Living area/lounge with Mexican/Latin decor and colours.Living Room / Dining Room combo.  Large and bright.  A great place to relax and put your feet up.
SUNNY DBL RM CORKTOWN FREE PARKING 2 CATS 2 BIKES
SUNNY DBL RM CORKTOWN FREE PARKING 2 CATS 2 BIKES


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1 Bedroom

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About this listing

Flexible check in/out, staying with me in top floor (24 stairs up) 35 year old sunny townhouse complex: 650 square feet electric heating. 8 mins from downtown by 24 hour transit/bike; 20 mins walk). A few small shops/restaurants nearby: sushi, greek, ethiopian, breakfast. lgbt positive. I cherish guests' suggestions. Corktown neighbourhood is east of downtown, maybe even a bit gritty,slowly growing, eclectic, working class/mixed income and a safe location Anything you need while here, just ask!

The space

Welcome to Corktown district in Toronto (Downtown East). Nice, residential street but so close to the action and pulse of the city.
Easy key access upon arrival for confirmed guests.

Come and share my space in Toronto. I am a non-smoker. If you wish to smoke, only outside on the patio/balcony.

My calendar is always current, even if it appears as "last update x days ago" which means I most likely have had no changes in that period.

Wake up ready to start your day with fresh, hot coffee and the newspaper!

My house is a mixture of Spanish, Mediterranean and Latin.
Yes, I love the sun THAT MUCH!

10 minutes to centre of town or less! And a bike is included!!!!

I speak English fluently and French (not fluent).
In my kitchen is a plaque "mi casa es su casa".

GUESTS (there are no strangers for they are only people whom you have not yet met). HAVE FULL ACCESS TO THE HOUSE. Cook, relax, watch tv, put on some music, dance, LIVE!!! Lounge, dining area, patio, etc.

QUICK TIPS:
Canadians pay a lot for internet and cellular services. If planning to use your phone here, ensure that you request a roaming package from your carrier before arriving. I also have a laptop in the living area with a guest account if required for email, etc.

MONEY AND CREDIT CARDS
US dollars accepted everywhere. we do not use the penny so items are rounded up or down.

Contact your credit card issuer before arriving to advise when you will be using your card in Canada.

SPEED LIMITS ON ROADS

Our roads are in KILOMETERS and not miles so 60 km = 35 miles, 80km = 50 miles and 100km = 60miles on the freeways.

SALES TAXES

Our tax rate is 13% and not included in anything except cigarettes, gas and alcohol at a store. food at a grocery store is not taxable. of course, junk food is taxable.

LOCATION:

Subway less than 10 minutes away. Grab a day pass for $11.50 approx and traverse the city. You may purchase at the drugstore on the corner. It's good for two people on a holiday of a Sunday. Toronto Transit Commission provides our transit system.

To arrive by airport, train, etc please see the directions and house rules sections (for confirmed guests). About 10 minutes taxi from the bus station and train station.

Very gay-friendly area!!

Close to funky Leslieville and Riverside (10 minutes east on foot over the bridge); enjoy many unique, small businesses in those areas.

Cabbagetown and Distillery 5-10 minutes away, northwest southwest, respectively; the gay village "Church Wellesley" 10 minutes away.

Top floor of a sunny townhouse complex, 30 seconds from 24 hour transit.

West-facing bedrooms; 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, garden patio with east sun and lots of plants!

It is about 27 steps up inside the house to the top floor (self-contained entry to the house). Great downstairs neighbours and in the complex.

Front shared garden.
Hardwood floors, wood furniture, cotton slipcovers, cotton rugs in case you have allergies.

YOUR PRIVATE SPACE:

Private bedroom with double bed (super comfortable) full linens, towels, shower supplies, soap, toothpaste, etc...hey, we all forget something when traveling, it seems.

There is also a single inflatable bed in the room for your use.
Room size: About 120 square feet / 12 metres squared.
Lots of hot water and long showers are not an issue at all! Speaking of showers, the North American standard is a lever which controls hot and cold water (we seldom have two water taps in the shower). Just turn it to the left for hot water.

