Economy Room 101- private room

House - Private room · Chelwood Rd, Toronto, ON M1K 2K5, Canada
Your host, Erwin
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The Space

Cheap, affordable, private and comfortable accommodation.
Safe environment.
Friendly host.
Complete with Wifi, cable TV.
Free parking space on driveway and street.
Laundry facilities on-site available to guests.
Walking distance to Wal-Mart and No Frills.
Banks (RBC and TD Canada) nearby.
Park nearby.

Price: US $ 600 per 30 days.
We do not have time to show this rental unit.

These are the important things that we offer.
This basement room with window for illumination and fresh air is the room for you.

This is a basement room that is furnished with bed and table. It can sleep 1-2 persons as the bed provided is a queen size bed. The room is not big (2.97 m x 2.67 m). Ideal for someone, such as a student,transients, immigrants, who is looking for a place to sleep and keep his belongings safe.

Only 30 minutes to downtown Torontto via public transport. Nearest subway is Warden. Also close to Kennedy subway.
Drive through Eglinton Avenue and enter the DVP (Highway 404).

Washroom is shared with another room. Kitchen is also shared. Kitchen is furnished for light cooking only. There is a small fridge in this kitchen.

Free high speed wireless internet. Free cable TV.

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 phone again when returning to Toronto.

Car parking is available for free. Also street parking is available.. We can accommodate up to 3 cars. However, there is always free parking spot on the street .

No pets allowed. No smoking inside the house. Observe silence at all times.

For 1 person, save $11 per weekly stay. Pay only $ 185 per week (instead of $ 196).

For second person, additional $8 per night.

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.

Arabic Cultural Center in downtown Toronto is easy access both via private cars or public transport. July 7, 2013).

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.


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,(website hidden) FaceTime/(website 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.

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.

No Additional tax.
Our prices already includes the tax.

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

If this booked/reserved room becomes unavailable for whatever reason,

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

Subway close to us:

1. Warden subway
2. Kennedy subway

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.


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.

5. 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.


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.


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.


L. Travel Guide for Travelling from our Guesthouse to University of Toronto (Toronto campus):

1. At the bus stop, take TTC bus 17 for a 2-3 minutes ride to Warden subway.
2. Board the subway train bound for Kippling , or Westward direction.
3. Get (email hidden) station.
4. Walk southwards to the Univ of Toronto campus.

Estimated travel time: 22-25 minutes between Monday to Friday.

Weekends take longer.


M. 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.


N.. 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.


Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Extra people: $8 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $185 /week
Monthly Price: $600 /month
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • I spent 7 weeks here and it was a great time. If you have some questions Erwin can help you. You can find everything you need to cook. There is a bus stop close to the house and a lot of stores are not far away (wall Mart, dollarama ...) a great place to stay.

    April 2014
  • Hi every body !
    Erwin is a welcoming person, you can fell yourself like "at home" quickly.
    The rent is clean and well equiped, you can found evrything you need to cooking, and enjoying...
    It's a really good place to stay in Toronto.

    January 2014
  • Thank you Erwin for the nice place....

    November 2013
  • It's not a downtown location, but easy to get to by public transport. The room is tidy, the kitchen well equipped and Erwin is considerate and helpful! Great value for money.

    October 2013
  • Erwin is a fantastic host. He was extremely helpful acclimating us to the neighborhood and provided us with directions for all our needs.

    The apartment was exactly what my girlfriend and I needed for our visit during the Toronto Urban Roots Festival. It was simple and clean with internet access. Great location if you're looking for a quiet city visit. We'll definitely stay here on our next visit.

    July 2013
  • I had a first great week in Toronto thanks to Erwin who is a great host, doing his best to make yourself confortable at his place. The room is confortable, people who were staying were also really nice. Erwin's place is still a bit far from downtown but you've many different stores to make your daily food shopping and the bus and subway station very close to the place make it really easy to go in the center town. I sincerely recommand it, a nice host, a good place (and very cheap) and close to every public transports. Thank you Erwin, you made my trip begin perfectly in Toronto !

    June 2013
  • Erwin is a very nice host. He was very friendly und helpful!
    The room and the bathroom were clean. The neighborhood is very save. With the bus from the subway station warden it is only a 1 minute walk and the bus was coming very often.
    We would go to Erwin again, if we come back to toronto.
    Thank you very much!

    June 2013
  • My brother and I had an awesome time in Toronto, thanks to Erwin.
    He was very kind and accommodating. The rooms were clean, and the atmosphere was peaceful.

    When I return, I will definitely be booking with Erwin!

    June 2013
  • Erwin was very nice and very helpful, he provided us with all useful information like bus and subway lines, shops, etc.
    The place was clean and quiet, the room was just as described and looked exactly like the pictures.
    It was just near a bus stop, so with bus and subway it takes around 25/30mn to go to downtown.
    We recommend!

    March 2013
  • For the price, you are getting a clean room, kitchen, and shared washroom which meets all practical requirements whether you're on temporary stay, visiting for holidays, or just transitioning locations. Erwin was a very kind host and it was a pleasure staying with him.

    August 2012
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We specialize in providing various affordable furnished accomodations in Toronto. We are a husband and wife team, working together to provide affordable furnished accomodations for short term stay. I have part time job, teaching chess at schools while my wife works part time in a manufacturing company nearby. We ask our guest to immedaitely communicate concerns so we can provide quick solutions. Togethere we will try to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
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