About the Homestay
Temporary accommodation less than 6 months at a low cost
!st night: Full payment
A small fan in the room
The 2nd person in a large bedroom, no charge, and children free
Electronic protector against bed bugs and pests
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
Free Taxi to school and back home (regular TTC fare ) as an assistant to me, a disabled person-1st day
NO, ELEVATOR-walk up 3 floors to the apt (exercise )
One foam twin mattress & one regular twin mattress bed in one large bedroom and extra folding bed
2 to a room plus one child or one alone
Toaster oven, microwave oven
Fridge, kettle, coffee maker, dishes, cutlery, and pot cooking
Free washer and dryer in the apartment-no coins needed
Exercise equipment and barbells.
SINGLE DISABLED CHRISTIAN BACHELOR 72-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 go to rehab
once a week at March of Dimes. I go out for a coffee and donut and shop or
eat at 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
I drink pop and try to 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 some times bet my $2.00. I love animals and they
seem to like me. I tried stand-up comedy- Watch me on utube before my
stroke. I listen to the Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard, Dua Lipa, K groups and Roy
Miya and Jazz music. In the future, I 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)
Free Wifi with the wifi printer- free ink & paper.
Free TV in your room and free Netflix
Sheets changed every 7 days or sooner
Covers changed every month or sooner.
Free Washcloths changed every day
Free Shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste,
hairdryer. and female wrapped napkins
Free Amazon echo-ask and she will reply verbally.
Equipment to help the disabled in the washroom.
Students and Seniors extra 10% discount Seniors 65 or older.
(Students taxi to & back by cab regular TTC fare to school. Id required - first-day to school.
Work experience: Loss prevention Security, worked in
a Hotel and a concierge in a condo.
If booking verify the time of arrival at my place
10% of money goes to help charities
Check out time 11 am coming in 1 pm
CASA LOMA bus & subway 44 minutes
ROYAL ALEX Bus & subway 37 minutes
CN TOWER bus & subway 56 minutes
ONT. PLACE AND EX 58 minutes Bus and Subway
York University cab. 13 minutes
Niagara Falls Bus;2 hours 55 minutes Train 3 hours 42 minutes Union Station-check with TTC
Ryerson University 7 minutes-cab
University of Toronto 8 minutes-cab
George Brown College 8 minutes-King st-cab
Centennial College 14 minutes -cab
Seneca College 18 minutes-Markham-cab
TTC Cab paid to the school
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Gym at home
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 will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Use of Kitchen
No drinking alcohol, No loud parties, no sleep over of a 3rd party and no drugs.
Smoking is not allowed.
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.
Ritchie is a very kind and accommodating host. He looked after us better than our relatives and children. He had our room cleaned and bed sheets changed at least once a week. He kept the bathroom neat and clean, and provided new fragrant towels, blankets and bed sheets. His hospitality has been so extraordinary that it can not be described in words.
Ritchie has a simple and comfortable room. He provided me all the information necessary for get into or out the house, facilities available as describe in his profile.
Thank you Richie!!
We had a great time staying at Ritchie's place. He's is the nicest guy you'll ever meet!!!
Ritchie is a kind and accommodating gentleman. He made me feel that I was at home. He tries to make ones stay as comfortable as possible. I will recommend him to friends and family. Thank you Ritchie.
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