Lofty Lively Private Apt. Downtown

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON M4X 1K2, Canada

The Space

Welcome Welcome!

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You have your own WHOLE apartment, right Downtown with 24hr public transportation to EVERYTHING! FREE 24hr PRIVATE PARKING! Walk, bike, streetcar, subway. FREE WIFI. It's super affordable and super awesome!! Come on down!!


The Lowdown:
Wonderful warm, charming, comfortable, 11-foot high ceiling, self-contained open concept 1-bedroom apartment in downtown (actually) Toronto. Overlooking the wonderful Allan Gardens, this apartment, which is inside a 100 year old house, is as central as it gets - just three blocks from the bustling College and Yonge intersection. In terms of describing the apartment, the pictures do the talking! Of particular note is the amazing bed! As an experienced AirBnB traveller myself, there is nothing worse than a crappy bed; not here! Even the sofabed in the living room is great to sleep on!

The Area:
Situated literally on Carlton Street, this apartment can be considered the epitome of eclectic downtown living - 100 yr. old character filled home, Allan Gardens botanical garden outside your window, a vibrant pedestrian culture, a "BIXI" (Bike Share) bicycle rental station literally across the street, and a 24 hour College streetcar just paces from the front door. The apartment is in between four very distinct communities and belongs to what has been referred to as the Garden District - which is not a common local reference, but nevertheless.

Two blocks to the east is the wonderful main strip of Cabbagetown (to which our apartment would most widely be considered to belong to) (website hidden). Perfect for an afternoon stroll, a beverage, exploration of our downtown Riverdale Farm, or your local grocery/drug store needs.

Two short blocks to the west is "The Village" (Church and Wellesley st.) (website hidden). A liberated space for our LGBT community; also a wonderful community to explore: lively nightlife, great patios, and many of your shopping needs - groceries, local meat, fruit market, etc. Also, at the south base of Church st. is the fantastically located Loblaws; this is the Loblaws supermarket of all Loblaws supermarkets! Enjoy a fast and affordable dinner on site (great seating), buy all your groceries, and just in case, the Liquor/Beer store is just upstairs.

To the north and south are two gentrifying communities: St. Jamestown and Regent Park. These communities are a significant distance further than the two communities described above. These communities may be of interest for the adventurous and for those pondering social dilemmas. With all gentrifying communities you can expect to come across some interesting folks.

In Relation to other Communities

In being right downtown, you have excellent access to all that the city has to offer: the Distillery district, Yonge St. strip, Bay Street, the Esplanade - St. Lawrence Market, what used to be the Club District, both downtown universities, all theatres, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, art galleries, CN tower, etc. etc. To the not so distant east is Leslieville, the Danforth - Greektown, and the Beach. Also, as you may know the West side (Little Italy - College St., Queen West, West Queen West, Dundas West, Roncesvelles, Ossington strip, Parkdale, High Park, the Annex, King West, etc.) of the city is a thriving community. Your 24 hour College Streetcar is your portal to the west: Super Easy! I can breakdown detailed points of interest in the West for you once we make contact. Say goodbye to aimless walking in undiscovered cities and say hello to adventure and spontaneity within a framework that works for you!

If you chose to stay in this wonderful apartment, you will not be disappointed; do consider it your home away from home. I am a local resident and have been living in the community and in downtown Toronto since 1986. I will give you as much or as little information as you desire. Please consider me a great resource to you for your city exploration and any needs. I will ensure that you have the type of trip you desire; on the other hand if you wish, I will give you the keys and say no more. I look forward to welcoming you!


Walking Distance:
Nearest bus station/streetcar station (less than 1 min)
Nearest subway station (College Station) (5min)
The Village (5 - 10 min)
Cabbagetown (5 - 10 min)
St. Lawrence Market (15 min)
Distillery District (20 min)
Yonge/Dundas Square (Eaton Centre) (10 - 15 min)
Riverdale CIty Farm (15 - 20 min)

All of the above can be BIXI'd in less than 5 min, except Riverdale Farm which doesn't have a BIXI station.

