Toronto Modern Apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Annette Street, Toronto, ON M6S 3C1, Canada

Recently renovated, this beautifully designed, ultra modern apartment is affordable, clean, and welcoming. Available for short or long term stays. There are over 185 positive host reviews which you can browse for idea of how our guests are treated!

Your host, Lorna
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Recently renovated, this beautifully designed, ultra modern apartment is affordable, clean, and welcoming. Available for short or long term stays. There are over 185 positive host reviews which you can browse for idea of how our guests are treated!

The Space


Your Ultra Modern Apartment Awaits

The Apartment is a large, ultra clean, private and comfortable. Newly renovated and fully furnished, it has exceptional amenities! It is less than a minute from the bus stop, a short distance to the subway and only 25 minutes from Toronto’s beautiful down town. For your comfort and enjoyment you will find WiFi and an backyard patio with lounge chairs and barbecue.

Let's take a Closer Look:

• The Kitchen is nicely equipped with fridge, ceramic cook top, dishes, and utensils.

• The Living Room has a comfy sofa and (email hidden) for socializing, reading or just relaxing. There is lots of natural light from a large front window.

• The Bedroom area features a comfortable Queen bed with night stand.

• The Spa-like Bathroom with Walk in Shower is beautifully tiled and is well-stocked with everything you might need.

Guest Access

The unit is completely self-contained. In addition to the apartment space, guests will have access to a shared backyard. Grill on the barbecue or just relax and enjoy some peace and quiet on one of the lounge chairs that are just right for reading, sunbathing or napping. There is a table and chairs with an umbrella that is perfect for outdoor meals!

Interaction with Guests

You can expect complete privacy throughout your visit, but you are more than welcome visit with me for some tips on what to see and do in the city, or
where to eat and shop.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or special requests (I had someone book a weekend for their honeymoon and requested flowers and champagne) please send an email!

I am available 24/7 for anything that you may need.

The Neighborhood

The Apartment is located in a safe community, very walkable, with well-lit streets. Public transportation is very convenient. There are TTC bus stops just steps away…

• Pearson Airport – 20 minute drive / 30 minute ride on bus and subway
• Runnymede Subway – 12 minute walk to the subway station / 3 minutes by bus!
• High Park – 20 minutes walking
• Downtown – 25 minutes on subway
• FreshCo Supermarket – 5 minutes walking
• No Frills Supermarket – 10 minutes walking
• Annette Library – 10 minutes walking
• Annette Rec Center/Pool & Gym – 10 minutes walking
• Enterprise Car Rental – 11 minutes walking
• Discount Car Rental – 9 minutes walking
• Canadian Tire – 25 minutes walking
• Home Depot – 25 minutes walking
• Swiss Chalet – 30 minutes walking
• Wal-Mart – 20 minutes walking

Just Minutes Away...

• Starbucks
• Tim Horton’s
• Liquor and Beer Store
• Yoga Studio
• Gym
• Pottery Classes
• Pharmacy
• Laundromat
• 2 Nail Salons
• 2 Boutique Design & Gift Stores
• 3 Hair Salons
Food Connoisseur?

There are some great restaurants right on Annette Street, moments away, as well as a number of convenience stores that are open late. Within walking distance are a variety of coffee houses, an organic butcher, two restaurants and an excellent fast food local favourite serving pizza, hamburgers, souvlaki, wings, etc.

The neighborhood is (email hidden) to sample and enjoy a vast array of culinary delights. You can walk to trendy and excellent restaurants at either:

• Bloor West Village: 10 minutes walking south – known for Polish and Ukrainian deli's, fresh fruits and vegetables, wonderful restaurants and boutiques, as well as a movie theatre.

• The Junction: 10 minutes walking north – known for great restaurants, the best chocolate and ice cream stores, bakeries, and as much variety as you would find in any small city as far a food and services.

• Lake Ontario: the boardwalk, the beach (yes we have a beach!!) and Sunnyside outdoor pool, are walking distance (may take 45 minutes to walk and a few minutes to drive there).

Please email me for details if you want to know more.

Getting around

For those traveling by car, the Gardiner and Lakeshore Blvd. are only ten minutes away and the city core can be reached in 20 minutes. From this location there is easy access to major highways – Gardiner – 401 – Lakeshore – QEW, etc.

