About the Homestay

Urban Arty
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Our home is very centrally located; it is 5 minutes from the Coxwell Subway so getting anywhere is very easy. Toronto can be hard to get around, but from here, it is very easy. I am within 5 minutes drive of both major highways too!

The house was beautifully renovated in 2010; it is spectacular, super clean, and very comfortable!

We have one bedroom available -- it has a single bed and a pull-out couch, and can sleep two singles comfortably. It has a bar fridge for storage of drinks and snacks, and a gorgeous view of the backyard.

I own this house. I (Alexander) have a wonderful 9 year old (who does not live with me). My house can be full of music and conversation; I play piano, guitar, banjo, recorders, drums, and other instruments (but only during the day!!) There is a large collection of vintage DVDs and CDs all that can be played or watched as well as thousands of novels, books on history, art, music, and philosophy.

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Non Smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 120 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.

Garden view room
From $30 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Large room on 2nd floor decorated in Tuscan style, huge window overlooking garden, bar fridge, Lock for privacy, built-in closet, & clothes storage, pull-out desk & comfy chair, pull-out couch comfy as bed and couch, washroom outside the door

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

Our house is located in a quiet neighborhood filled with actors and musicians. There are four grand pianos within a one block radius, and the community is very vibrant and fun. Many young families live here. It is very close to the Coxwell subway, and so it is a short distance on transit to the train station, the bus station, and the airport(s). It is also close to two major arteries (the Gardiner and the Don Valley Parkway. Tons of great restaurants of every imaginable kind of cuisine, a gym steps away, shopping everywhere (on the Danforth), a hospital a few blocks away. And it is 15 minutes drive from downtown

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Beach
  • Shopping Centre
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


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

I need to have enough time to plan for your stay, so please allow me 24 hours to finalize your booking.

You may book one or both of the rooms. I live there, but will leave you to your own devices unless you want me to be involved. I am a musician and a writer, and so I often work from home. Please be considerate of other guests, and clean up after yourself. Otherwise, enjoy!
I need to prepare the room for the next guest, so please let me know when you will be checking out. I am, flexible but I want to know please.

Smoking is not allowed.

24 Reviews

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    October 2020

    Great host!
    Great location!
    Had a fantastic month!

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    July 2019

    Alexander was very helpful and you can see he's used to welcome new hosts all the time.
    The house is really close to the Subway station Coxwell, which is very convenient Thank you so much Alex !

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    July 2019

    Alexander is an amazing host! He is cultured, eloquent, knowledgeable, courteous and very hospitable. My son and I had a wonderful and memorable stay at his home and we would definitely come back! We recommend Alexander very highly!

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2019

    Alexander is very well organised and super welcoming. We felt right at home, it was like staying at a friend’s. The location is very convenient, with many nice bars and restaurants within walking distance. We would definitely stay there again if back in Toronto.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2019

    Alex is a exceptionally great host. Friendly, kind, and helpful. One of the nicest things is his rapid responses. Japan and Toronto are located in extremely different time zones. However, he responded me very quickly. It helped me decide how I shall do there. This characteristic was consistent throughout the stay.
    House is clean, neat and tidy. I had almost no troubles there. Very clear to understand, simple to use.
    40min from downtown was a thing but still I’m quite sure it’s worth.
    Thank you very much anyway.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2019

    The best

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    Alexander is an excellent host, his place is clean, comfortable and well located. He is very kind and open to allow the use of the dependencies of his home. About the location, the subway station, supermarket, pharmacy and places to eat are 5 minutes walking from the house. The bus stop is just around the corner.
    Everything was fine. Therefore, totally recommended.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    Alex's home is very cozy, it's the perfect place to enjoy Toronto and get a very comfortable rest. Would definitely book again

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    Alexander was a great host always great to have a chat with and very helpful I highly recommend to stay with him in Toronto

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    February 2019

    Alex(the host) is super friendly and knowledgeable. A great person to have a conversation with. And the house is absolutely amazing. Very clean and comfortable. His large collection of stylish movies and music is astonishing. Highly recommend if you want to find a place to stay in toronto.

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 250 $£€ 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?

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.

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