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Loft Living In Spacious Grand Victorian Little Italy Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths (Sleeps 2-6)

The Cool City Pad is just one of the many unique suites that are part of the Posh Digs Toronto collection of fully furnished short-term rentals in Little Italy.

This 3 bedroom suite sleeps 6 comfortably. The open concept living room/kitchen and dining room is spacious and comes complete with a gas fireplace.

Stainless steel appliances, large granite topped island, and completely stocked cupboards filled with dishware, cutlery and cooking utensils make it easy to prepare any meal.

A washer and dryer are also included in the suite along with a full bathroom and powder room. Plus there’s a private shower in the master bedroom.

The suite is located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the house.

The Cool City Pad is 1 of 4 fully furnished suites in a classic

Toronto Victorian mansion. Over a 100 years old, the house has been fully renovated to include all of the modern conveniences you’ve come to expect but still keeping that old world charm. Each suite is private with it’s own entrance and all fully self-contained. There’s also free parking -1 per suite at the rear of the house. That being said you may not even need a car as public transit is a short walk down the street.

The suite is located on a residential tree-lined street in Downtown Toronto. The neighbourhood is known as Little Italy, it’s safe and family friendly with parks , cafes, and restaurants nearby. It’s a 10 minute walk to the Annex on Bloor street and the Bloor/Bathurst subway and 2 minutes to the Bathurst street car.

Everything is within walking distance including restaurants, bars, cafes, Sam James Coffee House, Starbucks, grocery stores, pharmacy, liquor store and public transit.

The restaurant choices nearby are varied-from Italian to Sushi, and hard to resist. There’s everything from 5 star to local legends. You can choose from the city’s favourite veal sandwiches that are bigger than your head to menus filled with locally sourced ingredients, prepared and plated by some of Toronto's finest culinary artisans. The folks that make the veal sandwiches are artisans as well, just a different kind of art.

Some of Toronto's other popular neighbourhoods are also close including Little Korea, Chinatown, Trinity Bellwoods and Little Portugal. From here you can get easily to some of our other great attractions like the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and of course the CN Tower. Niagara Falls is a great day trip that’s about an hour and half drive away. Even more convenient, skip the drive, and take one of the many tour buses that go there every day.

It's all about neighbourhood living here. You're still downtown and close to everything but you're not surrounded by the hustle and bustle.

If your travelling with a large group and you'd like to stay together you may consider renting more than one suite. We do get a lot of groups like wedding parties, convention attendees etc., that do book the whole house.

We do not live in the property, but do live a couple blocks away so we are close by if you have any questions. We are the owners and manage the properties ourselves.

If our calendar appears booked during the dates you'd like for this suite, we do have others you can enquire about on Homeaway 940811, 940812, 940816, 3015218, 3021303, 219340.

This includes other short-term rentals in the same neighbourhood close to this location. We have a variety of fully furnished suites to fit every budget from a simple bachelor suite all the way up to a luxurious 3 bedroom home.

CHECKING IN/OUT : There are no keys to exchange as all of our units use a coded keypad entry system. The combination code is on a timer so it

does not work until check in time which is 3pm.

Check out time is 11am.

Sorry we can’t accommodate early check in or late checkout

Because it becomes a logistical challenge for our

Cleaners and new guests arriving etc.

CHILD SAFETY: We welcome families and kids of all ages.

Please keep in mind the stairwells do not have baby gates.

If you have toddlers that are in danger of falling down the steps please

consider this when making a decision to book with us.

While we do our best to make all of our apartments as safe

as possible for our guests they are not baby proof.

You can rent all forms of baby equipment from this company and they will deliver and pick up.



You can also checkout our site for more information.

Looking forward to your enquiry.

Please note regarding booking online: If you are paying online through Homeaway or VRBO or any of it's affiliate partners we will require a photocopy of two pieces of government issued photo ID plus the credit card used for payment. All the names should match. The reason we have to do this is we need proof that the person that paid for the stay owns the credit card. We have had problems with credit card fraud in the past . Homeaway takes no responsibilities for their online payment process. In the end we are solely responsible for making sure the credit card used for payment was actually owned by the person that stayed with us.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Arthur

We've lived and worked in downtown Toronto for most of our lives. Our kids go to school in the neighbourhood and keep us pretty busy when we're not working our regular day jobs in marketing.

We personally manage our short-term rentals because we really like doing it. Plus it's convenient as our suites are just around the corner from our actual home.

Arthur purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Arthur chose Toronto

Our properties are all in older homes in the established neighbourhood of Little Italy in downtown Toronto. We've updated all of our suites to make them as modern and comfortable as possible while still keeping the charm of a century home.

What makes this apartment unique

We love the neighbourhood for a lot of reasons. So much is in walking distance. You don't need to a car, unless you're going to Niagara Falls or any other day trips out of town. Everything else is a short cab ride away. And public transit is also nearby and convenient.


Palmerston - Little Italy Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Full 1 -
    Half 1 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Loft Living In Spacious Grand Victorian Little Italy Downtown
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Chapel HIll, NC


  • 5 of 5

Great location close to the subway and Little Italy. This is a lovely apartment with lots of space. Perfect for spending some time in Toronto.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I can't emphasise enough how great this place was! We rented it and the one below for a week-long team retreat, and it couldn't have been better. Arthur was so helpful, the places were both immaculate and provided us with everything we needed. Thanks so much, and we highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Abergele, Conwy, North Wales, UK

Cracking base to explore the city

  • 5 of 5

Found Posh digs after a few hours surfing the web and it was well worth the effort. First time in Toronto but we will be back and very likely seek out Posh Digs again as easy to find, lovely quiet area (yet 10 mins from plenty to do on College or Harbord). Good parking too so leave the wheels and use either street cat (get it from Bathurst about 100 yards away) or brill value subway 10 mins walk north and its about a 10/15 min ride down to Union via one change. PS. I'd bin the car for the whole time as driving is a mare!!

