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The House on McGill, c1890, on a quiet, shady, residential street in exciting, downtown Toronto, has been carefully restored, modernized, and decorated with antique furnishings to create an inviting cozy retreat. We offer a sunny, guest living room with daily newspaper, free computer/internet access, WIFI, tourist info, video library, TV/VCR, guest phone for free local calls and an ornamental fireplace. A guest kitchen/dining room has a fridge and microwave for preparing light meals. Our shady, leafy breakfast deck/garden is perfect for starting your day with fresh coffee on a summer morning. Dave, the owner lives separately in a 3rd floor apartment but is readily available. Guests are assured maximum privacy throughout the rest of the house. Five comfortable, colour-themed, air-conditioned guestrooms share two bathrooms, and one guestroom has its own private bath. Parking is available in several inexpensive lots nearby. The entire house offers wireless internet access for personal laptops. There is 1 cat in the owner's self-contained 3rd floor apartment.
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House on McGill Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
3  Although it's clean and cute, it is not what was advertised. A lot of little things are broken. The air in our room was cool at best. Breakfast was horrible--cereal and old fruit. No pastries. There are very low ceilings on the lower floor--you will hit your head if you're tall. The owner seemed nice, but he was rarely there. The guests kept asking each other questions. The entryway was dirty. Duct tape was holding up the light fixture in the kitchen/dining area. The fire extinguisher was falling off the wall. There were old towels and comforters. Sorry, guys, but you need to fine-tune this place, and it would be amazing.  ()
1  I have stayed at many bed and breakfast accommodations around the world, and the House on McGill in Toronto is not a bed and breakfast. It is much more like a youth hostel, and is nothing like the description on its web site. The manager is not on site and during our four days there we never saw him. He communicated to us through strange written messages, delivered to our room when no one was around. One of these was left on the floor inside our door, which he left unlocked and wide open. Bagels served at breakfast were moldy, and "homemade muffins and croissants" did not exist. There are holes in the walls and ceiling. The $80 room we reserved was occupied when we arrived. With no apologies the manager offered us a more expensive room at $110, a classic "bait and switch." The manager also runs the Burwood Inn in Toronto, and the Rideau Inn in Ottawa. I recommend staying away from all three.  ()

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