Oh, Toronto, home of the skyline-piercing CN Tower, the perpetually disappointing Maple Leafs – the hockey team, not the foliage – and an International Film Festival. There’s no shortage of stylish homes you can stay in while visiting Drizzy’s hometown. From the shores of Lake Ontario to the vintage shop-packed Queen Street West, book into one of the coolest vacation rentals in Toronto with Culture Trip.
Sunshine pours in through the floor-to-ceiling windows of these tidy one-bedroom vacation rentals in a former office tower in Toronto’s Yorkville neighborhood. The re-imagined spaces sleep two, with modern kitchenettes and contemporary decor. Ovens are absent, but restaurants are plentiful just outside the door. A hot spot for art lovers, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Gardiner Art Museum are just steps away.
Combining a historic building and a modern tower in the Financial District was a good call for One King West. You can choose from cozy studio suites that sleep two with gleaming rainshower baths in the historic wing, or Tower Suites for up to four guests with outstanding city views and deep soaker tubs. Well-equipped kitchenettes are standard in all the vacation rentals at this Toronto hotel. The Scotiabank Arena, CN Tower, and the Distillery District within a 10-minute stroll.
Glass balconies make it clear that nothing will come between you and the views at Life Suites. These one-bedroom Toronto vacation apartments, sleeping up to three, have full-size appliances and shower-tub combinations, great for washing away the sand after a trip to Sugar Beach. The CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and the Hockey Hall of Fame are right outside the lobby. Take the long view from the rooftop patio and pool.
With stained-glass windows salvaged from the iconic Honest Ed’s discount store a couple of blocks down Bathurst Street, this one-bedroom vacation apartment in Toronto has history woven into its architecture. Heated floors, a metallic feature splashback and plenty of bespoke woodwork add contemporary comforts to this turn-of-the-century property, which is typical of the Annex, a bohemian neighborhood on the northern edge of downtown. You’ll be within walking distance of the University of Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum and the grand Casa Loma mansion.
You’re only a 20-minute walk east of the skyscrapers of downtown Toronto, here. However, when you’re nestled on the comfy leather couch with your feet up in front of the roaring fireplace, you could swear you were hiding in some remote log cabin in the Rockies. This tiny one-bedroom loft boasts more exposed timber than a virgin forest, an old-school log fire and a breezy outdoor hammock for summer. This cottage’s cozy feel extends to the neighborhood it calls home – laid-back Leslieville is littered with organic grocers, relaxed cafes, plus artisanal butchers, bakeries and cheese shops.
Looking for more Toronto accommodation options? Check out our guide to the city’s best boutique hotels, all bookable with Culture Trip.
This is an updated version of an article originally created by Sahar Aman.
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