The area is known as "The Beach" or "The Beaches," this eastern side of Toronto is a popular tourist spot as it offers a completely different flavor than downtown brings. There are plenty of historic buildings and independent specialty shops, but the main selling point is several kilometers of boardwalk surrounded by a sandy beach. During the summer, you can swim(including a huge swimming pool) or play beach volleyball.
I live in a semi detached house in a quiet family safe neighbourhood which is situated about a 10 minute walking distance from the beaches. The house also has a great backyard with a deck and it has many large trees such as willow and maple.
You can easily use the TTC (public transportation) to get to downtown and its only about 15 minutes. Or you could bike (highly recommended) there as well which is about 15-30 minute ride.
Besides downtown, this area is also close to Little India, Greektown and the Distilerry Center (a bit further).
During your stay, you are invited to use the kitchen (plenty of utensils, plates, etc..) and living room. BBQ is available. I have plenty of books and dvds if you want to chill.
Bring a computer as there's WiFi. I do have an old laptop but it is kind of slow. However it works. :)
Parking is available on the street but it is better to park at a nearby school for overnight stay. It is free.
Any questions, please feel free to ask.
Ps. No smoking is allowed.