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Downtown Victorian: Close to Shops,Theatres, Restaurants + Parking + Breakfast

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1600 sq. feet with 2 baths, 3 bedrooms and large den; Sleeps up to 10

Downtown location + lots of room = special occasion ready for individuals, family & friends!

Debating between the comfort of a chic hotel and the thrill of more authentic accommodations? You’ll get both at this historic 3 bedroom + den apartment suite.

Sleeping: Singles in beds = 6 or Singles(2) + Couples(4) = 10 in total.

Located in the heart of Cabbagetown – Toronto’s Victorian historic district – our 3 bedroom plus den totally self-contained suite boasts all the amenities you would expect from a luxury hotel, including a fully equipped kitchen, powerful hair dryers, high speed Wi-Fi, television, fireplace, air conditioning, separate furnace and the privacy our location affords while being smack dab in the middle of all that Toronto has to offer tourists and business travellers. Did I mention that parking is provided?

The Taylor House (a nod to the original owner John Taylor, circa 1873 and founder of the J. & J. Safe Company) comes fully furnished with comfortable beds (2 Double, 1 Queen,1 Double sleeper sofa + 1 large Single futon + plus option of a comfortable single pop-up bed. Luxury bed linens and towels, a modern kitchen with gas range, dishwasher and microwave and two baths (one with tub and shower and one with shower). There is even a sunny private deck suitable for al fresco dining. It is the perfect size for a romantic weekend away for two, three colleagues in town on business or large enough to accommodate a family or group of up to 8-10. We specialize in special occasions!

Your suite overlooks lush gardens and a bubbling fountain and receives lots of morning light.

If you feel like staying in, you can enjoy a glass of wine in front of the beautiful fireplace that is original to the house, read a book, listen to music, enjoy a game of cards or one of the board games you will find in the entertainment cabinet in the den.

When you are ready to venture out, Taylor House is conveniently located a 10 minute walk from Yonge/Dundas Square (The Eaton’s Centre) and many of Toronto’s main attractions – including the Distillery District, St. Lawrence Market, Hockey Hall of Fame, Art Gallery of Ontario as well as close to hospitals, theatres, universities and the financial district. There is also a streetcar a short walk away that will take you to the Yonge Subway or east to the Danforth shopping area and the Bloor Subway line. If you like to cycle there is a Toronto Bike-share just outside the front gates of the property.

If you are booking for a special occasion ask us about using the back garden for a cocktail reception, BBQ or small dinner gathering. (additional fees may be applicable)

To reserve the Taylor House contact us today and book early to avoid disappointment.

Other Information:

On the desk in the living room you will find a book with information about the house, a Victorian Walking Tour of the area and an assortment of other material including take-away menus in case you don't want to cook:)

Size of Suite: 1600 sq. ft.

Need to get rid of Wrinkles? There is an ironing board and iron in the utility closet.

Want to Pamper Yourself? Lots of fluffy towels and luxurious bath products to help you relax and get ready for a special night out. 3 Hair dryers are in the unit. Full length mirrors!

Forget Something? The unit is stocked with a wide variety of common things that sometimes get forgotten so that you don't have to start your trip finding a pharmacy. There is a First Aid Kit in the front utility closet.

Picnic Anyone One? Coolers and blankets are available if anyone wants to make a picnic lunch and walk to the HarbourFront/Queens Quay area to Sugar Beach or walk a little further to Cherry Beach.

BBQ? The property has a beautiful outdoor seating area and table. During the warmer weather let us know if you would like to have a BBQ. Utensils can be found in the kitchen.

Need a Grocery Store? From the front door go right and walk to Dundas St. E. (apx. 2 min.) Turn left and walk 3 blocks to the corner of Dundas and Parliament. You will se Fresco in front of you. The hours are normally 8AM - 8PM.

Need a Bike? There is a Bike Share to the right of our front door (apx. 1 minute walk). You can use your credit card to access a bike for an hour or for the day.

Want to Shop? The Toronto Eaton's Centre is a short 10 minute walk away. Here you will find hundreds of shops and restaurants including Nordstroms, Sak's Fifth Avenue and Hudson's Bay. From our front door turn right and walk to Dundas St. E (apx. 2 min). Turn right on Dundas St. E and walk 3 major city blocks to Dundas/Yonge. The Eaton's Centre will be on the South/West corner.

Want to go to the Theatre? We are close to the Elgin, Ed Mirvish Theatre and Panasonic Theatre and a short cab ride away from the Royal Alexander and Princess of Whales Theatres.

Want to go to the Market? There is a Christmas Market at the Historic Distillery District. From our front door turn left and walk towards Dundas E. Turn Left at Dundas E and proceed to Parliament Street (3 blocks) and turn Left again. Keep walking until you reach the Distillery (just past King Street).

Want to visit a Food Market? The St. Lawrence Market on Front Street is ranked as one of the best markets in the world. From our front door turn right and walk to Dundas (2 minutes) and turn right. Walk West until you come to Jarvis Street. Turn left and walk South to Front and you will see the market in front of you.

