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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 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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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Cabbagetown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The names of all guests must be registered. Extra charge of $25 per person per night after two guests. Overnight sleeping on the sofa not permitted.
  • The back gate combination lock is to prevent theft of the outdoor furniture and for your security. Please ensure it is kept locked at all times.
  • There is a charge of $150 for lost keys as the lock would require changing.
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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!


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Lovely Downtown Arts & Crafts Home in Upscale Cabbagetown
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Excellent accommodation in heart of Toronto

  • 5 of 5

This accommodation is spacious, comfortable, very well equipped and clean. The host was lovely and gave us lots of local information, hints and tips. The location is excellent with public transport available in all directions and within easy reach. There are lots of places to eat, drink and shop. Overall a fantastic experience. Thanks so much Victoria.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home and host

  • 5 of 5

My son and I stayed for several days while visiting Toronto recently. The home was spacious and comfortable, the neighborhood was quiet, but with everything needed within walking distance and Victoria was a great host, providing everything that we needed to make for a great stay. I would definitely stay again, thank you Victoria!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in heart of quaint Cabbagetown

  • 5 of 5

We love this place from the moment we stepped foot inside. Victoria has thought of everything. Tastefully furnished, comfortable and inviting. The living areas are spacious and delightful--especially loved the garden out back. The kitchen has everything you would ever need. The lower level bedrooms are comfortable and well-appointed. Would definitely recommend. Victoria is warm and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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The property and hospitality was more than we expected. Thank you Victoria!

  • 5 of 5

The place was on a quiet street and a great location. Close to anytime no you need. The place is decorated beautifully and has lot of beautiful art work. The beds were nice and the bathroom was fully stocked. The kitchen was nicely stocked and the back terrace area was a great place lace to have your morning coffee! Highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Neighborhood, Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

This home is a comfortable and charming base for exploring Toronto. We were first time visitors and enjoyed the neighborhood and the city. Victoria was a wonderful host and the home was well equipped. The courtyard was a sweet place for morning coffee or afternoon wine. The sitting room was comfortable and the kitchen had everything you could need. Victoria went out of her way to make us feel welcomed and provided excellent information. We are used to a king size bed so we were a bit tight in the bed but the space downstairs with the bedroom, extra sleeping area and bathroom was well set up and plenty big. We loved this neighborhood and most evenings cancelled reservations further out and walked to a local restaurant and strolled through the beautiful streets. We would recommend this home for a couple.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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CN Tower
Toronto Islands
Rogers Centre
Royal Ontario Museum
Distillery Historic District
Casa Loma
Art Gallery of Ontario
Roy Thomson Hall
Eaton Centre
Harbourfront Centre
Dundas Square
Queen's Park
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Royal Alexandra Theatre
Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre
The Princess of Wales Theatre
Bata Shoe Museum
Canadian Opera Company
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Pride Week Toronto
Yonge-Dundas Square
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto Sculpture Garden
Yonge Street
St. Lawrence Market
Air Canada Centre
Queen Street West
Exhibition Place
Center Island
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Old City Hall
Nathan Phillips Square
Sugar Beach
Toronto Police Museum
Toronto City Hall
Children's Own Museum
Kensington Market
Hockey Hall of Fame
Ontario Science Centre
Ontario Place
Church Street
Don River Park
Osgoode Hall
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $81.36
Additional Guest Fee $20.34 per person per night
Damage Deposit $162.72

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.