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December 28, 2002
You only see the staff when you check in, which was fine. We were able to contact them via the phone, which meant leaving a voice mail, but they always called back in a couple minutes. When I was having trouble with the phone, (through no fault of theirs) they came up to my room to show me how to use it (although I found it in the guidebook minutes before they arrived). They were patient and helpful with my inquiries.
We were only blocks from a laundromat and steps from an the nicest Internet cafe I’ve ever visited. They don’t have breakfast on the premises, so we made our own way, and slept in once or twice since we were not heading for a breakfast room that had set hours.
The guest house is near the entertainment area of the gay village and it is not too far from the strip clubs either. We did lots of walking at night and never felt unsafe. Toronto is a big city, and you need to use your street smarts as you must anywhere in the world.
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From journal YYZ Toronto Remembrance Day Weekend
June 9, 2002
A sparkling fountain and beautiful flowers create the perfect setting for this lovely mansion, which was built in the late 1800’s. Inside the mansion is a small reception area where someone from the staff is on duty daily, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Before 11 AM and after 7 PM, guests can access a staff member by a lobby phone. If you are arriving after 7 PM, be sure to tell them, and arrangements will be made for a night porter to check you in. I was a bit skeptical when these arrangements were explained to me, but when I arrived, everything went as smoothly as promised.
Artwork reminiscent of Victorian times graces the hallway walls. Guestrooms are plainly but comfortably furnished with a private bath, phone, air conditioning, and cable TV. My single room had a microwave and mini-fridge, as well as a coffee maker and coffee and tea-making supplies, and plates (paper), napkins, and utensils. My personal favorite "feature" of the room was plenty of shelf space in the bathroom for toiletries.
Nearby restaurants, shopping, and close proximity to the subway, make Victoria’s Mansion an ideal location for exploring Toronto. Breakfast is not included in the room rates, but guests are within a few blocks’ walk of many restaurants. Or, purchase breakfast supplies at one of the nearby markets, including one conveniently open 24 hours. Subway: Either Bloor/Yonge or Wellesley
From journal Of Mounties and Maple Leaves