Modern 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condominium near Toronto - with Hybrid Car.
Condo, suburban with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 3, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 100 m2 (1075 sq.ft), WCs 2, car optional, NO smoking, air-conditioning, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 1
1) January 01 2013 - November 30 2013
Where we want to go
Description of our house
I offer a spacious, modern 2 bedroom condominium just north of Toronto. The master bedroom, with full en-suite bath, has a queen-sized bed and a sitting area. The second bedroom is the office, with a Quad 4 PC, high speed internet, laser printer, scanner and wireless connection. In the living room, there is a comfortable queen sized sofa-bed, a High Definition TV, stereo, CD & DVD players, & Tape Deck. The guest bath is also full-sized. The kitchen offers stainless steel appliances; a new stove with convection oven, bottom-freezer fridge, dishwasher, slow cooker, coffee maker, induction cook-top and microwave. Laundry room (new Samsung HE washer & dryer) is also en-suite. The dining room has a teak dining set. The large 7th floor terrace (about 60 sq. meters - 625 sq. feet), overlooks the town of Richmond Hill to the west, and the CN Tower in Toronto to the south. In summer, I enjoy having friends over for a barbecue and maintaining the garden. The glass-topped patio table seats 6 comfortably. The condo itself has an outdoor pool (summer only), and tennis courts. Indoor facilities include a gym, sauna, whirlpool, squash court, billiards room and library/TV room. Access to the building is by electronic secure pass-key. The condo does not allow dogs. I would also offer exchange of my automobile, a Toyota Prius hybrid (very economical on gas), with a Garmin GPS system.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, sauna, stereo / hifi, security system, central heating, jacuzzi, tv / cable, sofa, carpet
Kitchen and washing:
Freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Garage, terrace, tenniscourt, garden, swimming pool
Tennis, swimming, golfing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping
Nearest major airport:
No smoking, including internet (highspeed), long term considered, car optional
= marks the location of this home
Ideally located, about 20 km. north of downtown Toronto in the town of Richmond Hill; the commuter station is across the street (rush hour service is by train, otherwise by bus). The local bus is on the corner, a 1 minute walk. Richmond Hill has excellent shopping, several lovely parks, diverse ethnic restaurants (French, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Hungarian, etc.) The library and many shops are within walking distance. Cinemas are nearby, and we have a new state-of-the-art live theatre. I'm close to major highways, with easy access to Toronto, Niagara Falls (wine country), the Stratford and Shaw Theatre Festivals. My neighbours are friendly; our superintendent is very helpful. There are many churches, mosques and a synagogue in town, and a small Buddhist temple across the street. For more information and photos, please visit My Home Exchange Website.
Something about ourselves
I'm a retired 69 year old male. My main hobby is the theatre. I belong to several small community groups, mostly designing sound, but also serving on the play-reading committee and building/painting sets. I also serve as a volunteer usher for our new Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. I've been to about 50 different countries in my travels, living in New Zealand and Australia in the 60s. (I've been back several times since; loved it!) I have just completed my 7th exchange in northern Italy; the previous year in Prague. The 2 months exchange in London in 2010 was particularly enjoyable. My fourth was near Washington DC. My third was from early July to the end of September 2007 in Limburg Province, Holland, a truly enjoyable experience. My second was in Western Australia in Feb-Mar/07; the first was in Yorkshire the summer of 2006. I am now looking for an exchange in 2013, anywhere in the world (preferably Europe) for a period of up to 3 months. I am a dedicated non-smoker and will have a glass of wine or a beer now and then. I am confident that I will care for your home as I do my own.