PARKING - Free street parking is available in front of the house.
• TRAVEL GUIDE for guests arriving in Toronto via the Pearson International Airport (YYZ). Total travel time is between 45 - 50 minutes by public transport. The fare is $3.00 cash.

Take the Toronto Transit Bus (TTC) called...192 Airport Rocket - 24/7 Airport service to Kipling Station. At Kipling subway station, you can take any train and get off at the Runnymede Subway stop.

At Runnymede station, go up the stairs and take the first bus going North on Runnymede either bus # 71 or bus #79. Get off at Annette Street - about 4 bus stops or so. When you get off the bus, cross the street in front of the bus you just got off and walk about 10 houses down to 589 Annette Street!

Cabs are always an option.
• TRAVEL GUIDE for guests arriving in Toronto via VIA Rail at Union Station.

Total travel time is between 39 - 42 minutes by public transport.

1. Walk 100m to Union Station Northbound Platform towards downs view.

2. Board the Union Station Northbound Platform Subway towards Yonge-University-Spadina. The approximate travel time is about 8 minutes.

3. Transfer subways at St. George Station by exiting the Yonge-University-Spadina line and boarding the Bloor-Danforth Subway on the Westbound Platform.

4. Exit the Subway system at Runnymede Station. The approximate travel time is about 13 minutes.

5. Walk to Runnymede (email hidden) West North Side and board the 71 Runnymede North Bus Towards St Clair OR board the 79 Scarlett Rd Towards Lawrence & Jane (both the 71 and 79 bus will take you to Annette St). The bus runs frequently day and night. The approximate travel time is about 5 minutes.

6. Exit the 71 Runnymede North Bus Towards St (email hidden) and walk to 589 Annette St (130m) and you've arrived!
• TRAVEL GUIDE for guests driving from the regions of Ottawa and Montreal or Waterloo.

1. From Highway 401, take exit 359 towards Black Creek Drive – 1.1km.

2. Merge onto ON-400 S – 700m.

3. Take the Jane Street exit – 400m.

4. Turn right onto Jane St (signs for Jane Street S) 6.1km.

5. Turn left onto Annette St, your destination will be on the right (550m).
• TRAVEL GUIDE for guests driving from the QEW/Gardiner.

1. From the Queen Elizabeth Way, continue onto Gardiner Expy E – 5.9km

2. Take the Lake Shore Boulevard exit toward ON-2 – 1.3km

3. Merge onto Lake Shore Blvd W – 550m

4. Turn left onto Windermere Ave – 900m

5. At the roundabout, continue straight to stay on Windermere Ave – 1.1km

6. Turn right onto Bloor St W – 350m

7. Take the 3rd left onto Runnymede Rd – 1.0km

8.Turn left onto Annette St, your destination will be on the left! 120m

Other Things to Note

Alternative Spaces:

I also have three other units available for rent which cater to different and diverse needs; please see the description to the right of this information. As I live in a different unit of the house, I will be around should you need anything.
Varying Rates and Length of Stays:

I understand that every traveller has unique and specific accommodation needs. Whether you are looking to stay for a few days, or a few weeks to over a month.
As a frequent traveller, I have utilized Airbnb in other cities and have first-hand knowledge on what it takes to (email hidden). As mentioned earlier in this description, I was selected for an interview by the Globe and Mail. They were impressed by the commending reviews of my listing and wanted to know more about being a host with Airbnb. I was also taped for a TV segment on Global News. All this to say, when you make a reservation with me, you don’t need to worry about your accommodations; your reservations are secure. The pictures are the real thing. I understand the
utter importance of cleanliness, and you will be treated well.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Cleaning Fee: $72
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The apartment is fabulous and Lorna (email hidden). Everything is thoughtfully set up, stylishly decorated and spotlessly clean. We had a wonderful stay and would certainly come again. The lovely garden is an oasis of calm in the busy city.

    July 2014
    Response from Lorna:

    Thank you Beth for the lovely review. I sure hope to see you again. Lorna

    July 2014
  • Lornas apartment (email hidden) and white paris studio, ground floor. I would book again if available

    June 2014
    Response from Lorna:

    Thank you George - so pleased you enjoyed your stay - see you again!

