LIttle house in the city

House - Private room · Cummings St, Toronto, ON M4M 1M8, Canada

Great cheap place to stay in the city. you stay with either me(i think im alright and pretty effin fun) or my new roomie/helper Stas(alse great and awesome). we will take you to fun places and show you some things you should not miss in the city!

The Space

IMPORTANT, haha..>>MY HOUSE BURNT DOWN!!! shit eh? no more amazing adventures with all you Airbnb lovelies. i cant believe its gone:( oh well..i had the greatest time every sharing my space with all the wonderful people i have met over the years:)

Hey yall! So for the next little bit its going to be Stas at the house and not me, but from the last 3 guests ive heard that hes been amazing so dont fret because im not there...we are both fun and Stas is really excited to meet you new people! I will definitely still help you out with getting to know the city but it will be remotely here from thunder bay:) !


I love game of thrones...if you wanna talk about it with me i will dock 5 dollars easy from your stay;) my house is, how do you say....special? Yes, very special...I call it the one person shack...its a tiny little war time house that i have turned into a little piece of heaven:)
It is a two bedroom with one bathroom and a Kitchen/living room combo space. The back yard is a room onto itself! i have a shed back there that is actually another bedroom and its where all the amazing dinner parties go down! The "SHED BED" as i like to call it is more for me when the rooms in the house fill up. i have one room with a door and one room with a curtain...its a pretty great curtain. The house is full of my art so that is pretty cool to be sure! (juuuuust throwing it out the winter my back yard is not as cool. haha. so like right now, its just covered in snow and old party fossils;)

When a guests comes and stays with me they should expect the absolute greatest time of their lives, haha....i mean i want to make that sound less intense..but its kind of true! Its not all me and my house...generally people rule, so they play a big role in making there time here THE BEST! Food wise, if im there, the fridge will be packed with healthy stuff that you are more then welcome to get at. If I'm not there then i will make sure that there is Milk and cereal and eggs and stuff for you to make breakfast:)

MY NEIGHBOURHOOD IS AMAZING!! East side for LIFE! its totally great where i live and there is actually an insane amount of transit that will take you anywhere in the city you need to go! All my neighbours are great and it is just a warm amazing environment to have a blast in.

Honestly you gotta just get over here...if i get a chance to show you this city, you aint never gonna leave;)

DISCLAIMER there are a couple things i do not have and will probably not get in the near future
- A door for the big the curtain and you will too. most of the time guests stay in the room with the door. that being said, no one has complained about just having a sheet!
-My oven does not work. sorry bakers...this is not your jam! The stove top works(ok..the left elements work...i cant seem to figure out this stove of mine...but yah you will have the ability to make food;) like a gem just no oven!
-no microwave. never understood those bad boys.
- pretty much all my faucets leak in some way shape or form...but only in an nnoying way...its not gonna cause any problems...the bathroom one just makes this drip sound if you dont turn it off all the like, just turn it off all the way, haha. kitchen, use the right sink. done, easy;)

Guest Access

i dont know what this means...but you have access to whatever you maidenhead excluded(if you watch game of thrones then obsessed;)

Interaction with Guests

hahahah. Oh man. if you read the reviews you will see that i kind of infiltrate your lives for the better:) that being said, if you are not a fan of human interaction(which is totally fine) i will leave you alone...i will urge you to come with me to at least see the best view of toronto...after that you can be completely alone...i mean i might make you breakfast in bed by accident one day but ill learn from my mistakes;)
This all being said , im moving soon and have another awesome friend(Stas) looking after the house. he is also cool but respectful of peoples privacy or lack there of:)

The Neighborhood

MY NEIGHBOURHOOD IS AMAZING!! did i mention that we just acquired Torontos only mechanical bull!!!

great restaurants, lots of stuff to do. its one of toronto new little "cool"spots...i mean that means nothing but its awesome none the less. if you like coffee we actually have the greatest coffee shop in the world!!(rated by all my guests who have come here!)

Getting around

SO EASY. i live at like a public transit junction. you can honestly get anywhere so easily via street cars that run 2 blocks from my house

Other Things to Note house may change your life

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $374 /week
Monthly Price: $1309 /month
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • a huge thanks to ricky for sharing his sweet little space with me. the house has a peaceful energy to it and was a great place to come back to. additionally the location couldn't have been better (streetcars super close and tons around to just walk to). i absolutely fell in love with toronto just like he says you will! although i didn't get to meet ricky in person, he gave me great advice on what to do, how to get there, and even offered to walk me (by phone) to his fav coffee spot! just go! you'll be glad you did!

    March 2014
  • Little house in the city is absolutely amazing. Its in a great spot thats easy to get anywhere and its cosy and colorful. If u love amazing people stay here because its hosts.... Stas and Ricky are two of torontos finest people. They are lovely and welcoming and it feels like u are staying with warming friends rather than hosts and they are just incredibly awesome fun guys. I would highly recommend them to anyone awesome and going back to T-dot i wouldnt dream of staying anywhere else.

