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Welcome to our “regular” family of four in Toronto! Our youngest is 19. The home is located in a good neighbourhood, a 5 minute walk to the subway, and a short ride to downtown (Yonge & Bloor). We can host one Workawayer at a time, (sorry, no couples or friends). We enjoy traveling and meeting new people from different cultures and backgrounds. Please share with us your travel and adventure stories!
Most diets can be accommodated as one of us is vegetarian, one near vegan, but the rest of us eat meat and fish. We have one small pet rabbit that we consider to be part of the family and hope that you too will become a rabbit person! She likes a lot of attention and it would be nice if you enjoy playing with her.
Two of us here only speak English, so if you want to improve your English skills this is a great opportunity. However we are requesting that you are either a Spanish or French native speaker. One of us Speaks intermediate French and basic Spanish. I speak basic Spanish with the goal of becoming fluent and travelling to Spanish speaking countries.
If you speak French we ask that you only communicate with my daughter in French, but speak to the rest of us in English. If you are a native Spanish speaker I ask that you only speak to me, and this daughter in Spanish. Gracias.
As we are a busy with work and school we get up early on weekdays for these activities. As such we like someone who gets up early too (such as 8am).
We really enjoy hosting visitors and welcoming new guests into our family. We have a minimum two week stay (Often with possibility to extend.) We enjoy hearing about your day, your travels, experience and life, and would like a guest that will join us in good conversation. If you think you are someone who relies on a phone, or spends more than one hour of time a day on any screen please do not request to stay with us. we have found in the past that people attached to their digital devices detract from these real connections. We are not a hotel or hostel, but a welcoming family home. You should want to spend time in conversation outside of your working hours and join us in meals and events when possible.
We would like to introduce you to our city, culture, and activities nearby. We are looking for someone who wants to join us in family activities and outings when there is an opportunity to do so. On some weekends during the spring and fall there may be an opportunity for work (or off time) at our cottage on Long point- near Port Rowan Ontario. This is a beautiful area known for birding and also has a nice beach. If we go there one of us will drive you there and back.
Let us know what skills you bring- can you paint? Sew? Cook? Garden? Construction? Not everyone is suited to all types of tasks and together we will decide what is best for you.
The fall tasks here would include help with the yard work such as raking and bagging leaves, lawn care, possibly repairs to deck, some small home improvement tasks such as preparing for painting, maybe refinishing wood railings or stairs?, sorting attic and basement, moving some small furniture and organizing around the house. Also, there will also be daily and weekly cleaning tasks of bathrooms, kitchen, living areas. There may also be some cleaning tasks outside, for example the car or deck furniture. It would be nice if you enjoy cooking and can provide extra help with this occasionally.
Some hours may be scheduled for help with reading in Spanish, or grammar study if you are able to do this. You may also help take care of the pet rabbit - and this would include cleaning the cage regularly. You should have a positive outlook on working and do it with energy and efficiency. You should be able to self manage, prioritize, and keep track of what you have done. Helping hours are intended for helping and we ask that you refrain from using your phone, eating your breakfast or lunch, or other personal matters in this time. It would be good if you could manage your schedule and keep track of your hours so that you can balance enjoying your travel with the work commitment here. As we are working, and going to school, one day of the workaway hours will be scheduled on the weekend, and a few on one or two weeknights if we need to be with you - but you can still schedule off two days without work, example Fri&Sat or Sun&Mon.
We ask for a commitment of 24 hours of help per week and in addition to that a meal you will cook for the five of us that will include preparation, cooking, and cleanup. (we will shop for and pay for the ingredients). Any additional cooking we may request for the family will be counted towards working hours.
English, some French, basic to intermediate spanish but actively learning it!
Private space (see photos) but otherwise shared - evening meals are usually shared with family and some lunches also eaten together. Otherwise, fridge and pantry are well stocked so you can prepare what you like. We will do the grocery shopping and provide food to eat while you are in the house.
In Toronto, we are within a 5 min walking distance to library, indoor pool, gym, indoor skating rink, cafes , restaurants, a park, and neighbourhood shops. There is Internet at the Library and most of the café’s. we are a short walk to the subway with a 20 min ride to Bloor/Yonge – downtown.
Toronto is a diverse multicultural center with almost any kind of activity that you can think of. There are numerous art galleries, museums, theatre venues.... some of which can be quite costly, but there is also many free events throughout the city too.
We are in the west end of Toronto- a 5 minute walk to the subway, and close to downtown. It will take you under 45 minutes to get to our home from Union Train station, the Bay Dundas Bus terminal, Or Pearson Airport. Toronto is well connected with public transit at all hours of the day and night. There are taxi services here as well as Uber/Lyft but you can go almost anywhere on the TTC (Toronto’s public transit), and cash fare is only $3.25.
24 hours per week plus one dinner cooked for the family per week (working 5 days per week with 2 days off)