Welcome to Riverdale! Our newly, completely renovated 110 year old house, with its high ceilings and modern renovation is ready for you to enjoy. Our space is great for couples, business travelers, solo adventurers, and families.
We are situated close to downtown, but in the warm, friendly community of Riverdale. A minute or two's walk down our tree lined street will get you to the subway, restaurants, shops, grocery store, the Danforth Music Hall and both Riverdale and Withrow parks!
The Danforth is a vibrant, exciting neighbourhood to be in. We are situated between two parks - Withrow (check out the farmers market on Saturday morning, Dusk Dances, Shakespeare in the park, catch some ball hockey action or tobogganing in the winter) and Riverdale (the most beautiful views of the Toronto skyline, a bike path down to the waterfront, or up the Don river, and the best toboggan hill in the city).
There is plenty of restaurants to suit any palate - from traditional greek food, a fabulous fish and chip shop, wine and cocktail specialties, to Mexican and tapas, pubs and family-style restaurants. There are incredible coffee stores to sit in and absorb the pulse of the neighbourhood (Si, just at the end of our street, the Rooster, just a few blocks down right across from Riverdale park, and my favourite hidden gem - MoGC for the true connoisseur- a longer walk, or short drive from us).
The space is a large, bright 2 bedroom, with one bathroom. It occupies the main and upper floors of a centennial semi-detached house with a modern renovation - including air conditioning. There is porch bench to sit on and enjoy our lovely neighbourhood. It is a simple but charming mix of old and new.
There is a large cozy couch and an old fashioned comfortable chair with which to relax. A 32" inch television with Fibe cable, a magazines and books and few games to entertain you if you choose to spend a quiet night in.
The kitchen has been completely upgraded. There are beautiful quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas stove, dishwasher, full size fridge including an ice maker in the freezer. We have two coffee makers for your morning cup - drip coffee (both regular and decaf) and a Nespresso machine if you prefer an espresso to really wake you up. A kettle and tea is also available. Pots, pans, bowls are provided for your cooking needs. There are settings for 4 plus a few extra, to set up the square kitchen table for meals.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms - a larger master with a queen size bed, and a smaller back bedroom with a double. Both bedrooms have ample closet space (the back bedroom is cedar lined) and have above bed fans. The beds are comfortable with down blankets and a mixture of down and hollow-filled pillows to suit your needs. For your safety and peace of mind - under the fresh linens, the beds and pillows are completely wrapped in bed bug protectors.
The full 4 piece bathroom is on the second floor - including a tub. Fluffy towels are provided, as are shampoo and soap.
We are very accessible by all forms of transportation, and it is very easy to get to all your destinations.
Subway: The Broadview subway station is a two minute walk.
Street Car: There is a street car stop just off the end of the street, providing a lovely scenic ride to downtown.
Cycling: We are only a few minutes ride down to some fabulous trails which lead all the way along the Don River, or to downtown. Hop onto a Bixi bike and experience Toronto in a completely different way!
Driving: While we are easily accessible by car, just a few blocks from the highway, we don't have a driveway. Parking in our neighbourhood is by street permit, which we can help you obtain for the city's small fee. Most often, parking will be able to be found right in front of our house, but occasionally, it can be tricky and you may be a few houses down. We have lots of tips and tricks to help you out (we've lived here for 14 years!) We also have lots of familiarity with driving downtown and throughout the outskirts of Toronto, so are happy to help you with any information that you need.
Interaction with Guests
We live very close by, and such are available to you needed. Feel free to join us, if you would like, for a beverage and a chat. We are just a door knock or a text away!
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