About this listing
A charming chalet in the middle of the city, with all the amenities and comforts that living downtown offers. No need for a car, you can walk everywhere.
Unpack your bags and stay in style in our downtown oasis. Enjoy a large, comfortable unique bedroom, complete with a big screen TV, an Xbox One gaming console with a large library of games, Netflix (US) and more. Sip your coffee in your own private lounge area overlooking a private courtyard, hidden away from the noise of the city, yet easily stroll to the clubbing district, Dundas square or the Eaton Center in just minutes.
- It accommodates up to 5 people
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 2 balconies
- 2 queen size beds
- 1 high sleeper (also known as a loft bed)
- 1 couch (sleeps single adult or child)
- Private lounge area with coffee table & uber comfortable seats
- Free Super-Duper High Speed internet (320/20mbps - that's fast!)
- Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu+, Apple TV/Roku 3
- Secluded and quiet spot
- Private gated community
- 10 minute walk to the Eaton Centre, St.Lawrence Market, Queen St Streetcar, subway
- Modern kitchen and living room (excellent for story telling!)
- 1 Parking spot
- Very lovely hosts who are there to ensure you have a great time
If you need more room, please check out our other listing nearby, a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom house, with rooftop: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5756051
It accommodates 8 people easily.
Interaction with Guests
We love getting to know people because we are infinitely chatty, however we are also respectful and are perfectly okay with slightly shy folks/folkettes. Don't worry, you're in good hands!
We live in a developing neighbourhood, a departure from Toronto's posh west end. Because of its grittiness our neighbourhood is often the setting for many Hollywood movies. There are more homeless shelters on the east side of Toronto than on the west side, so if seeing homeless people makes you, dear guest, uncomfortable, you would be best to look for accommodation on the west side of Yonge St. Despite the delicate social challenges we Torontonians face, please be assured that Toronto is by far the safest metropolitan city in North America, and we encourage all our guests to explore the city by foot, as it is meant to be discovered.
Our section of the Garden District is soon to be designated a Heritage Conservation District. HCDs are designated because the areas they protect are considered to be historically or culturally significant and require special care and attention in the planning process to ensure that they are preserved for future generations.
Stroll through one of the many parks and green spaces in a newly designated area in Toronto known as The Garden District. The district is located between Wellesley and Queen streets; Yonge and Sherbourne streets and encompasses many gardens and parks.
The focus of the area is Allan Gardens with its abundance of gardens in the summer and a greenhouse packed full of plant life in the winter. The area is a blend of old and new, residential and commercial, houses and high rises, history and new sites all mixed together. Full of historical churches, restaurants, shopping and many other unique venues the area is one of Toronto’s hottest new spots to live and work.
The east of us one can find Dundas Square and the Eaton Centre, easily within a 10-15 minute walk. The Eaton Centre presents many shopping opportunities for those willing to indulge in high fashion and deal hunting. Dundas Square serves as our national Time-Square. It features rows of lit fountains set directly into the pavement which serve as excellent cooling spots in the summer. It is also home to many free concerts and its a fun place to spend an afternoon, sipping coffee and people watching.
To the south of us one can find the St.Lawrence Market. National Geographic has ranked Toronto's St. Lawrence Market as the world's best food market, beating out New York's Union Square Greenmarket and St. Lucia's Castries Market (Take that St.Lucia!). It is a delicious place to eat, among the many stalls of food, tasting cheeses, prancing by the amazing bakery smells, sampling some of the BBQ on offer.
A region with over 100 distinct neighbourhoods, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is a modern multicultural urban center with something for everyone. Year round, the GTA offers a unique mix of historical attractions, seasonal celebrations, family fun and a safe, walkable downtown core (I totally plagiarized that, shhh!). Toronto is a major scene for theater and other performing arts, with more than fifty ballet and dance companies, six opera companies, two symphony orchestras and a host of theaters.
The cuisine of Toronto reflects Toronto's size and multicultural diversity. Different ethnic neighbourhoods throughout the city focus on specific cuisines,such as authentic Chinese and Vietnamese found in the city's six Chinatowns, Korean in Koreatown, Greek on The Danforth, Italian cuisine in Little Italy and Corso Italia, and Indian in Little India. Numerous other world cuisines are available throughout the city, including Portuguese, Hungarian, Japanese, and Caribbean. Toronto's large Jewish population has also ensured a variety of Jewish restaurants and delis, with varying adherence to kosher (website hidden) addition to ethnic cuisines, Toronto is also home to many fine dining establishments and chain restaurants ranging from fast food to casual or upscale dining.
The low crime rate in Toronto has resulted in the city having a reputation as one of the safest major cities in North America. It is highly recommended that to sharpen your walking stick and explore the city by foot, especially because of the PATH.
The PATH is a 28 square kilometer (17 mi) network of pedestrian tunnels beneath the office towers of Toronto. According to Guinness World Records, PATH is the largest underground shopping complex in the world with 371,600 m² (4 million sq. ft.) of retail space.
The PATH network's northerly point is the Toronto Coach Terminal at Dundas Street and Bay Street, while its southerly point is the Metro Toronto Convention Centre's Convention South Building. Its main axes of walkways generally parallel Yonge Street and Bay Street.
The closest entrance to the PATH from us is 15 minutes away in the Eaton Centre or slightly less by the way of Dundas Station entrance.
-- credit goes to Wikipedia and the creators of cut/paste. Thank you, I couldn't have done it without you guys.
There are street cars both north and south of us, and the Metro/Subway stations are a 10 minute walk away.
Other Things to Note
Update: Our living room has just been featured in a promo for the musical Annie on the Family Network. Ask us for a link to the video!
Our house is not perfect. It is a work in progress. We are still looking to renovate the downstairs bathroom now that we've finished renovating the upstairs one. Vanessa would like a new kitchen (and that's the point where I cross my arms and say no, sternly) however we've done the best we can with what we have. It's a labour of love, and we hope you enjoy it too as much as we do.
The apartment is located in a residential building, so we would please ask our guests to observe the noise laws and be respectful to the residents. We don't want to be known as "those awful people who bring noise to our building" to our neighbours.
From Dec 15, 2015 - Jan 11, 2016 the minimum stay is 6 nights.