About the Homestay

Midtown Eco friendly
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

***Our home is your home while you are here....

Family home in a 3 bedroom apartment that overlooks the CN Tower in Toronto.
**About 6-7 minute walk to the subway, 2 minutes walk to bus stop,
**2 minutes (4 bus stops) to reach Eglinton W. subway station and
**30 minutes to downtown Toronto.
Very close to Malls and small eateries, convenient to almost everything. **Supermarket is just beside the building. They sells hot meals to go.
**You can use my kitchen to cook anytime.
**Light breakfast is provided (self serve) coffee or milk, 2-3 slices of bread or cereals, a choices of spreads: peanut butter, butter and fruit jams.

Guests can access:
**FREE unlimited internet
**outdoor swimming pool in the summer.
**Public metered parking
HOST:
I am a retired banker and I have 2 children ages 25 and 26. My son lives with me to help me out and my daughter lives on her own but comes to visit once in a while.

My family joined the homestay program in 2004.
Our guests/students comes from different countries.

I have 2 bed rooms that are available for students/guests:
***1st room has a queen bed, (single/couple)
***2nd room has 2 single beds + pull out bed ( 1 or 3 people) when 1 guest is accepted, room is private unless requested.
Children must be 5 years old and up.

**It is important for the host to know the approximate age of guests.
**Age limit is from 18 to 65 years old.

Additional Info

50% additional charge may apply for infant/baby/toddler under 5 years old.

House Facilities
  • Computer
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 6 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

2 single beds + pull out (1 or 3 guests)
From $38 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

2 single beds + pull out, good for 1-3 person, children must be 5 yrs and up only. Large closets, and dressers. Overlooking the bus stops and supermarket. Note: rates apply/person, discounted Fridge is shared with the family

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
$45
$90
Weekly Price
$294
$600
Monthly price
$1,155
$2,460
Guest room #2
From $38 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room has a queen size bed. Good for couple, or single person.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$45
$65
Weekly Price
$294
$415
Monthly price
$1,155
$1,650
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About the Area

Our home is 30-35 minutes to downtown Toronto. Lawrence Square (small Mall) is 15 mins walk and there's Yorkdale Mall, 3 subway stops from the closest subway from my home. We have a Urban Fresh sobey's grocery store beside my building.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Please note:
**Maintain the cleanliness of the rooms and kitchen after use.
**Respect everyone in the home.
**Friends are not allowed unless you have permission.
**No drinking alcohol, drugs and smoking.
**Open communication is very important to avoid misunderstanding.

Cancellations for advance bookings/Booking updates:
***Guests who wants to cancel reservations, must notify host, 4 weeks before arrival, to be able to accept new guest.
***Remaining balance must be paid upon arrival***
***Minimum booking is at least 1 week and maximum is up to a year. Confirmed short term bookings should notify host if there are changes.

***PLEASE NOTE:
Check in - 10:00 AM
Check out - 11:00 AM

***This rules applies when there is a guest departing and a new incoming guest..... on the same day***

***Guest should consider the time of arrival in Toronto to avoid overlapping of time for check ins and check outs****
All guests that are coming from Brazil should consider the time of arrival in Toronto when selecting flights. Check-in should be at least 8:30 - 9AM.

Smoking is not allowed.

41 Reviews

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    Ireland
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    I can honestly say I was overwhelmed with how welcoming and friendly Imelda and Kevin were and I would glad that this homestay was recommended to me and I honestly cannot recommend this homestay enough myself!

    Host reply
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    Thank you Christopher for the good comments. Hope you will find a good job here in Toronto.

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    Ireland
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    I was recommended by friends who were living in Toronto to stay with Imelda for my holiday and she certainly exceeded expectations. Imelda was very hospitable and accommodating, and while I may not have been in the apartment much each day, Imelda and her son Kevin were very friendly and very welcoming into their home. I can't recommend her enough.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Imelda in ,

    Thank you Ray for the nice review, you are one of our best guests, we are glad we met your expectations. You are always welcome to come back in the future. Best wishes to you!

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    July 2019

    I really liked the stay. Although I only was there for 1 month I could enjoy my time there. Imelda and Kevin were always very helpful, Kevin even gave me his Nintendo switch. Good place to stay to work or explore Toronto (20min subway to downtown).

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Imelda in ,

    Thank you for the 5 hearts review! Good luck to your journey, exploring different places.

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    I stayed here twice, back to back bookings. Great homestay!

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Imelda and Kevin’s homestay is great and I highly recommend staying here. They are very welcoming, helpful and friendly. A homestay experience that made me feel like I was at home with family. Thanks so much for being so great!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Imelda in ,

    Tat, you are so sweet. You are great guest as well. I missed the nights when we are watching TV/movies together. You can always come visit anytime. Thank you for the good word.

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    Canada
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    It was a pleasure to stay with Imelda and her son Kevin, the apartment is very neat and tidy, it is located in a quiet neighborhood yet easy to access public transportation to get you where ever you need to go. Both of them were very friendly and willing to open their house to me as well as provide me with any assistance I required from day one. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone else that is looking for a place to stay.

    Thank you.

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    Host reply
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    Thank you Ravinder for the good review and recommendations.

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    Imelda and her son are very kind. It is very easy to go downtown Toronto with the public transportation system from her place. Everything was like I expected it to be. Therefore, a really great experience.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Imelda in ,

    Thank you Annika. You are a good guest as well.

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    Brazil
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    It’s was a amazing experience! It was my first time staying with a home stay and I loved the experience. Imelda is a incredible person! So kind and friendly, always helped me in what I needed. Imelda’s home is very organized, cleaned, and quiet a few minutes from the metro station. If you will go to Toronto, I recommend to stay in Imelda's home!

    Host reply
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    Thank you Maycon. I was glad you had a good expérience.. Thank you also for the recommandation.

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    Brazil
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Imelda is so kind! Her apartment is quiet and clean. I loved my stay!

    Host reply
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    Rachel, you are great guest! I wiuld love to host you again in the future if ever you come back. Thank you!

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    Ecuador
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    What can I say about Imelda that the others have not already said? Pay attention to all the previous comments, everything is true! Imelda is a hostess committed to all human beings. My husband and I are newcomers in Canada and Imelda has helped, advised and guided us from the simplest to the most complex situations in this moving walk, and for that we are infinitely grateful. Imelda besides welcome us into her house, which by the way, all the rules are clear, as her place, this is also part of having felt confortable by the Badian-De La Cruz Family. One plus, his son Kevin who also lives there, is a great guy! See you soon Imelda and Kevin! ¡Gracias por todo!

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    Host reply
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    Muchas gracias my new friend! Thank you so much for your excellent review! I am so moved and very glad that I and my son helped you in a way...I think everyone wants to be treated fairly. It is just good people deserved to be treated good. Your short stay in my home created a special friendship and trust. See you around. Good luck in seeking a good job to both of you! We can always meet, to have a cup of coffee.

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