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Garden View - Steps to College Street's Little Italy

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Dufferin Grove House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)


Dovercourt Road & College Street - One of Toronto’s most vibrant residential neighborhoods, steps from College Street's Little Italy, Ossington Avenue’s trendy new restaurants and bars, and West Queen West’s shopping, galleries and entertainment. The city amenities are all within a few minutes walk; including gym, drycleaners, groceries, beer & liquor stores. Easy access to public transit will take you to the rest of your Toronto destinations.

'Walk Score' measure of walkability based on distances to nearby restaurants, grocery stores and other amenities, plus other analysis of pedestrian friendliness.: 95 'Walker's Paradise'

'Transit Score' measure of how well a location is served by public transit based on the number of nearby routes and the frequency, type of route (rail, bus, etc.), and distance to the nearest stop for each: 93 'Rider's Paradise'


This main floor space includes a bedroom with a queen-size bed and floor to ceiling windows facing onto the lush back garden. The large living room has a gas fireplace, exposed brick, desk, and a flat screen TV. The newly-renovated kitchen features stainless steel appliances, with a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove and microwave. The formal dining area has seating for 6. A folding cot is available if needed.

There is also another 1-bedroom rental unit on the property - see: VRBO Listing #224805

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jen, Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016

About Jen, Owner/Property Manager

We are Jen and Dave.

Jen, Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2008

Why Jen, Owner/Property Manager chose Toronto

We've lived in this Toronto west end neighbourhood for several years. Follow College St. east or head down Ossington Ave and maybe end up at Queen St. West a few blocks south. All of these local areas are well known for some of the best restaurants, art galleries and nightlife in Toronto. Also a great area for kids - Dufferin Grove park within a few minutes walk (playground and splash pad in summer/ice rink in winter and year round farmers market).

With transit only a few steps from the property, it is a convenient commute to University of Toronto or the downtown business core.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Garden View - Steps to College Street's Little Italy
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Central, peaceful, comfortable - Garden View!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about what a pleasant space this is; we spent a four-day weekend that I only wish had been longer. Everything you need in the kitchen including a roomy refrigerator, microwave, french press and more. Although the home is located in a bustling neighbourhood, the suite was very quiet, and the backyard was a great place to relax in the early evening. Jen was so friendly and helpful, and responded immediately to my questions. We had such fun in the area, checking out restaurants and shops. And I highly recommend the Farmer's Market in nearby Dufferin Grove park, should you be there on a Thursday. Welcoming vendors with great produce. We hope to return soon to this terrific space!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Four nights in the Garden View apartment

  • 5 of 5

Earlier this month, my wife and I spent a relaxed and enjoyable four nights in this apartment. It is clean, spacious, and well-appointed. Jen was great to deal with; she replied promptly and showed lots of flexibility. The payment process ( a bank transfer) was extremely easy. Access instructions and house rules were clear and simple.

In addition to being a lovely pied-à-terre, it is situated in a fascinating part of Toronto. It is a short taxi ride from the Bloor stop on the UP Express from Pearson. There are lots of interesting shops and restaurants along College, Dundas, and Ossington, and it has good TTC links within a short walk.

Overall, this apartment is great value for money, especially when compared to hotel accommodation.

Just as an example of what's nearby: we had a great dinner at Enoteca Sociale, 1288 Dundas St West, which is about a 10 minute walk from the apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a brief visit to Toronto. We loved the garden view accommodation and it felt like our home away from home. This rental was clean, modern and very cozy. Close to some great restaurants and public transportation. Jen was a great host and very accommodating and we would certainly recommend this to others and certainly rent again if back in Toronto.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Had the pleasure of staying here for 3 days this week. Great location and beautiful area. We felt very comfortable and safe in this area. Apartment had everything you needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic retreat for a month in the city.

  • 5 of 5

I spent a month in the Garden View apartment and was incredibly pleased with my time there. It is a lovely apartment tastefully furnished and felt like a home. The owners Jen and Dave are amazing hosts and are available without being intrusive. The apartment is in a fantastic location just off College and very easy to get anywhere by public transit. The apartment is very close to the YMCA so if you need to hit the gym it is right there. I will definitely be renting this place again the next time I am in Toronto and have recommended Jen and Dave's apartments to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place run by brilliant hosts.

  • 5 of 5

1st time in 1st floor apartment. Fantastically clean with great amenities. Photographs are lovely but the apartment is even better. Dave and Jen are the greatest hosts, They are available if needed but not intrusive. Transit available within 2 mins walk, short tram journey into city where there is everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Dufferin Grove House Rental Rates

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Nov 1 2016 - May 1 2017
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Tax Rate 13.0%

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Dufferin Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Twin size folding cot also available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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