About this listing
200 square feet of outdoor space with lounge seating, a table for six, a gas BBQ and lots of greenery. My favourite feature of the loft!
Loft in a boutique building located in the trendy Leslieville neighbourhood.
This one bedroom, open concept loft has a queen bed and a large couch for an additional guest. Beautiful 210 square foot furnished terrace, landscaped with greenery and equipped with a full-size gas BBQ. Terrace is covered, allowing for rain or shine use. This former garment factory was converted into condo lofts 5 years ago and features 12.5 foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances and a gas range. Kitchen fully stocked with cookware, dishes, and utensils. 40 inch LCD television with AppleTV & Netflix. Wi-Fi Internet. Hairdryer.
The property is located in Leslieville, full of great restaurants and famous for eclectic antique and clothing shops. Many, many highly rated restaurants within minutes of the loft including: Lil' Bacci, Ruby Watchco (Lynn Crawford), Enotca Ascari, Goods & Provisions, Table 17, Bonjour Brioche, Lady Madmalade, and more. 10 minutes further East will take you to the beautiful Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto. 12 minutes to Eaton Centre downtown.
Complimentary spirits (variable, e.g. Sherry) for guests to enjoy.
This is a Gay-friendly property in one of the most gay-friendly cities in North America. LGBTQ guests are most welcome here.
3 TTC public transit options!!!
Right on the Queen Streetcar line (10-15 minutes to downtown, or East to the Beaches).
Short walk North to the Gerrard Streetcar line (which turns into Carleton/College line to University of Toronto / Little Italy / Ossington). Bus stop literally at your door: 72 route which takes you North to the Pape subway station, or southwest to Union Station in downtown Toronto.
GUESTS: For the security of my home, guests who wish to make a reservation must have a completed profile on Airbnb (including a photograph and Airbnb verified "Offline ID"). I will not rent to users with blank profiles.
Indoor parking available for short stays (up to one week). Long stays require parking permit (purchase). Security Guard. Secured Entry.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Use of the loft is exclusively for the guests making up the reservation. The unit is for accommodation, not for the hosting of events or parties of any kind. Violation of this policy will result in the loss of security deposit, additional financial penalties from Airbnb, and potential legal action.
Potential guests must have a clear, face shot photograph as uploaded to their Airbnb profile. Guests without positive reviews from previous Airbnb hosts may be required to provide additional information. VerifiedID/OfflineID process must be completed prior to your visit - no exceptions.
Charge for lost keys/magnetic fob = $100
Cleaning charge (only in cases when renters leave an excessive mess) = $75
Unit is being offered to guest(s) who will respect owners contents and unit. Smoking permitted on terrace.
Smoking permitted on terrace only.
Third-party booking are not accepted.
Charge for lost keys/magnetic fob = $150
Charge for lost garage door remote (if parking is requested) = $100
Cleaning charge (only in cases when renters leave an excessive mess) = $75
Unit is being offered to guest(s) who will respect owners contents and unit.
Checkin time is 1:00 PM and checkout time 10:00 AM unless otherwise requested and confirmed in advance.
Guests agree to switch off the A/C when leaving for the day/several hours.
INTERNET: Guests have access to the internet for customary and reasonable use. Home internet plans in Canada are capped by bandwidth. I have 70 GB/month. This amount will be roughly pro-rated by length of stay (e.g. 17.5 gb per week, and so on). Overages incur a charge of $3/GB and will be deducted from the security deposit. Note, it is impossible to go over the bandwidth limit without knowing, as you are prompted and must acknowledge the online prompt to continue using the internet.
Please note that as per Ontario law, any damages to the unit or loss of property will be processed through the insurance policy of the registered guest. For example, if water damage were caused by flooding as the result of improper use of the appliances, this claim will be processed through your homeowner or renter’s insurance and you will bear all responsibility for payment of any and all deductibles.
LIABILITY: Renters bear responsibility for the proper and reasonable care of the loft during their stay. Damage to the loft, appliances, furniture, wall finishes, personal items, linens, and the structure itself will be charged to the renter (e.g. irresponsible use of the bathroom resulting in clogged sewer lines, damage to kitchen appliances, etc).
SUMMER NOTE: Considerable funds are spent making the terrace green! The plants are not only nice to look at but they create a privacy screen so you can enjoy the outdoor space in peace. As the plants are considered part of the contents of the loft, their costs will be deducted from the security deposit if they are neglected and die as a result of non-watering.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Use of the loft is exclusively for the guests making up the reservation. The unit is for personal accommodation, not for the hosting of events or parties of any kind. Violation of this policy will result in the full forfeiture of your security deposit, additional financial penalties from Airbnb, and potential legal action.
Loft was exactly like the pictures. Very nice - just the right size for two people. Wish the elevator at the front was working. Was in that building in January and the elevator did not work then either. Did not spend much time in the loft other than to sleep but found it to be close to where we wanted to be. Very convenient to stores and restaurants.
As i first time Airbnb user, i was leery to say the least. Well, James made sure it was a positive experience. easy going and helpful.
the house was exactly as described.
My sister and I stayed at James's place for a weekend and we absolutely loved it! The area is close to downtown but not too busy either. Lots of shops and restaurants near by. We took the street car which is on the corner and it took us right downtown in a short amount of time! It was really fun and easy.
James is very nice and quick to respond, and his place is really really lovely and has everything you need. Clean and trendy look. Very comfortable, you feel right at home. No complaints and we recommend 100%! Definitely a great pick, Thanks again James. :)
We had such a great stay! James was such an awesome host! He was so organized and sent everything well in advance and was really responsive with any questions we had. We couldn't have asked for a better host! James has a great place. It was nice and clean and we felt right at home! The spacious terrace is great as well. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone and hope to stay there again sometime!!
James is a incredible host! He was in constant communication with me and made sure to take care of any questions I had before my arrival. His place was wonderful! It's located in a fun area with lots of shops, cafes and eateries all along Queen with public transit only steps away. The space itself was clean and comfortable and I loved that the shower had hot water almost instantly. I'm very happy to have stayed here!
My stay at James' loft was great. James was very specific with the "check-in" instructions and made it very easy for me. He was always quick to respond, helpful and easy to get ahold of. The whole experience was a breeze. The place was clean and spacious with lots of great morning light.
Leslieville is great, with plenty of excellent Toronto cafes, restaurants, bars etc. Great grocery stores as well if you are planning on cooking. And it's all in easy walking distance.
My stay at James' apartment lived up to my expectations and then some. He was always available to answer questions and is a very considerate and welcoming host.
The apartment is delightful and everthing one needs is provided.
Leslieville is a great area with plenty of interesting shops and good restaurants as well. Tha apartment couldn't be more convenient with regard to public transportation. One can be downtown in no time on the streetcar and enjoy viewing the city while traveling down Queen St.
I would recommend James' loft 100%!
About the Host, James
I'm passionate about the arts, food, culture, and this fabulous city! I enjoy cycling, rowing, kayaking and neighbourhood wandering and am very happy to help direct guests to opportunities to enjoy these activities in T.O. as well! As a foodie and huge fan of Toronto's many cultural festivals and artistic events, I have loads of tips and recommendations to share with visitors to Toronto. Whether you're interested in exploring Toronto's countless ethnic enclaves, finding the perfect brunch spot or a restaurant for a romantic evening, taking in the attractions or looking to explore the city's parks and trails, I'm ready and willing to share all that I know!