In the heart of the city, steps from the subway, museums, shopping, dining

In the heart of the city, steps from the subway, museums, shopping, dining

Karen

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 baths

About our home

Our two bedroom condo is located in a 20 story, 4 year old luxury building with quality amenities, including a pool, fitness room, library, and party room. From our south-facing balcony, you have a great view of the city. The unit is tastefully furnished with a contemporary gas fireplace, stainless steel appliances, and modern furniture. The second bedroom is used as a home office [no bed]. Our unit is on the twelfth floor and is fully accessible with parking, elevators and concierge desk that provides 24 hour security.

The condo is located on a cul-de-sac one block south and east of Yonge and Bloor, in the area known as Bloor-Yorkville. Literally 200 steps from the entrance to the subway, it is an ideal location for exploring Toronto and southern-Ontario. The subway is linked to GO and VIA trains [a 10 minute ride to Union Station]. There are dozens of restaurants and pubs within walking distance. The Metropolitan Toronto Library, Yorkville, the Royal Ontario Museum [ROM] are close by. The St. Lawrence Market [farmer's market on Saturdays; antique market on Sundays; regular stalls with meat, cheese and produce open all week] has been rated one of the best markets in the world. Toronto offers a variety of distinct village-like areas such as Greek town, the gay village, High Park, The Beaches, and College Street. To see more pictures and info about our area of Bloor-Yorkville, and other areas of interest, see: http://www.seetorontonow.com//Visitor/Explore/City-Neighbourhoods.aspx - Note: Niagara Falls and the US border are approx. 1hr 20min. drive; Montreal is 5hrs; Ottawa is 4hrs. We also have a small home outside the city, about 1 hr away, so we can easily arrange non-simultaneous swaps most of the year.

We enjoy traveling, visiting with friends and family, and spending time at our country home [a quiet retreat an hour from the city]. Semi-retired, Carole is a nurse who occasionally works on contract. Karen is a professor of cultural history at a local university. We are able to arrange breaks of varying lengths and are interested in short and long term exchanges. We have done 3 exchanges now, and love it. We are both bilingual, but with different languages between us! Karen envies Carole's fluent Welsh, and Carole would love to speak French like Karen. We're interested in pretty much any place up for offer! We'd like short term North American city breaks as well longer term stays in places we might not get to otherwise. We would like to visit Boston, Province Town, New York. We are also interested in spending a few weeks in mid-England/Wales as we have family in Birmingham and north Wales. Please feel free to send offers, and we'll respond for sure! Sorry we can't accommodate pets! And can only take care of outside pets (love them but have allergies). Please note: the condo is only suitable for 2 people.

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