Modern furnished one bedroom in the ultra hot Queen Street West artist district. Located just one block south of Queen Street West (near Dovercourt) just down the street from the Drake Hotel. 10 minutes to City Centre by transit/transit stop out the front door. The 600 sq ft unit is in a brand new condo building. It is set up as a live work artist studio with terrific bed, fully stocked kitchen with plates, pots, and utensils – everything you need to arrive with your bags and settle in. If you are seeking a refuge from the urban scene without completely leaving the scene, then this is an ideal sanctuary. It also has wifi internet. There is one very comfortable high end bed with luxurious bedding and a second reclining sofa-bed.
The loft functions as my workspace and gallery, with my framed artwork on the walls. It has two large areas separated by a galley kitchen. The first area is an art and photography studio section and the second area (with great light) is the living area. The photography/art studio area is a great space for those wishing to begin, continue or explore their artistic practise in a real working studio environment. Or bring what you need to setup this space whichever way you wish. Its an open palette for your space needs, i.e. extra office space, another bed/bedroom, workspace, etc.
You are close to all the great attractions that Queen Street West has to offer. Queen Street West is THE artistic hub of Toronto – think of it like New York’s Chelsea Gallery/Meatpacking District area. It’s chockablock with avant-garde galleries (there are literally six galleries within the block and one right in the loft building).
Toronto’s hottest (and newest) restaurant action is only a couple blocks away on Ossington Street where you’ll discover Delux (amazing steak frites at this French Cuban diner), Libretto (considered the best pizza in town), Paramour (voted Toronto’s most romantic spot), Union, Watusi, and Enoteca Sociale (voted number 2 on Air Canada’s En Route Magazine 2011 top ten Southern Ontario restaurants), to name just a few.
If five star indie-house coffee is your thing you’ve got four hotspots within minutes - amazing independent Java houses: Crafted (on Ossington), El Almacen (Argentinean and my favorite) on Queen, TAN, and White Squirrel (what has to be the busiest coffee shop in Toronto), both on Queen. Don’t forget the Croissants – at Clafouti, next door to White Squirrel – Torontonians drive from all corners to get a little bit of Paris at this amazing French bakery (across the street from another French Patisserie – Nadege – try their truffles). Both bakeries are on Trinity Bellwoods Park, a quick ten-minute walk from the loft. Many consider Trinity Bellwoods the best park in Toronto with summertime music, dance and outdoor arts/craft/theatre festivals.
Many of Toronto’s latest independent clothing, fashion and décor designers have set up small boutiques along both Queen and Ossington Streets in the area. It’s the best shopping in Toronto for local labels.
For nightlife, the coolest and now world famous hotel in Toronto, The Drake Hotel (with terrific bars, live bands, morning café, five star dining) is just out the door. Other local bars/restaurants within a couple blocks include The Beaconsfield (great happy hour specials), The Beaver, and Nyood (home of the Food Network’s “Everyday Exotic” reality star Roger Mooking and his indo-Asian tapas cuisine). Also a block away is The Theatre Centre (Toronto’s pre-eminent avant garde theatre and live performance space) and the Great Hall – a live music venue with regular bands.
Cleaning fee applies. Must be clean and tidy, professional and responsible.
Highlights Include –
Peace and Quiet
Immaculate loft, comfortable and serene
Great primary bed/bedding, second sofa-bed
Steps to Drake Hotel and Queen west galleries, shops and restaurants on Ossington.
Minutes from Trinity Bellwoods Park
TTC out the front door on Queen Street. Dufferin and Ossington buses minutes away.
Queen Streetcar ride to downtown is 10 to 15 minutes.
Clean and Tidy unit/low maintenance
Check-in is moderately flexible.
No large parties or loud music.
They were great hosts, easy to communicate with & the space was terrific and in a great location.
I enjoyed my 8 nights in Warren's lovely artist's loft. great location in hip neighborhood, close to bike sharing station, queen street west tram stop and healthy organic food shop (Bolt), the West Food Coop, and a large grocery store. Apartment is a clean, tastefully designed uncluttered space, with a comfortable bed. Warren showed care and consideration in communication before and during my stay. Recommended!
I had the pleasure of staying at Warrens Apartment last week for 8 days whilst attending TIfF! Everything couldn't of been better! Warren met me from my taxi drop off and assisted me with my bags to the apartment! He showed me around and gave me tips on the area which was a added bonus! The apartment was clean and tidy and just quite perfect for what I needed! The area is fab with cool vintage shops and restaurants close by, a gym in walking distance and also a nice park easy to run too! I would highly recommend this place if you wanted a stay in an arty area on the outskirts with easy access into the Central districts! It was perfect for solo occupancy but would be ideal for a couple too!
Thanks again Warren.
Make Up Artist
Nice place to see the city from an other perspective. Fancy stores, amazing restaurants, art galleries and surrounding by a hipstar mood. The apartment is comfortable and looks as the pictures, but not with a lot of lights as the pics. Warrem always available to everything that you need.
Warren was really great at responding back to my requests quickly. The loft was in a good area and was clean. The only complaint we had was that the whole block next to the building was under construction, meaning we were woken up at 6:30 in the morning on our vacation because of the incessant construction noise. We didn't end up staying here for more than one night because of this but had it not been a construction zone the place would've been good.
The location was very good, walking distance to get food, shopping, cafe. , warren was very helpful, we got everything we need in house.