About the Homestay

Urban Cosy
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Fully furnished bedroom with designated bathroom for guests. Bedroom includes queen size bed, dressers, night table, lamp, closet, desk, chair, and wi-fi ready.
Onsite fitness center, games room, heated indoor pool and sauna.
Centrally located on a quiet Crescent overlooking a ravine with trails for walking, jogging or biking on a well maintained and secure property with lots of green space. 5 minutes to public transit and major highways. 10 km from Toronto city center.
Easy access to many schools, colleges, universities, churches, medical facilities and all other amenities.
Come join us, we would love to be your host.
Safety and well-being during this unprecedented time is paramount to us and our guests. Please follow the mandatory government guidelines.

House Facilities
  • Games Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Gym at home
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 30 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

Large Bedroom with Queen Bed
From $34 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a large bright double room with a queen bed, night stands ,chest of drawers, dresser and closet . It is wi-fi equiped with a desk and chair and a private bathroom exclusive to the guest.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Radio
 1 guest
Monthly price
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About the Area

Located in a quiet crescent close to the Don Valley Pkwy. & Hwy. 401. 5 min. to bus options linking to all subways. Walk to Japanese Cultural Center and the Aga Khan Museum. 10 mins. to Ontario Science Center. Close to shopping, restaurants, banks and movie theatres. Many denominational churches in the community. 5 min. to walk & bike trail. Coffee shop, hair salon, convenience store, ATM, deli & market, and drug store across the street. Easy access to major colleges, universities and city centre.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

The full balance in cash is due upon arrival. No visitors allowed at this time. Paid laundry facilities on main floor. Fresh linens and room cleaning supplied every two weeks at no additional cost. Please eat meals in the dining areas and not the bedroom. Please clean utensils after use. Lock doors when departing and arriving. Treat and respect our home as you would your own. Please ask if you need anything.
Please let us know if you had or have any symptoms of Covid-19 and or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms of Covid-19.
Please abide by house rules with regards to staying safe. Wear face covering, wash hands often with soap and water, sanitize and safe distance as much as possible.
Safety and well-being during this unprecedented time is paramount to us and our guests. Please follow the mandatory government guidelines.

Smoking Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is not allowed.

20 Reviews

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2023

    Thanks to Patricia and Ian, my first weeks in Canada went very well. I stayed with them for 2 months. I received a very warm welcome. Their apartment, my bedroom and my bathroom were perfect and clean. I spent many hours chatting with them, telling stories about everything, watching TV and listening to music. They gave me lots of advice and ideas for things to do. They supported me before my job interviews. They often asked about my family. I could manage my time as I wished. I was able to improve my English comprehension and expression. I would definitely recommend booking with them.

    Patricia and Ian, thank you so much for everything. It was a real pleasure to live with you for these two months. You are the first part of my story in Canada and I will never forget you. Thank you for sharing your culture, your experiences and your culinary talents with me. It has exceeded my expectations. I think of you every day thanks to the new Jamaican songs on my playlist !! I miss those moments already.

    Best wishes for you


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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Patricia in ,

    Marion, you are so gracious. Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that we have made a contribution to your Canadian journey. It was our greatest pleasure and a wonderful experience sharing our home with you. We miss your presence daily and look forward to hearing about your continued success.
    Keep in touch!

    Best wishes
    Patricia & Ian

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2023

    A blessing from above for every newcomer

    I landed on the 25th of October and I was initially second guessing my decision of sharing a home with a family but everything changed the moment I met Patricia and Ian.

    I was welcomed by two of the most kind and genuine people you can meet and my anxiety disappeared the moment I entered their home. They greeted me with a beautiful dinner and were curious to get to know more about me and my background and so did they share stories of how they moved to Canada. They understand the struggle newcomers face by leaving their country of origin for a new life in Canada and not only do they host you in a beautiful home but they also do it at an unbeatable price.

