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Lovely Downtown Arts & Crafts Home in Upscale Cabbagetown

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Downtown Apartment for Art, Culture and Architecture Lovers

This lovely downtown Arts and Crafts gem offers two floors of spacious comfort. It is the perfect alternative for families, friends, and business travelers who appreciate a peaceful hideaway in an atmosphere of art, culture and history. With its own private entrance, this 1350 sq. ft. rental provides absolute privacy and a charming English-style courtyard for your exclusive use. High speed wireless internet, cable and Netflix.

This historically designated Arts and Crafts style home, circa 1913 is situated in the safe upscale community of Cabbagetown located in the heart of Toronto. This vacation rental includes two floors (main and garden level) of absolute privacy in an apartment with a separate entrance, approx. 1350 square feet, with an outdoor deck and private walled in courtyard for your exclusive use.

This fully private and furnished self-catering unit is a perfect alternative for vacationers or business travelers who appreciate a peaceful hideaway in an atmosphere of culture and history; in fact you wouldn't know you were in the middle of Canada’s largest city! This home provides what a hotel room cannot, space for friends and family traveling together to enjoy a beautiful common space to relax and dine in an affordable way.

The area is perfect for architecture buffs (the New York Times described it as the largest enclave of restored Victorian homes in North America) and this century home on a quiet, beautiful tree-lined street features an old-fashioned front porch shaded by wisteria and a gingko tree ( Frank Lloyd Wright’s favourite combination). The gardens are designed with authentic arts and crafts principles inspired by British garden designer Gertrude Jekyll.

The rental space includes a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel fridge and dishwasher, a microwave, a gas stove and wall oven. There are two bedrooms, one with a queen size mattress, dresser and a built in closet with mirrored doors. The other bedroom with the twin set does not have a door; a thick curtain separates it from a large open space with a mirrored dresser, closet and seating area. There is a bathroom with a shower, marble vanity and deep soaker tub.

Many original features are intact such as Southern Georgia pine floors, high baseboards, historic mouldings, a pocket door and a wood burning fireplace in a spacious and comfortable living room and separate dining room. There are beautiful botanical dishes and a fully equipped kitchen to create delicious gourmet meals. The property owner is a fine artist whose original paintings you will find throughout the apartment; in fact you may find yourself feeling you are staying in an art gallery!

You can walk most everywhere, a car is unnecessary but if you need a car, the Green P lot across the street has Car2Go, Autoshare, and Zipcar rentals. Parking is available at a Green P lot just a few steps away, OR I can order you a temporary parking pass from the City of Toronto. A weekly pass is $25 in total. There are streetcar and bus routes just around the corner and within a few short blocks you will find every amenity you will need for a comfortable stay.

There are coffee shops (Starbucks, Jet Fuel, and Tim Hortons at the corner), gourmet delis (Daniel et Daniel, the best pain chocolat, The Scullery, the best ginger scones in TO and the Epicure for deli meats and cheeses), award-winning restaurants (F’Amelia and the House on Parliament), liquor and beer stores, No Frills and organic grocery stores, and even a few rare breeds at Riverdale arm a few blocks away!

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. In 2017, Toronto will honour Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, or call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

More Details

Victoria Hadden
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, some French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Victoria Hadden

I'm a fine artist (painter) and writer, and now an innkeeper, too!

Victoria Hadden purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Victoria Hadden chose Toronto

Cabbagetown is a magical place. I'd wanted to live here all my life and 16 years ago my dream came true. Now I get to share this dream home with the global community.

What makes this apartment unique

Authentic Arts and Crafts home with original features, heritage protected by the City of Toronto. I'm the owner and live upstairs so will be here to greet you upon arrival and offer suggestions for whatever you may require to make your stay a memorable one.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay at Aberdeen. We appreciate the thoughtful things you did to make us comfortable. The platter of cheeses and munchies was delicious, and the starter kit of food in the fridge was great the first morning. We loved reading the books to Tempest. You have a lovely home and your paintings are beautiful! Merci!
Sep 2015
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Downtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The vanity has a marble top and there is a deep soaker tub, along with a professional hairdryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The twin beds can be pushed together.
  • The apartment within the house is located on two levels, the main floor and the lower level. Because the bedrooms and bath are located on the lower floor they are unsuitable for small children and those with mobility issues.There are two bedrooms, one with a queen size mattress, dresser and a built in closet with mirrored doors. The other bedroom with the twin set does not have a door. A curtain separates it from an open space with a mirrored dresser, closet and seating area.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
You can explore the Don Valley trails at the end of the street for long hikes and bike rides (city rental bikes are available close by) and the historical Distillery District is a 15-20 minute walk. It’s a quick transit or cab ride to the Eaton Centre, the Phoenix Concert Theatre, Massey Hall, the financial district, the high end shops of Yorkville, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the University of Toronto, Ryerson and George Brown College, world class hospitals, Queen’s Park, theatre, ballet, opera, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), St. Lawrence and Kensington Markets, Pride, the trendy Queen Street shops, the Cabbagetown Arts Festival and Tour of Homes, the Toronto waterfront, CN Tower, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Skydome and the new Ripley’s Aquarium. The Pan Am Games will be here in July so hail a taxi on Carlton or Parliament Streets and begin exploring!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Lovely Downtown Arts & Crafts Home in Upscale Cabbagetown
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 18 reviews