Make yourself comfortable, put your feet up after a fun-filled day and relax.

Individual heating controls are on the walls of each room.
Air Conditioning is through high-power portable units - just ask and it can be hooked up in a couple minutes.

WIFI thoughout the house

Digital TV with many channels (in a few languages) in living room - tv/dvd for the bedroom available - just ask!

THE APARTMENT (includes full usage):
-Full Kitchen - food negotiable; coffee, tea, fruits, etc aways available
-Dishwasher
-Washer
-Filtered Water
-Microwave

The Dining Room / Living Area:
Comfortable dining chairs and table with extension leaf for more space as required.
Sink into the sofa as you browse through television, watch a movie or use the stereo...just turn on the power bar beside the tv in the armoire. I have computer speakers to use the tv for better sound, the laptop for radio, music, etc.

The balcony/patio:
Lots of east sun for morning coffee, breakfast, sunny and warm at lunchtime so grab a bite and a beverage, beer/wine/cocktails mid-day, etc.
BBQ Grill also.
78 square feet / 7 metres squared. Lattice privacy walls and decking (nice and warm) with lots of plants. An oasis in the heart of downtown!

Two great male felines, Smudge and Pudge, on premise just waiting for your affection - they also love to snuggle in bed and are very social.

Smoking outside only. No other pets, please.

PARKING

There is free parking on one side street directly opposite the house.
On our street, free between 10am - midnight so street permit parking is available if there are no 24 hour free spaces on above side street (normally lots of room) a better idea. Parking in the back lot behind the house is available. Parking is in the back lot past the second row of townhouses...make a right into the second lot past the playground and the top right-hand spot with a wheelchair spot #32 is the one to use if you have a handicapped sticker and if not, spot 30 should be fine.

THOUGHTS TO PONDER:
It's your experience so decide where your interests lie. Cultural, theatre, shopping, nightclubs, pubs, bars, people watching, nature, cycling, sports?

If you need an itinerary, let me know and I can indeed assist.

Sample sights to experience:
Indoor Public Swimming Pool

Just a few minutes walk north is a FREE new public pool with lockers, changerooms, showers, etc. Bring your swimwear.

Ice Skating
Outdoor ice skating on a public rink at City Hall (Bay and Queen West - 10 mins away).

Biking
Biking trails in the Don Valley are 2 minutes away and a great way to get some exercise car-free! Many bike lanes in the city on main streets.

Cabbagetown has the largest amount of Victorian Houses outside of San Francisco . The 65 Parliament bus will take you there in 7 minutes or a 10 - 15 minute walk.

Distillery District is just south on the Parliament line and an exciting attraction set in a former whiskey plant; cobblestone streets, coffee shops, shopping, theatre, etc.

Ripley's Aquarium is a new addition to Toronto and costs $30 to visit. It's located near Rogers Centre and the CN Tower. Allow about 2 hours to visit.

The #1 market in the world, as per National Geographic, is The St. Lawrence Market at Jarvis and Front - about 4 streets south and 7 streets west. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Movie theatre across the street from the market is $5 on Tuesdays.

Grab a TORONTO CITYPASS for $70 approx and gain access to 4 or 5 attractions. Saves a lot of money!

Art Gallery of Ontario and Royal Ontario Museum are an easy 15 minutes away on transit or bike.

The Canadian National (we call it CN) Tower allows panoramic views of the city. Check out the outside observation deck and the glass floor, if you dare...

Seasonally, 180 Lounge in the Manulife Centre at Bay/Bloor has north and south patios, both outside on the 51st floor. This is 15 minutes northwest. Just a few subway stops away and a quick bus or streetcar ride or bike.....

Liberty Village is 20 - 25 minutes west and an urban village. Lots of shops on King and Queen West.

Niagara Falls is 90 minutes by car or two hours on train for $20 each way approx. Spend a great day there and walk across the bridge - one foot in the USA and Canada at the same time! Get another great view when you cross the US border by foot, if you wish.

Chinatown and Kensington 15 minutes west - an urban market with lots of shops, butchers, cheese shops, coffee, clothing....quite bohemian and fun fun fun!

