Large room across from Art Gallery

House - Private room · Grange Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 1C4, Canada
Ilia
Your host, Ilia
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The Space

A spacious light-filled master bedroom on the second floor of a row house in downtown Toronto across from the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Grange Park. High ceilings, mid-19th century home.

Upstairs you find your room with a queen size bed with duck down duvet and egyptian cotton sheets. Down the hall there is a large 4 piece bathroom including a shower and an antique claw foot tub. Next to it is a 2 piece bathroom. Both bathrooms are shared.

This is a fantastic location with a WalkScore of 97 making this a Walker's Paradise.
Walk to Chinatown, Kensington Market, Baldwin village for great dining, Queen West for boutiques and bars, galleries and plenty of restaurants.

There's a BIXI bike rental station very close by, pretty much in the front yard.

Parking is available on the street. Temporary permit must be purchased online. $10 for 24 hours. $14 for 48 hours. Note that the availability of a parking permit cannot be guaranteed.

Perks:
- guest passes to the Art Gallery of Ontario including free admission to the special exhibits.
- access to unlimited ultra-fast wifi internet
- a large screen TV in the living room. Netflix and AppleTV offer an awesome collection of high definition movies and shows
- every morning: french press organic coffee, tea, toast, cereal, fruit
- lots of towels are provided
- clean yoga mat provided

Guests have access to the kitchen, living room, bathrooms, backyard.

Most bookings I am present at the house and available to help you get oriented with the city, get you tickets to the Art Gallery, recommend restaurants and so on.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the kitchen, living room, bathrooms, backyard.

Interaction with Guests

Most bookings I am present at the house and available to help you get oriented with the city, get you tickets to the Art Gallery, recommend restaurants and so on.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $583 /week
Monthly Price: $1990 /month
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • My friend and I were in Toronto for World Pride. Arrived on the Saturday early evening and Ilia made it easy to access the keys to drop off our bags. The place is conveniently located, and cozy. The room was bright and spacious (a fan definitely helps in humid summer). Ilia had clean towels and also cereal and coffee available. Having two bathrooms (one with shower) was good and lilo the cat just did her own thing. Illia is gracious and accommodating. (Our hosts were away that weekend and had sets of keys for us to come and go). We were mostly out for the days and evenings and came back to sleep but overall nice space and great location.

    July 2014
  • I used the place mostly to sleep, but it was very cozy, clean and convenient.

    June 2014
  • Nous avons été absolument ravis de notre séjour chez Ilia.
    C'est une charmante maison ancienne dans une rue calme mais à proximité des endroits à voir.
    La chambre est claire et vaste, la literie est confortable, la maison dispose d'une belle salle de bain avec baignoire et douche. Tout est très propre et bien aménagé.
    Chaque matin nous avions un très bon petit déjeuner frais et copieux compris dans le prix du séjour.
    Enfin Healey et Ilia sont des hôtes vraiment accueillant et d'une très grande gentillesse qui font tout leur possible pour que notre séjour soit le plus agréable possible. Ils sont toujours de bon conseils pour savoir quoi visiter, où aller se promener, où aller manger. De plus Ilia nous a procuré des entrées pour le musée d'art moderne de Toronto où nous avons pu voir une superbe exposition Bacon/Moore.
    C'est un lieu que l'on quitte avec regret tant la maison est agréable et les hôtes accueillants.
    C'est vraiment l'endroit idéal pour votre futur séjour à Toronto.


    Si vous allez visiter Toronto c'est vraiment

    June 2014
  • Ilia was an amazing host. My boyfriend and I could come and go as we pleased and there was cereal and fruit available to us every morning! The location is also invaluably close to anywhere one might like to visit in Toronto. We will absolutely stay there again!

    January 2014
  • I echo all of the positive comments that have been left by other guests! Ilia offered the experience that I was looking for: great location, clean and comfortable accommodations, friendly and casual host, etc. He was especially gracious regarding check-in and check-out times, as well as complete freedom to come and go during the day/evening. Very positive experience. (Thank you, Ilia!)

    November 2013
  • Ilia's space was clean, comfortable, and convenient. Ilia was a very gracious host and also has a lovely cat that made sure that we were cozy during our stay. The close proximity of the best parts of Toronto make Ilia's space our go to place for our next visits to Toronto. We'll be back!

    November 2013
  • We popped into Toronto to catch a John Alcorn concert. The show was on Sunday. We arrived on Fri. evening so we had plenty of time to see the shows at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and stroll around town. Ilia's place is within walking distance to downtown, china town, kensington market, etc., an easy 100 walk score.
    The room is nice, and spacious enough to spread your luggage around on the floor, or hang in the nice closet. Wifi was excellent which allowed me to watch the world series games on my laptop and Dish anywhere.
    Bill

    Illia and his partner Hailey were gracious, welcoming and hospitable hosts. They were warm, friendly and attentive, and provided my husband and I with detailed information and suggestions about area attractions.

    Their home is clean, comfortable, cozy and serene. It is also in a great location and convenient to many diverse restaurants, cultural activities and shopping. We would definitely stay with them again.
    Denise

    October 2013
  • The room was as described. I highlight the poor cleaning of the bathroom. Tthis was not done daily. I have not had much contact with the owners, just a few conversations between arrivals and departures

    October 2013
  • Ilia and his partner Hailey were gracious hosts. I was in Toronto to run the Marathon and they made the effort to get up early Sunday morning to make sure I was awake and brewed some fresh coffee to send me on my way. Enjoyed a fantastic weekend, running the marathon and taking in the David Bowie exhibit at the AGO which was a 5 minute walk away! I would definitely stay at their house again. Great location and great people!

    October 2013
  • We went to Toronto for the David Bowie Is exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The hotels were so expensive I didn't think we would be able to go! Then I found Ilia's place right across the street from the Gallery and in the heart of Chinatown! We just loved it! The room was large, well appointed, and very comfy - big windows, closet space, fresh towels laid out, lovely bed linens. And I don't know if it was by design, but the stack of eclectic books left by the bed all pertained to our trip! As a bonus, Ilia, as a member of the Gallery, offered us free passes but we had already purchased ours so we had to graciously decline. Will definitely keep that perk in mind for future trips!
    The bathrooms were clean and beautifully decorated. We didn't have a chance to enjoy their amazing soaking tub but maybe next time!
    Breakfast was simple but fresh and yummy! Great hearty bread, local homemade jams, fresh fruit and a selection of energy-filled cereals from which to choose!
    Ilia and his girlfriend were very gracious hosts intent on making our stay the best possible. They gave us great local food recommendations - The Dumpling House is a must! They also gave us extremely helpful information on how to get around the city without our car. We had a great time using the subways and trolley cars! They gave us our own key so we were able to come and go as we pleased. We felt very at home in their lovely house.
    We would most definitely stay with them again whenever we are back in Toronto!

    October 2013
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I am an open minded person who loves travelling. I used to host on CS as well as stay on other people's couches. I love hosting people and meeting new people! Professionally I run a web development agency, Nurey Networks. We design and develop amazing web apps. I am also a yoga instructor, certified in Bishnu style of yoga, similar to Bikram Hot Yoga. I enjoy rock climbing, swimming, dancing, meeting new people.
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