THE EPICENTER OF HIP: STAY IN THE MIDDLE OF QUEEN WEST ACTION

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Brendan Powell

Speaks english, french, spanish, Japanese
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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THE EPICENTER OF HIP: STAY IN THE MIDDLE OF QUEEN WEST ACTION

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1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2

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Awesome location, stylish & spotless. Everything you could want for an urban getaway! Whether shopping on Queen W or enjoying the 'hood's legendary nightlife, it doesn't get more convenient.

Set in a modern, 5-year old boutique building a stone's throw from Queen Street's shops & restaurants and minutes from subway/public transit, the compact unit is decorated in high style, complete with dark hardwood floors, groovy designer furniture, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and west-facing floor to ceiling windows, plus a sunny balcony to watch the sun go down and the city come alive. The sleeping area is divided from the kitchen and living area by a floating wall, so the place is best for a couple or two good friends. Unit is professionally cleaned & spotless for every guest.

INCLUDES high speed WiFi, HD flat screen TV, DVD, surround sound, MP3 audio jack and even a local cell phone

Building is a modern, 5-year old boutique condo set back on a side street just a stone's throw from Queen Street's shops and restaurants, and minutes from subway and streetcar transit. Most major downtown hospitals are also within walking distance.

Condo is furnished with personal toiletries, high thread count sheets, and local pay as you go cell phone. There are indoor bike racks in the building, and there is an excellent bike shop literally across the street.

It's nearly impossible to be this central without staying in a hotel!

Walk Score of 98/100: 'Walker's Paradise!'

WALKING TIMES TO MAJOR ATTRACTIONS:

Much Music/City TV building: almost across the street!

Richmond street entertainment/club district, Scotiabank Movie Theaters: 3 minutes

Art Gallery of Ontario: 5 minutes

Roy Thompson Hall, Princess of Wales Theater, Royal Alexandra Theater: 5 minutes

Canon Theater, Elgin and Winter Garden Theaters, Massey Hall: 10 minutes

Eaton Center: 10 minutes

Rogers Center/Skydome, CN Tower: 10 Minutes

Toronto Metro Convention Center: 10 minutes

All major downtown hospitals (TGH, Sick Kids, Princess Margaret, Mount Sinai): 10 mins

Harbourfront: 15 minutes

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Brendan Powell

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Speaks english, french, spanish, Japanese
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We are a married real estate team who have rented apartments in Argentina in the past and decided we should do the same in our own city - this is our second vacation rental in downtown Toronto. Brendan is a former travel writer and international tour leader who has worked and travelled in over 60 countries. Melanie is a former HR consultant for the advertising industry. Together we are also the BREL Real Estate team! Between us we speak fluent English, French, Spanish and Japanese. We are fun-loving, social and love our city--and look forward to helping others enjoy it too.

Brendan Powell purchased this condo in 2008

Read our reviews! The condo is very new, funky and in an incredible location--so central to the Queen Street shopping, bars and restaurants that you practically walk out the door and you are in the middle of things. It's a rare spot for a residential condo--there is almost nothing else quite like it location-wise...street noise is surprisingly almost nil despite being only a few doors north of busy Queen. Note that you don't really need a car here, as there is so much within walking distance. The subway is a couple of blocks away, and you'll never wait more than 30 seconds for a taxi right out front--at any time of night or day. An ideal location for the Toronto Film Festival, all Toronto's major live theatre venues or any of the central Toronto hospitals.

As world travellers who call Toronto home, we always appreciate the city's energy, multiculturalism and music and arts scene when we come home from abroad. We love eating out and going out, so we bought what we thought was the ultimate location for someone who wants to really explore the city.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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The Epicenter of Hip: Stay in the Middle of Queen West Action
average rating of 4.965517 based on 59 reviews
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The Epicenter of Hip: Stay in the Middle of Queen West Action
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Toronto Ontario
5

Beautifully quiet, but near the necessaries

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We just stayed a week and had a very nice stay. If you like quiet, this can't be beat. A lot of other places we looked at were facing busy, noisy roads. This one faces a small road that dead-ends just a few buildings away, so we had very few cars drive past. The windows also seem to be good quality. I had to get up early one morning, went to grab a Starbucks next door, and found a huge semi parked and running outside the front door. We never noticed it, it didn't wake us up, and my wife is a notoriously light sleeper.