    I got to spend Christmas in a loving home and had the chance to taste Patricia’s amazing “pepper pot” with Hardo bread (this is must try). I also thoroughly enjoyed my conversations with Ian, Ian is such a kind and wise person. Whenever I felt tired and discouraged, Ian would remind me to keep focused and that all will be fine, he would share stories of the hardships he had to endure when he first arrived to Canada.

    To sum it up, I can say that this is the absolute best place to come to if you’re a Newcomer to Canada, you will find a home and a family that cares about you, wants to know more about you and even talk to your family if you want to introduce them. It was a real blessing to have found Patricia and Ian to host me during my first Canadian winter and although the weather was cold, they always made sure to counter it with kindness and warmth.

    I will forever be grateful to have met you and started my new journey with you by my side!

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    Homestay Host Family Patricia in ,

    Moussa: Thank you for choosing us to be your host for the first leg of your Canadian journey. Our impression of you is indelible in our hearts. You are truly a fine Cedar of Lebanon. Astute, tenacious, respectful, courteous and above all have a strong sense of family. You blended extremely well, which enabled us to embrace you with utmost ease. Your energy, determination and dedication will open many doors along the way.
    We miss having you with us and hope to see you soon.
    Best wishes to you and your family.
    Your friends
    Patricia & Ian

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    Age 55 - 64

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    April 2023

    The host cancelled the booking 82 days before the arrival date.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2022

    Thank you sooo much!
    I spend comfortable time with my queen size bed and of course, thanks to Patricia and Ian.
    I came to Toronto with some anxiety but all of my anxiety were replaced by you who are supportive and kind. You always care about me like my real parents.
    I placed a burden on you because of my moving but I really appreciate your kind consideration.
    You are absolutely the best host family.
    Thank you a lot!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Patricia in ,

    Thank you Haruna for choosing us to be your host. We thoroughly enjoyed your presence. Your quiet demeanor and gentleness are surely missed. Thanks for sharing a part of your life and culture with us. Your disciplined approach to life speaks volumes.
    We wish you the very best for the rest of your Canadian journey and look forward to hearing from you along the way.
    Best wishes and please do keep in touch.

    Patricia & Ian

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2022

    We can only place 5 hearts but we should be able to place 10 hearts! Patricia and Ian from the moment I arrived helped me with all the basics I needed even if I couldn't speak English well, they guided me and understood me during my stay, I hope to come back! thanks Patricia and Ian! :)

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Patricia in ,

    Camilo, thank you for choosing to stay with us. It was our pleasure to be you host and to help you navigate your way through learning a new language and our city. We admire you for your talent and your principled approach for learning.
    We wish you the very best and look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Best Wishes
    Patricia & Ian

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2022

    To share time with Patricia and Ian it was the most wonderful experience that I had when I rent a unit, its really very comfortable, they are very nice person, always trying to help you and of course they care about you. You can learn many thinks from them, I really appreciate all that they did for me and I want to say thanks a lot for everything I will never forget it. Of course we will keep in touch. Take care a lot please and I hope see you soon.

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    Homestay Host Family Patricia in ,

    Thank you Rodolfo for choosing us to be you host, it was our immense pleasure and fun to share our home with you. Your humility, perseverance , personal sacrifice and disciplined approach to life speaks volumes. You were very focused and methodical with your studies and very easy to engage in conversation to improve your language skills. We have great admiration for your love of family, high moral principles and aspirations. Thanks for sharing a part of your life with us as we with you.
    Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards
    Patricia & Ian

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    May 2022

    Thanks, Patricia and Ian, forever.

