With having my significant other living across the border, in a different country, living in Ontario, Canada, you sometimes have to make some lifestyle changes. We recently traveled to Toronto, Ontario, which was under 2 hours from Omemee (the rents house.)
Staying in Toronto, I was prepared to spend about $200-$400 a night for a semi-decent room, in a semi-decent area.
At the last moment, we booked an Air BNB for Downtown Toronto, at an amazing price of $87 a night. We had a full living room, with a not-so comfortable couch, a Smart TV and a small look to the right for such a gorgeous view. Had a one sided kitchenette, with the latest and greatest appliances, with such a modern taste. The bedroom featured a queen sized bed, a simplified and organized closet with sliding mirror doors.
We were on the 57th floor of the Ice ll Condo’s…mind you I said 5…7….th…. floor! Forget a CN Tower tour…just go to the balcony! It was a beautiful view and my man and I spent most of our evenings watching people ice skate, and those coming to Toronto, just miles away from the Harbourfront Centre Airport, would watch plane after plane land right on the runway under our nose.
I could not have found a better location for our temporary apartment. We were right on York Street. To the left of us was the CN tower, infront of us was the Air Canada Centre, and behind us was Ripley’s Aquarium and the Roger’s center. Every direction we looked we found something to do for the remainder of the trip.
Our second day in, we spent at the Aquarium. This was by the far the best aquarium I have ever visited. There was so much to see, and thankfully so many things we could touch & play with. A few horseshoe crabs we could pet, a nurse shark sanctuary and lastly, my favorite, were the sting rays. After the aquarium, we experienced our first Leafs and Sabres game together. I am a huge Sabres fan, and fortunately, he likes hockey too, unfortunately, he’s a Toronto Maple Leafs fan. We had such an amazing time and it was so special for us.
We should be returning to Toronto soon, and if so, we will be definitely be using AirBNB’s services again.