filmmaking, writing, taking pictures, riding bikes, eating chocolate, hanging in our gorgeous backyard (which we love so much we built an enormous mud hut in it) and doing aerial circus.
We have been hosting students and exchange students for a while and really like what it brings to our lives, and in particular, Bea and Tilly's life - new languages, cultures, ideas, and foods.
**You can see a bunch of photos of our wonderful guests if you scroll through the photos on our profile! **