Short bicycle ride within BIXI bike share (or public transit +10min or so):
Air Canada Centre (15 min)
Art Gallery of Ontario (10 min)
TIFF LightBox Theatre (15 min)
Old City Hall (8 min)
Kensington Market (14 min)
China Town (15min)
Rogers Centre (16 min)
Financial District (15 min)
Yorkville (High End shops/eats) (10 min)
Metro Convention Centre (15 min)


Public Transit and/or Taxi at a reasonable rate:

The West side (Dundas street West bar strip, Ossington strip,
Parkdale, West Queen West Art strip, King West bars, Little Italy - College st. bars and eats, etc.) == ALL ABOUT $20 taxi or 30 min public 24 hr transit (mainly streetcars to get to the west); it may be between 30min to an hour in rush hour or during late night service i.e. 4am.

Same timing and costs for east side locations.

See you soon.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $515 /week
Monthly Price: $1825 /month
Security Deposit: $94
Cleaning Fee: $14
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This is a really bright and cozy place to stay, warm and welcoming and so are the hosts! We came here for a conference and the apartment provided just the right place to relax. Elvis and Angie are very responsive and dealt with any of our questions and concerns straight away.

    March 2014
  • Good location, clean and cozy with an artistic flair. Enjoyed my stay tremendously. Would definitely book again.

    March 2014
  • I stayed at the Lofty Lively apartment for four nights and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The location allowed easy access to the cable car and subway which put me in the center of the city in less than 15 minutes. The room has a classic old style feel with high ceilings and wooden floors.

    March 2014
  • Had a great time, lovely appartment. Hardly wanted to leave the sofa after having my breakfast in the morning sun. And Angie and Elvis are very friendly and helpful.

    March 2014
  • No problems recommending this place if you're heading to Toronto.

    Elvis was easy to communicate with and very ready with suggestions for things to do while in town. He marked out places for us on a map of things we might be interested in and couldn't have been more helpful.

    Toronto is a really easy city to get around in and Elvis' place is nicely located by a street car stop that will either get you where you need to go directly or get you to a place that can.

    Some cool places to check out within a very short walk of the apartment are Cabbagetown Brew (for coffee and breakfast) and House on Parliament (for all the beers)... but as mentioned before, you're only a streetcar away from everything.

    Would stay here again should I come back through.

    February 2014
  • This apartment is supernice and so are the hosters. Elvis and Angie are very lovely couple and caring persons. Elvis welcomed us and told us about places he recommended and the day after Angie came down to check if everything was ok. Supermarket is around the corner and 15 min walk to Eaton center. I would recommend this apartment to anyone and definetly book it again. Very neat, warm and cozy. We loved it

    February 2014
  • Elvis and Angie were great hosts! Angie met us upon arrival and gave us some directions and advice on the area. The place was clean and comfortable and stocked with everything we needed for our stay. The location was great as near nice restaurants and only a short 15-20 min walk to the Eaton center and downtown core.

    I would suggest anyone looking to stay in Toronto to consider this apartment for rental

    February 2014
  • We'd definitely stay here again. Lovely appartment in a lovely building.

    February 2014
  • A comfortable apartment in a first rate location, hosted by amiable people. You may be able to find better at a comparable price but I doubt it. We were pleasantly surprised at how quiet the apartment was, given it's location on the corner of Sherburne and Carleton. People arriving with cars will find the free parking really convenient.

    January 2014
  • This apartment seemed almost too good to be true! Such a cute and well furnished apartment, it was a nice place to come back to. It had a modest, but well-stocked kitchen. It's located in a great part of Toronto that is walking distance from major attractions and close to the subway stop. Elvis and Angie left lots of maps and recommendations. They were very helpful and were so sweet!

    January 2014
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Hi there! My name is, yes, Elvis! Thanks Mom! I have been fortunate to always have the intuition to travel with a communal sensibility. In Europe I stayed in the most beautiful apartments, on people's sofas, even floors! In Montreal in beautiful walk ups and of course in New York. I have been an urban dweller my whole life and I love sharing my home and staying with others. When traveling, I have a simple philosophy, stay active. In being active, my time spent with the host is limited. Depending on budget, I enjoy cooking up a quick meal. And of course, resting my head. I exercise absolute lodger etiquette, respecting all aspects of the home as if it were my own. I look forward to a positive human exchange and to staying at some cool spots!
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