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Economy Room 102 - private room

CanadaOntarioToronto
Private room
1 Guest
1 Bed
$22
Per Night
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About this listing

Cheap, affordable, private and comfortable accommodation.
Safe environment.
Friendly host.
Wi-fi, cable TV available in a shared area..
Free parking space on driveway and street.
Laundry facilities on-site available to guests for a fee..

Economy Room 102 - private room

The Space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 3
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $7
Weekly discount: 5%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

This basement room has a windows, furnished twin bed, writing table and small drawer. It can sleep 1The room is not big ( 2.97 m x 2.67 m).

Ideal for tourists, travelers, people waiting for their apartments,student, etc. who is looking for a place to sleep and keep his belongings safe.

This room has its own window - for illumination (sunlight) and ventilation (fresh air). Please see picture of room and it is very clearly shown the window on the upper left portion of the pic.
The washroom is shared with another room,
The kitchen is furnished with pots, plates, forks and other basic things. Access to microwave, water heaters,
has its own window also for sunlight and fresh air.

Washroom is shared with another room.

Kitchen is also shared. Kitchen is furnished for light cooking only. It has stove, microwave, fridge, bread toaster, plates, forks, knives, cooking pots provided.
There is also access to a second kitchen that has grill, water heater, coffee maker, rice cooker, a bigger fridge. Whatever you need, ask. If we have it, we provide it.

Only 25 minutes to downtown Torontto via public transport between Mondays to Fridays..Weekends takes longer. Nearest subway is Warden. Also close to Kennedy subway.

Free high speed wireless internet (3-4 bars signal strength).

Free cable TV.

Car parking is available for free..

For local phone calls, buy yourself a PUBLIC mobile phone ($ 45-95 range) and subscribe for 1 month ($ 15) -then call public mobile to disconnect for next month. Activate hpone again when returning to Toronto.

The room is located in a quiet residential neighborhood but within walking distance to the TTC bus stop, anearby strip mall and many shops along Eglinton Avenue including banks such as RBC and TD Canada. There is McDonald, Bestbuy, Staples, No Frills, Mandarin buffet, Imperial buffet, Bingo shop, etc.

There is also a small park located about half kilometer, towards the north after Eglinton and Birchmount. There is a Presbeterian church as well as an Indian church closeby.

What makes our place special is its quietness during sleeping hours, very accessible by public transport. It may look far from downtown due to its linear orientation but the subway at Warden makes things closer than usual.

In house laundry available for $5 for 1 batch washing and drying; soap provided). Appointments needed so as not to interfere with the washing of bed linens.

No pets allowed. No smoking inside the house. Observe silence at all times. Wash your dinnerware after use.

Save $15 per weekly stay. Pay only $ 195 per week (instead of $ 196). No cleaning fee charged. Tax already inclusive.

No monthly rent as we do not serve guests who wishes to stay longer than 3 months.

Winter heating is provided in addition to the centralized aircon system. Our thermostat can be set from 20 - 25 C to provide a nice cool temperature during your stay.


Japanese Canadian Cultural Center at Don Mills and Eglinton Avenue: we are at an ideal location; just one bus ride #34 to the Center.
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Where to purchase/buy SIM card?

You can purchase pre-paid SIM cards in most stores which sell cell phones. Many malls with have Bell, Rogers, Telus, or other stores or stalls selling phone or SIM cards. You'll also find them in many electronic stores sell phones and cards -- London Drugs, the Source, FutureShop, and even Walmart. You may even find a few at airports.

However...

First, your cell phone must be unlocked. Most US carriers sell cell phone which are locked to operate only on their networks. They won't accept other SIM cards. If you are leasing your phone (i.e. have a contract) they typically won't allow it to be unlocked until the contract is up or you pay off your phone.

Second, you may need to check what type of cell phone you have and which types of cards it accepts. You can visit the Canadian carriers' web sites to see if they have SIMs for your phone.

