About this listing
First of all, I'd like to say a BIG Thank You to all of my previous guests. Over 150 reviews, and counting! :D
Read on for more info...
Charming walk-up apartment in Downtown Toronto located on top of a landmark Cafe. This is a Heritage Building and has so much character- High ceilings, and some of the old fixtures and detailing still intact. There is a full (although small!) washroom and kitchen to share, which leads out to a sunny back patio.
I am offering the living room/guest room for rent in this typically shared 2 bedroom apartment. Your room is private, and extremely large with two big windows facing the main College St. strip, and an amazing view of the CN Tower. There is one double sized bed and one pull-out couch available. You have your own sitting area and large desk, plus fun nick-nacks to keep your eyes entertained. There is a flat screen T.V in the room- feel free to watch any DVD you please! I also have a great cable package with included movie channels etc... There's got lots to choose from. Fresh towels available on request.
The building is central to so many great neighborhoods; Kensington Market (foodie and vintage haven), Little Italy (great restaurants and night life), China town (cheap eats), U of T (beautiful campus), Queen Street (trendy shopping), as well as the Club and Financial Districts. There is a nearby Laundromat and two 24 hour convenience stores, just a 1 and (maybe) 2 minute walk away.
The streetcar stops right outside the building, and it is only a 10 minute ride to both major subway lines. In the summer months, take the streetcar southbound to the Harbourfront... it's only a 20 minute trip! Also, this area is Bike friendly; with bike lanes and ample parking.
There are Bixis (Bikes) and motor bikes for rent directly across the street- this is a great way to get around the city.
Other Things to Note
Find a free NOW Magazine at one of the many distributors in the neighbourhood. This will keep you informed on city news, concerts, and restaurants!
Please check back for updates, and feel free to message me with any questions.
Note: This apartment is typically shared with people other than me.
No smoking indoors, the front or back patio can be used instead.
Keep noise down between the hours of 11pm and 8am
Lock doors behind you when entering or leaving
Shared areas should be kept relatively clean
Be considerate of any other guests you meet :)
Thanks in advance!
Interesting details around the apartment, most pieces have equally interesting stories to go with them ;)
Great location, in a fun neighborhood and easy access to public transportation, big beautiful roof terrasse, large room.
We didn't meet Sofia but Karl (Sofia's flatmate) was there and was nice and helpful.
The Sofia's communication through email was very good.
We appreciated Sofia put any (intersting) tourist information in her appartment.
To be honest the location is perfect, not too far from everything but we were disappointed for cleanliness of room.
L'appartement est bien situé pour visiter le centre de Toronto. Malheureusement, le ménage n'a pas été fait avant notre arrivée ni pendant notre séjour.
It was a very nice place, the balcony was a great place to hang out! Would definitely rent it out again!
I didn't see Sofia at all, Mr Karl was there he was nice and helpful. to be honest the location is good, not too far from everything. but I was disappoint it with room, it look better on the picture. In the night is a bit noisy because the apartment is located on the top of bar.
This was my first time to use airbnb. It is a good alternative to hotels. The house location is close to anywhere we go. The room is lovely and big enough for my friend and I. There is a TV in the room, which has local channels. I didn't meet Sofia in person. She asked her friend Karl to host us. Karl is very nice. We drove to Toronto with no phone services, so Karl is really patient to help us look for parking garage.
We did have trouble to find the place at the beginning. The door is small and hidden next to the cafe. It reminds me of Harry Port movie, cuz the apartment number on the door says 318 1/2.
Karl is quiet. Most of time we were not at the apartment. When we went back like 11 pm, I can barely hear anything from his room.
Although I didn't meet Sophia, she was very friendly and her communication through email was very good. The house was in an excellent location.
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About the Host, Sofia
Born and raised in Toronto- I'm a real "city girl"... Down to earth and friendly- I'm more than happy to help when I can. I love to travel and connect with people so don't be shy, share stories with me!
Overall a very straight forward, open minded, and honest person who is always looking to be inspired.
A bit of a busy body! Independent and entrepreneurial- I welcome new ideas and experiences.