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Hello! We are a vegan family of three humans, two dogs and a cat. I am the mum and owner of a vegan deli around the corner from our apartment. My son, 21, and daughter, 9, live with me. I am really busy with the business and I would love to have someone come and stay who can help us keep the house clean and be company for our dogs, spending a couple of hours with them every day and taking them for nice walks. We live in a neighbourhood in Toronto called Leslieville, in a small apartment with a backyard. It's a vibrant, exciting part of the city with many cool restaurants and stores. It's also really close to the beach, parks and recreation trails. Rental bikes are available close by and we are central enough that you can walk almost anywhere you like. We would like to have someone come and stay for at least 4 weeks and up to 3 months.
Help around the house
I am involved in a lot of vegan activism here in Toronto and the surrounding area, both through my personal activities and through my vegan business. If you are interested in learning more about the animal save movement and the vegan activist community here in Toronto, I can introduce you around and get you involved. As well, if you are interested in volunteering a few hours at our vegan deli, it's a great opportunity to learn about vegan cuisine, cooking and culture.
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We need someone to help keep our house clean. The normal everyday sort of stuff that families need. That includes cleaning the bathroom, kitchen and common areas as needed (usually twice a week). Daily upkeep of the floors (vacuuming, mopping) will be needed as well as general dusting and cleaning. We have an old chihuahua and a 1-year-old boxer mix. They will need to be walked for at least an hour once a day, as well as to have company and some attention for a couple of hours every day. They do use the backyard as a washroom sometimes, and that needs to be picked up. Aside from that you are welcome to use your time as you please....go off and do your own thing, hang out with us at home or come and help out in the store. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
You will have your own room next to one other bedroom and the bathroom (we have only one bathroom). There is a closet, wardrobe and queen size bed. There is a window facing the backyard. The apartment is a small 4-bedroom in a six-plex, although currently the other units in the building are unoccupied. We have an eat-in kitchen with a diswasher and some small appliances and blenders. You are welcome to shop and cook for yourself and others. We don't have a set dinner hour but we eat together when we can. You are also welcome to have a meal from our deli twice a day, included as part of your stay. We do not have laundry in the building, but you can come and do laundry at our store. You will have access to our wi-fi.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have gravel/grass driveway that is long enough for a camper or 2 regular cars
More than two
Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week