Third, you get a new (Canadian) phone number. Certain phone features may also not work without programming the phone. This make calling, text messages, etc. somewhat limited.

When travelling to other countries, I tend to just turn my phone to airplane mode and use WiFi. Handle communication via email, web-sites, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), FaceTime/(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), etc. Many places in Canada have free WiFi. If you really need to make voice calls... you can look at international calling plans via your provider. My wife also bought a super-cheap phone in the US and merely puts $5 on it once a year to keep it activated.

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BILLS (Telephone, Internet, Hydro, Utility, etc)

We do not provide these documents to any guest.
Our service is only for furnsihed accomodation.

Guests should use other means to prove their residence in Canada. Be ashme of yourself for asking our personal documents for your use. You give us the impression that you are crooks.
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BOOKING VIA CREDIT CARD ONLY - Online.

Note: We do not negotiate prices. It is fixed.

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VIEWING is not possible.

You have to rely/examine the following for yourself:

1. Pictures posted
2. Description of rental unit
3. Street Map
4. Neighborhood view
5. House rules

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If this booked/reserved room becomes unavailable for whatever reason (repair, guest extension, hosts unable to prepare, renovation, others) ,

we will provide/offer other units or upgrades with no additional payments required.
otherwise, we can negotiate and just cancel the booking
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Subway close to us:

1. Warden subwya
2. Kennedy subway

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When you book the room, you should inform us of your expected time of arrival in our place so we can assigned someone to do the check-in. Otherwise, we will give you specific instruction on how to get in your room.

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Check out procedure is not really complicated.

Most important: Inform host of time of departure.

1. Just make sure the key is placed where it should be - on the table or near the TV

2. Close the room door but do not lock . In case you loeft something in the room.

3. Garbbage should be removed from the room.

4. Close the window.

5. Turn off TV.

6. Unplugged electrical heater

7. Wash the dishes, forls, spoons, pots that you used.

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I. TRAVEL GUIDE for Guest Arriving in Toronto via the Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Total travel time is between 90 -105 minutes by public transport.

1. Take the TTC bus 192 from the airport (fare is $ 3 cash or $ 2.50 for tokens per person) and get off at Kippling (west end point) and transfer to teh subway heading for the east. Pay fare only once. The approximate travel time is about 20 minutes.

2. The travel time is about 45 minutes from Kippling to Warden subway. Transfer to bus 17 (platform #1) heading for Birchmount.

3. The travel time varies from 2-4 minutes. Get off at the 7th stop = Chelwood road and walk to the house. Knock on the side door.

Note. Bus 192 is from 5 am to 1 am. If there is no more bus 17 after 1 am, take the taxi cab.

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I. TRAVEL GUIDE for Guest Arriving in Toronto via VIA RAil at Union Station

Total travel time is between 90 -105 minutes by public transport.

1. Take the TTC subway yellow line at Union Station. Travel towards the direction of Finch.

2. Transfer at Yonge and Bloor to the green subway line - that is one level down. Go to direction of Kennedy.

(website hidden) Warden, transfer to TTC bus #17 in platform #1.

4. Get off at Chelwood stop =7th stop. Then walk to guesthouse.

3. The travel time varies from 2-4 minutes. Get off at the 7th stop = Chelwood road and walk to the house. Knock on the side door.

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j. Travel Guide for Guest Arriving in Toronto via TORONTO COACH/ TORONTO GREYHOUND BUS
Terminal is at Dundas + Yonge

Estimated travel time is about 25-30 minutes, depending on the arrival times of bus 17 in Warden.

1. Go to the subway at Yonge and Dundas. Take the side going to Finch, or going North.
2. Transfer to the Green line subway at Yonge and Bloor. Just go down 1 level below.
Take the train going EAST, or Kennedy.
3. At Warden, transfer to TTC Bus 17 in platform 1.
4. At the 7th stop, get off at Chelwood Road and walk to the guest house.

