Welcome to our newly renovated studio (cottage) in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood. When family/friends are not staying with us, we are opening up this wonderful space to travellers. Designed for those we love, so we know you will love it too! Onsite parking is available for a small additional fee ($10/day).
The studio is freshly remodeled and beautifully landscaped, so it makes for a very serene spot from which to explore Toronto. It is located close to great restaurants, and a shopping mall in a walkable neighbourhood. The 24/7 Gerrard streetcar (2 mins walk) and Queen streetcar (10 min walk) will shuttle you to downtown in 15 mins. Pets are welcome (one per stay) as there is a small park behind the property.
The studio space has been described as a cottage with rustic elegance, quaint and unbelievably cute, with all mod-conveniences, set in a charming garden, and a separate entrance, so you can come and go as you please.
The ceilings are vaulted with 2 skylights, 2 stain glass windows allowing for a bright open feeling. There is 1 double murphy bed that can be converted into a working desk.There is a kitchenette, bar fridge, 2 burner cooktop, microwave, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, 42"LED TV (digital antenna), Stereo receiver with bluetooth allows guests to stream playlists/music from their personal devices (Android/iOS/tablet/laptops/USB stick). Free Wifi with iPad is available. Brian will help you get access/troubleshoot if there are connectivity issues. Radiant floor heating and air conditioning provides year round comfort. The exterior has a sitting area beside a goldfish pond that has a fountain running 24/7. It can be turned off at night.
One on-site parking spot is available for a small additional fee ($10/day) or temporary parking permits from the City of Toronto may be obtained to provide 24-hour, 48-hour and weekly on-street parking within the limits of a permit parking street.
If arriving from the international airport there are several options. A taxi/airport limousine will cost $65 +. Or take the 'Up' express train to Union station for $12 and a taxi from Union Station to the cottage for approximately $12 +. The final option for $3.25 is to take public transit (TTC) Bus 192 express to Kipling Subway Station. From Kipling to Pape Subway Station and transfer onto Pape South bus to Gerrard St. E. Walk East to Pape, then South on Pape to Austin Ave.