well-located designer space close to Queen West, the Drake Hotel and the Gladstone. This bright converted warehouse features 14-foot ceilings, a luxurious modern bathroom, and a private garden. You'll be one block from two convenient transit routes, in the heart of a neighbourhood known for its terrific restaurants and quirky boutiques.
This 1500 square foot artist's loft is a unique, bright and relaxing space. It's the back half of a converted warehouse (your host is in the front half), lovingly renovated to provide modern comfort (luxury bathroom, floor-to-ceiling windows, heated concrete flooring), while retaining its original, distinctive character (high loft ceilings, skylights, exposed beams, brick walls).
This isn't a generic "loft" condo: it's an industrial space that I have transformed into my dream home. It's an ideal place for creative professionals, couples or visitors here for events like TIFF and Nuit Blanche.
The very large living area features floor-to-ceiling windows that open into a private garden, providing lots of light and privacy. You can settle into the oversized sofa and armchair, or use the large open space by the window for yoga and exercise. The polished concrete floors have embedded radiant heating, so even on a cool day you can stretch out on your yoga mat and enjoy the sun pouring in from the west-facing windows.
The sleeping area is one step up: a wall separates the bedroom from the dining area/kitchen, but it's open to living room. Two north-facing windows and a queen-sized bed make the bedroom feel bright and spacious, and you can pull the curtain to separate it from the living room for additional privacy.
The luxurious bathroom was inspired by my favourite hotels: it's a two-room suite, with white Italian marble throughout. One half has a giant soaker tub (with a bright window above), a single sink and a large marble counter for with plenty of space all your toiletries. The other holds an oversize, glass-enclosed shower with rainwater showerhead, as well as a toilet and small sink. A sliding door allows you to separate the two halves for privacy.
You'll have access to the building's wifi network, and you'll have your own large-screen TV (with Netflix and an Apple TV, but no cable).
The European style kitchen has a large work area, glass mini-fridge, sink, electric cooktop and microwave.
AIRBNB RATES ARE FOR NON-COMMERCIAL PURPOSES ONLY
Photographers, filmmakers or location scouts who would like to book a shoot should contact me directly to discuss rates/releases.
Accès des voyageurs
You will have full use of the self-contained apartment in the back half of the building, which is separated from the front apartment by a locked door. The unit is accessed by way of the side lane way. You will enter through and have exclusive use of the private garden during your stay.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
When I have guests, I stay in the apartment in the front half of the building, so I am normally available to greet you on arrival and answer any questions you have about the space, the neighbourhood or the city.
This unit is my personal living space, so it will have some of my clothing and other items. I clear out space for guests to put their own things, but it is very much a home -- not an empty hotel room.
Also note that there is a cat who lives in this building, and while he won't be in the apartment while you are staying there, he is sometimes in the apartment at other times.
No parties: if you're planning to entertain more than 4 guests, please check with me first.
Not suitable for extra guests
I'm a visual artist and film industry visual effects professional. I am an enthusiastic and experienced traveler, and I love sharing my favourite Toronto travel tips with guests.