About the Homestay
Extraordinarily low cost ( maximum 2 to a bedroom ) Minimum 2-day stay
Lived here for over 50 years in this apartment because of rent control which lowers your rent Great value at a low price
( 6 months booked, 7th month free )
Ionic air purifier machine-rid of virus covid-19
And extra gifts for your stay
A cancellation fee of $50 for going to another place to sleep
The washroom shared but a lock on the door and lock on the bedroom door
Dust mites pillow protection
Walking distance to transportation ( 5 minutes express Don Mills bus to the subway ) Other buses 10 mins or less to Subway.
Walk 1 block to Shopping and groceries
NO, ELEVATOR-walk up 3 floors to the apt (exercise )
One foam twin mattress & one regular twin mattress bed in one large bedroom
Toaster oven, microwave oven, and slow cooker
Fridge, kettle, 2coffee maker, dishes, cutlery, and pot cooking, dishes, cups, and cutlery
Free final rinse equipment ( wash by hand 1st) and dryer equipment in the apartment-no coins needed
Exercise equipment and barbells.
And much more
SINGLE DISABLED CHRISTIAN BACHELOR 74-YEAR-OLD MALE
Before my stroke on Youtube
Graduated from George Brown College in "Hospitality, tourism, and leisure"
I read, watch computer movies Netflix or Youtube sometimes, and exercise on zoom rehab. I go out for a coffee and donut and shop or order out
the food at the East York Town Centre. I am a disabled bachelor, walk slowly with a
cane. Talk some but not clearly since my 2 strokes in 2015. I receive Meals On
Wheels some days and eat out on other days and eat at home sometimes
Avoid meat and just eat veggies. I lost about 30 # since
my strokes but gained some weight back. I was born in Toronto and 100%
Japanese- but cannot speak Japanse-too hard to learn. I go to the racetrack to
watch horses run and sometimes bet my . I love animals.
I tried stand-up comedy- Watch me on youtube before my
stroke. ( Ritchie Miyashita ) I listen to the Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard, Dua Lipa, BTS K pop, and Roy
Miya and Jazz music. In the future, I would like to play the piano one day and draw people.
At Pape station take any bus north to Cosburn (You will see McDonald's restaurant on the right. walk North on Pape, one block to Gamble Ave. (East of Pape)
Ionic air purifier machine-rid of virus covid-19
Free Wifi with the wifi printer-
free Netflix & prime movies
and prime songs
Bedroom doorknob cleaned & toilet & toilet handle
Bedroom covers cleaned
Free Washcloths changed every day
Free Shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste,
hairdryer. and female wrapped napkins
Equipment to help the disabled in the washroom.
Work experience: Loss prevention Security, worked at
Raddison Hotel and a Concierge at 300 Bloor east (Yonge and Bloor)
Check out at 11 am, check-in 1 pm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
East of Pape Avenue with a small park and lots of stores.Walking distance to most stores. There is a church. Quiet area.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
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
No loud parties, no sleep-over of a 3rd unknown party, and no drugs, 2-weeks to maximum 12 months
No credit. After accommodation mail returned to the sender Mailbox across the street in the drug store No negotiation to lower the price
Smoking is not allowed.
This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
Good host, very down to earth and kind. Would stay again
I have an good stay in Richie home , I stay warm and safe. I super recommend.
Stay in home of Richie is good calm and safe I recommend for another guests. Good place and localized .
This was our second stay with Ritchie. He is a great host who made us feel at home. The apartment has good public transport links and is great value. We will definitely try to go back.
The accommodation is as described and comfortable. The location is in midtown Toronto with good bus and subway links. There are plenty of local convenience stores, fast food outlets, cafes and a supermarket in easy walking distance.
Ritchie is a kind and generous host with a warm personality and lovely sense of humour. He has lived in the area for a long time and is a mine of information and stories. We have enjoyed our time with him and will look forward to staying again in the future.
Ritchie is one of the nicest, most humble and polite people you will ever meet
He made our stay memorable and pleasant and it felt like we were at home , not on holiday
My daughter did not want to come home and wanted to stay with Ritchie, he is that nice
It was my pleasure and good fortune that we found this lovely person on Homestay
Wishing you all the best for the future and maybe one day we will be back
If we ever return it will be to stay with you
Ritchie is very kind and humble worth to stay at his house
Unfortunately I had to cancel my stay. Ritchie was very accommodating. He sounds like a very nice host. Maybe next time.
We stayed at Ritchie’s place for 1 month, as we just arrived to Canada. He was really welcoming and nice, great to talk with and funny. He even invited us to a restaurant. Our cat loved to play with him.The apartment has a great location, 3 minutes walk from the TTC bus and 10 minutes ride from Pape subway station. It was really convenient to move around the city. A supermarket, many restaurants and Mcdonald are nearby. The room is big with a big window, you have lots of light. Closed and cupboard that accommodated all our belongings. Good Wifi. It was a great first experience and we will definitely recommend it! Thank you Ritchie.
How do I book?
Contact the host about your stay - tell them a little about yourself, why you are staying and ask any questions you have about their homestay. You will be able to book immediately after sending your message.
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.