I stayed three nights at the bed and breakfast over Remembrance Day weekend and I was arriving late on a Friday night when the owners would be at a concert, they remembered to leave the key in a separate location just as they had said. The home is a terrific older three-storey home that is kept in immaculate condition. A bottle of European mineral water waiting waiting for me in my room. The lower floor is for the family only other than breakfast at 8:30. Ruth will greet you in the dining room and is back and forth between kitchen and dining room taking care of you. She started with a lovely Greek yoghurt covered with mixed fresh berries and honey. There is a freshly baked loaf of bread for jams and butter, cereals, cream, and milk, and she will make you eggs, if you wish. Breakfast wraps up at 9:30 the Bloor Street subway station is a short walk away for exploring the city. In many bed and breakfasts there is no upkeep of the rooms during your stay, yet at Ruth's place the bed was made, the washroom was tidied up and fresh towels were placed daily.
The location is ideal for me, because I don't have to mess around with parking garages and dragging luggage from those locations. There is a parking spot for use behind the house, but I left my car right on Elm Street in front of the house, as parking is allowed other than a short period on Monday afternoon at 3. If you like to walk, as I do, you can go anywhere from Ruth's home. I was at the Harbourfront Marina, in Cabbagetown, over to Chinatown and the Kensington Market, even in the downtown highrise neighbourhood.
On the day of my departure Ruth had a little jar of maple sugar as a thank you gift for the stay. By chance it was from Grimsby, Ontario, where I have relatives and I was able to call them and find where to buy it in Toronto. It is now my sugar of choice for making organic bread at home!
I stay exclusively in bed and breakfasts. You will have a quality stay at the Ainsley House that rivals the hotels in the area and surpassses the other bed and breakfasts in Toronto that I have used over the past 10 years.
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