Your apt:21 Cambridge Ave (basement) Toronto, ON CANADA M4K 2L2
apt. #-944 Broadview Ave. Toronto, ON CANADA M4K 2R4
apt #-2 Gamble Ave. Toronto, ON CANADA M4K 2G8
Landlord’s cell # (Day): 416-723-7948 (dial all 10 numbers) Please do not text. Landlord’s home (Eve.): 416-463-2390 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.arilex-apartments.com
EMERGENCY: (fire/ambulance/police) phone: 911, THEN phone landlord in the event of fire, break-in, serious noise disturbance etc.
Banks ATM (nearest automated teller [bank] machine/banks): CIBC Bank at northeast corner of Broadview and Danforth Aves next to the Broadview subway station TD Bank on Broadview Ave., a short walk north of the Broadview subway station Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) on Broadview Ave., just south of Danforth Ave BMO (Bank of Montreal) several blocks east of Broadview Ave. on northwest corner of Logan & Danforth Aves. Scotiabank at Pape & Gowan Aves.
Laundry For residents of 21 Cambridge) there is a Laundromat accessible through the laneway behind Penthouse dry cleaners on Broadview Ave on the west side (a little north of Danforth Ave.) You will need loonies ($1 Canadian coins) and quarters (ie. 25 cent coins) and soap.
At the Broadview and Gamble Ave. locations of Arilex Apartments Travel Lodge, there are coin laundry machines in the basements of both buildings. In addition, for laundering larger items, the commercial laundromat located behind Penthouse dry cleaners mentioned in the previous paragraph is walking distance to 944 Broadview Ave. There is a commercial laundromat a short walk north of 2 Gamble Ave. on Broadview Ave.
Mailbox: There are red mailboxes for mailing letters on many streets of Toronto, which you can use if you have placed the correct postage on the letter. You can purchase postage and mail letters / parcels at Shoppers Drug Mart on the north side of Danforth Ave., just one street east of Broadview Ave. Canada Post is inside & at the back of Shoppers.
Cell Phones: For a Canadian cell phone, or cell-related questions, the two biggest companies are Bell and Rogers. Google them to find a location or phone number. There are also others such as Wind, Fido & Telus.
Hospitals: nearest hospital - Michael Garron Hospital – Coxwell & Mortimer Aves. The 62 Mortimer bus from the Broadview subway station (or can be boarded at Mortimer and Broadview) brings you right to the hospital. (a 10 minute ride once on the bus - this bus only runs every 20 mins. Buses going elsewhere run more frequently.)
Also close are: St. Michael’s, Toronto General, Sick Children’s, Princess Margaret Cancer Care Center, and Mt. Sinai Hospitals. For the Toronto General, Sick Kids, Princess Margaret and Mt. Sinai, get off the subway at Queen’s Park subway. To get to St. Michael’s Hospital, get off the subway at Queen station and walk just a little east along Queen St.
Medical Walk-in Clinic: Albany Clinic just north of Broadview subway station on the east side of Broadview. Weekend hours.
TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) - www.ttc.ca Adult cash fare is $3.25 one way. Streetcars and buses only accept EXACT cash fare, pre-purchased TTC Monthly Pass / or pre-loaded Presto debit card. No change is given on vehicles unless you are in a subway station with a collector on duty. Special discounts are available for seniors and students. See the TTC website mentioned above for more information.
Going west (#2 line) from Broadview subway station, you can first join the north-south subway line (#1 line) at Yonge station. After exiting the westbound train, follow the sign that directs you to south-bound or north-bound trains. You will go upstairs to go either north or south, but it matters from which end of the east-west platform you ascend as to whether you end up on the north or south platform. Ask someone when you get upstairs if the train on that side is going south or north. If it isn’t going in the direction you want to go, go downstairs again and follow the sign for whichever direction you want to go (northbound or southbound) and then come upstairs again and you will be on the right side of the tracks. The first station south on the Yonge subway line, is Wellesley. If the next stop says Rosedale, you are going north on the Yonge (#1) line.
You can also go north & south on the #1 line via the St. George subway station (at Bloor & St. George Sts.- U of T campus). If you are traveling south via the St. George station, the first stop south will be Museum. Outside this station, you will find the Royal Ontario Museum.
On weekdays and Saturdays, TTC subway trains run every 2-3 minutes from about 6:00am until 1:30am. On Sundays, the subway system begins operation at 8 am and trains do not run as frequently.
