About this listing
Our chic lower-level apartment sits on a gorgeous street in a fabulous location in the heart of downtown Toronto. Steps from Little Italy restaurants, Dundas West bars, the College streetcar and the Bloor subway. Step in live like a local!
This apartment is the perfect size for one or two people. Enjoy a spacious eating area and a relaxing living room with flat screen television and speakers.
Nestled downtown on a great tree-lined street, our charming and bright one-bedroom basement apartment is centrally-located in Toronto's fantastic Little Italy neighbourhood. Little Italy is family-friendly and a great base for exploring the city. We are located just one block north of of College Street and two blocks south of the Bloor street subway.
Our one bedroom apartment has been recently renovated. The kitchen features ceramic tiles, reclaimed wood shelves. It is fully equipped with Tassimo coffee maker, toaster, microwave and stove. We start you off with coffee, tea, sugar and a few cooking basics such as olive oil, salt and pepper.
The bathroom, has been renovated with sea-blue ceramic tiles and a new bathtub for those days when you just need a bath!
The living room is covered in a beautiful wool wall to wall carpet and has a futon couch, a flat screen TV with Netflix, DVD player and basic cable channels.
Free wi-fi is provided for your convenience.
The bedroom has hardwood parquet flooring and a walk-in closet, with a comfortable double bed.
The apartment has a separate, private entrance.
*Please note that the basement ceiling height is 6 feet, 5 inches in the majority of the apartment, with some areas that are about 6 feet, 2 inches.*
Non-smokers only. Rental term is flexible, with a 4-night minimum stay.
Our pricing system is designed to give you a discount the longer you stay. The discount is already built into our booking system and is as follows for two guests (a $30 fee is charged for additional guests):
$75/night low season
$525/week (10% discount)
$1450/month - Low Season (42% discount)
$1600/month - May-Sept (30% discount)
A $60.00 cleaning fee is applied to all bookings.
Parking available for an additional fee by request.
Please contact us with your interest and provide details about your stay in Toronto. See our reviews! This is an additional unit to our home, which is also (occasionally) available for rent.
Additional Info about the location: This location puts you in the centre of everything Little Italy and Ossington Village have to offer. The location is also very close to the “Annex” and Korea Town: a lively strip of Bloor Street with many shops and restaurants. You will be a short 15-min walk to the University of Toronto and just blocks away from some of the best coffee shops in the city: Sam James Coffee Bar and Lit Espresso.
Retail & Food:
* Metro grocery store (open 24 hours)
* Shoppers Drug Mart (open until midnite)
* TD, Scotia, BMO and other bank branches
* Green grocer at the corner of Beatrice
* Phil's Original BBQ; Regina Trattoria & Pizzeria; Lit Espresso; Easy Restaurant; LCBO – the liquor store (College Street)
* The Beer Store; The Black Hoof (Dundas Street); Cafe 668 (Vegetarian Asian on Dundas Street)
* Ossington Ave.: Pizza Libretto, Fish Bar, BQM (Burger Quality Meats), Golden Turtle pho noodle soup, Lower Ossington Theatre, and lots more.
* Dufferin Mall
Meditation & Recreation:
* Kadampa Buddhist Temple
* Octopus Garden yoga studio (College Street)
* Bickford, Trinity Bellwoods (public pool) and Christie Pits Parks
* Revival and Mod Clubs, College (website hidden), Bar Italia, Andy Poolhall
* Royal Cinema and Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
* Toronto Public Library
* TTC Subway stations at Christie & Ossington (approx. 7 minute walk)
* College Streetcar (runs 24 hours; approx. 3 minute walk)
* 94 bus (Harbord/Wellesley; 2 minute walk)
No smoking and no pets. This is a residential neighborhood and guests are asked to respect our neighbors: no loud noises after midnight.
The apartment is exactely as it is shown. Neighbourhood is lively and very charming. Nice place to be and very easily connected. I met Joe and he was extremely helpful when I had a problem. Great host.
We enjoyed our stay at Joe and Vinita's apt. It was completely suitable and comfortable for our one month stay. They were accommodating and friendly to our requests. The apartment was very very clean and had all amenities suited for long term guests as well as short term. Thank you very much Joe and Vinita.
Vinita and Joe were awesome hosts. Before our arrival, they replied to our questions within a day, and during our stay, they were warm and generous. They provided linens, shampoo, some food in the fridge, and even offered to help us get museum tickets. The location of their place couldn't be better - central enough to easily access most of the city and quiet enough to feel cozy. We got a temporary parking permit and were able to keep our car right across the street. We’d definitely stay there again, but it might not be for everyone because it’s a basement unit with low ceilings and it can feel a little damp.
A experiencia da estadia com Joe e Vinita foi excelente! O casal é formidável e muito atencioso. Nos forneceram tudo que precisamos e sempre nos atenderam com toda a simpatia. Nos só podemos agradecer por tudo!
O local e extremamente bem localizado, próximo a tudo que precisamos, desde transporte a (website hidden) certeza recomendamos totalmente a estadia nesse endereço!
Joe and Vinita were excepcional hosts! They were available for questions and requests most of the time, which made me feel very comfortable throughout the stay.
This is a basement apartment, so don't expect much sunlight, which is ok if you are out during the day, which was my case. The bathroom is comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. Being in a house in a tree-lined residential street, it turned out that the place have some small insects, which I could handle with some poison. Toiletries, extra sheets and pillows were provided and could be cleaned by hosts periodically. Personally, the real only drawback of the apartment is not having a laundry machine set.
The house is close to College Street, which is house of tons of small local shops and restaurants, and where a street car can drive you pretty much everywhere, as Toronto transit system is well integrated. It is also within 20-25 min walk to the Subway, and considerably close to Queen Street West, recently considered by Vogue the 2nd coolest street worldwide!
Unfortunately I was never able to meet Joe and Vinita. Communication was good, they replied back within a day or two. There was a problem with the plumbing and they were able to get a plumber in the next day to temporarily fix the problem. They were also accommodating and let me check out late without any hassle.
For the price that I paid for, the space is reasonable especially for downtown Toronto. Facilities were adequate with complete kitchen set and appliances. Toiletries, extra sheets and pillows were also provided. Breakfast was also provided but I would have appreciated if the food wasn’t previously opened. However, upon my arrival there was a musty smell when entering the basement area. I was disappointed to find that the place wasn’t cleaned. Underneath the bed there were piles of dust that actually reached the bottom of the bed. The microwave also had stains from previous users. There were several bugs and I actually saw a mouse come out at night.
It’s a great location with walking access to public transportation, coin laundromats, tourist attractions and many restaurants. It was very convenient to go around and see the city of Toronto.
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About the Host, Vinita + Joe
Our house is a calming place to relax and as your hosts we endeavour to provide a healthy and clean environment: organic and natural products are used whenever possible. We enjoy travel and have been to the Caribbean, South Asia, East Africa, and Taiwan and China in the past few years.
You will find a wide range of books, music, magazines, toys and other fun stuff for you and your family to enjoy while home away from your home. We have two flat screen TV's; one connected to an Apple TV and the other to local cable.
We enjoy food + drink and take pleasure in having a wide assortment of spices, sauces and other ingredients to cook and bake with, as well as some nice glasses for you to use while enjoying some wine or a cocktail on our front veranda or beautiful outdoor living room in our garden.