City Hall, Eaton Centre (300 shops+) are an easy 15 minute walk.

BASIC INFO, STORES, ETC

One minute west at Parliament and Queen you will find a drug store, bank, a few restaurants, the bus, streetcar, etc.

Shopper's Drug Mart at Parliament and Queen for light groceries. Hours are 8am - 8pm most days. They sell transit tokens and day passes ($11 approx and good for two people on weekends and holidays).

Freshco at Parliament and Dundas (5 minutes north) - large supermarket. 8am - 10pm most days.

BEER, WINE, SPIRITS

These are generally not sold in corner stores or supermarkets in Ontario. There is a beer store 5 minutes east at Queen and River. The LCBO is our liquor store (also sells beer) at Parliament and Winchester (10 minutes north) or near Sherbourne and Front; 5 streets west and 5 streets south.
SPORTS/THEATRE/CULTURAL

Take in a baseball game, enjoy basketball, soccer, lacrosse, hockey depending on the season. Many games priced fairly. Hockey tickets very expensive.

Many festivals all weekend during the summer months (May to end of September): Pride, Luminato Arts Festival, Jazz Festival, food, music, Nuit Blanche, etc.

AFTER DARK

Many pubs, restaurants, bars located in Corktown, Cabbagetown, Entertainment District, Church Wellesley, Yonge Street, etc. Ask me anything.....I may take you out with myself and (URL HIDDEN) happened a lot....

RESTAURANTS, ETC

Lots of restaurants, bars, entertainment in this city.
Here are some of my faves, within walking distance:

PIZZA

Peter's Cajun at Parliament and Gerrard, (just north) - 10 mins walk north max.

POUTINE

Amazing - a large order is good for two people....or not....
Smoke's Poutinerie on Bloor West and Jarvis/Dundas. YUM!

THAI
Sukho Tahi just north of Queen on Parliament. 2 mins walking. One of the best Thai places in the city.

INDIAN
Suruthi's take out at Parliament and Amelia (12 minutes north). Cheap samosas, cutlets and meals.

SUSHI

Sushi Sky at Yonge and College - just north. Great all-you-can-eat for a reasonable price.

BURGERS AND FRIES

Dangerous Dan's at Broadview and Queen - ten minutes east over the bridge.

LOCAL PUB

The House on Parliament has great food, local beer and two patios. Award-winning for sure. Just north of Gerrard on Parliament (10 mins to walk or less)

Prohibition Gastropub
On Queen Street East near Broadview (just east over the bridge). Good food, live bands and great local beer. 10 minute walk. Turns into a dance space Friday and Saturday after 11pm.

SOUTH ASIAN AND CURRIES

Rashnaa at Parliament and Wellesley. Lunch and dinner specials. Yes, it is THAT good.

Stout Irish Pub @ Parliament and Carlton (just east of Parliament, south side) in Cabbagetown - 10 minutes north on Parliament.

Jersey Giant in St Lawrence Market – Church and Front. Half-price chicken wings Monday and pints at 2 for $13. Large cans for $6.

Little Italy is College and Bathurst approx. Just about anything is great - I like El Convento Rico for a fun, and totally unique night out at 750 College Street.

ROCK BAR – NIGHTTIME

Tattoo Queen West – 20 minutes west on the 501 streetcar. 567 Queen St West. Friday and Saturday nights after 11pm. Concert events often on Fridays with more of an urban feel.

POOL TABLES AND LOUNGE
College Street starting at Bathurst is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening.

GRUNGY College-age bars

Sneaky Dee’s at College and Bathurst.

CHEAP BEER

Free Times Café on College. $12 a pitcher from 5 – 8 approx daily. Daily specials with 2 bottles for six bucks.
Great patio!

Tortilla Flats at Queen West and Augusta for Tex Mex and a nice back patio. Amsterdam Beer (great local brew) for $10 a pitcher on Sundays.

LOUD MUSIC

Cameron House on Queen West

DANCE CLUB (I work for a large entertainment corporation)

UNIUN at Adelaide and Portland - many international guest DJs. 19+ Fridays. 25+ Saturday

Interaction during your stay:

Friends are always welcome in the house and I am quite social. As much interaction or as little as required will be accommodated and respected.