Ask bus / streetcar driver or ticket agent at the subway station for route info. Some entrances to subway stations do not have human collectors and you need to gain access using the Presto debit card.
192 Airport Rocket All-day Airport service from Kipling Station and the airport. $3.25 one way The 192 Airport Rocket route provides all-day accessible express bus service between Kipling Station on the Bloor-Danforth (Line #2) Subway and Pearson International Airport. • 192 Bus stops only at Kipling Station, then Airport Terminal 1, then Terminal 3. • Service runs from approx. 5:30 am to 2:00 am Mon. - Sat., and from approx. 8:15 am to 2:15 am on Sun. • One-way travel time is approx. 20 to 25 minutes between Kipling station and Pearson Airport. This bus is part of the TTC system. So, you do not pay an additional fare when connecting to the subway.
There is also a train called UP Express that you can take from Pearson Airport to downtown Union Station and vice versa in 25 minutes. It is $12.35 one way. This train is not as direct a route to Arilex Apartments as the subway and is more costly. See more detail on commuting from/to the airport to/from Arilex Apartments by clicking on the Location tab on the Arilex Apartments home page.
Taxi - Easiest way to obtain a taxi is to raise your hand signaling the taxi to stop. If the taxi is available to pick up passengers, the light on top of the taxi (cab) will be on. If the light is not on, the driver has a passenger already and will not stop for you or he is off-duty. "First-drop" (amount that the meter will begin at is approx. $4.00) and will increase in .25 cent increments about every minute. (Tips are usually 10-20% of a bill) To the airport: fare will be about $60-70, depending on traffic and weather. Ask for a flat rate (an agreed-upon amount in advance of travel). Also see airport transportation info. under the TTC heading in this document.
You can phone for a taxi to pick you up. Maple Leaf Taxi Company: (416) 465-5555
Uber & Lyft: operate in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Overnight Street Parking Temporary Permit info. can be found at: https://secure.toronto.ca/wes/eTPP/welcome.do
Restaurants (Nearby – among many):
The Pantheon - (primarily authentic Greek cuisine) avg cost of meal $23 (before tax and tip). Very good food and service. Make reservations if going on a Saturday evening. The restaurant is located on the south side of Danforth Ave and a few streets east of Broadview Ave. (at the foot of Chester Ave) 407 Danforth Avenue 416- 778-1929
Mihalis - a nice, quiet, reasonably priced restaurant with good and plentiful food on Broadview Ave. at Erindale Ave., (east side of Broadview Ave., just north of the subway.) An easy walk on the way to/from "home."
New York Restaurant - just south of Danforth Ave on the east side of Broadview Ave.; a popular neighbourhood restaurant especially famous for its filling and reasonably priced, large, all-day breakfasts.
Number One - very tasty Chinese food. Take out or free delivery if order before taxes is $18. 897 Pape Ave (south of Mortimer Ave.) 416-463-3437 Accepts Visa, Mastercard and debit numberonechineserestaurant.com
McDonald’s northeast corner of Danforth Ave.; just around the corner from the Broadview Subway and CIBC bank.) One is also located at Pape and Cosburn Ave., much closer for residents of 2 Gamble Ave. (next major street east and a little south of the building).
Pizza Pizza southwest corner of Danforth Ave.; (look for big orange-coloured signage.) Can order for delivery, call 416-967-1111. Located beside Pizza Pizza is A & W (burgers & fries).
Tim Horton’s southeast side of Danforth and Broadview Aves. (across the street from the CIBC bank) A coffee and donut/sandwich/soup/chilli takeout restaurant for coffee lovers. Tim Horton was a famous hockey player, a national sport of Canada.
Starbucks beside Mc Donald’s on Danforth Ave
Timothy`s a trendy café on The Danforth at Jackman Ave, It is about a 10-minute walk from Broadview Ave., along the northeast side of Danforth Ave. It is popular with wifi users.
Subway a fresh sandwich shop on the north side of Danforth Ave. about a 10-minute walk east of Broadview Ave.
Public Library: on Pape Ave. It has computers for public use with free access to the internet.
