About the Homestay

Urban Arty
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Large private bed-sitting room in 33rd floor Penthouse with a Million Dollar view... and minutes to EVERYTHING Toronto!
We are situated in an Historic Victorian neighbourhood, 'Cabbagetown' situated smack-dab in the centre of downtown Toronto
The rental is the Suite itself, private entry, shared bath with one.
ensuite mini-fridge + water cooler (unlimited Springwater)
towels/linens supplied

Essentially a hotel room (artys/eclectic), translocated to a private home, with a friendly and helpful Canadian host.


Dog, Cat

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 15 nights

Available for given dates

The Blue Room
From $33 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

- Large comfortable and well appointed private bed-sitting room - cable TV with large screen HDTV - home theatre surround sound - hi-speed 1 Gig wi-fi unlimited bandwidth - linens & towels incl

  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
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About the Area

The apartment has North-South and East-West public transit connections at the doorstep. Many points of interest within walking distance or a short ride on our excellent public transit. Situated in one of Toronto's most historic neighborhoods, Cabbagetown streets are lined with beautiful Victorian homes, adorned with English Gardens. Magnificent grand Oak and Maple trees 100's of years old line the streets.

Whether Butcher, Baker or Candlestick maker, you'll find it strolling down Cabbagetown's funky Parliament Street. We're like a village within a city within a park, Toronto has often been described as a City within a park. One of the greenest cities in the world. Parliament street and all it has to offer is less than a minutes walk from the lobby door. Toronto's main-drag, Yonge Street (the longest street in the world) is a leisurely 15 minute stroll from our front door.

Drivers can enjoy access to both North (south your in the lake), East - West Major Expressway on-ramps. Parking at Wellesley Residences 'public parking' is $5 for each 12 hour period, cars can be rented hourly.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Horse Stables
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


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

Included in the stay
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

No parties... Just safe, clean, quiet and comfortable lodgings for mature individuals.
Situated in the very heart of downtown Toronto in the historic 'Cabbagetown' neighbourhood, minutes to... EVERYTHING!
Many amenities ensure a relaxing and enjoyable stay in our World Class City!

About where you are staying
Penthouse Suite 33rd floor - Private bed-sitting room w/desk... wee dinette
mini-fridge ~ water cooler w/unlimited Spring water - coffee/tea machine
Share bath with host...
Yorkshire Terrier - Gidget, and long-haired domestic cat - Gracie share the home, you should be plant and pet-friendly, but have your own private Suite sans pets if you wish... :-)
* No smoking anywhere IN the Suite *

Good to know/nice to have... i.e. 'the fine print'
- minimum 2-night stay
- maximum 1 week (negotiable)
- blocked dates also negotiable
- will reply to profiles with clear facial photos
- tell me a little about you and the purpose of your visit to Toronto
- check-in anytime after 1:00 PM (negotiable)
- check-out time 12:00 PM (negotiable)

I like to keep to myself and just rent the room... prefer to let my guests do their own thing seems to be working well, but I can answer questions; friendly born and bred Canadian and Torontonian born and bred man of English/Irish descent, would be only too happy to assist with any questions, i.e. points of interest, how to get around... the weather... hockey... Toronto... Canada... the neighborhood... chit-chat... whatever... or not... laid back and easy going here!

Payment Method: Please note that we require our guests to *pay 50% of the booking total to us, via Paypal (as recommended by Homestay), in advance of confirming the reservation, to hold your room and reserve these dates for you (on top of the 15% service fee paid to Homestay.com) The balance of the rental is due in Canadian Funds upon arrival and also ask to see your Passport upon arrival.

Cancellation Policy: We ask our guests to give us at least 7 days’ notice for any cancellation. Any cancellation later than this will not be refunded.”

* balance of rental from booking deposit (CDN) funds paid 'upon arrival', with the presentation of your Passport


Smoking is not allowed.

6 Reviews

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    New Zealand
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    March 2019

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    United Kingdom
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    great room and perfect location, mike was very helpful when we spoke, would recommend

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    Mike is fantastic, always very helpful and makes you feel at home. The house is very clean and is in a convenient location for everything. Absolutely recommended , maximum score in all.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Mike in ,

    Thanks Alex... the review is a sweet as you. It was a pleasure to host you and you would be welcome here again anytime you are in Toronto. Clean, quiet, pleasant and respectful... a hosts dream guest!

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Staying at Mike's place in Toronto was a pleasure! Mike goes out of his way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. He respects your privacy and is quick to help you with any questions. The apartment has a balcony with a phenomenal view of the city, especially in the evening and at night. I was positively surprised to find an AC-unit in the room, this was highly appreciated due to the hot summer. Despite the monstrous bed the room doesn't feel cramped but rather cozy. It's not terribly bright though and neither is the rest of the apartment but I found it fine. Overall I'm very happy with my stay with Mike and I definitely recommend his apartment if you're looking for something just outside the city centre.

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    Homestay Host Family Mike in ,

    An absolute delight hosting this very charming German chap. Friendly, respectful... a hosts dream! If I didn't see him coming in occasionally, I might not have thought anyone else was here. Squeaky clean about himself and comings and goings... kitchen/everything left spotless... nice!

    A real treat hosting you Lutz, if you're ever in Toronto again, and I'm still hosting, you'd be welcomed in a heartbeat!
    Still in transition... relatively new will turn up the lighting going forward... :-)

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

  • 1522774794 original

    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    Mike is an excellent host. Very kind and helpful. The room is lovely and cozy. I really enjoyed my stay, and would absolutely book with him again.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Mike in ,

    Thanks Tucker, it was an honour and pleasure to have you as a guest , actually my first 'Homestay Hosting' experience. Tucker, you've set the bar pretty high my friend, One couldn't have asked for a better guest, and is highly recommended and welcomed into my home again anytime!

How do I book?

Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.

When do I pay?

Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.

When can I share my contact details?

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