About the Homestay

Mixed Cosy
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Our family has a lovely home and lots of experience dealing with and helping international students who decide to come to Canada to improve their English or further their education.
Our home is accessible to many amenities that Toronto has to offer you such as enjoying our beautiful parks, malls, restaurants, bicycle trails, tennis courts, swimming pools, churches, gyms, libraries, schools and many more.
Our neighbourhood is very safe with public transportation only a 3 minute walk away. Our major intersection is Pharmacy and Lawrence. Pharmacy Avenue is a 3 minute walk. And Lawrence is a 5 minute walk. Our home is 1 block North of Lawrence Avenue East. The closest subway stations are Victoria Park station and Warden station. You will be able to familiarize yourself with our TTC service very easily. Our home is 30 minutes away from the airport and only 30 minutes away from downtown Toronto.
We are an outgoing, kind, and friendly family welcoming students into our home and treating them as members of our own family.
We are a family of 5, my husband Dimitri and myself, Helen, have 3 children. Son aged 35 who has completed his studies in International Business; Son aged 33 completed his Masters at Queens University in Occupational Therapy; Son, aged 25, currently studying History and aspires to become a History Teacher and Social Worker. All 3 have ventured on their own. My loving parents live 2 houses away and my mother frequently comes by for visits. We have since had to say goodbye to our beloved best friend “Achilles” our 16 year old Siberian Husky. A total teddy bear and very loving. Will forever be remembered.
Your accommodations will provide you with security and comfort….BUT ABOVE ALL….. the feeling of belonging to a family. You will become part of the family like a real homestay should be.
We speak English and Greek fluently. We are friendly active people who love to travel, meet new people and learn about other cultures. We are both working professionals and are really looking forward to sharing our culture with you.

We have a beautiful rooms in our home. We are looking to host a serious, respectful, friendly student (female) an Undergrad or Masters Student, aged between 19-26. Our home is bright, spacious and clean. In your room, you will have a queen size bed, mirror, bed, desk, lamp, and ample place to put your clothing. The room is well lit and has a window for natural light. You will have unlimited wi-fi; water and electricity included; shared access to our homes amenities; kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities. You will only need to stay focused on your studies while staying at our home.

Pets

Dog

House Facilities
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 3 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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room 1 main floor
From $40 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is a large room for 1 person. It is on the main floor, north facing, with a great view of the garden. Has plenty of light. Room has been completely renovated. Plenty of storage for cloths and personal amenities.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$40
Weekly Price
$280
Monthly price
$1,200
Chambre Rouge
From $40 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Pull-Out Sofa Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$40
Weekly Price
$280
Monthly price
$1,200
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About the Area

We are an outgoing, kind, and friendly family welcoming students into our home treating them as members of our own family.
We are a family of 5, my husband Dimitri and myself, Helen, have 3 children. Son aged 35 of which has graduated International Business; Son aged 33 graduated Queens in Occupational Therapy from Queens; Son aged 25, studying History wishing to be a teacher. All 3 have ventured on their own. My loving parents live 2 doors down and my mother frequently comes by for visits. We have since had to say goodbye to our beloved best friend “Achilles” our 16 year old Siberian Husky. A total teddy bear and very loving. Will always be remembered.
Your accommodations will provide you with security and comfort….BUT ABOVE ALL….. the feeling of belonging to a family. You will become part of the family like a real homestay should be.

We speak Canadian English and Greek fluently. We are friendly active people who love to travel and meet new people and learn about other cultures. Both of us are working professionals and are really looking forward to share our culture with you.

We have a beautiful rooms to offer you in our home. We are looking to host a serious, respectful, friendly student (female) an Undergrad or Masters Student, aged between 19-26. Our home is bright, spacious and clean. In your room, you will have a window, queen size bed, mirror, bed, desk, lamp, and ample place to put your clothing. You will have unlimited wi-fi. Water and electricity included. You will have full shared access to our homes amenities; kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

House Rules:
• Keep your room tidy
• Clean up after yourself, especially in the shared spaces
• Be mindful of energy conservation and recycling
• Keep your showers minimal (not long)
• We do the laundry on weekend (A hamper is provided in your room). Laundry taken down on Friday night or if full earlier; a basket will be provided for you in basement for your clothing. I would be happy to accommodate any washing earlier in the week. We have no problem with you doing your own laundry if you wish.

