Hello Kitty Airbnb

Apartment - Private room · Pembroke St, Toronto, ON M5A 1Z8, Canada

Charming room in a quiet urban chalet, just a short walk from Toronto's centre.

The Space

Charming bedroom available in a split level home. We are located within walking distance of all that makes Toronto special; Dundas Square, Eaton Centre, St.Lawrence Market, Distillery District, China Town, the other China Town....
We are less then 10 minutes away from the subway lines. Our home is located in a private courtyard, away from traffic, noise, goblins and Manchester United fans.

The bed is firm, which may be a boon for people who like firm beds and a curse for people who do not.

Guest Access

- Free super high speed WiFi
- Private bathroom (right beside your bedroom)
- Private balcony with outside furniture (seasonal)
- Shared living room and kitchen
- Coffee and tea
- LCD TV with Netflix & more (Apple TV) in your room
- There is a doggy (you will be sniffed) (by the doggie, not by us)
- Walkscore: 95 out of 100

Interaction with Guests

Vanessa and I love meeting and interacting with people. We enjoy interpretive dance and miming in case we don't share a common language. However we understand that not everyone is as social as we are so if you would prefer to have a less interactive stay, that is also ok with us.

The Neighborhood

About our neighbourhood:

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.

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. 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 conserved.

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.


Hello Kitty is a trademark propriety of Sanrio Corporation. By stating that she is welcoming you to Toronto we do not intend to imply that the Sanrio Corporation is endorsing your visit to Toronto in any official capacity, however that the stuffed item that is produced by the Sanrio Corporation of Japan would be, if it was sentient, be glad of your stay in our AirBNB. All rights and trademarks in regards to Hello Kitty and its subsidiaries belong to Sanrio & its subsidiaries. Batteries not included.

(okay, if you've read this far you get a free doughnut)

Other Things to Note

There is a flight of stairs (13 steps) to our apartment from the courtyard, and while we believe that its worth the short climb if you happen to have a mobility impairment we will understand if you chose to stay somewhere more accessible.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $9 / night after the first guest
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • First repeat customer! It was just as good as the first time. Thank you Calin & Vanessa for your hospitality during our stay. 3-peat?!?

    February 2014
  • My stay over 3 days at Vanessa and Calin's was lovely. They are both so friendly and easy going, and I loved hanging out with Remy the beagle. The house is just as promised, it's so cute and well decorated! The house, and my room and bathroom, were nice and clean. I wish I had stayed in a warmer month so I could have taken advantage of the balcony off of my room.
    The courtyard outside their house is so cute and private, and it's a quick walk away from street cars, the subway station, the Eaton's Center and many different restaurants. I would definitely recommend staying here, and I myself would stay here again.

    October 2013
  • We really enjoyed our stay with Calin and Vanessa. They are excellent hosts and we recommend them to all. Great apartment, clean and tastefully decorated.

    October 2013
  • We came to Toronto for David Bowie show at the Art Gallery of Toronto (AGO) and we wanted to try Airb&b. We'd never stayed in one before and we had a great first experience. Calin and Vanessa are superb, gracious hosts. We felt welcome the moment we entered their home. Our room was more than adequate, adorable, and clean. We highly recommend!

    October 2013
  • Vanessa and Calin were great hosts. The room and the appartment were nice, clean and close to a lot of interesting spots in Toronto. We would definitly recommend it!

    September 2013
  • I only spent one night in this room and it was a very pleasant stay. It's very quiet and clean and Calin and Vanessa were incredibly welcoming and friendly.

    September 2013
  • Calin and Vanessa were fantastic hosts, great to get along with and always happy to help with questions about the city. The apartment had everything I could have needed and was only minutes from the city centre. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone looking to stay in Toronto!

    September 2013
  • Had a wonderful stay at Calin and Vanessa's. They were kind enough to accept our last minute request for accommodation, and were responsive and flexible. They also went out of their way to provide us garaged parking, which was so nice of them. The room was everything as advertised and the private bath makes it a great deal. Thanks again for everything!

    September 2013
  • Great stay. Comfortable place. Very central though the immediate area around the house was described by everyone I spoke to as 'a little sketchy'.
    Moss Park has a lot of homeless on the streets and though I don't think it's actually dangerous, single travellers might feel nervous at night on foot.

    September 2013
  • When we arrived Calin was there to receive us !! At the first moment we were like home !!! All was like the description !! Nothing to say except that it was a great expérience too stay there !! Thanks for everything if i go back to Toronto i will choose this room !

    October 2012
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I tend to fidget. Its a thing I do. And I like to straighten pencils. First perpendicular, then horizontal and finally I balance them straight up. I'm five foot seven, two eyes, one nose. I store food in my cheeks (for the winter). I collect colorful shoes.. for example.. I have multicolored collection of All Stars, Ed Hardy shoes, Blue Lizard Shows (made from real lizards!). I also like making wild claims that cannot possibly be verified. Why ? Because as a youth I used to play for Chelsea F.C in their under 15 team and I feel pressured now to live up to that expectation. Also I'm half sewing machine. Just kidding! Ignore everything I've written above and concentrate solely on this paragraph. Vanessa and I are avid travellers. We know that getting oriented in a new city can be as tough as it is exciting and we are here to provide you with the guidance you need to find what you are looking for. We enjoy adventures in food and can suggest a few authentic places to try. Of course, you may be of a different opinion as to what constitutes "great food", so we will annoy you until you relent. Yeah. We're weird food snobs. And this is why I'm not allowed to write profiles. Update! I've realized I really dislike the term: "Heart of Toronto". Its really overused. What about the "inner Toronto sanctum" ? or "The discreet inner tip of Toronto" ? Lets give that a go for the next decade and then we can have that whole "heart of Toronto" thing back, a la retro.
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