    Paul's family provided me with one of the safest and most wonderful stays in their apartment during the pandemic and the coldest Canadian winter. It was a diverse experience with Patricia and Ian. I learned from the Jamaican - Guinean and Canadian cultures. Staying with them reminded me of my grandparent's guidance. They embraced my challenging times and shared their best advice. Let me mention that Patricia is a bold woman; she has a unique way of telling you everything you need to know for a living; I laughed hard with her. That is not all she loves to read and shared with me best sellers' books, and not only that, her homemade pastry, especially her loaf lemon cake, is the most delicious I have ever tried. And if you are worried about getting sick and wonder who can take care of you, Patricia is perfect. Her background will make you feel like heaven. On the other side, you have Ian, a conscious and wise person. He talked a lot which helped me with my English assignment and developed confidence in my daily practice. He also is very good at listening to your opinion and encourages you to take what best suits you. His guidance is like listening to a life coach. He also cooks like a chef.

    The couple as hosts are always open to hearing you as a guest and customer. Although Homestay policy (organization, not the host) can present gaps in certain situations. Ian and Patricia supported me even though the policy did not. It is essential to highlight this; they advocated and addressed my inquiries and found a way to change what they could to preserve the guest experience and the relationship as a priority.

    As far as I can say, the location is a very convenient place. You will find a Tim-Hortons and supermarket just 5 minutes walk. Also, the area has an incredible nature park 5-minute walk, right next to a river which adds a peaceful environment. Furthermore, the building is close to downtown; I went once, and it took me 15-20 minutes. I could not enjoy the surroundings as I wanted because of the Covid restrictions, but I enjoyed the facilities inside of the building. They have a common area as a playroom, pool and sauna inside.

    I strongly recommend Paul's family as a host for short or long stays. They will shape your experience as one of the best you have ever had. I am very grateful to them; they are key to my success and development as a human being. I will keep their footprint in my heart forever.

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    Homestay Host Family Patricia in ,

    Thank you Sofia for your kind words and allowing us to be your host. We are so grateful for your friendship because you brought so much energy to our souls that made us Happy !!! Happy !!! Happy !!! .Through Faith we were put together at that time in this place. It’s now your time to shine, you are in the driver’s seat, savour every moment of your journey and let your infectious laughter make music to many ears. You are special and we love you. Keep in touch.
    God Bless & Best Wishes
    Your Dear Friends
    Patricia & Ian

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2020

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Patricia in ,

    Hi Ratko, it was sad that your stay was shortened because of the pandemic and we too, felt really disheartened that you didn't get to enjoy our city and all it's summer splendor.
    Thank you for choosing to stay with us for a second time. You are truly a remarkable person and we had the greatest of fun being your host.
    We hope you will come again and please keep in touch.
    Your Friends
    Patricia & Ian

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2019

    A home away from home. I moved to Toronto in August of 2019 and i came to stay with Patricia and Ian from mid October. It was an amazing stay which motivated me to extend my stay by a month. Patricia takes care of you like a mother would and i thoroughly enjoyed the dinner conversations with Ian and Patricia on a range of topics. They are always up for helping people and give some critical tips on how to navigate your way around in Toronto! I wont be very far and would love to visit them regularly - especially when i can sniff the aroma of the cakes that Patricia bakes! :)

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Patricia in ,

    Sandeep is extremely focused and very motivated to succeed. Very bright and has a wealth of historical knowledge which he loves to share in conversation. We thoroughly enjoyed having him as our guest and extremely happy that he has chosen to extended his stay with us. The journey continues.
    Many Blessings and Best Wishes.
    Patricia & Ian

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2019

    I spent two fantastic weeks with this wonderful couple. Although I am a reserved person, they helped me to feel comfortable and accepted me as a family member. I absolutely do not regret staying at home and advice strongly to future guests. Patricia and Ian thank you again.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Patricia in ,

    Thank you Ratko for choosing us to be your host for the initial part of your Canadian journey. You are quite remarkable, and we enjoyed your engaging personality. We hope your humbleness, quiet spirit, willing and caring attitude on accepting challenges will open many doors for you. We are so sorry to see you go but our relationship is not over. We wish you the very best as you embrace new challenges.
    Good luck and many blessings.

    Patricia & Ian

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