Arilex Apartments Travel Lodge


Your apt:
                      21 Cambridge Ave (basement)
                                     Toronto, ON
                                     M4K 2L2

Landlord’s cell #:    416-723-7948   (dial all 10 numbers)
Landlord’s home/office #:   416-463-2390

EMERGENCY: (fire/ambulance/police) phone: 911, then call landlord in the event of fire, break-in, disturbance

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 a little further north of CIBC and subway
Royal Bank of Canada(RBC) is just south of Danforth Ave on Broadview Ave
BMO (Bank of Montreal) is several blocks east of Broadview on the northwest corner of Logan and Danforth

Laundry:  There is a Laundromat behind the drycleaners on Broadview Ave on the west side (just a little north
of Danforth Ave.)  You enter the laundromat at the back of Penthouse drycleaners.  The entrance is from the
lane.  There is a big step and then a brown door on your right. You will need loonies ($1 Canadian coins) and
quarters (ie. 25 cent coins) and soap.

Mailbox:  There is a red mailbox outside the Penthouse drycleaners (north of Danforth Ave.) on Broadview Ave.
and another on the northwest corner of Broadview and Danforth Ave.  The cost of a postage stamp for
destinations within Canada is .85 cents if bought in a group of 10, otherwise a single stamp is $1.  It costs more
to send a standard size letter to the U.S. or internationally. You can purchase postage and mail letters and
parcels at Shoppers Drug Store on the north side of Danforth Ave. just one street east of Broadview Ave.  The
Canada Post section is at the back left corner of the store.  Your mail will be delivered to us and we will promptly
deliver it to you.

Cell Phones:   For a Canadian cell phone or cell-related questions, you can walk about 10-15 minutes along
the northeast side of Danforth to a store called Rogers.

Hospital: nearest hospital - Toronto East General Hospital – north on Broadview Ave. to Mortimer Ave., turn
right, continue on Mortimer Ave. until Coxwell Ave.  Hospital is on the (southeast) corner of Coxwell and Mortimer
Ave. Take the 62 Mortimer bus from the Broadview subway station to the hospital. (a 10 minute drive once the
bus has arrived)
Also close are: St. Michael’s, Toronto General, Sick Children’s, Princess Margaret, Mt. Sinai and Toronto
Western hospitals. For St. Michael’s Hospital, get off the subway at Queen station.  For the Toronto General,
Sick Kids, Princess Margaret and Mt. Sinai, get off the subway at Queen’s Park subway. (a 20-30 minute trip
depending on how long the trains take to arrive)

Medical Walk-in Clinic: Albany Clinic just north of Broadview subway station on the east side of Broadview  
Weekend hours.

TTC (Toronto Transit Corporation)  - www,  adult cash fare $3.00 one way. Streetcars and buses only
accept exact cash fare or pre-purchased metropasses or tokens. No change is given on these vehicles.   .  You
can only buy seniors’ tickets, tokens or a monthly metropass at subway stations. A monthly adult pass is
$133.75 for unlimited travel on subway, bus and streetcar. You do not need any transfers, just show your pass
each time you change from train to bus or bus to bus/streetcar.  Passes are only sold for the last 3-4 days of
one month and the first 3-4 days of the next month. Adult passes are transferable. Two adults, or 2 seniors, can
use the same pass, but they cannot be traveling together. No photos or I.D. need to accompany these passes.  
You can also buy a few tokens or tickets (for seniors) at a time. One token is $2.70 and 7 are $18.90, Weekly
passes can be purchased too.  There are passes for post-secondary students, which are less costly ($108
monthly), but you must show your TTC photo taken at the Sherbourne subway station’s photo office as well as
the special monthly pass you buy each month. You will need evidence of full-time status to get you annual photo
id card.

Going west from Broadview Station, you can first join the north-south subway 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
for both, but it matters from which end of the east-west platform you ascend. 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 and then come upstairs again and
you will be on the right side of the tracks. If you want to go south on the Yonge subway line, the first station
south of Yonge (and Bloor St.) will be Wellesley.  If the next stop says Rosedale, you are going north on Yonge.  

You can also go south or north a little further west along Bloor St. at St. George Station.  If you are traveling
south via the St. George station, the first stop south will be Museum. Outside the station, you will find the Royal
Ontario Museum.
On weekdays and Saturdays, trains run every few minutes from about 6:00am until 1:30am. On Sundays, they
run from about 9:00am to 1:30am.

Ask driver or ticket agent for route info.  There are also maps and directional signage in the subway.  Or call the
TTC-     Press “0” to be contacted to a person who will give you route directions.

192 Airport Rocket  
All-day Airport service from Kipling Station and the airport.  $3
The 192 Airport Rocket route provides all-day accessible express bus service between Kipling Station on the
Bloor-Danforth Subway and Pearson International Airport.
•        Buses stop only at Kipling Station, then Terminal 1 (Ground Level), then Terminal 3 (Arrivals Level).
•        Service operates from approximately 5:30 am to 2:00 am Monday through Saturday, and from
approximately 8:15 am to 2:15 am on Sunday.
•        One-way travel time is approximately 20 to 25 minutes to subway.

There is also a 25 min train called
UP Express that you can take from Pearson Airport to downtown Union
Station and vice versa.  It is $23.50 one way.  This service begins June 6, 2015.

Overnight Street Parking Temporary Permit information can be found at:    A weekly pass is $19.66, daily and 48-hour passes can also
be purchased.

