Split-level warehouse loft in Toronto's West end, near Ossington subway station.
Outside of the downtown core but on the hipster side of town.
The loft is about 850 sqft in total, with the mainspace being 400sqft.
There aren't any real walls or rooms and not much privacy -- let's just say it's more social than your average one bedroom bed and breakfast. You'd share the bathroom and kitchen with me.
Your sleeping quarters will be the 150sqft mezzanine "bedroom". There's a futon with bedding, an empty dresser if you need, a desk and chairs for working. The bedroom is upstairs and semi-private: One side has a wall, one side faces a tight hallway so you can't really be seen from there, one side faces the stairs to the bathroom, and one side faces the common space. That side has a privacy curtain. All in all, you can sort of always be seen, but if you're in the bedroom I tend not to pay attention because it's generally always out of my sightlines and I'll assume if you're up there you're looking for some privacy.
It's a real loft so it's got ZERO amenities but open space and fantastically huge windows.
> Not a huge lot of privacy, even in the upstairs semi-private bedroom.
> Big loft windows make it very cold in the winter, very hot in the summer, BRIGHT all day and night.
> It's next to the street and the train tracks so it's NOISY! You may well hear a band rehearsing or a party going down somewhere in the building.
> My two cats run around at night and will probably poke around your stuff -- they can be pretty annoying. But they pretty much never scratch or bite and they're very social and friendly.
> The oven door is held shut with a plank, the toilet flush is weak, the bathroom has no ceiling.
> There are sometimes photoshoots or burlesque rehearsals in the space. Guests are totally welcome to hang out and watch as there's enough room for everyone! But if you need quiet time in the evening you may not find it.
> It's as dusty, rusty and musty as you would imagine a converted warehouse being.
> There is a baseline amount of disarray in the otherwise tidy apartment.
> Clean bedding, sheets & towels provided, pillow and blanket as well!
> Free wifi if you have a laptop, but even if you don't I have a spare!
> You can use my spare key so you can come and go.
> I stay over at my partner's place a few times a week so you may likely have the place all to yourself some days (as long as you're willing to feed my cats for the night!)
> Two amazing and friendly cats to play with all day.
> Next door to a 24hr supermarket, free parking, coin-op laundry in the building, on a 24hr bus line, and 10 minute walk to the subway. (30min ride to the downtown core)
> All the loft fix-ins -- 13' ceiling, wall to wall windows, hardwood floor, creative and art-friendly space if that's your thing.
> I am relaxed, friendly, and a generally interesting guy.
My friend shot a music video there last year...
Punch this line into youtube "PG -- A Place For You" !
These are guildelines/preferences and not rules and I won't get on your case for not following them because I'm also not perfect! In fact, I'd venture to say I'm pretty cavalier with most house stuff.
Take off shoes when entering
Turn the sound down and dim the lights when someone's sleeping
Clean some dishes when there aren't any more clean dishes
In contrast, here are some things that I might neglect to do:
Tidy the kitchen up right after I've used it
Take out the trash
Pick up my discarded clothes
Here's what I definitely do often:
Sweep the floor
Scrub the bathroom
Clean the cat litter
Greg is a friendly, easy-going guy with a big, comfortable loft. I liked the grocery store right next store, and I could wheel my bike into the loft where it was safe and dry.
Greg was an awesome host! Extremely helpful with everything I needed, and very friendly.
It was my first time to travel with Airbnb and it was great. Even more it was far better than I expected it. Greg is a very nice, funny and caring host. He helped me with everything I needed help for, was it directions to the next grocery store (which is actually just 100 meters away), recommandations for restaurants and so on and he even gave me a little tour in his neighborhood. Furthermore his cats are adorable.
I can only recommend this place to everyone how plans to go to Toronto.
Neat space with cool inhabitants, and really close to major attractions! Had a great time
I will review the place as a photo shoot space instead of a living space.
the loft is big and got lots of lights , thats what i was looking for.
the rooftop was pretty amazing to take pictures.
Greg is super friendly and quick in response . he will make sure everything is good before he leave.
He's super chill and flexible with the time and moving things around in the space.
I really enjoyed staying at Greg's place. All of the "warnings" are true [and more power to him for stating them outright - not everyone does!], but, more importantly, so are all of the "benefits"! Cool space, good location, nice guy, and some of the most chill cats I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Thanks!
I'm a young gay artist with 2 part time dayjobs. In the evenings I transform into a photographer and a burlesque performer! Check us out on youtube -- we're Canada's premier all-male burlesque troupe, BoylesqueTO!
I live in a hard loft which I use as a work space around 1 or 2 times a week for photoshoots and burlesque rehearsals.
Other than that craziness, I'm actually quite quiet and boring and am far more likely to stay in than go out at night. However, if I have an evening off I can usually be persuaded out for a night out dancing or shopping or seeing an alternative show -- if you're into burlesque there's a huge scene in this city in which I'm deeply embroiled! I'm allergic to alcohol so I'm not the best bar-friend but I don't mind a soft drink in a dark, cozy hole in the wall with good music.