About the Homestay

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

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 8 and 6 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 are only accepting females at this time, couples are ok as well.

Additional Info

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.

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 120 nights

Available for given dates

Bedroom ***FEMALES ONLY***
From $35 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Semi-private bedroom

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$55
Weekly Price
$350
Monthly price
$1,050
Single room with trundle ***FEMALES ONLY***
From $40 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$60
$85
Weekly Price
$400
$550
Monthly price
$1,200
$1,800
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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
  • Park
  • Shopping Centre
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Full Board
  • Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Diabetic
  • Lactose Intolerant

House Rules

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 only provide a self-serve breakfast and sit down dinner.
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.

Smoking is not allowed.

15 Reviews

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    Japan
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    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!!

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    Argentina
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    December 2018

    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!

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    United States
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    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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    Netherlands
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2018

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

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    Japan
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    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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    Spain
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2018

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

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    India
    Age 25 - 34

    4 hearts
    August 2018

    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.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family McÅrthur  in ,

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review; we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! However, we are sad that we lost 1 star rating because of a misunderstanding. Our description clearly shows the pictures of each room and there should be no question as to the difference between the semi-private room and the private room as they also have different pricing structures.
    We appreciate your honesty and hope for your next Homestay experience you make sure you do your due diligence to effectively communicate any misunderstandings to avoid any surprises.

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    Malaysia
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    I had a good time staying with Arthur's family. The room was comfortable, and they were very generous and friendly. Not to forget the two lovely girls, Minai and Cheri :) Even though my stay was not long, we established good relationship and I wish to see them again. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a cozy place in Toronto!

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    France
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    We really loved our stay in this place ! The appartement was clean and very close to the city center ! The perfect place to visit the city!

    McArtur and Céleste was always available and listening when needed. We congratulate the whole family for the values ​​they affirm, especially the cultural exchange with respect.

    The family was so nice with us, we didn’t expect to attach so much to them in only 5days!
    When we think about our trip in Toronto, we think about famous places but also each of them, thank you for all!
    I hope to see you in few month when I’ll come back :)

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    Germany
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    July 2018

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

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