This is about as modern as it gets in the neighbourhood. We live on the top 2 floors, but you'll have your own rustic-modern basement apartment to enjoy.Kick back and relax alongside some great photography and Canadian art.
Modern apt in historic Ice House
Modern apt in historic Ice House

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Welcome to the Ice House! Our historic and modern apartment in Riverdale features a reclaimed wood Queen bed with 5ft high headboard, pillow-top mattress and fresh linens for a restful night's sleep. A full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and caeserstone countertops. A rain shower with heated floor. Hardwood floors throughout. Canadian art and photography mixed with vintage and industrial accessories. 3 min walk to trendy restaurants. 7 min walk to subway and streetcars.

The space

Enjoy your stay in a historic Ice House apartment. Prior to the invention or wide spread availability of refrigerators, ice houses stored and sold blocks of ice for use in cold drinks, the preparation of ice cream and sorbets, and to help keep food fresh. Now, it is a stunning and modern home that has been featured in a number of design publications and TV shows, including Divine Design with Candace Olsen.

Your new 400 sq ft apartment with 6' 7" high ceilings includes a reclaimed wood Queen bed with a 5 foot high headboard, pillow top mattress, down-alternative pillows, and soft fresh linens. A spacious, custom-made, set of bedroom closets in high gloss white, with ample room for hanging and folded items. Your own kitchen with stainless steel kitchen appliances and caeserstone countertops to prepare a meal using ingredients from nearby farmer's markets. LED lights throughout the apartment that are all on dimmers.

Free high speed Wi-Fi with a U.S. DNS so that you can watch Hulu, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, etc on your laptop, tablet or phone.

Guest access

You'll have access to a dedicated basement apartment through a shared front door. The front door opens to the main hallway and a stunning concrete, glass and stainless steel staircase to a basement apartment.

Interaction with guests

We will be available to welcome you and show you the apartment and its ammenities. We are also available 24/7 through the Airbnb app and our mobile phones, should you have any questions or need assistance prior to your arrival or during your stay.

We've also prepared a detailed guidebook, including maps of (and recommendations to) all the neighbourhood hot spots, art galleries, restaurants, bars, farmer's markets, beaches, skating rinks, etc. We're less than 100m away from a wonderful neighbourhood coffee shop, and minutes away from fantastic restaurants and bars on the Danforth and in Leslieville.

Other things to note

My family lives upstairs on the main and 2nd floors of the home, and while the apartment is separate and self-contained, we ask that you be respectful of your neighbours (us), and we'll certainly do the same. Thanks!

The apartment has a 4-cup coffee maker, organic dark roast coffee, a variety of tea bags, sugar, tea kettle, microwave oven, pots & pans, mixing bowls, kitchen utensils, cutlery, dishes, colander, corkscrew, wine glasses, water glasses, kitchen knives, a cutting board, paper towels, salt & pepper, olive oil, hair dryer, iron & ironing board.

We also have a map of Toronto, a listing of festivals and art galleries, and an extensive list of restaurant recommendations.

If you require something that is not provided, please don't hesitate to ask and we'll do our best to help.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 6PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 60
Security Deposit: 350
Weekend Price: 105 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 6PM - 10PM

This is our home and we ask that you treat it and our surrounding neighbors kindly.

- Please remove your shoes at the top of the stairs.
- Please wipe up any liquids that spill onto the floor as quickly as possible to avoid damage to the wood.
- Please do not smoke inside the apartment.
- Please do not light candles inside the apartment.
- No parties, outside visitors, or overnight guests without previous approval from your host.
- This space is for a maximum of two people only.
- Please use the recycling and garbage containers provided.
- Please use items in the apartment gently. If you break or damage something, please let me know and arrange for its replacement or repair.
- No pets. Sorry, Rover has to stay home :(
- No illegal activities.
- Please turn off the lights when you leave to help conserve energy!

note: If you require something that is not provided, please just ask, we will do our best to provide it for you.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

53 Reviews

Check In
Damian User Profile
July 2017
Great host. Very clean and tidy accommodation. Rahul was very understanding when I got my check in timings wrong. Would recommend and stay there again given the chance.

Kate User Profile
July 2017
A very comfortable place located 15min away from the main attractions of the city (CN TOWER, Hockey Hall of Fame, etc...) by car and 30-35min away if you take public transportation. The guests were incredibly nice, the map of the city lent by the family really useful and the apartment (room, little living room, kitchen and bathroom) located in the basement was more than perfect for 2 people. The bathroom was clean, the place looked exactly like the pictures and the kitchen was fully equipped which is always a plus ! Would definitely stay there if I ever come to Toronto again and would definitely recommend :)

Jennifer User Profile
June 2017
Rahul was a fantastic host and his place was clean and perfect for our stay. we were in town to explore all parts of Toronto so this location was centrally located to everything. Just a quick, cheap Uber away and there sparking available on the street (Rahul will walk you through the process). When we had questions Rahul was a quick text away and always willing to help. We were worried that sharing the same entryway with the host and his family, along with not having a lock on our door would put a hamper on our stay, but it didn't at all! Everything was great.

Stephanie User Profile
June 2017
The flat is very cosy as on the pictures. Rahul and his family are very kind and always try to help out if anything needed. Rahul extra worked at home to let us in after our long travel (from Europe) such that we could have a shower and rest after checking in. Thank you so much! :)

Luciano User Profile
May 2017
Great location to explore Toronto. Place was super clean and comfortable with lots of storage. Apartment is decorated to a very high standard. Rahul was always responsive before and during our stay.

Debra User Profile
May 2017
Great location in lovely neighbourhood. Cozy, clean, friendly accommodations.

Marie User Profile
May 2017
Wonderful stay. Plus great coffee shop next door!

Toronto, CanadaJoined in July 2011
Rahul User ProfileRahul is a superhost.

We are an adventurous family that has traveled extensively throughout the world - from Borneo, Peru and the Galapagos Islands to Switzerland, India, and Cambodia, and many places in between. We use Airbnb when we travel and appreciated the hospitality so much that we decided to host.

We love meeting people from around the world and sharing our love for Toronto (and our neighborhood) with them. We know what it is to be a great guest and aim to bring the same level of care to being great hosts.

I am a social entrepreneur and purpose-driven marketer, and my wife is a talented educator. We’re passionate about doing well by doing good, design, technology, comedy, food and family.

We’ve lived in the neighborhood for over 10 years, love to discover new places and share our recommendations with others; you'll find this represented in the Guidebook we've prepared for our guests.

We would be delighted to host you and facilitate a fantastic trip to Toronto.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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