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$1,745 Heart of Kensington Market: Fully Furnished, Comfy Room w/ Bed & Desk (Downtown / University of Toronto / Kensington Market)

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Fully furnished private room available from June (exact dates negotiable) in the best neighbourhood in the city, Kensington Market. Steps from TTC, U of T, Chinatown, and other downtown attractions.

$2250/month for summer-only dates includes subcharge for all linens, furnishings, and anything else you will need to feel at home in my space for the season. If we agree to a year+ stay, ongoing rent is $1745/month inclusive; shorter-term rates TBD.

Room is in an awesome fully-furnished upper-level apartment in the heart of Kensington Market, shared with 1 mature grad student. Room is medium-sized, bright, and cozy. It includes furnishings (very unique and comfy wood log-framed double-bed, desk, closet, big window with black-out curtains), linens (if needed), hydro, heat, hot water, washing machine and shared Wi-Fi. Ideal for international graduate students or professional newcomers or other people without a lot of their own stuff. Some ongoing caution around COVID-19 and clear communication about related practices offered/desired.

If this sounds good to you, please read on, and get in touch if you think it could be a good fit!

The Apartment:

This place is a one-of-a-kind gem, tucked away from the street in a private courtyard between two shops on Baldwin Street. The apartment is in a newer building (rare for Kensington Market!) and is set back from the bustle of the street. There is a full vegetarian/pescatarian kitchen and laundry is available. It's close to all the Kensington Market vintage clothing and food shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars, while also being in a bit of a bubble away from the hectic street.

This a perfect bike and TTC commuter spot, less than a minute's walk to the Spadina Streetcar and also between the College, Dundas, and Bathurst lines. Steps from U of T, Chinatown, and Little Italy. A few minutes by bike or streetcar to Ryerson and every subway line. If you drive, there is a city parking garage about 20m from the apartment and you can also get a parking permit for the neighbourhood.

Due to its location in the heart of one of the busiest neighbourhoods in the city, even though it's tucked away from the street, sound can sometimes travel. If the purr of the neighbour's generator or the occasional chatter of passing revellers will disturb you, this probably isn't the best fit for you. That said, if you can handle that, there's lots to love about this 'hood...

A Bit About Kensington Market:

One of Toronto's most interesting, eclectic, and friendly neighbourhoods, on most visitors' list of places to check out, the area often ends up being the highlight. Home to a diverse community of artists, musicians and activists, Kensington fosters a unique sense of community for locals and tourists alike. With a variety of cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and vintage stores to check out, just outside the apartment you can find all kinds of specialty cheese stores, dried goods, bakeries, fruit and vegetable stalls, and food from around the world. You can walk around enjoying the atmosphere or hang out in nearby Bellevue Square Park. Chinatown is right around the corner and the University of Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario and other attractions are within walking distance. The market is always bustling with tourists and locals, and on weekends you can often find live music and performers on the street.

Me:

I'm a friendly, LGBT2S+ graduate student who loves coming home to a clean, quiet, welcoming atmosphere for low-key or alone time at the end of a busy day. I prefer tea to beer and read more books than watch shows. I am multiply vaccinated and still wear masks when in crowded indoor places, TTC, etc.

You:

If you think you might jive with me and feel at home in my space, please drop a line and tell me a bit about yourself, what you're looking for in a living situation, what excites you about this ad, what dates you're looking for, and when you're available to chat.

Suitable for another non-smoking (tobacco allergies!) queer/trans(-friendly/allied) grad student or otherwise down-to-earth, quiet, respectful, kind professional who is tidy, communicates well, and is willing to keep a vegetarian or pescatarian kitchen (and who will take good care of my place and belongings/be considerate of the neighbours). References & pics available upon request. Please be fully vaccinated (unless you have a valid medical exemption).

Logistics:

I'm looking to find someone looking to move in during June unless otherwise negotiated; shorter-term situations or extensions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please let me know the dates you are thinking of and send a local number if you have one, as well as any housing references you have available. Generic inquiries will likely be ignored...

Thanks for checking out this listing - looking forward to hearing from you :)

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