About this listing
We are a gay co-operative home with an extra room to rent. Close to down town, on the street car /bus lines that connect to the subway. Clean, quiet, large room , with adjacent bathroom. We have no pets, are non-smokers and a no scent environment.
This is a large bedroom is on the third floor of the house. It is furnished with a Queen sized bed, night table, lamps, writing table, chairs and closet and dresser. It is a very quiet room, distant from the street and other distractions. We have WiFi throughout the house. There is a minimum of two days required on all bookings.
Guests will have their own key, thus allowing them to access to house at their convenience. There are laundry facilities in the basement, should you need them. This room is on the third floor, so those with mobility issues may want to take this into consideration.
Interaction with guests
I live in this house with other housemates, so there is often someone around if you need an answer to a question. I am always available on my cel phone and am very familiar with the City of Toronto, since I have lived here since 1975.
The area is know as Cabbage Town and thus you will find a wealth of Victorian houses near by. Just as this house is also Victorian. WE are very close to other communities, the Distillery District, the Para/Pan Am Games village, an easy street car ride to China Town, Kensington Market, and also within easy reach of Greek Town. The TTC will easily bring you to Leslieville, the Beaches, the Queen East Shopping area, The Annex, and the list goes on. Art Galleries and various types of Museums are all easily accessed via the Transit (TTC). This is a city of neighbourhood, and very bike and pedestrian friendly. Your curiosity is your best friend in Toronto. Ask and you will almost always find it. The Toronto Islands are an easy ferry ride to three different and fascinating parts of the Islands. Beaches, (one is clothing optional), residential communities, a theme park and so much more.
Transit in the form of Subways, Street Cars and Buses all under the title of TTC. Within 1/2 block of my house you have access to the Dundas Street car line which takes you to the Eaton Centre, and the Yonge subway line. Also at the same corner is a bus line that will take you north to the Bloor Danforth Subway and all of it's destinations. Traveling south on the Parliament Bus, you will arrive at the Distillery District and that is within a couple blocks of the Para/Pan Am games village. Taxis are everywhere and can be hailed on the street. They are safe and depending on your standards, affordable.
Arrival from Pearson Airport will be explained upon making a reservation. (Anything from a $60.00 taxi fare to a $3.00 TTC route).
Other things to note
This house is located VERY near the down town area, near to the Distillery district and also close to the Para/Pan Am Games village. Because we are on both Street car and Bus routes, access to all parts of the city by the local Transit system makes getting around the city easy. We are within walking distance of the St Lawrence Market, an easy TTC ride to museums and Art Galleries. There is a wide range of restaurants and food establishments with in walking distance. This house really is Location, Location, Location.
We are a NON smoking , scent free and have a policy of no pets house due to allergies and sensitivities. If you use Scent, please apply it lightly and immediately leave the house. We are 4 people sharing this house, so respect for other people's privacy and quiet are requested and given.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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I am a former baker, now retired and do a lot of volunteer work in the communities of Toronto. I am fairly politically active and thus my areas of volunteer work happen within the gay community, city planning and building, cycling, transit, waterfront and other issues of interest.
I enjoy live theatre of all sorts, cycling is a passion, learning Spanish it my present goal. (Well, I have been working on that for a few years).
I LOVE to travel and am slowly working my way around the world.