    January 2014
  • Ricky is the coolest guy ever! A talented artist and kind person, he is trustworthy and honest.

    January 2014
  • It was a awesome experience!

    It was clean and everything was perfect.

    Ricky is very nice guy and artist.

    December 2013
  • I'm sad that I have to write this review.. because it means my time at Ricky's is over!! I was lucky enough to stay with Ricky for a month or so and everyday was awesome in one way or another.

    Ricky is a truly wonderful person who wakes up with a giant smile, makes you the most delicious smoothie of your life, brings you to hang out with his friends and takes you along on whatever adventure he is embarking on that day and then insists on doing your laundry for you.

    I could go on and on about the good times.. but I will always remember how Ricky reminded me about the important things in life.. loving everyone around you, staying positive and being spontaneous. Anyhow.. now that a tear is rolling down my cheek.

    The bottom line is, if you can stay with Ricky, do so. If you get to hang out with him you will have a great time, you will eat like a champion, you will laugh, maybe cry, you will have a new bedtime music playlist, you will have amazing stories and you will certainly leave a better person.

    P.S. When Ricky opens his hostel with the lovely Kata, it will be the world's greatest hostel.

    December 2013
  • Wow if you want fun, this is it.Only stayed one night , not even, and a lot happened in a couple hours, that defines the kind of host Ricky is. Having no phone he suddenly realized he had a wedding to attend, got dressed (quite appropreitley for an artist) and headed out. Insisting he give me a ride to the concert I came to town to see,, first. The next morning he left for work as i slept, he left me a nice note and i did too along with money for the ride to the show. The best part was the next day at home i got an e-mail from Rickey calling me a DORK for leaving the money. Ya gotta love a guy like that. I laughed all day at that after only hang'in with him for a couple hours. What a guy, what a place. Not a palace ,,,but who needs a palace when you have warm comfortable and eclectic place to stay. Everything is there for you, and if you require more, go some where else.Stay at the Litte house in the City. you will love it, and the best host, Ricky....

    October 2013
    Response from Ricky:

    haha! thanks so much Tim!! you rule:)

  • Dear Ricky

    Before I’ll start to judge about you and your Toronto-accommodation, I have to explain to the audience that I haven’t stayed for 1 month – I lived with you 2,5 month – and it feels like I’ve been with you over a year! And how can one write a review about a year?! Thats impossible...but even if this here is suppose to fail, I’ll try my best to give an idea what it means for me to live with you in the beautiful 43 Cummings St., Toronto.

    Living with you for me meant really LIVING WITH YOU! I wasn’t just staying in your house, sleeping in my room, taking awesome hot showers and eating all the things i like out oft he fridge... – you gave me the feeling to LIVE in Toronto on the one hand and be WITH YOU on the other – and I’ve to thank you for this.

    I could give a million of examples for great adventures, experiences and opportunities I should be grateful for: a lot of tie-dye, „free clothes“ out of a „friends“ apartment, the exercise-sessions on the playground, great 4 nights of party on Halloween, some good and some really bad movies, a lot of awesome „Beavertails“ AND of course the 3 bedtime-songs wouldn’t be part of my life without you! But we not just had fun in Toronto: „Rainbowfalls“, a wonderful „Junk food-Videogame-Star Wars-Thanksgiving“ with your family in Ottawa and my 2 days of „French-Coffee-Bagel-Montreal“ with your best friend couldn’t happen without you either!

    What is a year without the different seasons? For me it feels like we had our own spring, summer, fall and winter together and ‘I don’t want to miss a thing’! And even if you told me this several times, I finally begin to believe that “we had the best time ever”! Thank you so much for allowing me to take place in your place and for spending a surreal year together – for me there was not one moment of regret and if I wouldn’t have to be somewhere else I would do it again, as long as you would let me! ;)

    Take care
    Justin B…

    October 2013
  • I had a really awesome stay with Ricky, and would recommend him to anyone. From the other reviews I expected a happy-go-lucky guy, super energetic, and very friendly. Ricky is all of those things, but he's also one of the most kind, welcoming and downright genuine people I have ever met. Thanks for the awesome stay :-)

    September 2013
  • Ricky is crazy but in the best possible way! He was so accommodating with the last minute changes to my trip and went out of his way to show me a great time during my short stay! His house is great, clean and inviting, with some of his own awesome artwork. I can't recommend him enough!

    August 2013
  • Laid-back, happy-go-lucky, always glad to share the best spots in TO. Incredible artist, crazy fun gardens. You will not have a bad time with Ricky, I promise!

    June 2013
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I'm a fun young guy who loves to show people a good time. I'm an artist and a traveler and a lover of short shorts. I'm tall, slightly scared of a heavy beard and am constantly looking for caves that lead to magic and stuff. oh...if you have a heavy beard, please come...i need to work on this silly fear! Im also another person as of this week ,haha. Im moving to Thunderbay to open a hostal(I really liked hosting with airbnb these last 3 years so im going big!) so i will be in and out of TO. My friend Stas, who is AMAZING, will be at my place in my absence. yall will get along just fine;)
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