Step back in time to 1904 and experience this authentically historical home in Toronto's best downtown neighborhood (as ranked by Toronto Life Magazine). Painstakingly restored, this unique Arts & Crafts house was a hub for Canadian artists such as Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Have easy access to all major city attractions. Walk in 5 minutes to 100+ shops and restaurants, the subway, streetcar, parks, skating trail and pool. The Owen Staples House is a unique experience you won't forget!
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
About Property Manager/Owner
David has traveled extensively. He particularly enjoys historically interesting destinations. He dabbles in symphonic music composition but recently has spent much of his time restoring 'The Studio' using techniques and materials that were available in 1904. The 'guts' of the house however, electrical, plumbing, heating, AC, bathrooms and kitchen are all either new or recently updated and almost all of the appliances, mattresses, bedding, towels and so forth are new. Welcome to this new listing!
Property Manager/Owner purchased this House in 1994
Why Property Manager/Owner chose Riverdale
It's the perfect location. A safe vibrant upscale neighbourhood, especially in the evening, with 157 shops and restaurants within a 10 minute walk. You can access more of Toronto's most interesting sites conveniently from here than the waterfront or financial district which tend to go quiet at night. Toronto is a very big city. Certain areas right in the core are less desirable, especial for families.
What makes this House unique
Most of the places I've stayed in I don't remember, only the very unique and special places stand out in my mind. This house really is extraordinary.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Small Family Reunion in Toronto
We loved being in the house - almost to the detriment of venturing out into the city. The proprietor, David, has a great love for his property and the legacy he has been able to preserve. We felt privileged to be part of this amazing place, and the Greektown community in which it resides.
A great stay
Not just is this a great house, but a fantastic neighborhood too. Great parks, restaurants, easy metro, nice neighbors. You get a great experience in your Toronto vacation. David was super friendly and helpful.
We had an amazing stay in Toronto, no small part to having this home to stay in while we visited the city. Highly recommended!
A Wonderful home away from home: Warm, welcoming and convenient!
With an interest in historic homes, architecture and design, we were thrilled to stay in David's lovely character home. The location was convenient in a wonderful neighbourhood - close to grocery stores, restaurants and transit... But even more, the house was a great place to "come home" to every day. We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this darling home: relaxing in the living room by the fire; dining in the sunroom and continuously perusing the art, books and architectural details. We will return!
Charming arts and crafts property full of character, art and history.
This characterul property was like stepping back in time. Full of quirky charm, bags of space and perfectly situated, the Owen Staples House will not disappoint. We felt priviledged to stay there.
the best !!!
The best house in Toronto, and best owner ! Thanks David for everything, I am so glad we met and we loved staying at your house !
157 shops and restaurants start 5 minutes walk away. Streetcar stop 5 minute walk. Subway 6 minutes. Bike rental 8 minutes and access to Toronto's largest network of dedicated bike paths. Close to Queen St. East, the coolest street in Toronto, what Queen West used to be.