• If you are planning on not coming home (running late at school) it would be appreciated if you would let us know ahead of time; so that we can plan our day/week according to your schedule. With the same respect if you plan on being out with friends you meet at school we would like you to let us know where you will be going, in case of emergency, and when you plan on being home. A simple phone call would be appreciated or let us know in advance if you aware of your plans.

If you choose to have a friend come over we would love to meet them. As such we would like to be home during these visits.

Smoking is not allowed.

8 Reviews

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    Mexico
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2023

    My room was very cozy and warm! The house was always clean, including the kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Laundry was done for me once a week and my room was cleaned up for me weekly as well.

    They are such a wonderful family with a welcoming and friendly presence. I had three other roomies, all girls from other countries at the time. I loved that I got to make new friendships! We would sometimes have movie nights together or go out and explore the city, which was lots of fun. Great homestay if you enjoy stimulating conversation as well as privacy.

    One thing to keep in mind is that you cannot use the stove so you can either purchase your meals outside or they offer you three meals a day for an additional cost. If you choose this option, breakfast includes cereal, toast, bagels, coffee, juice, and milk. For lunch, you get a sandwich and for dinner, you get a variety of options depending on the day, such as soups, kinds of pasta, chicken, veggies, and salads.

    The nearest TTC is a short 7 min walk from the house; the neighborhood is friendly and safe. Walmart, which is located on Eglinton Ave, is only a 20 min bus ride from here. On that same street, you'll find a Cineplex, Michael's, Costco, Metro, Dollarama, Staples, Winners, and the Shopping Centre. You can also find plenty of small restaurants within walking distance of the house. Downtown Toronto is about an hour away using the TTC or a 20-25 min uber ride.

    Excellent location and family! Thank you so much for a lovely stay :)

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    Italy
    Age 25 - 34

    4 hearts
    November 2022

    Lovely and generous people. Thank you very much.

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    Mexico
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    October 2022

    It is the best homestay!! It is a great place to enjoy your stay in Toronto, it is close to the buses and it is a very safe and quiet place. Helen's family from day one tried to make my stay the best and made me feel part of the family; they are a respectful family and full of love to give, you will never feel alone. I highly recommend it!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Helen in ,

    Thank you to Luisa for making it so easy to enjoy your company. Your infectious smile and bubbly personality speaks volume. It was a pleasure hosting you and we would be happy to have you back anytime. We wish you much love, happiness and success in your future endeavors. I am certain that you will achieve the goals you set in life as you exhume much confidence. This is not goodbye but see you later. Cheers, Helen

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    South Korea
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2022

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    Peru
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    May 2022

    I have to thank Helen for her welcome, for picking me up from the airport and helping me in any way she could during my stay, where she lives is a very quiet and central place, everything was very clean and smelling good, downtown is 45 minutes away by bus and then subway, for me it helped me a lot in what is adaptation like my first days in Canada

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    Nigeria
    Age 25 - 34

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    May 2022

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    China
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    March 2022

    This is the best homestay you can find! It is literally Home away from Home. If you want positive energy and laughter during your stay, this is the place. The host is super nice and so considerable. The room is clean and tide which makes me feel really comfortable and can focus on my thing. There is always plenty of food. It is really a joyful experience living here. The public transportation is convenient around the neighborhood.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Helen in ,

    Hello Rose,
    You were a pleasure to host and have stay with us. Your laughter and good energy made it super easy to love having you around. We look forward to hearing about your adventure. Anytime you are in town we would love to have you back. Sweet travels

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    Mexico
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    March 2022

    I had the opportunity to stay in this homestay and I couldn't be more grateful!
    Such warm and beautiful hearts a person can ask for while you are away from home, Helen and Dimitri taught me a lot of things that I will keep with me forever.
    Such a beautiful homestay in a beautiful area!!! This is literally your home away from home.
    If you have the opportunity do not doubt to stay here and have a great time !!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Helen in ,

    Hi Paola,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. It has been a pleasure hosting you and you have made it so easy. You have been very respectful and a courteous young lady. Your family should be proud. Dimitri and I hope to have been able to share some of our values and hope you carry them with you along your journey in life. We hope to be able to meet up real soon with you and your lovely family. We look forward to this day with great anticipation. Best regards and keep in touch

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