About this listing
I have one bedroom to offer in my 2 bdrm apartment, a three story walk-up, with a queen size bed for 1 or 2 people. Breakfast is self-serve (drinks, fruit, yogurt, bagels, cereal, etc.) Great neighbourhood, lots of restaurants, bike rental close by.
I have one bedroom to offer in my apartment, a three story walk-up, with a queen size bed for one or two people. (I do have an extra futon in the basement if you are a small family.) Breakfast is self-serve. Drinks, fruit, yogurt, bagels and cheese, and cereal are always on hand for you and you are welcome to use the kitchen for other meals. Metro (grocery store) is close by. Have breakfast or a late evening snack on an inset deck, overlooking the tree-lined street. Or, if you prefer, coffee shops and a great variety of restaurants are only steps away on Bloor Street. So is the Bloor Cinema, home of the Hot Docs Film Festival, and it's not far to walk to the Royal Ontario Museum, the University of Toronto, Kensington Market or even the Art Gallery. The Bathurst subway station is also just down the lane, to take you wherever you need to go in the city. Bixi bike rentals are also close by. If you come by car, free parking is available behind my building (request a visitor pass). Whether you're in town for a short stay, or need a home base for a little longer, the location is ideal and you're welcome to make yourself at home! There's even a piano for those who might like to play and laundry facilities in the apartment that you are welcome to use if you need them.
I would like to add that I am not looking for a long-term room-mate, so please do not request longer than a one month stay.
Guests will have access to the whole apartment. They are welcome to use the kitchen to prepare meals and to relax in the living room or on the deck.
Interaction with Guests
If I'm working I'm often out early and home late, so I'm pretty busy. To the extent that I am available, I am happy to provide information, engage in conversation, or leave you to your privacy, as you wish.
The neighbourhood is near the University of Toronto and so is bustling with activity. Bars, cafes and restaurants are plentiful. The Bloor Cinema (all documentaries) is minutes away. The ROM is just down the street.
Parking is available behind the building. The apartment is located between two subway stations. Bike rentals are close by.
Other Things to Note
1. WiFi is Yellow Door Password: Friendly
2. I'm afraid that living near the subway also means, in my case, living directly above the subway. You can feel the vibrations of the trains as they pass underneath. Most people find they get quickly accustomed to this and it is not an issue, but one guest was afraid it might be an earthquake, so I think it is important that you be forewarned!
You are free to come and go at any hour. Regular courtesy is all that is expected.
Janet gave us a very warm welcome at her home.The appartment is very cozy and in a great location from where you can easily reach public transfer or even walk downtown. Everything was clean and we had a great sleep in our nice room. Highly recommend this place!
Thanks, Janet, for the lovely stay. Your place provided everything we needed in a great location for our Toronto visit. Your welcome, suggestions, and generosity exceeded our expectations. Breakfast on the balcony was a treat! We encourage anyone looking for a pleasant place to stay near Bloor St. to consider Janet's apartment.
We had a very nice time at Janet's . She is a very friendly and communicative person. We felt at home in her house. The room is nice, everything what you need is there, the bed sleeps good and the location is excellent. Janet even brought us to the airport.
We had nice talks about all kind of things and she learned us things about Canada we did not know.
Although Janet was travelling herself in UK, she and a girlfriend had prepared the house very well. All we needed for breakfast was available, on top of that fresh fruits in the fridge. The room for the guests was also well prepared.
Lovely space and comfortable room in a fantastic location. Much appreciated!
My girlfriend and I had a lovely experience staying at Janet's place. It is very conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood with lots of great bars, restaurants and coffee shops. The subway to get downtown for all the main Toronto attractions is a short walk away. We had a bit of confusion on our arrival as Janet was out of town, but she remedied everything immediately and was an excellent host, even from a distance. We would recommend Janet and her place to anyone interested in spending a few days in Toronto!
Michael had an unfortunate beginning to his stay at my place…due to my absence and a glitch in the calendar he had to do some unexpected housekeeping. But he took it in stride and left the place in much better condition than when he arrived. This should never have happened and I was lucky that Michael was so flexible and resourceful. My thanks go out to him for maintaining such a positive attitude. He was an excellent guest. Any host should be happy to welcome him into their home!
Janet's house is located at very convinient place. And hia house is very clean and equipped comfortable kitchen device.
About the Host, Janet
I'm a recently retired Kindergarten French Immersion teacher who is now teaching English as a Second Language to adults. I'm interested in natural science, history around the world and music. My interests, my job, and my grandchildren take up much of my time. The rest of it I like to spend salsa dancing!