Lovely house tucked back in a quiet neighborhood. Short walk to restaurants and the trolley.

  • 4 of 5

Victoria was a lovely host. She had a plate with cheese, crackers, and fruit waiting for us with a bottle of wine. Perfect for our two little ones who had just travelled from New Hampshire. She helped us get settled and gave some pointers to the neighborhood. The house is in a great spot from which to explore the city. The Carlton Street trolley is a 5 minute walk away which takes you to the heart of downtown. Parking is relatively easy in the nearby lot, however if you can travel without a car, it's nice to not worry about parking. Cabbagetown is a favorite place to stay because of the restaurants and family neighborhood feel. We would love to stay here again and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, quiet abode in Cabbagetown

  • 4 of 5

It's not right downtown, but only a 20-minute walk to Dundas and Yonge. Also good streetcar service which we didn't need.

Good access to groceries, restaurants, etc.

Warm, clean, quiet. Well-outfitted. Beds comfortable.

Hostess friendly, accessible and helpful (although we needed nothing).

Pre-arrange municipal parking with her (at added cost) - that worked well.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and cozy, well equipped, close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a great week here, the house is warm and inviting and is fully equipped with everything you might need during your stay, from a complete kitchen and a large dining room table, to a washer and dryer if you need it. Even Netflix was included.(kids were happy about that)

There are some good restaurants nearby, and the streetcar is literally a one minute walk from the house. It will take you to Yonge Street in 5 minutes, or you can walk in 15-20. We had considered an apartment downtown but they looked like uninviting Hotel rooms and lacked the space and charm of this house. Victoria, the owner, is a lovely lady who will assist you with advice and recommendations if you need it. Would definitely stay there again.

Lee Van Impe

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect mix!

  • 5 of 5

Victoria's house is a gateway to the perfect mix of all that Cabbagetown and Toronto have to offer. The house is a character Cabbagetown home with many of its original features intact and all of the modern comforts available. The house is clean, well loved, located on a very quiet street, and with immediate access to convenient shopping and the Cabbagetown vibe. Victoria was the perfect host and it was a pleasure to meet her and to stay in her home. I would definitely stay again. Thank you so much Victoria:)

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were the perfect guest, Eleanor and I'd be delighted to host you anytime.
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Quaint and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

When we were driving in, we were a bit concerned as this appeared to be somewhat close to a very busy area. However, once there is was surprisingly quiet and peaceful on this road. Close to everything, but tucked away nicely. The home is beautiful, nicely decorated, and had everything we needed (including some a platter with cheese, crackers and meat). We had two adults and two children, and there was plenty of room. Thank you for letting us stay at your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home with character

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Victoria's rental while in Toronto on business. The house is located in a very quiet one way street in Cabbagetown and was conveniently close to everything. I loved the character of this old brick home. Each room was decorated with colorful artwork and accent pieces, which added to the charm. Victoria was a very gracious host, even leaving me a snack when I arrived late in the evening. I would definitely recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.6 Kilometres
Billy Bishop
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Stout Pub
Nearest Ferry
3.3 Kilometres
Toronto Island Ferry
Nearest Train
3.8 Kilometres
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Gardiner Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
The Pear Tree
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Cherry Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Downtown Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 High
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holiday
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $146.36
Cleaning $54.89

As guests you are invited to feel like you are at home and use everything in the apartment but to leave things as you find them, clean and tidy. There is absolutely no smoking allowed on the property. Pets may be considered under special circumstances. All cancellations are subject to a non refundable booking fee. Check in after 4 PM, check out before 11 AM unless prior arrangements are made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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