Albert Pimblett's Downtown Toronto Bed/Breakfast

242 Gerrard Street East , Toronto, ON M5A 2G1 Canada (Show map)
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AN ENGLISHMANS HOME IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO The owner Geoffrey Pimblett is very much like John Cleese and Pimblett'Rest is a veritable 'Fawlty Towers'. Also known as the 'End House' this 1860's home is located right downtown Toronto in the historical area known as Cabbagetown. Restored to provide all mod-cons and comforts, modern plumbing, central heating, & air conditioning and a conversion from gas to electric lighting. Most of the old world charm has been retained. The Victorian Kitchen with its coke stove, washer and mangle. The Wallnut Panelled Breakfast Room displaying the owners collection of tea pots. The Library with its British and American literature, mahogony fireplace and more tea pots. The Front Hall with its resplendant French Ormalou Chrystal Chandelier and 1890's Jaques & Hayes Coat Stand and a dinner gong. Each Bedroom has its own charm, using many out of print wallpapers and certainly out of date furnishings.There are three rooms to choose from; The Agatha Christie Room, The Queen Mothers Front bedroom,and The Butlers Back Bedroom with a view of the back yard.



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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.7
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Glad I stayed there

3.8 on October 24, 2010

The place was kind of wild. It is chock full of antiques and curious stuff. The owner and staff was very friendly. If you are a neat freak, this place is not for you. The bathroom sink, tub, and toilet were perfectly clean, that's important to me. The rest of the place is cluttered, but interesting. The area is ok, but not great. It cost half of what a Marriot would have.

Fabulous place with a great host

4.6 on November 20, 2009

Our visit to Toronto was made especially memorable with our stay at this cute little place. It's not the largest B&B, but our room had a private bathroom and comfortable lodgings for the same price we could have paid at a modest hotel. The breakfast is fabulous -- pancakes, eggs, bacon, potatoes, orange juice -- and Geoffrey is a delightful host. The location is very convenient with easy access to the Metro system and the tram. Definitely worth every penny!

Great stay, friendly people

5 on September 12, 2007

I loved my stay at Pimblett's, and would like to thank Geoffrey for his hospitality and friendliness. I plan on staying here again when I return to Toronto. It's near everything, and one block from the transit lines. The neighborhood is safe, so going back and forth at night was no trouble. Thanks much!

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Rooms & Rates

Queen delux room

with a queen size bed and full ensuite private bathroom. each room is individually decorated with warmth and charm rooms may take an extra guest at $20

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Nr. Hospitals, Downtown Shopping, Financial District, Theater District, Restaurants & Clubs, Major Hotels, City, Downtown


Toronto, ON, Canada (YYZ-Pearson) 5 miles

Directions to property:

By Road from the Don Valley Parkway to and/or the Gardener Expressway take the Jarvis exit north to Gerrard Street, turn right thats east for 1 1/2 blocks to Ontario Steet, turn right and park at the side or behind the North East Corner House. From the Airport take a limo or the Hotel Bus to the Chelsea Inn on Gerrard Street,and a cab for the short jorney to 242 Grerrard Street East.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Telephone, Videos , wireless internet, on site parking, patio

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

Check Dates


  • Check In:: before 10.00 pm
  • Check Out:: before 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No on the patio.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night is required to reserve a room.



Geoffrey Pimblett

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About the innkeepers

Antiques,collectables ie.Books, old records, paintings, stamps. tea pots, china & porcelain, old glassware, silver plate, kitchen gadgets preferably Victorian.anything to do with cooking.character people.Family moto is correct...Loking after widdows and other peoples property....Vintage cars etc.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 11:00AM
  • Serving Location: SUN ROOM CONSERVATORY, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian English