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Toronto Ontario M6R 1Z6 Canada

Listing # 72212

Rates From CAD 4800 Monthly
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Beautiful Large 2000 SF (195M2) 3 bedroom Apt with large Balcony. Your home away from home in the High Park / Roncesvalles/Bloorwest area

Available for mid and long term rentals - 28 days or longer, this open concept apartment is your professionally decorated and fully furnished “home away from home.” Only 8 minutes to downtown. The suite comes complete with a washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, fully appointed kitchen, bedding, linens, towels, fully enclosed backyard, BBQ, free utilities, free Wifi, premium cable TV, air conditioning, free access to adult and childrens’ bicycles, and free parking. Biweekly cleaning services are also included.

This roomy suite is 2000 SqF(190 SM) and includes three bedrooms, a living room, a full kitchen, and large balcony:
• The two large third floor bedrooms are 14’x12 (16SM). One bedroom contains a queen size bed and a single bed with a walk-in closet and the other bedroom has a queen size bed with built-in 12’ (4M) closet.
• The third bedroom has a trundle bed and can sleep two people or convert to a king bed, or can be used as an office with a daybed
• The living room/dining room is 28'x12'.(32SM)
• The kitchen has granite countertops, 28LF of cabinets, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove and double sink.
• The apartment has a large 11’x22’ (22SM) balcony with sunny south-west exposure.
The suite also comes with a shared backyard and garden, storage shed and one parking space per unit (additional street parking is available.)

This two-story apartment is located on a quiet tree-lined street in the heart of three well-established West Toronto neighbourhoods: Roncesvalles, High Park, and Bloor West Village. This area is well known for its great food scene and family friendly communities. Recently, our neighbourhood High Park/Swansea has been ranked in the Top 3, out of 140, of Toronto Life Magazine's "The Best Places to live in the City."
The apartment is within walking distance of excellent primary and secondary schools, local gyms, yoga studios, bistros, cafés, restaurants, pubs, bakeries, fruit stores, specialty cheese stores, butcher shops and the recently saved and community run Revue Cinema.
Old growth trees and many parks surround Alhambra Ave. Notably, the house is two blocks from High Park, Toronto’s largest park and hub for outdoor activities, including numerous playgrounds, ponds, running/hiking/walking trails, a zoo, skating rink, swimming pool, baseball/soccer/football fields, restaurants, and the Howard Park Tennis Club. Just a short walk south from High Park leads you to the Lakeshore where you can traverse the waterfront Martin Goodman running and biking trail, Sunnyside Beach and its volleyball courts, restaurant, and swimming pool. Other nearby parks include High Park, Columbus Parkette, Erwin Krichhahn Park and Lithuania Park.

Transportation - 8 mins to Downtown

UP Express Train, Subway and Streetcars: Our Neighbourhood scores 100 out of 100 on the Transit score website for cities. Just steps to the Keele or Dundas West Subway stations and UP Express Dundas station. Also 4 different streetcars lines that run across the city. (505 Dundas line, 306 Carlton/College line, and 504 King St Line, Queen Line).

UP Express Train (Union Pearson Airport Express train. https://www.upexpress.com/SchedulesStations/BloorStation

From Pearson International Airport. It is a 10 minute trip, Exit at the second station, Dundas Station, turn right on Bloor St West and walk 2 blocks past Dundas St West and turn left on Alhambra Ave. ( less than 200 yes and runs every 15 mins).

To/From Union station- 8 mins to downtown using the UPS express train - direct with no stops.

Numerous car rental/hire agencies nearby and 6 zip car stations within walking distance.

You can use our bikes or rent at Set Me Free at 381 Roncesvalles Ave.

Walking: Based on the “WALK SCORE WEBSITE” our property on Alhambra Ave, has a Walk Score of 98 out of 100. This location is a Walker’s Paradise so daily errands do not require a car.

Driving: Alhambra Ave is a five minute drive from the Gardiner Expressway/QEW, a highway running across the downtown core of Toronto.

Neighbourhood Details

Grocery Stores: The closest grocery stores are all walk-able: Loblaws, Green Field Fruit and Vegetable Store and FRESHCO FRESHER. Many local bakeries, butcher stores, Green grocers and other food stores are nearby.

Bistros and Coffee Shops: Nearby shops include Dundas Park Kitchen, Soup 'n Such Cafe, Barque Smoke House, Pizzaria Delfina, La Cubano, Hopgoods Foodlineer Restaurant, Blue Bay Cafe and numerous cafe's including Runion Island cafe and roasters, Starbucks, Outpost Coffee Roasters Ltd.

Schools: Nearby schools include, Keele School, Howard Park, Fern, Garden Ave Public School, Humberside, and numerous Montessori and day care locations.

Universities: Alhambra Ave is near the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, George Brown College and York University.

Hospitals: St. Joseph's Hospital, Sick Kids Hospital, Mount Sinai, St. Michaels, and General Hospital.

Minimum 28 day stay as per City if Toronto regulations
Weekly rate of $1900
Monthly rate of $4800

There is a $175 one time cleaning fee
Pet fee may apply (deposit and cleaning fee)
$500 refundable damage deposit.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2000 Sq. Feet
Suited for
7 people
Property Type


Available from Wednesday, June 30, 2021 onward
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
$1900/week or $300/day
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Toronto
Postal Code - State or Province M6R 1Z6 ON
Country Canada
Neighborhood Keywords High Park-swansea, Roncesvalles, junction, Bloorwest village, High Park, West Tororonto
Closest University university of Toronto, 18 mins to Toronto General Hospital, Sick Children's Hospital, Mount Sinai,
University nearby 18 mins to Ryerson university, York University, St Joseph's hospital, St. Michaels Hospital

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: London

United Kingdom

Neighborhood Keywords
west hampstead hampstead

Destination 2:


Rental Price:

CAD 4800 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
$4800/ monthly , Weekly $2000, includes all services, heat, electricity, wifi, TV and biweekly cleaning
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: Bimonthly cleaning included


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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We are a couple who frequently travels to visit our children around the world. We enjoy renting and staying in apartments and private homes during our travels as it gives us flexibility to relax and entertain with our family and friends. It is this genuine home away from home feeling that we like to provide to our guests. We have rented previously to visiting academics, members of the diplomatic corp, relocating executives and to families from our neighbourhood who were renovating their homes and to visiting grandparents for extended stays. We have also had out of country parents who wish to reconnect with their university children for the summer and holidays.

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