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Funky West Queen West in renovated historic building

52 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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West Queen West Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Colourful, comfortable, spacious 1 Br, 1 Bathroom fully furnished apt.

In the heart of West Queen West, recently declared the second coolest neighbourhood in the world by Vogue! Tastefully renovated apartment that we have used ourselves. The bedroom includes a Queen bed with twin bed loft, suitable for a child age 3-15. A spacious wooden patio is accessible from the bedroom. The bathroom glass shower stall has ample hot water. Amenities include washer/dryer, full kitchen, a/c, WIFI, cable TV, DVD player. Numerous multi-ethnic restaurants, shops and galleries are on the doorstep, as is public transportation. Trinity Bellwoods park is nearby and it's an easy walk to the AGO (art gallery), TIFF Bell lightbox (cinema), Roy Thompson hall (music), King west entertainment district (theatre) . Add 10 minutes to access ACC (sports).

No smoking or pets please.

We do not provide parking, but temporary parking permits are available on line at Visitors to our address can park in the 4H zone (any sidestreet in the area between Ossington and Bathurst, Dundas and Queen)

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dan or Tessa
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, french and english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Dan or Tessa

We live 1 1/2 hrs north of Toronto in the country. This apt has been our urban escape for years and we love it. It's bright, happy and located in our favorite part of Toronto.

We have recently renovated the 3rd floor apt (previously used for long-term rentals) and have moved upstairs.

We come down to the city approximately every 1-2 weeks. We have used VRBO ourselves and hope to provide guests a comfortable, stress free experience with easy availability to us at all times.

Dan or Tessa purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Dan or Tessa chose Toronto

We love the tranquility of living, isolated, on a farm. However, intermittently, it's interesting and fun to immerse ourselves in an urban environment and our property is what we consider a perfect location to do so. We've traveled extensively and although each location is unique, Queen st w. Toronto is our favorite, due primarily to the multi-ethnic aspect of the place and proximity to various interesting venues.


based on 52 traveler reviews

Funky West Queen West in renovated historic building
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews

Nearly perfect

  • 5 of 5

The apartment on Queen West is as near perfect as can be expected. The property is beautifully appointed and larger than it appears in the photographs. Location is great with Trinity Bellwoods Park a short walk away, more great restaurants than you could patronize in a month's time, dozens of shops of all stripes and public transit on your doorstep. The neighborhood is perfect for walking with Kensington Market, Chinatown, King Street and of course West Queen all in easy reach. Tessa and Dan are great hosts and made the check-in/check-out process as easy as could be. We would recommend the location to anyone without reservation and would gladly return. Thanks Tessa and Dan for making our Toronto stay extra nice with your beautiful apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience staying on Queen Street. Property had everything we needed for our stay.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the accommodation for our two week stay in Toronto. Apartment was quiet had everything we needed, clean, great location and we loved the Queen Street experience with restaurants and unique shopping. Thank you to owners for their attention and help. Would recommend this property to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved this apartment!!! It's much larger than it appears in the pictures. The colorful, artistic decor makes you smile every time you step in the door! The furnishings are very comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked and the linens are of high quality. The internet, television and air conditioning worked very well. The shower had good pressure and plenty of hot water. We appreciated having use of a nice washer and dryer.

We enjoyed having drinks on the private patio after a long day of sightseeing. It's a lively neighborhood with a wide variety of restaurants, bars and shops right outside the door. As others have noted, the busy street in front is quite noisy but is easily silenced by closing the living room windows. The bedroom is in the back and very quiet.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention our delightful hosts! Booking and check-in was very smooth and Dan and Tessa were quite accommodating. This apartment is on the 2nd floor and they live on the 3rd. They own the entire building which is very, very secure. They had great suggestions for restaurants and things to see and do. They were available but not intrusive and we enjoyed chatting with them. Our damage deposit was refunded the day after we checked out.

You will not be disappointed by this apartment! I only hope it is available the next time we visit Toronto.

Thanks Dan and Tessa!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Tessa and Dan's place, and we loved it. We stayed there an entire month!!! Our intention was to experience living in downtown Toronto in a hip residential area and you can't get more hip and fun than this location. Snuggled between shops like Anthropologie and fancy shoe boutiques, a stone's throw from Downward Dog Yoga studio and PureBarre Studio, both of which I visited daily, surrounded by great cafes (R2 Squared and Jimmy's were our go-to coffee shops) and great food, and in the vicinity of a lovely park, this condo is great. We had everything we need to make it our home for the month-long stay. The owners are super friendly and check in on you and make sure you have all you need. The place is clean and they even got me a blender so I could make my green smoothies! Thank God they had A/C as we were in Toronto in August (not very smart in hindsight, even Canada gets brutal summers ;))! but the A/C was fabulous and functioned perfectly! The WiFi is excellent and that's important when you have video and audio conference calls with clients the globe over, and the washer and dryer make it so nice to extend your limited wardrobe. All in all, I can't say enough great things about this wonderful condo, which is now our home away from home, and I can't wait to come back with my husband for another stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect place to see Toronto!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great home I would recommend to anyone. My wife, four year old and myself really enjoyed the comfortable apartment and neighborhood. The hosts were informative and helpful. You are within walking distance to most of the main attractions in Toronto or a quick ride on the metro. Thanks again, we really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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What More Could We Have Asked For?

  • 5 of 5

Our overall stay was ideal. We were more than happy with our entire stay here. The genuine hospitality of the home owners was great. From warm welcomes from Dan and his son, to the wonderful neighborhood with all the local shops at your finger tips. We really could not have chose a better home away from home. We will see you again soon. Once again, thank you for your extended gratitude on everything. It meant a lot to us!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Island Billy Bishop
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Toronto Island
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Don Valley
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
gardiner expressway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Blue Mountain
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres

West Queen West is an artistic, multi-ethnic, funky area - recently voted by Vogue as the 'second coolest neighbourhood in the world'! On our doorstep you will find a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, theaters, hip hotels, indie boutique shopping and great people watching. TIFF bell lightbox, Roy Thompson Hall and beautiful Trinity Bellwoods park are blocks away and Lake Ontario is a 15 min walk.


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Refundable damage deposit $149

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West Queen West Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • glass shower, stackable washer/dryer, glass sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1), wide twin loft Bed suitable for a child (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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