I stayed at Helen's while working at the VGH hospital. My suite was a comfortable bachelor that overlooked the garden.
The location is excellent for physicians who are looking for a place to stay while working at either the VGH or the Children's/Women's hospital. It is about a 20 minute walk to VGH through a very nice neighbourhood. Alternately, one can take a frequent bus that will get you to VGH in less than 5 minutes.
Helen is very friendly and often stops to chat with her tenants. She is an accomplished harpist and often she can be heard practicing. (Also, try to get one of her cinnamon buns if you stay...)
Highly recommended. Please note that "Helen's Place" is distinct from the similiarly named Helen's B and B.