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k. Travel Guide for Guest Driving from the Directions of Ottawa, or MOntreal:

1. From Highway 401, exit at Kennedy (after McCowan exit).
2. Drive south, which is turn left on Kennedy Avenue.
3. Pass by Lawrenece Avenue until Eglinton Avenue.
3. Turn right on Eglinton Avenue until Birchmount Road.
4. Turn left on Birchmount Road.
5. On the second stop light, turn left and go to the house number.
6. Park on the driveway, which is on the left side of the house.

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L. Upgrade to a better room:

If this room is not available after you have booked it, we will upgrade you to a better room at no additional expense.
This will honor your booking with us.
Possible reasons are guests may decide to extend, repair and maintenencae and some unexpected problems.
In any case, we make sure that you have comfortable accomodation on the dates of your booking.

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Guest Access

24 access.
1. High speed internet connection = Wi-Fi.
2. Cable TV.
3. Furnished kitchen, kitchen wares (plates, spoons, forks, knives)
4. Share fridge, microwave, bread toaster, cooking stove.
5. Limited parking on drive but street parking available for free. No parking fee on street.
6. In house laundry for $ 5 for 1 washing and 1 drying. Detergent, laundry soap included. But appointment needed as host washes bed sheets and soaks them sometimes.

Interaction with Guests

Interaction is possible with other guest of different nationalities.
No interaction is also possible.

The Neighborhood

Peaceful neighborhood. Quiet.
Wal-Mart (general merchandise, food, etc) , Al Premium ( a big fruits,vegetables, fish, meat, cooked foods) walking distance.
Banks nearby (RBC, TD Canada, CIBC)
Nice restaurant along Eglinton Avenue East (Chelsey, Mandarin buffet, McDOnald,etc)
Movie theaters in front of Wal MArt.
Dollarama.
Car rentals nearby (Discount, Enterprise).
Police station at the corner.

Getting Around

Public transport is readily available 24/7. Subway is at Warden or Kennedy. Travel to downtown about 20-25 minutes Monday to Friday.
Weekly, monthly passes available. Tokens can be bought at a neighboring strip mall.

Other Things to Note

Communications with host is very important.
special needs has to be requested and is provided when possible.
Negotiate with host if check out time needs to be extended.

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House Rules

1. Check in time: after 12:00 pm.
Check out time: before 12:00 pm.

Check in times from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. is difficult for us but can be done provided you pay an extra day.

2. No smoking inside the room.

3. No pets allowed.

4. Observe silence specially during sleeping hours - 23:00 -07:00.

5. Persons with strong body odor are not allowed. Also foot problems.

6. We do not deal with disability pensioners at the moment.

7. Clean the utensils and plates used in our kitchen. Do not leave the room with garbage. Throw them in our bins.

8. Children are not allowed to run around inside the rental units specially during sleeping items, meaning 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.

9. We expect you to clean our kitchen utensils that you have used, prior to your check out. We have 2 male guests from Vancouver, with the initials T....j and F....d, who left uncleaned utensils and we banned them from returning to our rental untis.

10. Whatever you have done in our rental units, the world will know about it because we will write an evaluation of your character. We will let other landlords know what kind of person you are.

11. We do not issue a letter of invitation, for your visa application. That's your job. Our job is to provide furnshied accomodation only.

12. In case of problem or reuests, you have to contact us so we can provide or solve the problem quickly. In the case of internet, there are times when connection become slow due to multiple users - but still sufficient for browsing. Basically, we provide the nternet for communication and news update puposes, not for downloading movies, games or other restricted materials. We will hold you responsible for any violation of copy right laws.

13. Sometimes, there are cases where the internet modem is functioning but your laptops, or similar devices, could not get access to the internet, we will try to assist you to get connection in terms of passwords. But other than that, it becomes optional. It is your responsibility to make your computers access the internet. Or just bring it to a local shop for help. There are laptops with old modems that have static capability to switch to wi-fi other than pre-set settings. You have to make your computers work. Our responsibility is to provide the signal.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay
Economy Room 102 - private room

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