About this listing
I live on the second and third floor in an amazing 1200 square foot apartment in a semi detached house in Parkdale. Parkdale has one of the most interesting and varied histories of Toronto neighbourhoods. Originally designed as a vacation spot for the wealthy, Parkdale is now a truly mixed neighbourhood, with incredible diversity of race, ethnicity and class. Its restaurants, galleries, cafes and shops make it a destination for the whole city. As a long term resident, I would be happy to introduce you to some of my favourites!
The house is on a residential street that is 5 minutes from the Queen St strip but far enough away that you can avoid it altogether. It is minutes away from the King streetcar and the 24 hour Dufferin bus, which will take you to the subway in 10 minutes. The downtown core can be reached by public transport in 15 minutes. Also minutes from the Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore, there is one parking space. The Exhibition grounds, Lake Ontario, Martin Goodman bike trail and Liberty Village are also a 5 minute walk away. You are welcome to borrow one of my bikes during your stay!
I am a huge cook, so the kitchen is well equipped, and I am an avid gardener, so hopefully the deck will be bursting with life and flavour soon (as you can see, nothing much is happening in the pics). There is a bbq for your enjoyment. The entire apartment is very spacious, with many areas to use as workspaces or for relaxing. Linens and towels are provided. There is a friendly cat who lives here (Sabbie, yes she's black), she's a spritely senior who loves people and exploring the rooftops.
There are two bedrooms available to rent each with a twin bed, ideal for two friends travelling together. For couples, the twin beds push together to serve as a king sized bed (with a foam topper for comfort).
The price for the apartment rental reflects that guests look after my little cat while I'm away. Sabbie is very affectionate, with lots of energy...definitely not the type to hide in the closet! For this reason, I'm trying to rent to cat lovers only!
The apartment is in an old house, not at all renovated, so it definitely comes with personality...this is why we love it, hopefully you will too!
Please respect my space as if it were your own. I am a long term resident with good relationships with my neighbours, and I'd like to keep it that way! If I am away, I really would appreciate a safe and loving environment for my cat Sabbie. In return, you'll have the whole place to yourself!
Melanie is an friendly host. She has a list of information on anything you need in Toronto and always willing to answer any questions. Her home is a home with love. It's extremely comfortable to be in, spacious, clean, and perfect for anyone who loves cooking. Sabbie the cat is truly for animal lovers. She's a cute friendly kitty who is fun and like lots of love. We enjoyed every bit of Sabbie's company. The neighborhood is quiet and clean. Location is perfect traveling; close to streetcars, buses, and a few minutes from the subway. We would definitely stay here again ! Thanks for everything!
The flat and location for us was great. Melanie was really communicative and so clear with instructions. She left so much information about things to do in Toronto. A really wonderful host. The location was perfect for us - eclectic and close to the centre of town. Having the off street parking was handy too. We loved having our breakfast out on the deck and Melanie was sweet enough to have made us some granola and pointed us to some fruit in the fridge that we were welcome to have. Sabbie is a cute cat - affectionate but also keeps herself to herself too.
We loved staying here! My husband and I had nothing short of an excellent experience. We did not get to meet Melanie but she was a pleasure to communicate with and always reachable. Sabbie is a darling cat and we felt super welcome in this home. The bed was super comfortable and we loved the character of the space. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.
Melanie was an amazing host! She was very accommodating and made us feel so welcome in her home. Her place was very cozy and spacious. Sabbie is the sweetest cat ever!! We were only a 10 minute walk from Exhibition GO. Our stay was perfect!
Thank you so much Melanie!
Melanie was a wonderful host, and made sure everything was there for our accommodation. Sabbie, Melanie's cat is the most friendliest and loveliest cat you will ever encounter. Made the stay even more wonderful! The location is spot on, literally 5 minutes away from the exhibition center & the better living center. Transportation such as the transit system whether streetcar, bus or train was within walking distance as well. Definitely would book again!
Melanie was a great host and was very accommodating. Her apartment is really spacious and comfortable to hang out in. It's close to the tram and a short ride away to the center of town. Her cat Sabbie is low maintenance and super friendly.
What a great trip! The neighborhood is great, very close to public transit, and Melanie left great recommendations for places nearby. Sabbie was a treat to play with, and we felt right at home immediately!
About the Host, Melanie
I'm a well travelled person who loves meeting people from around the world! I love learning more about new surroundings and in turn, about myself. I travel for both work and pleasure, so I'm happy to rent out my entire home during this time. Otherwise, I have extra rooms available to rent.
My home has always been open to friends passing through town and I pride myself on having a welcoming, sharing environment. Hope to see you soon!