Anything not covered above, just ask.

Cheers and thank you once again.

Guest access

Guests have access to everywhere in the house. Cook if you want, relax, watch tv, browse the internet, etc. Hang out on the garden balcony and sip a drink, a beer, run a load of laundry, etc.

Interaction with guests

I am available to interact as much or as little as possible as everyone has a different requirement. I am normally working part time some days in the week.

Other things to note

Transit to the house is easy via taxi, public transport and driving.
There are a few stairs outside the house and about 20 stairs inside to the top floor.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

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Weekly Discount: 12%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

NO smoking in the house. No other pets, please.

Other than that, relax, put your feet up, turn on the tv, computer, stereo, grab a drink, a beer, whatever you need and enjoy your time in the house.
Stay home on the porch and balcony or go out and enjoy the city.

Curfew? Not here. Life is too short to be bothered by time. If coming home after 11pm, just be quiet up the stairs in the house.

That is pretty much it. Really. I would rather spend the time relaxing and having fun than worrying about the little things.....


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Sarah User Profile
June 2017
The location of Sean's place is great. It was easy to get to places using the Toronto bike share across the street (though Sean also offered use of his bikes) and the streetcar. Sean was very flexible, helpful, knowledgeable, responsive, and friendly. His apartment is very comfortable and the neighborhood is quiet. It was very convenient to have free parking for our car as well. We didn't use the car while we were there because parking is expensive and difficult, but we drove into town and needed a place to keep our car. Sean has two senior cats, Smudge and Pudge, who are very sweet. We recommend Sean's place!

Tony User Profile
June 2017
Sean is amazing, he gives to us a lot of informations about toronto. His place is just typical, great. A very nice place to stay in Toronto, close to city center. And transports are really close, on the queen street. We recommend this place and Sean as host. Sean etait juste superbe. Une personnalité au top, il est pret a tout pour nous aider et donner des conseils. Son appartement est bien situé proche du centre ville et du quartier distillerie pour boire un verre le soir. De plus il est tres bien desservi par les transports. Nous recommandons fortement cet endroit et Sean comme hote.

MariFer User Profile
June 2017
Sean is a great host. He was extremely friendly, kind and helpful. I really joyed my stay. His cats are also very friendly and so cuddly. I loved them. He always made me feel like home. He made us a delicious breakfast on our first day that hardly we will forget. There are no words to describe the amazing experience we had staying with Sean. Hope we will come back again soon.

Monica User Profile
June 2017
Sean was very welcoming and the location was great!

Ariel User Profile
June 2017
I really enjoyed my time at Sean's home as he was very kind and helpful. He offered the best hospitality I have ever received from an Airbnb host. He was always in contact and communicated well with me. Thank you Sean for a good stay at your home!

Katie-Marie User Profile
May 2017
Sean was a lovely and easy-going host! He opened his home and I loved spending time there, including hanging out with Smudge and Pudge who are two very friendly cats! I would definitely stay again when in Toronto.

Jeanette User Profile
May 2017
Sean is a super fun and enthusiastic host! Loved our stay!

Toronto, Canada · Joined in March 2012
Sean User Profile

A gay Toronto native currently working in the entertainment industry (office). 2 pampered and friendly felines (cats). I love cycling, the beach, beer on a patio, trying to shoot pool. Traveling to the sun is my passion, esp, Mexico and California and have yet to make it across the pond.....laid back and welcome guests worldwide to learn and experience different things. 420 friendly here :)


Cannot live without books, beer, bicycles, beach, sun!! Prefer to experience a locale like a local. No hotels for me! Gladly will provide info on the city, attractions, etc and also note that this location is not far at all from many sights, etc. My street is quiet even though a main strip with 24 hour transit is 30 seconds away (15 if you run!!). I have hosted guests from Germany, France, Holland, Brazil, Spain, Korea, Australia, England, Wales, Ireland, USA, Italy, Slovenia, Estonia, Taiwan, China, Japan........

Please come, relax, enjoy......you're on vacation after all.......


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