** Quick note! ** Vanessa is a licensed realtor. If you are looking to purchase or rent property in the Greater Toronto Area, please let us know! Being an immigrant herself, she is happy to welcome immigrants to our country and share her experience of integrating into life in Canada.
The Cozy Chalet is a converted 2 bedroom townhouse apartment located just 12 minutes walk from the Eaton Centre and Dundas Square, Toronto's spiritual centre.
We've equipped the apartment it with all the fun things a modern traveler could want: a 4K LED TV, an XBOX One, two controllers, multiple games, an Apple TV 4 with Netflix, Hulu and Shomi (Canada's version of Hulu), and our beloved BBC iPlayer.
In the kitchen one will find a Nespresso coffee machine, a stove, a fridge and a kitchen fully equipped for all your cooking needs. You'll shop for your ingredients 15 minutes to the south, in the world famous St.Lawrence Market, voted the best food market in the world by National Geographic in 2012.
Pro tip: The St.Lawrence Market is expensive. You don't have to shop there just because we said so. There are lots of other options.
The living room is equipped with a gas fireplace for cooler evenings, to keep everyone cozy.
The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, an office desk with a 27" iMac and enough space for your laptop. We also added in a printer in case you need to print out your Toronto Maple Leaf tickets for the big game.
The smaller bedroom sports a twin over full bunk bed, comfortably sleeping 3. This bed easily accomodates adults as well as children, as it is a full bed on the bottom, and twin on top.
There are two balconies - one at the front, with a small table and two seats, and one at the back, with a small love seat, perfect for enjoying an early morning coffee.
There is fast wifi on tap too (50/10m), there's Nothing Worse than a slow internet connection.
Parking is included in our underground garage.
Vanessa and I live 20 meters away (I measured), and we are here for you to ensure you have a wonderful time in Toronto.
There are two balconies for our guest's enjoyment, and there is an underground garage to park a car.
Optional dog add-on to your rental - We have a cuddly beagle named Remy, who has been around guests for a long time, so if you're the kind of person that loves dogs (and beagles in particular), you are welcome to hang out with our beagley-beagle, Remy. Of course we would want to know about your dog-caring credentials, as we wouldn't leave him with just anyone. This is entirely optional and totally free!
Interaction with Guests
We live just 3 doors down, and we're very proud of our city and we will definitely give you all the tips and guidance necessary if you so desire.
Psst.. introverts, we respect your desire to be left alone with little to no human contact! *hugs*
Our neighbourhood is very central. The apartment is just mere minutes walk away from Yonge/Dundas, the Eaton Centre, St.Lawrence Market, and The Distillery District and Cabbagetown, 30 minutes walk from China Town and Kensington Market, 30 minutes walk to the CN tower .. etc etc.
There are small cafes and restaurants, parks and hidden treasures awaiting the daring travellers not intimitated by the East Side's gritty exterior. We have written a guide for the area, and we live just nearby, ready to ensure your trip to Toronto is a great success.
The Garden District a developing neighbourhood, unlike the posh (fancy) West side. You are likely to see more homeless people on this side of Yonge St, than on the West side. If this makes you uncomfortable, it would be best to seek accommodation on the West side of the city.
Toronto is the safest metropolitan city in North America and it is best explored and experienced on foot or through public transit. We have provided a guide for walking tours around town to get you started. A car is not necessary, and there are even tours that pick you up in front of the house to take you to Niagara Falls, and they also deliver you back in the evening.
Public transit is at your doorstep, though its really easy to explore the city on foot.
Other Things to Note
Be prepared to discover Toronto's ethnic cuisine. This may require the addition of a second stomach, as food here is plentiful, cheap and delicious.
We are LGBTQ friendly, and we love everyone.
New on the Apple TV: NowTV, UK's SkyTV Entertainment pack and 13 live channels, including Disney, Nickelodeon and Nickelodeon Jr.
Sport fans: We can add add Sky's sports pass for you on our NowTV for 20$ per week. This gives you access to Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.