Posh Digs itself is very comfy, clean with all mod cons and setting it all up very easy and hassle free from the owners. Big plus this as other VBRO renters wanted paying by secure cheque which was a pain! Loads of good places to eat in both College (south by 10 mins walk) or 10 mins to the top of Markham with some really funky bars and restaurants....check out the Southern Accent Restaurant, cracking grub. We holidayed with our two girls and their boyfriends (all in their early 20's) and they had plenty to keep them entertained at night on College, Sneaky Dee's Bar being one.

Posh Digs may be in Little Italy but there's plenty of variety close by with Korean, Chinese, South American and Greek all close by. Posh Digs is advertised as being in a very quiet and safe area and I would totally agree. In fact the whole of Toronto has the same atmosphere and we never at any point felt insecure or even uncomfortable anywhere or anytime within the city so travelling in the evenings or later still is not a problem so don't miss out on the free entertainment on the Harbour front at night and all the bars and restaurants that come with it.

Toronto is a lovely friendly and clean city and despite the building work going on downtown we'd love to go back. Highlights for us being CN Tower, St Lawrence Market (Kensington aint up to much!), Toronto Island, Harbour Front (and the Amsterdam Bar and all its beers!) and surprisingly for me the Eaton Centre and Ice Hockey Hall of Fame!

Oh and Ps, did I mention the traffic! Just beware at rush hour to give yourself plenty of time.....particularly if heading to the airport for that flight home!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the awesome review Kevin. Glad you all had a great time. Come back anytime. Cheers!
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Excellent Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Posh Digs (in two different suites). Posh Digs really is a perfect place to stay if you are looking for a home away from home. The suites are exactly as described - clean, comfortable, in a wonderful part of city and truly everything you may need is provided. A parking space is available but even you don't have a car, public transportation is only a block away! We highly recommend Posh Digs and will be back again. Thank you Arthur for another wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review again! So glad you enjoyed your stay a second time. We really appreciate the business and the kind words. Cheers!
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As described, and very nice!

  • 5 of 5

This unit is accurately described here. There are a few minor changes to the provided pictures, but we're talking replacements of a stool or shelf or something little -- nothing major at all. The entire building, entryway, and unit was clean and very well maintained. I wouldn't say it's "posh" but it's definitely very nicely done and very comfortable!

We were three couples, and there was ample space for all of us. Although it says "1.5 bathrooms," it's really 1+1/2+1/2, which was a little odd but worked out really well: the master bedroom has a shower in it, then there's the downstairs half bath (toilet), plus a full shower+toilet+etc bathroom. That's very useful when getting ready to go out etc. The living room/kitchen/dining area is spacious and comfortable. The sleeping areas were quiet, from each other and from outside noise (we even brought ear plugs but didn't need them). The area was VERY convenient: safe and calm neighborhood, easy parking, great access to TTC, excellent shops and dining right down the road a block or so in most directions. The kitchen had a few basics (salt, pepper, sugar, tea, coffee filters), which was really useful because we were only there for a long week; there were also some paper products etc.

Two things to be aware of: 1) There are a few steep/small steps, which shouldn't normally be any problem, but we had one older individual who wasn't used to them so he had to be very cautious (thankfully the bathroom and bedroom were on the same level). No problems, just FYI. 2) Also, in winter with 3 couples staying there's not a lot of coat-hanging space (there is some, but with all the other layers, gloves, scarves, boots, etc., it got a little tight).

We had a little problem with a messed up bar stool and some old scratched pots and pans, but the property managers were very responsive and fixed them within a few hours. Great service! They were also very responsive on email.

This was our first time ever using VRBO, and our first time not staying with family in Toronto. It was an overall great experience that we'd definitely recommend and definitely do again!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We always try to respond as quickly as possible to any guest requests. Glad you enjoyed your stay. You're always welcome at Posh Digs. Cheers!
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Durham, NC

Excellent vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Toronto and we were so glad we chose Poshdigs.

The place is located right in a location that is so central to everything. Safe, beautiful neighborhood and we loved the house. It is very homely and had all the amenities we needed. Definitely will recommend anyone to go there.

Thanks Arthur for having a great place for us that made our vacation great.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Little Italy is a vibrant fun neighbourhood. There's a great mix of old and new. New young families from diverse backgrounds have moved in to bring a fresh new vibe to the area. Cool coffee shops, share space with 5 star dining. and funky bars. Everything is within walking distance. Plus we're only a 30 minute drive from Toronto International Airport.


Rates & Availability

Palmerston - Little Italy Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring/Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Postcheckouthousekeeping $91.46 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Please note regarding booking online: If you are paying online through Homeaway or VRBO or any of it's affiliate partners we will require a photocopy of two pieces of government issued photo ID plus the credit card used for payment. All the names should match. The reason we have to do this is we need proof that the person that paid for the stay owns the credit card. We have had problems with credit card fraud in the past . Homeaway takes no responsibilities for their online payment process. In the end we are solely responsible for making sure the credit card used for payment was actually owned by the person that stayed with us.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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