About This Listing
Smoke-free property! 450 sf open apartment with windows in front and back; Queen bed with memory foam mattress; butcher block table w. chairs and bench; armchair, rocking chair; full kitchen including stove, fridge, microwave and toaster.
This apartment is a big (450 sf), open studio with windows in front and back. Queen bed with memory foam mattress, butcher block table with chairs and bench, armchair, rocking chair, and full kitchen including stove, fridge, microwave and toaster. Bathroom is spacious with plenty of space at the vanity, and good water pressure in the shower.
This is a smoke-free property!
Just one block away is College St. with plenty of nightlife, bars, music, and shopping. Little Italy is close enough for your morning coffee, or you can make coffee, tea, cocoa, or a full breakfast right in your own private kitchen. We supply coffee, several teas, hot chocolate, and sugars.
Centrally located, a bus stop is less than a block away (200 metres), or walk one block to the College St. street car (300 metres). The subway is about an 8 minute walk (770 metres=0.46 miles!). And, less than a block away, taxis roll by at all hours. Or, walk to many restaurants, bars, shopping in Little Italy, Little Portugal, Christie Pitts Park, Dufferin Grove Park Organic Farmers Market (every Thursday of the year- bread baking right in the park!) There is a YMCA two blocks away, where you can join for one day for $15. There is a pool, sauna, machines all over the place, an indoor running track, and all the fitness classes are included with membership.
If you have a car, I will tell you how to prearrange to park on the street for the duration of your visit.
Despite being in the heart of the city, this is a very quiet location. If you want to curl up, rest, and sleep soundly, take walks along quiet streets while being close to the action, this is the place.
Private entrance, washer/dryer, wifi.
Interaction with Guests
I greet all guests and show them around the apartment, answer questions, and make myself available throughout their stay. I live upstairs from apartment.
This neighborhood is full of life, restaurants, bars, coffee houses, bicycles, dogs, kids, and lots of trees. There are several amazing parks nearby, one with a year-round farmer's market, and ovens that bake bread and community meals every week. Also in walking distance is the hippest Ossington strip. A wonderful Portuguese bakery that sells eggs, milk and other essentials is 1.5 blocks away, as is a great breakfast place that opens at 6 AM.
One block from bus stop, one block from street car. A few blocks from subway, and cabs pass by less than a block away at all hours. Many restaurants and bars are one block away on College St.
No big noise, no smoking, no drugs. No using laundry after 11 PM. No guests of guests in apartment between 11 PM and 8 AM. Otherwise, please keep the doors locked, food wrapped and stored in the refrigerator, just basic common sense and consideration.
Please not that this is a smoke-free property, so no smoking on porch, driveway, etc.
This was a wonderful place to stay. As described, it is spacious, private, and the bed was so comfortable! Robin greeted me upon arrival and was very thorough in her tour of the studio apartment. I also loved meeting her beautiful pets, Junie and "Pais". I wasn't expecting the kitchen to be so well equipped, and that was helpful when I elected to eat in, either for breakfast or snacks. It's a terrific location - so easy to get around from there.
Robin is friendly. The studio is actually bigger than it looks in the pictures. It was also very clean.
The neighbourhood is nice, and everything you may need is in a walking distance.
We stayed at Robin's Little Italy apartment for a week in May and it was a perfect home away from home. It is indeed very cozy and quiet, and the tea was lovely. It's in a great location close to tons of restaurants, cafes, bars etc, and the college streetcar/subway are easily accessible. The bed was super comfy as well. A great experience. Thanks Robin!
As it happened, we did not meet Robin until the day we checked out but she left us clear instructions and responded promptly to our emails or calls. we found the apartment roomy, clean and tastefully decorated. The location was ideal. It was on a residential street just a block away from restaurants and handy to public transportation. we very much enjoyed our stay there and hope to stay there again when we return to Toronto.
I can tell that Robin is a wonderful host even though we only spoke when I arrived. She has been really welcoming and we can see that she loves receiving people at home. The same goes for her charming pets! As for the apartment, it is as described: clean, quiet and in the middle of everything.
I loved my experience at her place and if I travel to Toronto again, I will certainly return to stay in Robin's apartment!
Thank you Robin!
A basement, very private, with all we needed! Perfect place for us to stay, with facilities to prepare own meals! In a very nice neighbourhood. We will come back if necessary!
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About the Host, Robin
I have travelled all over, and have been fortunate to stay at people's homes all around Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, in Krakow, Tel Aviv, London, Paris, Granada, and across North America. These experiences win head and shoulders over any stay in the poshest hotels. I love meeting people who are exploring new places. I am enthusiastic about my neighborhood and look forward to sharing my favorite places and useful tips with you. Our house enjoys a retrieving dog resident but she will not be in your way. Until a month ago, there was a cat here, so if you are highly sensitive to cat hair, there could be a problem. We also enjoy a completely smoke-free property. I like to cook and bake. And eat.
Stocks 140 types of Scotch. And has really good french fries. Nice window seating too. And back patio in summer.College Street Toronto ON M6H 1A1
Excellent coffee and snacks. Beautiful decor. Window seating at bar cant be beat.College Street Toronto ON M6G 1C9
Wonderful fresh breads. Try the Portuguese cornbread or sweetbread. Open early. Also sells milk, eggs, butter, and essential dry goods. And coffee by the cup. And has a tiny espresso bar in the back.812 College Toronto ON M6G 1C8
Opens at 6 AM. Great breakfast or brunch.College Street Toronto ON M6G
Great burgers and fries, top mac cheese, small, quiet neighborhood place with excellent barbecue.College Street Toronto ON M6H
YMCA has gym, pool, classes, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, indoor track, weights, treadmills, eliptical machines, etc. Join for a day for $7.College Street Toronto ON M6H 3B7
Good pizza, will deliver to house.College Street Toronto ON M6G
Nice seating area outdoors and under a roof. Great pastries, reasonably priced.College Street Toronto ON M6G 3R1
Big, open 24 hrs. Parking. And next door is a drugstore with a post office in the back.College St Toronto Ontario M6G
PARK. Skating, playground, and Thurs. 3-7 organic farmers market, every single week of the year.Dufferin St Toronto Ontario M6H 1E8
Get all kinds of food in bulk so that you avoid traveling all over creation with 2 kg of rice just because you wanted to make a cup of rice for dinner.924 Bloor W Toronto ON M6H 1L4
This is where you will get the best gelato. Not on College St. in Little Italy. Here. Not there. Here. Its really really really good. The coffee is good also.Bloor Street West Toronto ON M6H 1L6
Its a post office.Bloor Street West Toronto ON M6H 1L6