From Toronto. Lived and travelled extensively through Asia, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, North and South America. When I am not working, I like to socialize and do fun stuff.
I booked a stay at Portland rather last minute for a business (website hidden) was accommodating but could have left his place a little cleaner. I checked in very late after a flight in and ended up calling the emergency contact to obtain the apartment keys - this worked out very well actually and his contact was able to get me access and set up with the wireless connection (which for me, is almost as important as water..). Overall, it was a safe downtown apartment with a comfortable bed and pleasant view of the Toronto city skyline.
I haven't seen much of Ru this visit (he is out of town). When he is around he is always gracious and accommodating. His place is clean, very convenient and suits me perfectly.
Ru was very nice and his place is in a splendid location, especially for the City Airport, CN Tower. Rogers Centre, and a lot of restaurants on King and Queen Street. However, I've slept on more comfortable Futons (it was a little bit better with the mattress on top) and I would have expected the bathroom to be a lot cleaner.
Ru is a very gracious host. He is very laid back and helpful. His place is extremely well located and convenient for those who work downtown. The Portland Street area is an incredibly dynamic part of Toronto at the moment. I also enjoyed the park across the street.