My husband and I are both artists. I give painting and felting workshops and Larry is a filmmaker. We live in a split-level waterfront condo in downtown Toronto, with a guest room on the 2nd level facing the CN tower. The room has a private entrance, an en-suite two piece bathroom, wireless internet, cable TV with DVD player, microwave and a small refrigerator. The tub/shower is located in the main bathroom just outside the guest room door. Guests' amenities include: a roof top salt water pool, sauna, exercise room, recreation room, library, racquetball courts and free guest parking. Our building is next door to the ferry docks and attached by a walkway to the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel where guests can enjoy fine dining or a cup of Starbuck's coffee in the morning. We are located across the bay from Centre island on the south, while a short walk to the north will take you to the financial district, the CN Tower, the Air Canada Centre (concert and sports) Metro Convention Centre, theaters, and many fine restaurants. Our condo is a perfect home base for experiencing the best Toronto has to offer. Public transportation, ferries to Centre island, air port express bus and bus pick up for Niagara Falls are at our door step.
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Check-in time: 3:00 -- Check-out time: 12:00 (Please contact us if these times are a problem for you. We are flexible.)
Porter Airline - International Airport/Billy Bishop... you can take shuttle, taxi or streetcar to Westin Harbour Castle Hotel or walk 20-30 minutes along the waterfront
Taking a shuttle from Lester B. Pearson International Airport. Air Port Express Shuttle, run every 20 mins. We are the 1st or 2nd stop from the airport, (Weston Harbour Hotel.)
The Train station is located at Front and Bay streets (about a 5 - 10 minute walk) We are located 3 blocks away at the end of Bay street next to the Westin Harbour Hotel.
The public transit TTC is across the street.
There's always something happening at Harbourfront...
"Toronto Harbour Cruises are the best way to take in the beauty of the Toronto harbour area. While on board one of our public or private Toronto Harbour cruises, you will have the opportunity to experience the unparalleled panoramic views of the city skyline and many of the city's most famous landmarks looming in the background."
Set Sail on the Kajama
For those interested in arts and culture, the Harbourfront Centre hosts a wide variety of shows and events.
Authors at Harbour Front Centre
There are also several parks and gardens, especially as you head west. My favorite one is the Music Garden, which is a landscape representation of Bach's "Suite No 1 for Unaccompanied Cello." Free concerts are held there on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. (weather permitting).
There is so much to see and do: Art Galleries, Boat Cruises, City Tours, Visit to Historical Sites, Museums, Theatre and Stage Plays, Theme Parks & Entertainment Complex.
List of restaurants at our doorsteps:
360 The (email hidden) Tower
Starbuck @ Westin Harbour Castle
Toula -- (website hidden)
The Mizzen @ Westin Harbour Castle
Pearl -- (website hidden)
Pier4 -- (website hidden)
Il Fornello -- (website hidden)
....or take a 15-20min walk to St Lawrence Market place
Kathie and Larry are wonderful hosts and the location couldn't be beat! We roamed all over Toronto and didn't have to move the car once. The room is so comfortable with a nice view and there is a coffee maker and little fridge which was very convenient. We enjoyed discussing a wide variety of topics with them and were grateful for their suggestions on places to go. If you are planning a trip to Toronto you would be lucky to stay here!
One word: Fantastic.
Kathie & Larry were wonderful hosts. Very friendly, room was very comfortable and located directly on the lake with easy access to everything. Apartment comes with private toilet/sink and a shared shower/bath.
Very good place to stay. Larry and Kathy are wonderful hosts and leave you very comfortable. Location is great, restaurants nearby, and the hosts are great
An incredible location, hosted by really wonderful and helpful people! No question why this is booked well ahead so don't wait around if you are thinking of it and want a place right on the water from which you can walk anywhere in downtown Toronto. And thanks - Larry and Kathie - for your warm hospitality!
We had a very nice stay in Kathie and Larry's place in Toronto. A comfortable bedroom with private toilet and within easy walking distance of everything we wanted to do downtown. We would be happy to visit again.
Our stay with Kathie & Larry was exceptional. The room was clean, quiet, very private and secure and had it's own toilet facilities. The view was quite amazing too. Access to the room and all the little details were well looked after. The location was perfect for us too. Within walking distance or much of down town. We had a great visit. I would definitely call them for our next visit to Toronto and you should too.
the room was really nice and quiet. The bed was comfortable.
The appartment situated in really good area, easy to walk in downtown or spend a time in the harbour front. The appartment/room is easy to reach by bus from the airport.
It was important for us to find an apartment close to where my son lives and Kathie and Larry's place fitted the bill. The room had everything in it that we could possibly need. Very comfortable bed. We didn't have time to use the facilities on offer which included a workout room and pool. The apartment is on the waterfront which is being developed at the moment, and is already a beautiful place to wander around.
Kathie and Larry's place offers a private and comfortable room with luxurious towels and sheets in a convenient location (near Union Station, CN Tower, etc.) and with free parking! They were lovely and kind hosts and we are already thinking about visiting again.
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