About the Homestay
Larissa and Julian live in a lovely Edwardian three-story home in the downtown west end of Toronto. Their High Park neighbourhood has been voted one of the city's best by Toronto Life magazine. The house is located two blocks from Toronto's biggest 160-hectare park, two blocks to the bike trails of Lake Ontario, and two blocks to the trendy shops, restaurants and fruit and veggie markets of Roncesvalles Avenue.
The location is also fantastic for public transport and is an easy five-minute walk to the Dundas, College, Queen and King Street streetcars. You can also walk to the subway in 20 minutes, or grab a streetcar up in 10.
Larissa is a writer and editor and Julian is a design professor at a Toronto university. They live with a puppy and two hilarious cats and like to joke around themselves, as well as cook great meals, take long walks, socialize and generally have a good time.
The house is on a very leafy street because of its proximity to High Park. It's also a safe street. Inside, you'll find a kitchen, dining room and living room filled with lots of antiques to match the age of the place (more than 100 years), as well as three bedrooms, a TV room and two bathrooms.
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in what is possibly the best neighbourhood in the city: High Park/Roncesvalles, in Toronto's downtown west end. It's located two blocks from the 160-hectare High Park, two blocks from Lake Ontario, and two blocks from the trendy shops and restaurants of Roncesvalles Avenue, which even has a cinema. It's also very safe and very green.
Transit is plentiful because of the convergence of main arteries: you can pick up the Queen and King streetcars in about a five-minute walk, and the Dundas and College streetcars in about an eight-minute walk. The subway is a five-minute streetcar ride away, or about a 20-minute walk up Roncesvalles Ave. We are about 25 minutes from the airport, which is located just outside the city.
Local Area Facilities
- Health club
- 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
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
***ONLY FEMALES PLEASE***Don't let the cats out! Check in if first you'd like to bring a guest over, keep the noise down after midnight and generally be tidy and respectful and we'll all get along fine.
Smoking is not allowed.
I had a wonderful time with Larissa and Jules. They are a lovely couple and I immediately felt at home in their beautiful and comfortable house. The area is very quiet yet with everything at a very short distance. I highly encourage anyone who is thinking to explore the city of Toronto to choose this family who can guarantee the nicest stay possible!
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.