I'm an aborist working and living in Toronto - I enjoy travel, good food and beeches!
I had a great stay with George. The apartment itself is very nice and is in a great location, as it is right next to one of the only two stops where you can catch both the King and Queen streetcar (the two major E/W streetcars in Toronto). Super convenient if you are using transit! There are also a lot of great bars/restaurants/pubs/bakeries in the neighbourhood, so if you like to eat out or be out you're in luck. There is also a Korean grocery nearby for shopping, although if you need an actual grocery store you are in for a hike.
The building itself is new, quiet, and clean, as was George's apartment. The only mirror is in the bathroom and there isn't a dresser or desk in the bedroom (George uses milk crates stacked on their side to store clothes) but there are minor details. I should also mention that if you're coming for a longer stay and like cooking the kitchen utensils aren't very extensive (no turn-style can opener, broiling pan only for ovenware) so you might want to bring some of your own stuff. That said, what George does have is good - the appliances and furniture are very nice (laundry in unit), the bed is comfortable with hard and soft pillows to choose from, and the building has a small workout area upstairs.
George himself was also a pleasure to deal with. He was accommodating and responsive to questions, provided written tips on arrival (wifi info, things in the area, building notes, etc.) and as I was staying in his place for a month he sent msgs to see if everything was going well a couple of times. It was a pleasure doing business with him.
Overall I had a great time staying in George's place and would strongly recommend it to anyone!
George is a great host. Polite, attentive, and charming, not to mention the first certified arborist I have ever met. The apartment is a really cool little place. It's a brand new condo (just completed in 2013) with stainless steel appliances, mocha shaded wood floors and huge windows looking out to Queen Street East. That means you're right on the 24 hour streetcar line where cafes, shops, restaurants, and services abound. The building also has a gym on the penthouse floor with treadmill, elliptical, some bikes, mats, and free weights...and of course the big screens for your entertainment needs. A great stay overall!
George was a great guest to have. Very prompt with in communication and left our space extremely tidy. Barely knew anyone stayed here all weekend! Would highly recommend George as a guest to any host.