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 ;)
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.
You share an apartment, so its just a room with one couch and bed. I dislike the entry, really small bathroom. With a few more dollars you can find a good hotel close there
We were surprised we could arrange accommodation on such short notice. A complication with arrival and access was quickly sorted out. The location (proximity to transit and restaurant downstairs) air conditioner, and TV were all an asset.
We booked the large private room for the period of one week. The room was absolutely great, looked as advertised and the location is just so great, the TTC runs in front of the house, there's a stop literally a few meters walking. There are a lot of great little restaurants (mainly Asian restaurants on and around Spadina Ave) in the neighborhood and Kensington Market offers a lot of diversity when it comes to both eating establishments and shops.
The room is great, there's a double bed and a couch which can be laid flat to accomodate 2 more people. The kitchen has everything needed to cook some meals and the fridge is big enough to store some of your own stuff. The bathroom was rather small but everything worked perfectly.
Sofia was unexpectedly not there herself, but she did all that was possible to make our stay the best possible, we could always text her and get a quick response back.
There was a mixup with the key, so we were not able to enter the apartment at the time we initially anticipated, but Sofia handled it very well and was very apologetic, it was really no big deal for us, we just chilled in the cosy Free Times Cafe which is conveniently located under the apartment.
The apartment is on the top floor, the room has a fantastic view of the Toronto skyline with the CN Tower and the skyscrapers. There is no elevator so getting big luggage all the way up can be a bit difficult sometimes.
As I said Sofia was not present herself but she did everything possible to make our stay the best possible and we are very grateful for her kindness and concern.
I will definitely be booking again with Sofia when I'm going back to Toronto (which I most likely will, it's an awesome city!).
The location is great, room huge, and Sofia is very nice. She just finished renovating the room, so it is better than the pictures.
The apartment and Sofia are perfect! Great location, close to everything. The room is big, bright, and well decorated. Sofia is soooo nice and we become friends soon. Awesome experience!!! Highly recommend!!!
I had a very comfortable stay in Sofia's large room in Toronto which is ideally located on College near Spadina. It is a great location. From the room you get a lovely view of the Toronto skyline including the CNN tower. The Spadina street car takes you down to Union or up to the Spadina subway station from where you can travel all directions N, S, E and W on the TTC. Around the corner is Kensington Market which has a variety of interesting shops and restaurants. Sofia helped to ensure that my stay was without any problems and the rest of the apartment was well equipped with a small kitchen.. It is next to a very nice cafe which serves a delicious brunch every Sunday.
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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.