About the Homestay
SERVICE AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO YOU:
- The room has a large window and walk-in closet and is on second floor of a townhouse in a nice, safe neighbourhood surrounded by nature.
- The room is spacious, clean, all-furnished (Very comfortable bed, an office desk, 5000K LED desk light, mirror, large walk-in closet, radio-alarm, modern bed linens and clothes hangers provided)
- Unlimited high quality high speed Wi-Fi
- Hand soap, towels, hygienic paper, dish detergent, laundry detergent, garbage bags, cleaning products are provided
- 3 Meals including hot breakfast, lunch, dinner, fresh fruit and soft drinks
- There's a free washer and dryer for you to use
- 1 Minute walk to TTC Bus Stop
- 1 Minute walk to Moore Park with Tennis courts and playgrounds
- 5 Minute walk to Newtonbrook Secondary School
- 20 Minutes by bus to York University (Keele Campus)
- 10 Minute walk to Centerpoint Mall
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
2 minutes to TTC bus stop. 15 minutes to subway. Multiple plazas located walking distance. Safe Toronto neighborhood. Many schools, churches, parks, etc
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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Board
Diet Type available on request
No smoking, no pets
Smoking is not allowed.
La comida es mala y no deja usar la cocina para preparar otra cosa además te pone a limpiar el baño.
One of the things I most appreciate and pay attention to, when I am staying somewhere, is in the washroom. And this in particular that I had to use in Helen's house, from the beginning I did not like it because when I arrived I saw it very dirty and this was very unpleasant. I'm patient, but I hate to go to in a dirty washroom. The day I had to wash it was very unpleasant to see so much dirt in it, I cleaned it because I can not go to the washroom in these conditions, but it was always full of hairs left by the other student who was staying at her house. The person I go to share the bathroom with is a 17-year-old Chinese man who is very untidy, always leaving the shower dirty after bathing. Every time I tried to talk to Helen about this subject, she defended him and excused him because he is a teenager, in other words, he spoiled him too much. Or when I tried to talk to him about the problem he ignored me and treated me very poorly. In the washroom there is no soap to wash your hands, a clean towel to dry them or toilet paper, only the first few days she gave me some toilet paper, but the rests of the days I had to buy it on my own. The schedule for bathing is from 9 am to 10 pm, which I did not like because I always take my shower in the mornings, before going out to study. And the time she gave you to do this, it was only 15 minutes.
I always saw the kitchen and the fridge untidy, and this worried me because it is the place where food is preserved and cooked. She cooks with a lot of spice and oil, for taste and when I asked her to please cook with less spicy, she replied that this way of cooking was how the other student like it and that she would not stop cooking like that.
At the beginning I didn't know that I was making a lot of noise when I went down the stairs, Helen decided that the best way to communicate this dissatisfaction was to put a sign in the middle of the stairs, saying that you do not make a noise when you go down the stairs and do not bang the doors when you close them, As if you were a little girl who does not understand when someone speaks to me.
When I needed to wash my clothes, I could only put the clothes inside the washing machine and the dryer but I could not program it to control the heat of the water or the heat that it gave to dry, because she believed that I would damage her machines, when is very easy to know the operation of these.
When she needed to call me or call the other student, she hit from the first floor to the ceiling facing my room or his. I didn't like this because I have always considered that it is better to call someone by name and through an educated communication. There are the manners and the option to call with the voice, but not with a stick.
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