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It was a cool apartment, thoughtfully decorated with lots of quirky art on the walls and cool books on the shelves. Apart from some minor problems we had a fine stay there and the price was good considering we booked on pretty short notice. A friend living in Toronto had warned us after we booked that the apartment bordered on a bad neighborhood so we were a little worried (It is in South Parkdale - not really "the heart of Parkdale" as advertised). But while it definitely wasn't very scenic, it still felt pretty safe and was very close to the King Street car line. So, transportation was fairly easy (parking on the streets in this neighborhood without a permit is unfortunately impossible. But we found a municipal parking lot not too far away after some searching.) The coordination with the keys was a little difficult, since Steph was out of town and gave the key to neighbors who worked until 5. So we couldn't get into the apartment in the early afternoon as we had planned and had to wait until they got back. I had told Steph on the phone that we would get there around midday, so it was a little puzzling why she would give the key to someone who worked all day without informing us in advance. But it worked out alright in the end and her neigbor was nice and helpful pointing us to the right apartment. For me personally the apartment was not up to par when it comes to cleanliness. It definitely could have used some vacuuming. And the sheets and pillows, which I assume were washed, were completely covered in dog or cat hair. When we got there the internet bill also hadn't been payed, so the wifi was not working. All in all the stay and coordination were a little chaotic, but we still had a good time in Toronto and were able to get a hold of Steph within a few hours whenever we had a problem or question.
Stephanie and her friends were really great guests and very easy to work with. We would definitely host them again anytime.