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Private+Spacious,Balcony +Location+Bike!


Private+Spacious,Balcony +Location+Bike!

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed

The space

Have this place all to yourself! My spacious, sunny studio (with very large balcony) is located on the top floor of a very quiet low rise on a tree-lined street just a half block up from one of the friendliest, liveliest strips in all of Toronto. If you want to use my bike during your stay, just let me know beforehand. It's all yours!


Spacious west-facing studio, about 600 sq ft; the kitchen and bathroom are separate, and I have a work area (with high-speed wireless) and couch area away from the bed.

The balcony is big and really becomes a second living room in the warmer months. I love to bring my coffee out on to the balcony and watch the people walk by.

My bathroom has a full bath and a very powerful shower - it will give your back a nice message.

Laundry is on-site (in the basement of the building). The building itself is very well-run with almost all long-term tenants. I respect my neighbours a lot. They are very quiet and would expect the same of guests staying at my place. PLEASE NOTE: I price this around $15-20/night lower than other rentals in the area because of the noise restraints. It is really best for a single traveler or someone willing to keep the noise levels low in the evening.


Location, location, location. Trust me: you do NOT want to stay in a big condo in the downtown grid. The best thing about my area is it allows you to get away from that (think trees, fresh breeze, friendliness, less noise) yet you can be right at the heart of downtown in ten minutes (although there is plenty to do here too.)

It is also very easy to get from my place from/to the airport.

There are only two subway stops in the city where you can go both south-north and west-east, and guess what? One of the two is just down the street from me. Priceless. It allows you to get almost anywhere very quickly.

Yorkville - 5 minutes by bike (10-minute walk)
U of T - 3 minutes by bike (5-minute walk)
George Brown College - 5 minutes by bike (10-minute walk)
Financial District - 10 minutes by subway (no transfers)
ROM - 10 minute walk
AGO - 10 minutes by bike
CN tower - 15 minutes by subway (no transfers)
Kensington Market - 10 minutes by bike (20-minute walk)
Little Italy - 15 minutes by bike (25-minute walk)
Queen West/Dundas West - 20 minutes by bike (20 minutes by subway)

Within my immediate vicinity there are about 100 bars/restaurants, at least ten coffee shops, three grocery stores, four or five yoga studios, three bakeries, six independent bookstores that I can think of, a premium gym where you can work out or use the salt-water pool/steam room/hot tub, several parks, two movie theatres (one independant) -- and much, much more!

-FREE USE OF MY BIKE upon request. You can get to everything by bike, and it’s a great way to get a feel for the various neighborhoods.

* This is strictly a no-smoking apartment. Thanks for understanding.



House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)


8 Reviews

Zoée User Profile
May 2017
Alana is a great host and communicated with me quickly if I had any questions or issues. I would definitely stay at Alana's place again! A little heads up, her bed is a bit too soft - which was hard on my back but when I let her know, she brought over a futon that was much better…
Benjamin User Profile
February 2014
The reservation was canceled 21 days before arrival. This is an automated posting. Benjamin's review: Alana contacted me to cancel this reservation, saying that she'd had a change in plans and had never had to cancel before. Though she was not obligated to do so, she made sugg…
Raquel User Profile
November 2013
I stayed at Alana's place for a whole month, and it was wonderful! Her house is cosy, bed and pillows really confortable, nice desk for studying, well equiped kitchen.... everything you need. It's not in downtown specifically, but is one quarter only to the subway, a really calm …
John User Profile
August 2013
We stayed at Alana's place in August 2013. Her apartment is exactly as described. The building is pleasant and quiet. Access was stress free even though we arrived after 1.00 a.m. Alana had thoughtfully left breakfast for us in the 'fridge. She is such a gracious host, anticipati…
Michael User Profile
May 2013
I recently stayed at Alana's apartment in Toronto and had a great time. The place was just as described and the location could not have been better. Alana has a lot of knowledge about what to see and do in the city and made sure that all my questions were answered. She gave great…
Stefan User Profile
September 2012
Very nice place (clean, spacious with balcony) to stay; thank you to Alana who has been a great host. I can definately recommand to stay here and I will do so in case I get back to Toronto.
Tom User Profile
August 2012
Alana's place was wonderful. She also provided an extremely helpful list of activities to do in the local area which was really great for helping me get to experience the city.

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