The Whole Enchilada: flexible & hip

House - Private room · Euclid Avenue, Toronto, ON M6J 2J8, Canada

The Space

This is an odd listing meant to accommodate the needs of my guests. My house has become extremely popular and many guests have extended their stay with me. This listing is to address issues of people wanting to stay and willing to room hop to do it. Also to accommodate those who are flexible on what room they end up staying in or those looking for two rooms or more to keep their party together. For fuller viewing of the individual rooms please look at my other listings posted on the side.

The calendar reflects if there are any rooms available on that date. I may, however, not have enough rooms to accommodate your party. It is best to send me a message telling me what your needs are before we make the reservation.

The price listed is for the lowest priced room, but the price will be adjusted once we know what we are doing. Second guests in individual rooms are an extra $20 per night. (There is a little bit of wiggle room for an extra child, but you need to get in touch with me.)

The house is located on Euclid Avenue - the downtown edge of the Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood - a lushly treed area that is a brief walk from the centre of the city. No need to have a car here.

We designed and did a lot of the building of the space. The original house was built in 1870 and there are some of the earlier details incorporated within the house. I decorated the rooms often with items that reflect the history of the neighborhood. We have particular fondness for the battered, chipped front door.

The house is a duplex - my main living area is on the first floor. There are four rooms for guests in the house - one only available on weekends. One each on the second and third floor and two on the first. Besides the bedroom, the rest of the second floor is common area to be used by guests and myself. There is a living room, dining area, kitchen, and deck. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is wireless internet access. Air conditioning when needed. Bonus is the industrial steamer to spruce up you clothes. We tend to be fairly quiet.

Public transit is only steps away, but you will be able to walk to most places. According to the Walk Score site, the house has a 95 out of 100 rating for walking - they say it is a walker's paradise - and achieves a perfect 100 for transit (with 19 nearby routes.) We are a couple of minutes from the Dundas, Queen and Bathurst lines. There is a Bixi bike drop a couple minutes away from the house. (Bixi provides bikes for short term use.)

It would take you months - more likely a year - to try all the restaurants which are a short walk away.

The house is one of the older homes on the street - originally a store in the middle of a residential block. Built on the orchard lands of the old Gorevale estate, it is now situated right in the middle of the most popular and hip neighbourhoods of Toronto (with walk times in minutes): West Queen Street West (5), Little Italy (5), Ossington (15), Kensington Market (10), Chinatown (15), King (15) and Dundas (1) to name a few.

We are walking distance from the University of Toronto (25), OCAD (20), Toronto Western Hospital (5) and the shuttle to Toronto General, Sick Kids, Princess Margret (or you can walk slowly to those in thirty minutes). We are close to the Toronto Convention Centre (35), the Eaton's Centre (30), the financial district (30), TIFF (30), AGO (20), the major and most of the other theater spaces (varies but under a thirty minute walk for me).

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Extra people: $19 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $28
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • A very nice space with lots of character. Caroline was very informative and flexible. The bed was very comfortable and had great sheets. The shower was warm and spacious. Nice and close to Queen St West. Would absolutely stay here again.

    January 2014
  • This is a beautiful shared space with everything I needed in a fantastic neighbourhood. Caroline is a gracious host who is eager to ensure your stay is restful and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.

    December 2013
  • Very comfortable bed and a wonderful space! Caroline was an excellent host. Responses to emails were quick and thorough.

    November 2013
  • great location, easy going hosts.

    September 2013
  • A great experience. A fantastic space in a great central area. Christine is very forthcoming and happy to help with pretty much any local information you could need. Good for extroverts, with the friendly host and other visitors, but enough space to get some peace as well. Keep in mind the upper space is a loft-like area, with more enclosed rooms downstairs. Highly recommended. Thanks!

    August 2013
  • J'ai passé un excellent séjour chez Caroline.
    C'est une hôtesse très attentionnée et elle a été de très bon conseil quand aux différents sites à (website hidden) charmante maison est très bien située à Toronto, entre Chinatown et le quartier bobo de Kensington Market.
    La partie dédiée aux visiteurs de passage est très agréable et très bien aménagée.
    Merci encore à Caroline !

    August 2013
  • The flat is in good location, you can walk from there to visit Toronto. The decoration is tasty and the patio is great. However it wasnt very clean (dust and hair).

    August 2013
  • Great host and perfect location. I will definitely come again!

    August 2013
  • we loved our stay at the whole enchilada: the house is cosy and confortable, it is located in the best area of toronto: close to kensington and west queen and the area is very quiet and relaxed. Caroline will help you with all your questions and makes you feel at home! Thanks a lot.

    July 2013
  • Caroline was very sweet and knowledgable from the first moment we stepped into her home. She knows all the ins and outs of the city and has great suggestions. Her house is perfectly placed; sitting very close to Kensington, Queen street, Chinatown and much more. The house is clean, beautiful, and we felt right at home. We stayed on the third floor and had the luxury of a desk right by a skylight and a big window looking right out to the deck and the surrounding rooftops. We are definitely planning on returning to Toronto and will definitely be returning to Caroline's home.

    July 2013
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My teenage son and I live in downtown Toronto in a state of frugal luxury. I walk almost everywhere. He draws, works on the computer, wonders about ethics, and makes dry, wry comments when the mood hits him. He, and others, think that I am eccentric. To pin it down more distinctly, he describes it as me being very European. Luckily, he yearns to live in Europe. I am an autodidact, read a fair amount, and think copiously. My sense of humour seems to be in the ear of the beholder. Some people think that I am outrageously funny and start laughing before I even open my mouth. Others believe that I am the most serious person they meet. Frequently this split of opinion can happen within the same room. Of course, we are kind... and helpful... and sincere... and everything else a heart and someone looking for a place to stay could desire. We are not partiers. Nor do we smoke or drink excessively.
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