Want to Stay In? There is a television in the unit as well as VCR and a wide range of movies. There are also books and current magazines as well as a variety of card and board games.

Want to see Farm Animals? Visit the Riverdale Farm located within walking distance (10-15 min). Here you will see cows, horses, donkeys, sheep, hens and other farm animals. Here is a link:

Want to enjoy Flowers? Visit Allan Botanical Gardens a 5 minute walk from the house. From the front gate turn left and walk North to Gerrard. Turn left on Gerrard and cross the street into Allan Gardens at the Sherbourne/Gerrard lights. The botanical gardens are visible as you walk in. Admittance is free.

Want to see Art? Visit the Art Gallery of Ontario located on Dundas Street West at McCaul Street. You can walk (20 minutes) or take the 505 Dundas Street car. From our front gate turn right and keep walking until you reach McCaul Street.

Want to keep fit? Try the Regent Park Aquatic Centre for swimming or the Regent Park Sports Field for walking or running. Both are a short walk. From the front gate turn right and walk 1 minute to Dundas St. E and turn left. Keep walking until you come to the Aquatic Centre (approximately 10 minutes away).

Want to see the Harbour? From our front gate turn right and walk to Dundas (1 min) and walk towards Sherbourne. At Sherbourne turn left and walk South for about 15-20 minutes and you will go under the Gardener Highway and walk a little further south and you will come to the lakeshore. Turn right on Queens Quay and you will be walking towards the Harbourfront area. Always lots to do and see!

Want to go to the Theatre? We are walking distance to the Elgin, Wintergarden, Panasonic, Sony Centre and SoulPepper theatres to name a few.

More Details

Susan & Terry Dineen
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Susan & Terry Dineen

My husband and I always loved the Cabbagetown neighbourhood and downtown Toronto. After our daughter got married we decided to make a move. A friend offered to show us his home and we fell in love with it and made the move from the suburbs to downtown living.

I am a technology consultant and my husband is a lawyer. I grew-up in Halifax on the east coast of Canada. My husband was born and grew-up in Toronto and Brampton.

We are both very familiar with everything Toronto has to offer and are happy to help you with suggestions for attractions, restaurants or shopping excursions.

Susan & Terry Dineen purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Susan & Terry Dineen chose Moss Park


We bought this home from a friend. We always loved the historic character of Cabbagetown and loved the Victorian charm of the house. I had the house researched a few years ago and the original owner was John Taylor who, together with his brother James, owned a safe manufacturing company. You can still find Taylor Safes in historic buildings throughout Toronto - they are too heavy to move!

Located in downtown Toronto a short walk from Yonge/Dundas Square and the Toronto Eaton Centre this property is perfect for families , friends travelling together or business colleagues who want to be able to have a comfortable base for their visit. The unit is on multiple levels and features high ceilings and a beautiful original fireplace.

It is also ideally suited for friends weekends, families or business travellers in town for conferences, meetings or training. There desks in the unit as well as high-speed WIFI and a printer (on request).

A self-serve breakfast is provided with lots of options (bagels, cereal, toast, oatmeal, waffles, pancakes etc). Tea, coffee & juice.

Parking for 1 car is provided.

What makes this apartment unique

Because the unit is large and the bedrooms spread out we are able to specialize in 'special occasions' - family reunions, girlfriends weekends, guys baseball weekend, friends celebrating an anniversary, arrival of a new baby or just a group wanting to share time together - we have happily welcomed many groups who wanted to make downtown Toronto their home base. We also have a large back yard which is ideal for a BBQ or drinks before that special occasion. It is available upon request.

This is a beautiful historic home with wonderful front and rear gardens. There are tall ceilings and large windows overlooking the front fountain and bird feeders.

If you are looking for a comfortable place to stay while on holiday or business then you will find comfortable beds, luxurious linens and a full kitchen with dishwasher.

Parking is provided for one car. Vans, larger vehicles and most trucks will fit.

Pets: We love pets and dogs are welcome upon request. They must be trained and well behaved. Food bowls, dog treats and a dog bed are available. Pet Carpet Cleaner is provided should there be an accident; but please note that you will be charged an extra fee if I have to have the carpet cleaned or anything is damaged.

Unless you are planning excursions you will not need to use your car. You can walk to many local attractions, shops and restaurants or take the streetcar, bus or subway which are all close.

Breakfast is self-serve with a wide variety of choices are available: Eggs/Cereal/Bagels/ Toast/Oats/Cream of Wheat. Coffee/Tea/Juice/Milk

The unit has it's own furnace, ceiling fans and air conditioning.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Moss Park around the Old Toronto