Historical Sites to Visit
Casa Loma This early 20th-century house was built in the style of a European castle. (See www.casaloma.org Public transit: Dupont subway station. Then walk 2 blocks north on Spadina Ave.) 416-923-1171
Distillery District Victorian warehouses and cobblestone streets are now home to art galleries, shops, a theatre, and even a micro-brewery. (See www.thedistillerydistrict.com Public transit: 504 King streetcar at Broadview subway, exit at Parliament Street.)
Toronto Zoo This zoo is located on a 710-acre site in the northeast section of the city, and is known for housing and displaying animals in natural habitats. Open year-round. By public transit, total travel time from downtown is 60-70 minutes.) 416-392-5932
Harbourfront Toronto’s Harbourfront is a complex of unique shops and restaurants right on Lake Ontario. If you’re all shopped out, you can just enjoy a nice stroll on the boardwalk, skate and take in the great views of the city skyline. Summer weekends bring festivals and outdoor concerts. See www.harbourfrontcentre.com Public transit: take any streetcar that goes to Harbourfront from Union Station – ask the driver for directions 235 Queens Quay W, 416-973-4000
Niagara Falls – a waterfall which is one of the wonders of the modern World. A large casino is also located nearby the Falls. It is also a quaint town just to walk around in. It is best reached by car although there may be tours you can join.
Gay Pride Parade held in late June each year. The Parade ends a week long party in the Gay Village - located at Church and Wellesley Sts. and its nearby vicinity.
Taste of the Danforth held around the 10th of August for one weekend. Danforth St. is closed to vehicular traffic and bands and food stands are set up outside restaurants.
Science and Engineering:
CN Tower The CN Tower is one of the world's tallest free-standing structures. Take the elevator up for a breathtaking view of the city and its surrounding areas from the observation deck (346 metres or 1,136 feet up). There is also a glass floor you can stand on if brave enough! The CN Tower was named for Canadian National Railways (CN), which originally built the tower in a railway yard. (See www.cntower.ca Public transit: 10- min. walk from Union station west along Front Street to 301 Front St West) 416 868-6937
Ontario Science Centre See www.ontariosciencecentre.ca Public transit: 25 Don Mills bus from Pape subway station or along Pape Ave. to Centre at 770 Don Mills Rd. 416-696-1000
A Toronto CityPass offering admission to the CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, Toronto Zoo and Ontario Science Centre can be purchased on-line or at any one of the 6 attractions.
Sports: for booking most major attractions www.ticketmaster.ca
Hockey Hall of Fame Ice hockey is Canada's unofficial national sport, and much of its memorabilia is housed here. The Hall is also the permanent home of the Stanley Cup. See www.hhof.com 416 360-7765 Public transit: Union station. 30 Yonge St.
Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome) This large, retractable roof stadium hosts Major League Baseball, Canadian Football, and other events and concerts. The roof is generally closed between events and during inclement weather. To attend a game, see www.rogerscentre.com. Public transit: From St. Andrews Station - walk west on King Street to John Street and follow John Street south 416-341-3000.
Air Canada Centre Site of special events (concerts) and home to the Toronto Raptors (basketball) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (hockey) Tickets to Toronto Maple Leaf hockey games are very popular and expensive. For event info. see www.theaircanadacentre.com Public Transit; walk from Union subway station 40 Bay St. Air Canada Centre is located at the northwest corner of Lakeshore Blvd. West and Bay St. in downtown Toronto.
Nearest Major Grocery Market (for 21 Cambridge residents) – Loblaws - on west side of Broadview Avenue, a little south of Danforth Ave. Open 8am -10pm every day (for 944 Broadview Ave. residents) - Loblaws as above or Sobeys - north of 944 Broadview Ave. (for 2 Gamble residents) - Sobeys south along Broadview Ave. or Basic Foods on Pape Ave. (next major street east of your Gamble apt.) Basic Foods is closer (to Gamble residents) and more economical.
Indian & Arabic food - East York Town Center – take the 100 Flemingdon bus from the Broadview subway station or along Broadview Ave. at a bus stop. It is not far at all once you turn onto Overlea Blvd. You'll go over a long bridge and at the end of it will be Overlea Blvd. and the mall will be a couple of stops away on your right. Ask the driver to alert you.
Beer Store - Donlands Ave. & O’Connor Drive (Donlands is east of Pape Ave. Broadview Ave. becomes O’Connor Dr. at the north end of Broadview Ave. Continue along O’Connor to Donlands. It is on the corner. It is not easy to get to unless you have a car.