I know it might sound funny talking about windows and streets, but we've had some horrible experiences because of noise, and we know we aren't alone.

As far as everything else goes, the location is close to some good little restaurants. The Art Gallery of Ontario is about two blocks away. The underground is about a 12 minute walk away. And Spadina and King is about a 10 minute walk away (which has some great restaurants - we recommend Rodney's Oyster House).

It is a little small, but bigger than a hotel room (with a complete kitchen and washer/dryer) and the bedroom is not actually closed off (meaning there isn't actually a door to close). It is behind the wall with the dishwasher that you see in the picture here. We did not find these a problem at all, but wanted to include this so you don't get surprised.

If we have to go back to Toronto, we would happily stay here again.
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The Epicenter of Hip: Stay in the Middle of Queen West Action
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Toronto Ontario
5

Gorgeous apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We loved this place. We didn't get to meet Brendan but he kept in touch before and during our stay. The apartment was very clean and everything we needed was there for us. We would highly recommend this apartment.
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Toronto Ontario
Lyon, France
5

A perfect homebase to tour Toronto!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
The apartment is in a perfect location (in the heart of downtown Toronto), but surprisingly quiet. The building is modern and secure, and there is very little noise from the street or within the building.

We stayed for a week, and were grateful to be able to go most places by foot or hop on/off the subway and tram, both of which were beside the apartment. Coffee shops, great restaurants, theatres, entertainment, museums and more are all within a short walk. The CN Tower, Chinatown and Kensington market are also very close and great to see.

The bed is really comfortable, and the kitchen contains everything you need to cook meals. The washer/dryer are useful for longer stays. We very much appreciated the use of the local cellphone, which helped us avoid major calling costs.

Brendan responded quickly to all of our emails, and we were well taken care of!

Thank you for everything,
Sarah & Adel
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Illinois
5

Wonderful Condo

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This condo is wonderful! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. As the owners state, it is conveniently located in a vibrant part of Toronto and easy to get anywhere. Should you choose to take meals at home the condo has everything you need to cook a meal. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The Epicenter of Hip: Stay in the Middle of Queen West Action
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Toronto Ontario
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The condo was clean, comfortable, and in a fantastic location. Easy walk to everything. Brendan and Melanie's suggestions for food and entertainment were super helpful and spot on.
We will be back!

Don + Diane
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Pearson International
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Bathurst and Gardiner Expressway
Car: not necessary

The condo is almost brand new, funky and in an incredible location--so central to the Queen Street shopping, bars and restaurants that you practically walk out the door and you are in the middle of things. It's a rare spot for a residential condo--there is almost nothing else quite like it location-wise...street noise is surprisingly almost nil despite being only a few doors north of busy Queen.

Note that you don't really need a car here, as there is so much within walking distance. The subway is a couple of blocks away, and you'll never wait more than 30 seconds for a taxi right out front--at any time of night or day. An ideal location for the Toronto Film Festival, all Toronto's major live theatre venues or any of the central Toronto hospitals.

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Availability & Rates

Toronto Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 30 2014
C$ 135
C$ 3,105
7 nights
 
 
World Pride/Canada Day
Jun 20 2014 - Jul 1 2014
C$ 1,920
Flat fee
12 nights
 
 
TIFF
Sep 4 2014 - Sep 13 2014
C$ 1,600
Flat fee
10 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
C$ 135
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
C$ 120
C$ 2,760
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation/damage deposit of CAD$250 due upon booking
Rental fee due one month before arrival
CANCELLATION POLICY: 60 days or more prior to arrival: full refund
30-60 days prior: loss of deposit | 15-30 days prior: 50% of rental fee
No refunds within 15 days of arrival
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Amenities

Toronto Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 505 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom is divided from main living space by only a floating wall, not a full wall with a door to close; therefore the unit is most appropriate for a single, couple or two close friends.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Dock
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
Notes:
iPod docking station with speakers, Audio jack to connect MP3 players to stereo Monthly parking passes available at a public lot one block away, indoor bike rack in basement and cycle shop across the street
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