5 areas in which to rent an Airbnb in Toronto

1) Moss Park

This is not the fanciest of Toronto neighbourhoods. Some of the buildings are run-down. You might witness an illicit transaction, but the people are friendly, and you won’t feel unsafe walking down the street. The price for an Airbnb is reasonable because of the neighbourhood’s reputation.

wall art at Moss Park Toronto
Marc Falardeau

Queen Street East going north to Shuter Street; Sherbourne Street going west to Jarvis Street

2) Roncesvalles village

Roncesvalles is a more family-oriented area. There are loads of restaurants in this area. It has a nostalgic feel to it, and locals tend to remember the 1960s with great fondness. The shopping along ‘Roncy’ Avenue is great. High Park is close by, with lots of space for kids.

street art and parked bikes at the Roncesvalles Village in Toronto

Around Roncesvalles Avenue


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3) Harbourfront

Anything along the water will be awesome. Harbourfront is close to main attractions like the CN Tower, and it’s easy to access transit from here so you can reach destinations outside the core. It’s pricey though, so be prepared to open your wallet wide.

view over Harbourfront in Toronto
Kevin Cabral

South of the Gardiner Expressway; East to Jarvis Street

4) Port Credit

Port Credit is the high-income neighbourhood of Mississauga. The western end is Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens and the eastern border is Seneca Avenue. There are lots of boutiques here, along with beautiful parks along the lakefront. The area is much calmer and less noisy than the rush of downtown. The city is easily accessed by the Go Train.

Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens in Port Credit
Gary J. Wood

The corridor along Lakeshore Road West

5) Cliffcrest

Cliffcrest is located in Scarborough. The neighbourhood is named for its proximity to the Scarborough Bluffs. You can spend the day in the heart of the city and then use transit to return to a quieter neighbourhood and head to the beach at Bluffer’s Park in the evening. Remember the beach is beautiful during the summer months, but swimming after early October is not recommended.

beach at Cliffcrest Toronto
Jeff Hitchcock

South of Eglinton to the lake; Kennedy Road east to Bellamy Road

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