1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
About Leslie Millan
I am a marketing and communications professional who has lived and worked in downtown Toronto for over 25 years. We have lived in the neighbourhood of Leslieville for over 18 years, in three different houses. We purchased this 100 year old house 13 years ago and have slowly renovated almost every part of it. The house has many original features and is full of character. Our basement suite is the most modern part of the house and is filled with mid-century modern furniture and art objects - collected over the years, one piece at a time. My design aesthetic is warm, enduring & classic. I love hosting for guests from around the world in our home, at our cottage and downtown condo.
Leslie Millan purchased this House in 2002
Why Leslie Millan chose Old Toronto
The basement suite is very welcoming and since we have a third floor family room in the house, our family spends most evenings there. So, the basement suite feels very private. My husband works on-site and is available for any questions, directions around town or if issues come up. This is a family home and we respect the privacy and comfort of our guests. We have managed rental properties for more than 18 years and are sensitive to the needs of our guests, too.
What makes this House unique
This is one of the best neighbourhoods in the city, in our opinion, and the location is very accessible to getting around town - either by transit, by cab or on-foot. There is every kind of retail that you would need within walking distance at the top of the street - liquor store, beer store, grocery and a small urban mall called Gerrard Square with a Home Depot, Walmart, Staples and Winners. And there are also many great licensed restaurants on Gerrard Street that include sushi, Thai, Italian, Carribean and a Scottish pub named McGugan's for a beer on sports night. For more sophisticated dinning options take a 10 min walk down to Queen Street East and you'll find many, many other restaurants.
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Cozy and convenient
Very pleasant. Great location with easy access to north-south and east-west transit.
Loved the dog, family was very respectful and helpful if anything was needed!
Excellent location and very comfortable
Leslie and Tim were wonderful people and excellent hosts, and their basement apartment was well furnished and comfortable. The location is in a charming residential neighborhood that is convenient to transportation and walking distance to Queen Street. We strongly recommend it!
Cozy apartment in a great neighborhood!
My husband and I stayed at this cozy apartment while we were in town for the Toronto Jazz Festival. The location is wonderful and in walking distance to great restaurants and coffee shops. Tim and Leslie were very helpful hosts. The apartment had everything we needed and was very comfortable and clean. We would definitely recommend it!!
Great location - easy to get downtown by bus if you want to do the city centre thing. Ideal for exploring locally on foot, Greek Town is a little gem! Very safe and a very friendly family on site if you need anything. Loads of space and privacy, I had a great time
Although the apartment was in a great location for our needs, and we found it to be clean, regrettably it lacked in some areas. We would have appreciated coffee for our first morning there, cable-vision, and mirrors where they are needed (like the bathroom). We also found the stairs leading down to the apartment quite dangerous, being narrow and with no hand rail. Although the home-owners were friendly, we were quite disappointed in the apartment.
261 Boston Avenue. Major intersection Carlaw Ave. and Gerrard St.