Restaurants (Nearby – among many):

The Pantheon - (primarily authentic Greek cuisine) avg cost of meal $23   Very good food and restaurant.  
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"/subway.

New York Restaurant - just south of Danforth Ave on the east side of Broadview Ave.; a popular
neighbourhood restaurant especially famous for its reasonably priced, large, all-day breakfasts.

Number One  -  very tasty Chinese food.  Take out or free delivery if order before taxes is $18 (let us know
upstairs prior to delivery.)  897 Pape Ave (south of Mortimer Ave.) 416-463-3437 Accepts Visa, Mastercard and

Fast Food:

McDonald’s  northeast corner of Danforth Ave.; just around the corner from the Broadview Subway and CIBC

Pizza Pizza   southwest corner of Danforth Ave.; (look for big orange-colured signage.)  Can order for delivery,
call 416-967-1111.

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.

Starbuck’s 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 along the northeast
side of Danforth Ave.  It is also popular with wifi users.

Subway  a fresh sandwich shop on the north side of Danforth about a 10 minute walk east from the apartment.

Public Library:  on Pape Ave just south of Danforth Ave. Take the subway two stops east (to Pape station) then
cross Danforth Ave and walk a couple of minutes south to the library or walk about 20 minutes east along the
south side of Danforth  Ave.until you come to Pape Ave., then cross Pape Ave and turn right. 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
Public transit: Dupont subway station. Then walk 2 blocks north on Spadina.)  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   Public transit: 504 King streetcar at
Broadview subway, exit at Parliament Street.)

Toronto Zoo
  This zoo is located on a sprawling 710 acre site in the northeast corner of the city, and is known
for housing and displaying animals in natural habitats.  Open year-round. As of 2013, we have 2 pandas at the
zoo on a 5 year loan from China.  (See .  Public transit: 86A Scarborough bus from
Kennedy subway station directly to the zoo.  Operates only weekdays after Labour Day until summer..  By
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 beautiful 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  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.


Gay Pride Parade
 held in June of each year. The Parade ends a week long party in the Gay Village - located
at Church and Wellesley and the nearby vicinity.

Taste of the Danforth  held around the 10th of August for one weekend.  The street 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).  
The CN Tower was named for Canadian National Railways (CN), who originally built the tower in a railway yard.  
(See   Public transit: ten minute walk from Union station west along Front Street – 301 Front St
West)  416 868-6937

Ontario Science Centre   See  Public transit: 25 Don Mills bus from Pape station
770 Don Mills Rd.  416-696-1000

A Toronto CityPass offering admission to the CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, the Toronto Zoo
and the Ontario Science Centre can be purchased on-line or at any one of the 6 attractions. The cost is $60.89
U.S. and is valid for 9 days from first use.

Sports   -  for booking most major attractions

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  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.  To attend a
game, see  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)  See  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 Grocery Market – Loblaws
- on west side of Broadview Avenue, a little south of Danforth Ave.  There
is a little grocery cart in your closet to help you carry groceries home.  Open 8am -10pm every day

Indian & Arabic food - East York Town Center – take the 100 Flemingdon bus from the Broadview subway
station.  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.

Beer Store - Donlands Ave. & O’Connor Drive (Donlands is east of Pape Ave. Pape is east of Broadview Ave.
on far right on map)  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.  Beer is soon to be
sold in grocery stores, such as Loblaws.

Liquor Store (LCBO) - a little east on Danforth Ave. on north side of Danforth.  (a 5-7 minute walk from the apt).

Dollar Store - there is 1 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 to the mall.  

Wal-mart - An inexpensive department store in Dufferin Mall, exit subway at Dufferin Station, cross Bloor St. and
walk south along Dufferin St.

Major Shopping Center & Tourist Attraction - Eaton Center From Broadview subway, (includes The Bay
(dept. store),  Best Buy, Gap and many, many more) Take the 505 streetcar, 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 could walk or take the subway to Yonge.

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 $4.00) and will
increase in .25 cent increments about every minute.  (Tip is usually 15% of the fare.)  To the airport: fare will be
about $60, 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:  nearest company (416) 465-5555.  
You can also walk over to the Broadview subway and usually find a taxi in line just north of the 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.  
Admission prices are reduced to $10 on Fridays after 4:30 pm, and all but special exhibits are free 90 minutes
before closing time, every day.  
See   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 for hours, etc.  
Public transit: St. Patrick subway station or the 505 streetcar from Broadview.)  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  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 tree-lined university campus has an interesting mix of historic and new buildings and an enrollment of
approx.  60,000 students.  See

From the Broadview subway:  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 Hospitals).

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.  

Live Theatre/Concerts:

Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre   (416) 314-2901
Roy Thomson Hall                                  (416) 872-4255
The Second City Theatre                         (416) 343-0011
The Princess of Wales Theatre                      (416) 872-1212
Massey Hall                                             (416) 872-4255
Canadian Opera Company                                     (416) 363-6671
Toronto Symphony Orchestra                             (416) 593-7769
St Lawrence Centre For The Arts                         (416) 366-7723
Canon Theatre                                                (416) 872-1212
Yuk Yuk’s   comedy house                             (416) 967-6425

Movie Theatres:  Silvercity – at Yonge and Eglinton Sts. or AMC – on the northeast corner of Yonge and
Dundas St. across from the Eaton centre and right where you get off the 505 streetcar that leaves from the
Broadview subway station.  For movie info go to

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, every year          
New Year’s Day – first day of January - Jan. 1 every year
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 every year
Civic Holiday, first Monday in August