    June 2014
  • A wonderful experience in Toronto. Lorna (email hidden) and the Paris apartment is just perfect. Conveniently located and very confortable. 120% recommended!

    May 2014
    Response from Lorna:

    Thanks for the recommend Juan ..... all the best and see you again if you are ever in Toronto

    May 2014
  • Lorna is the most wonderful host - so accommodating, kind and generous. She personally welcomed us when we arrived late at night, and invited us to be her guests for Victoria Day! Her apartment could not have been more comfortable, as it is completely up-to-date and tastefully decorated. Thank you, Lorna, for making us feel like family! We will definitely come back our next time in Toronto!

    May 2014
    Response from Lorna:

    Thank you Jason - my pleasure to host you both, and it did feel like we were family! Pleased you enjoyed your stay and like the Paris decor!

    May 2014
  • I loved everything about Lorna place!! Lorna (email hidden), she was very welcoming. upon arrival she had left us a gift and a breakfast starter, it was totally unexpected but it was very very sweet of her. the apartment was beautiful, location was great, very easy to find transportation! we will for sure book again with Lorna! thank you for making it soo special :)

    May 2014
    Response from Lorna:

    Sokheng - I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay, you two are wonderful!

    May 2014
  • Lorna was very welcoming the apartment was modern, spotless and very well appointed. The location perfect for our needs, beside the beautiful Bloor West Village, subway and local buses. Lorna left a starter pack of food and a lovely gift which was most appreciated after arriving from a long flight.
    We would have no hesitation in recommending Lorna's apartment as an excellent choice for a very comfortable place to stay in Toronto

    April 2014
    Response from Lorna:

    Thanks for the review, and also thanks for the gift (email hidden) - I'm really enjoying it. Great news that you enjoyed your stay! Look forward to seeing you again.

    April 2014
  • We loved this apartment- beautiful decor, all the amenities, great neighbourhood and lovely host! We'll be back!

    April 2014
    Response from Lorna:

    Thanks Susan - I look forward to seeing you again!

    April 2014
  • Great location for (website hidden) was clean and up to date. Lorna was a good and helpful host!

    April 2014
    Response from Lorna:

    Thank you for staying with me, it was wonderful to host you both!

    April 2014
  • The VERY BEST place to stay!

    The "Paris" suite as I call it is the perfect place to stay for a few days or even much longer. The studio is well equipped and very modern. My favourite is the beautiful bathroom and the extremely comfortable bed with its unique organic sheets. I have stayed here 4 times before and it is the obvious choice for me whenever I come to Toronto. Once you stay here, there is really no reason to go elsewhere. The suite is clean and spacious, all materials are of excellent quality and it is decorated with a fine taste.

    The suite is very well located in one of the very best neighborhoods of Toronto. All amenities are nearby including public transportation, groceries and restaurants. Downtown is an easy ride on the subway, parks and the Ontario lake are all within walking distance.

    Lorna is the very best host I have ever came across. She goes the extra mile to look after your needs and always on the watch to make sure your stay is as pleasant as possible. In fact she takes pride in providing you with a home while away from home. I wholeheartedly recommend to stay here if you come around. Lorna, thank you very much again for this fantastic stay, the lovely lunch and I am looking forward to seeing you guys in the very near future.


    April 2014
    Response from Lorna:

    Thanks Andras for taking the time to do such a detailed review! Pleased you have come back to stay so many times, and looking forward to the 5th visit with your family! You are always welcome here......Lorna

    April 2014
  • Stayed in March 2014. Perfect apartment, perfect host and great, convenient location. This was a return visit. I will be back, for sure. Thank you Lorna.

    March 2014
    Response from Lorna:

    Such a pleasure to host you again, and I hope we continue to see each other! Thanks for being such a great guest!

    March 2014
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I am a fun loving professional that loves to meet new people, and knows how important it is to be comfortable in a clean environment when away from home. My goal is to make my guests thrilled with their stay. If I'm available, I don't mind picking my guests up from the airport or bus terminal, or returning them, and will often take them out to get groceries if they don't have a car. In the warmer weather I enjoy hosting bbq's in the backyard for my guests. I've hosted people from around the world and I'm so happy to have found airbnb, as I also enjoy staying with hosts when I travel. I love photography and know some of the best places in the city to take pictures! Let me know if you are interested and we can certainly compare notes. Safe travels!
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