About the Homestay
We live in the vibrant waterfront community within walking distance to a multitude of activities and attractions. We are steps away from transit, shopping, tourist attractions, a modern state of the art library, water sports like canoeing and paddle boating, bike rental at door, many restaurants serving international cuisine in our neighbourhood, a number of coffee shops, including a 24hr Tim Horton's and Starbucks at our doorstep.
There are many free events which take place in our neighbourhood on a regular basis, such as a concert series at the beautiful music garden, free yoga classes, various activities at the community centre, among many more, We are situated close to all the basic necessities, like banks, grocery store, pharmacy, dental and walk-in medical clinics.
Our family includes 2 lovely young children ages 10 and 7 which keep us very busy throughout the week, On the weekends we may all go swimming, church, nature walks, parks, visiting friends or just stay home. Usually at home we work together to bake healthy cookies, cakes and bread; or make Argentinean empanadas or vegetarian/vegan pizzas. We always try to eat healthy foods and buy organic when possible.
We offer a self-serve light breakfast to all guests and when guests stay for 7 days or more, we also offer a sit down dinner, at our digression.
We are only accepting females at this time, though couples are ok.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is located in a newly developed neighbourhood called CityPlace in downtown Toronto. We are within walking distance of the CN tower and 15 minutes drive to the International airport and a 10 minute walk to Billy Bishop Airport.
Transportation is readily available with public transit right outside our door and many options to travel (bus, streetcar or train). We are walking distance to many attractions, shopping, trendy restaurants, bars, night clubs, the waterfront, library, theatre, film festivals, sports stadiums, amusement park, convention centre, open air concert venues, nature trails, biking paths, museums, art galleries...
You are guaranteed to have an enjoyable stay with so much at our doorstep!
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Half Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
We would like and encourage our guests to keep their room and shared bathroom clean and organized at all times. We would appreciate that no food be taken into the bedrooms.
We expect that if a guest is going to stay out late or miss a meal, to be courteous and communicate this to us beforehand.
We want to make all guests feel at home as we are always open and willing to help in anyway we can to keep them happy and have a good and memorable experience with our little family and in our wonderful big city.
Things to note:
Guests must let us know by 4PM each day if they will be having dinner at home so we have time to prepare.
We provide a self-serve light breakfast to all guests; sit down dinners are provided only for guests staying longer than 7 days.
Snack are the responsibility of the guest.
Full payment is required in cash upon arrival unless other arrangements have been previously agreed upon.
Security deposit will be required (based on duration of stay) and will be returned in full upon departure.
*Complete House Rules will be sent to guest upon confirmation of booking and must be signed upon arrival.
Please note that check-in time weekdays is at 6PM and check-out time weekdays is 8AM.
A $150 security deposit will be required which will be returned to you upon your departure.
Smoking is not allowed.
I wish there was a six star option. My stay with this family was so pleasant, and they went out of their way to make it as comforting as possible. They told me about events going on in the city, and went out of their way to make my trip as great as it was. All the best to them !
I had a wonderful stay with McArthur. The whole family was very kind, welcoming and helpful and they gave me lots of great tips for a marvelous time in Toronto. The room is very nice and clean and centrally located. Thank you very much for giving me such a great time! I absolutely recommend a stay with McArthur!!
Una hermosa familia, un lugar magnífico y excelente ubicación!! Una gran experiencia a repetir.
I had very nice experience with them. They are very friendly. The location is close to downtown, the room is clean and they are very good at cooking. I could really enjoy this stay. Thank you so much!!
They are the best! If you want to stay in Toronto, Mac Arthur is the best choice! A lovely family, always happy, and help you with everything, the girls cheri and mirai , Mac Arthur and celeste are incredible. I want to go back to Toronto to stay with the. The aparment is confortable, clean, walking distance to the interesting places, nice breakfast and dinner. I love them!
My stay with host McArthur and the family was fantastic! Both their home and my room were beautiful, sparkling clean and extremely comfortable. As McArthur assured me before I arrived, their home was a comfortable walking distance to the Metro Toronto Convention Center where my conference was held. I felt safe walking there both morning and evening. Being vegetarian and vegan, the family was a perfect match for me diet-wise! Although my busy schedule didn’t allow me to enjoy as many meals as I would liked with this delightful, generous family, I treasured the ones that we shared! The food was so delicious. It’s still a toss up on whose cooking was the best, his or hers! I already miss this beautiful family! Their daughters are adorable and welcomed me into their home with the same enthusiasm and grace as their parents! I highly recommend these hosts. I left their home feeling that we had become family! I am looking forward to my next visit to this incredible city and would love to stay with the McArthur host family again!! My stay with them far exceeded my expectations. ❤️
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My son and I spent memorable days with safety. Both of MacArthur and his wife were always there to help us, even they are out for their job, they gave me quick response. They always cared for us. Rooms are clean, mother cooked delicious, warm dinner. Also, the girls are adorable. They are very friendly and my son spent fun time with them playing cards or other things, even though he didn't understand English.
Their place was easy to get street cars and downtown, walking distance to CN tower and other places.
I hope we could back here someday!
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The description in the post is a little misleading, as the room i booked is a semi-private room, and not a private room. I was a little taken aback at first but the hosts are really nice. We had amazing dinners together and overall the place had positive vibes. I would recommend this place for short/long term stays in downtown toronto. The location is very nice too.
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) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.