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Cottage in the City

52 Helena Avenue , Toronto, ON M6G 2H2 Canada (Show map)
4.6
8 Reviews
CAD 85 - CAD 105
per night

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About

The Cottage is an intimate up-scale downtown accommodation built during the last century and totally restored. We have two intimate rooms each furnished with early Canadian antiques. Guests occupy the second floor which includes a common room with artifacts and original artwork. Relax in our soaker claw-foot tub. Escape to the front porch in white wicker chairs with a morning coffee. Breakfast is superb. Natural fruits and vegetables create the basis for our menus which will beckon you to the breakfast table set with English bone china, silver, and cloth napkins. The dining room features an art deco chandelier, polished wood floor and stained glass window.

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.8

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Wonderful week in Toronto

5 on September 11, 2014

I visited Toronto to do the world premiere of my show - Left-Hander in London - The Earthquake in June of 2014. I needed a location that was quiet, nice, that afforded an experience of Toronto's neighborhoods, people and culture with parking and easy access to transit. The Cottage in the City was all of the above and more. Mardy and Ron are very nice , accommodating and welcoming. The house is lovely and on a pretty street in a nice area. They obtained a parking pass for me and I rarely used the car. I went for a walk around the neighborhood almost every day. The bus and streetcar are at the end of the street and the subway is a block or two away. Ron and Mardy were helpful with directions. There are lots of eateries and shops within easy walking distance. I could not have picked a better place. If you are visiting Toronto, check them out. JJ Gufreda, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


A nice place to stay in a city that can be tough to find a bed.

4.8 on September 02, 2014

We found this place by accident on a weekend that was insanely busy due to festivals and concerts. It ended up being pretty much our only option, yet had we known it would have been our first choice... It is in an excellent, walkable location and close to transit. The neighborhood is safe and has plenty of restaurants and the like. The breakfast was great as was the hospitality. We would surely stay here again. In fact, I have been recommending this place to all my friends in Buffalo as a great weekend destination.


Excellent Hospitality, Lovely House & Delicious Breakfast

5 on August 18, 2014

My son and I stayed at Cottage in the City for two weeks this summer and I highly recommend this B&B to anyone who wants warm-hearted hosts, clean & comfortable bedroom and yummy breakfast. The location is also very convenient to take the subway or a bus and there are lots of affordable restaurants near by. It is located in a safe neighborhood and provides free wifi. Especially, Ron and Mardy were wonderful hosts with good sense of humor. They were always friendly and gave me useful travel tips to enjoy Toronto with my teenager boy.


Wonderful People - Great Service

4.4 on June 19, 2014

Recently stayed at Cottage in the City for six nights. Ron and Mardelle were excellent hosts and made our stay very enjoyable and comfortable! We were made to feel completely at home. The service was second to none. Breakfast every day was excellent. Ron and Mardelle are both very friendly and helpful. The location is very nice...quiet and close to all amenities. Would definitely stay again.


Quiet Home away from Home

4.2 on June 19, 2014

I recently stayed in Toronto for a 6 day training program, I was recommended Cottage in the City by the facilitator of the training. Ron and Mardelle were excellent hosts, they made us feel completely at home, were friendly knowledgeable and helpful. The food each morning was fresh and abundant and the coffee superb. The B & B is in a lovely quiet neighborhood walking distance to shopping, restaurants and grocery stores. It truly was a Home away from Home.


Outstanding Bed and Breakfast

5 on March 05, 2013

We recently had a two night stay in the Cottage in the City. It was so charming and very clean. Our room was spacious and beautiful, and the breakfasts were outstanding. Our hosts were very friendly and went out of their way to find us interesting attractions and good restaurants. The next time we visit Toronto we will definitely be staying at the Cottage in the City.


Great place and lovely people

4.2 on July 20, 2010

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely house - near to the centre of town, but in a peaceful area with plenty of shops and restaurants. The room was small, but perfectly formed, with antique furniture and a good sized bathroom next door. The homecooked breakfasts were great and Ron and Mardelle were excellent hosts. We would definitely stay here again.


Great value /service

4.0 on July 08, 2010

We had a great stay in Toronto at Cottage in the City. We loved the easy access to subway and the serenity of the neighborhood.Yummy breakfasts and even considered my allergy to gluten products. Worth a visit: Melissa and Donnie


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Location

Location Type

City, Downtown

Airport

Toronto, ON, Canada (YYZ-Pearson) 18 miles

Directions to property:

Provided with confirmation. Nearest major intersection Bathurst and St. Clair Ave. W.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Casa Loma, Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto attractions, Honest Ed's shopping emporium, Shopping, Spadina House, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Desk, Library, Telephone , Links to Niagara Falls service, Attraction brochures, Toronto reading material, Downtown map

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Tarragon Theatre, Nature trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: open ended
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No Outdoors only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children aged 12 and up welcome, existing beds only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum, surcharge for one-night stay
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: One full night prior to arrival. Full payment upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: Full refund with two week notice prior to arrival date

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mardelle and Ron Kish

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Ron is a retired television journalist with an intimate knowledge of the city and national politics, if you are so interested! Mardy is a former special events planner with a flair for cooking and making our guests feel "at home".

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: Between 8 and 10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Wheat/dairy-free


Signature Dish

Cottage Country Breakfast
The season dictates our breakfast menus. Winter mornings with steaming oatmeal, cinnamon pancakes, or pumpkin waffles. Spring and summer brings fresh fruits and vegetables to the table in strawberry crepes with fresh creme sauce, buttermilk blueberry pancakes with berries, or omelettes with spinach and home-grown tomatoes. The fall is apple time at the cottage with fresh picked Ontario apples baked and carmelized to complement crisp french toast.


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52 Helena Avenue , Toronto, ON M6G 2H2 Canada (Show map)

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