Liquor Store (LCBO) - a little east of Broadview Ave. on north side of Danforth Ave.
Dollar Store - there is one on Danforth Ave. – just a few steps east of Tim Horton’s. There is also a Dollarama at the East York Town Center. Take the 100 Flemingdon bus available at bus stops along Broadview Ave. or from the Broadview subway station to the mall. For residents of 2 Gamble Ave., there is a large dollar store at Gamble and Pape Aves.
Walmart - An inexpensive department store in Dufferin Mall, exit subway at Dufferin station, cross Bloor St. and walk south along Dufferin St. For residents of 2 Gamble Ave. there is a Walmart in Scarborough, but it is not easy or quick to reach without a car.
Major Shopping Center & Tourist Attraction - Eaton Center From Broadview subway, (incl. The Bay dept. store), Best Buy, Gap and many, many more stores.) Take the subway to Dundas or Queen station or take the 505 streetcar from the Broadview subway station, which will bring you to Yonge and Dundas. The Centre is on the southwest corner. There is another Bay dept. store on Bloor St on the east side of Yonge St. You take the subway westbound to Yonge station.
Toronto Museums & Attractions:
Royal Ontario Museum This museum, known as "the ROM", is the largest in Canada and has fascinating world culture and natural history exhibits. Its entrance is on Bloor Street, through the new "crystal" wing. See www.rom.on.ca Public transit: subway to Museum station (416) 586-8000
Art Gallery of Ontario Home to a fine collection of European and Canadian works, it's particularly known for its collections of Henry Moore sculptures and "Group of Seven" Canadian landscape paintings. (See www.ago. net for hours, etc. Public transit: St. Patrick subway station or the 505 streetcar from Broadview subway station) 416-979-6648
Bata Shoe Museum Founded by the owner of a major shoe company, its main permanent exhibit traces the history of the shoe going back centuries. Temporary exhibits focus on such things as native footwear and celebrity shoes. See batashoemuseum.ca Public transit: St. George subway station at Southwest corner of Bloor St W and St. George.) 416-979-7799
University of Toronto (St. George campus) This downtown tree-lined university campus has an interesting mix of historic and new buildings and an enrollment of approx. 80,000 students. See www.utoronto.ca
From the Broadview subway station: You are 5 subway stations west of U of T (located at the St. George Station - north downtown campus.) Travel an additional 2 subway stations south to Museum Station and arrive at the center of campus and the Royal Ontario Museum or one station further south and exit at Queen's Park station (south end of U of T campus to your left), the Ontario Legislature and on your right, most major hospitals on University Ave. (Mt. Sinai, Toronto General, Sick Children’s Hospital and Princess Margaret Cancer Care Center.)
Guided Tours Though Toronto is easy to explore on your own, you can also join one of many guided tours offered outside many Toronto hotels.
Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre www.heritagefdn.on.ca (416) 314-2901 Roy Thomson Hall www.roythomson.com (416) 872-4255 The Second City Theatre www.secondcity.com (416) 343-0011 The Princess of Wales Theatre www.mirvish.com (416) 872-1212 Massey Hall www.roythomson.com (416) 872-4255 Canadian Opera Company www.coc.ca (416) 363-6671 Toronto Symphony Orchestra www.tso.on.ca (416) 593-7769 St Lawrence Centre For The Arts www.stlc.com (416) 366-7723 Canon Theatre www.mirvish.com (416) 872-1212 Yuk Yuk’s comedy house www.yukyuks.com (416) 967-6425
Silvercity – at Yonge and Eglinton Sts. (exit at Eglinton subway station) AMC – on northeast corner of Yonge and Dundas St. across from the Eaton Centre or right where you get off the 505 streetcar that leaves from the Broadview subway station.
For movie info go to: http://www.toronto.com/movies/
For information on current events/attractions in the city, visit www.toronto.com
Statutory Holidays: (gov’t. offices, schools, most stores closed, except for the Eaton Centre. TTC on holiday (slower) schedule
Labour Day - first Monday of Sept. Thanksgiving Day - second Monday of October Christmas Day & Boxing Day - Dec. 25 & Dec. 26 New Year’s Day – each Jan. 1 Family Day – 3rd Monday of February Easter – Good Friday & Easter Sunday (varies from year to year - usually March or April) (Queen) Victoria Day - 3rd Monday of May Canada Day - July 1 Civic Holiday - first Monday in August