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 19
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Shoes must be removed when in the unit Quiet time is after 11:00 PM Lock the front door upon exit Please report any broken or damaged items
  • Extra People: We charge for each person over 2. If you arrive with additional people not in the reservation you will be charged
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom is stocked with items you may have forgotten
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower products are complimentary
  • The bathrooms are stocked with lots of bath products for a shower or bath. There is also shampoo and conditioner for men and women. There are large bath towels available for both bathrooms. The main bathroom (bath/shower) also has many common items that people forget (tooth brushes, tooth paste, deodorant, razor, file, polish remover etc.) Check the cabinet and basket if you need an item.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Blue Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Livingroom - Sofa Bed - 1 Double Bed , There is a double sleeper sofa in the living room
    Den - 1 or 2 singles - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Upon Request: Can be made-up with 1 or 2 singles
    Front Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Purple Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • The bedrooms have comfortable beds with luxurious linens and lots of pillows. There are both blinds and drapes on the windows for those that like a dark room for sleeping. There are ceiling fans in all sleeping areas. Two of the three bedrooms have air conditioners. The third bedroom has a fan.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • swimming
A Picnic Basket and coolers are available should you want to go to Sugar or Cherry Beaches On a Girlfriend's Weekend? A girlfriends Pamper Kit is provided so you can enjoy a facial or pamper your nails or toes. Travelling with Little Ones? A Kids Kit is available for those travelling with little ones. There are bibs, thermometer, kids shampoo and bubble bath etc. Garbage: Garbage goes out Tuesday evening. Please leave garbage or recycling (blue bag) in the hall (anytime) and I will put it out. Laundry: There is a laundramat at the intersection of Seaton/Dundas Streets apx. 3 minute walk away from the house. They have a variety of washer sizes and many dryers. I am also happy to help you out upon request.


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average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

Very clean nice place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house close to everything in downtown Toronto. Lots of space. I will stay in the this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a great family and anyone would be very fortunate to have them as guests! It would be a pleasure to see them again in the future.
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Altamonte Springs, FL

Very homey for two people and we'll decorated and supplied

  • 4 of 5

Property was lovely. Be prepared for many steps--not a problem for us. Walked to hop on/hop off each day. Off of this street, the walking areas were a little sketchy, but we were safe.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Halifax, NS, Canada

Great, well run and cared for property

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the upper level Susan's beautiful Victorian home. The space was a good size for the 5 of us and we were welcome to use the backyard and grille. The kitchen was well stocked plus we were provided with a nice supply of fresh eggs, bread etc. This was a nice surprise.

There are some big city issues that Susan explained to us that have popped up recently. We found it best, when walking, to go up to Gerrard St. Instead of the closer Dundas Ave.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We planned a long weekend girls get-away to Toronto for August 23-26 and we were so excited! Then, in looking at the cost of hotel rooms (we would have needed 2 rooms for 3 nights), we were kinda in shock. I remembered using HomeAway in the past and being very happy with what I could find - so I checked out Toronto and was lucky enough to find Susan and Terry's property! It is beautiful - very nicely decorated and very nice layout for 4 people - we were never in each other's way. There was food enough to serve 10 people for breakfast each day (which was a great surprise) and when we arrived, a fun surprise for us to toast our trip to Toronto. The location is very good - walkable to many restaurants and shops and Uber is a super quick and easy way to get around town. I would highly recommend this property to anyone traveling to Toronto - families, couples, girls weekend, guys get-away, you name it. Thanks Susan and Terry for an awesome weekend!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome little place for a ladies get together

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 ladies stay at this property for some fun in Toronto after a family wedding. This cool old house is in a great spot to get to everything. It's a little sketchy after dark but it's not too bad if you are smart about it. Susan is a great host and make me feel totally at home on check in. Great place to stay in Toronto!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. I hope we will see you again.
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Beautiful apartment with all amenities thought of

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautiful, and Susan stocked it with snacks and water, eggs, milk, etc. We appreciated her attention to detail. The entrance is private, yet Susan and her husband are accessible if you need anything. Susan did a load of laundry for us--a big bonus.There is plenty of room and the living room is cozy. We took Lyft to the CN tower and aquarium, from there walked to the ferry terminal to go to Centre Island to rent bikes. The Ontario Science Centre is only a 15-min drive. Some nearby streets have construction and are in transition, just part of city living. We had a nice parking space in the back of the house.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Billy Bishop Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
House on Parliament
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Jack Layton Ferry Terminal to Toronto Islands
Nearest Train
1.3 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Don Vallery Parkway or Gardiner Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Ontario Restaurant (Ontario and Dundas)
Nearest Beach
1.4 Miles
Sugar Beach or Cherry Beach (2.5 miles)
Car: not necessary

We are in an outstanding location for anyone who is visiting Toronto on holiday or for business. We are within walking distance of many attractions, shopping, restaurants as well as hospitals, universities and the financial district. We provide complimentary parking for one car or SUV. If you are travelling I am happy to look after any laundry you want done.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Moss Park,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £58.87

All visitors are welcome!
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
Due to staircase the property is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.
Parking is complimentary for one car. If you have a second car you can order a Toronto Short Term Parking Permit online for a reasonable fee.
There are ONLY FLAMELESS candles in the unit!
Please remove your shoes when in the unit. Thanks!
Smoking is permitted on the deck. Discard cigarettes into the bucket provided. DO NOT THROW THEM OVER THE DECK as this creates a fire hazard!
Do not use the Microwave at the same time as other small kitchen appliances (kettle, coffee maker, toaster etc.) as this will trip a breaker. One or the other please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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