I'm not renting 2014 until fall in September
I'm usually not home except on weekends, so I'm offering my house in downtown Toronto to share. Its a nice space, open concept and chill. You have full access to the house, and its basic amenities. The front porch is great for people watching.
The house is 2 min walk to big supermarket bar coffee pharmacy bank etc. 5 min to Cabbage town and Distillery District. 10 min to Eaton Center and Queen street east. You are between the Dundas and Queen street cars which will take you all over downtown.
High speed internet and computer are included "House of Saints" or "Bell701" - the password is my 10-digit phone #.
Since you're living in my home, common sense and courtesy are essential. Aside from tiding up after yourself, I'm particular about cleanliness of the kitchen and bathroom. Still I don't take shoes off, unless they're wet dirty or slushy, so enjoy yourself.
Two of the 3 bedrooms are available for guests. This listing is for the smallest room with a computer, and a double mattress on top of a futon.
Bartering is available: If you are willing to sweep, mop, wash/dry sheets, and wipe the bathroom and kitchen clean, you'll get back the $50 cleaning fee, which is due upon arrival. Task rebates are also available for long term dwellers.
"Temporary toronto on-street parking" is available for ~$22/week - please search for the link.
Enjoy your travels and this great (website hidden) My home is rather suited for an intuitive free spirited soul since I'm rarely home to take care of you. No offence, but I'm refusing travellers who strike me as needy.
Kamal is a great host. I had a really good time. I just saw him twice during my whole stay. He is very supportive and also generous! I'd go back there right away if I return to Toronto!
Absolutely lovely place to stay with all of the amenities! Just steps from the streetcar on a great little quiet street. Great instructions from Kamal on how to get in and where to find everything. Thanks for the flexibility!
I stayed for 2 weeks. The house is exactly as portrayed and the feedback from other guests I read before booking is accurate. The host is only home at weekends and I was out most of the time so we met cordially only on a couple of occasions. Kamal is helpful and responds quickly to queries. The house is clean, tidy and warm. The town centre is walking distance but some guests might find the journey a little intimidating through a rough part of town but there are trams and taxis. All amenities are close by. Read the reviews and Kamal's instructions and you won't be disappointed.
Kamal's home was very charming. He's paid attention to the details of his homes renovation and it really shows as it is quite a unique home. An incredible value for being pretty close to the main downtown areas. No issues with the place. The shower head made for a very comfortable shower. It was a little frustrating that the bedroom door wouldn't lock or even stay shut, but after putting my suitcase against it, I was okay. Friends of mine commented that the neighborhood was "not one of Toronto's nicer areas," but I felt pretty comfortable while staying there.
Really cool place. Great location. Even better than advertised overall. Kamal was a great host and available to respond to any questions or issues I had. Would definitely stay again!
Does what it says on the tin: a room for those that don't need looking after. If you're DYI then this is the place for you. Place is well connected on East/West and North/South street car lines. Buses also run close by. Other amenities/attractions which are close: a cheap supermarket, Subway, a car hire place and the distillery district.
The room we were in was a futon and was slightly unclean when we arrived. That said, it did the trick and was great value.
Owner wasn't home during the week but him and his girlfriend were there on the weekend. We felt slightly in the way when they were home, but that was fine as we're out most of the time.
I stayed at Kamal´s place for 3 nights. The house is really cool and a very good budget option for all of you looking for privacy in a private room but don´t want to spend a fortune on a hotel.
At the beginning the house was not clean due to the last people staying there but Kamal handled the situation immediately and sent a cleaner. I think it is a very cool approach by Kamal to share his home as he is away from Toronto mostly during the week - he simple wants to share the space available.
The lcoation of the house is pretty good as well. It is 1 block away from the streetcar RED ROCKET which takes you conveniently to most of the place you want to visit (e.g. Yonge Street) and takes you also to the downtown underground (yellow line). Enjoy ur stay!
An aesthetic treasure in the middle of Toronto...it is as beautiful and restful as it appears in the picture! Definitely recommend! The owner is in touch with his guests before and during the stay - really, a great experience for the weary and respectful traveller!
I had booked this AirBnB for a 2 day visit to Toronto.
Checkin was very smooth. Kamal had prepared for everything as he was not at home. We had agreed that I leave everything clean and do the laundry, which can be done in-house (maybe ask for Kamals assistance if you're not used to these Canadian washing machines ;) ).
I only met Kamal twice briefly as he was not at home usually, but I had gotten in touch with the other traveller staying in the second guest room and it was a great experience.
Other than that, location wise you will have everything you need closeby including shops and street car. Distillery District is a short walk to the south, the village and downtown toronto can be reached by foot, however if you wish to have easy access to subway system you should probably look for something else as you will need to either walk or take street car to access the metro.
What I would recommend you if you stay for a longer period is to sign up with Bixie, the bike sharing scheme.
Also, if you stay at this place, don't rely on offline maps. I had to find out that this street is too short/small to be on the offline map so I had a bit of trouble getting there. But I trust that other travelers are usually better prepared than I am.
Mi estancia en casa de Kamal ha sido una bonita experiencia.Muy bien situada,muy acogedera,te hace sentir como en casa.Dispones de todo lo que necesitas a bajo precio.Nosotros no coincidimos con Kamal cuando estuvimos pero en todo momento se mantuvo atento y en contacto a través de correos electrónicos.