Pimblett's Downtown Toronto B&B in Cabbagetown
Pimblett's Downtown Toronto B&B Cabbagetown Ontario Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse Lodgings Accommodations

Host: Geoffrey Pimblett

Guestrooms: 10

Address: Pimblett's Downtown Toronto B&B, 242 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2G2 Canada

Telephone: 001-416-921-6898

Fax: 001-416-929-0940

Activities/Attractions: Situated 566 feet above sea level on the northern shore of Lake Ontario (part of the Great Lakes system), Toronto is one of the southernmost cities in Canada. In fact, it has the same latitude as northern California.

Toronto is a city that holds all the wonders of the world in one clean, safe, friendly place: a theatre scene rivalled only by London and New York, more than 100 cultures from across the globe, attractions that range from high art to rowdy family fun, and polished services for business travelers.

  • Home to more than 100 cultures, Toronto truly is the world within a city
  • With a population of 5.5 million, Toronto is Canada's largest city and is the 5th-largest city in North America, after Mexico City, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago
  • As the capital of Ontario, Toronto is the seat of government for Canada's most populous province and is the industrial and business centre for the country
  • And many of our most popular attractions are within walking distance of each other
  • In downtown Toronto, a short stroll is all it takes to travel between great sports venues, the CN Tower, major convention centres, endless shopping, top theatre, the waterfront, and inspired cuisine

"Pimblett's is a fun and eccentric B&B conveniently located to major Toronto venues. The B&B is an eclectic mix of British antiques and memorabilia. Geoffrey, John and Bertie (a docile and lovable Doberman) were terrific hosts, providing referrals and directions to restaurants, shops, and other sight seeing spots, etc. I recommend Pimblett's for those who seek a change from your typical high rise hotel and want to immerse themselves into the fun side of Toronto."

"The owner was friendly and accommodating (we booked only one day in advance) to my husband and myself during our stay - he gave interesting historical facts and useful advice about the area (including dining, attractions and transportation). We found the pets of the B & B to be friendly and calm (very cute to boot). The amenities were outstanding."

"I loved my stay at Pimblett's, and would like to thank Geoffrey for his hospitality and friendliness. I plan on staying here again when I return to Toronto. It's near everything, and one block from the transit lines. The neighborhood is safe, so going back and forth at night was no trouble. Thanks much!"

"We enjoyed our stay at Pimblett's. Geoffrey was a wonderful host, the breakfasts were above average, and we enjoyed the location and the reasonable price. Our room, the Queen Elizabeth Room, was comfortable. We would stay there again."

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"A large rambling house with a charming eccentric English innkeeper. HUGE breakfasts. The house was full of antiquities which made the place even more interesting. I would recommend Pimblett's to anyone."

"Kitschy, funky, fun. Wonderful owner and very central to the public transportation. Very gay friendly, as well."

General Information: Welcome to Pimblett's B&B ... an historic English downtown Toronto Bed & Breakfast also known as "The End House". This 1860's home is located in the Toronto area of Victorian homes known as "Cabbagetown". Public transport is a one minute walk from the house and will provide easy access to most areas of the city and within walking distance of most attractions and offices in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

The Bed & Breakfast accommodation has been restored to provide all the comforts, central heating, air conditioning while retaining an old world charm. On arrival, the front hall greets guests with a resplendent French ormolu crystal chandelier, an 1890s Jacques and Hayes coat stand with dinner gong, steel pointed arrows from the South America and a stuffed Impala. The backyard is a resplendent English Garden and the roof top deck offers a splendid view of downtown Toronto. Off street car parking is available on request.

  • Your host and Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper, Geoffrey Pimblett, is very much like the renowned and very English John Cleese, of Britain’s "Fawlty Towers"
  • Geoffrey is a founder of Penelope productions formed primarily to produce 'Cooking with the Queen' a comedy cooking show conceived, written, produced, co-directed and performed by Lady Penelope (a pseudonym and alter ego of Geoffrey Pimblett)
  • The accommodations are frozen in a gentle English time and yet offer all the conveniences
  • Including private bath and jacuzzi tubs
  • Four poster & Queen beds
  • In-room phones provide free local calling
  • Facilities available include laundry, fax, internet access and B&W photocopying
  • Air conditioning
  • Television and VCRs in each room
  • Complimentary Full English Breakfast
  • Laundry facilities

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Cash, Travelers Cheques, American Express, Diners Club/En-route.

Rates: (Prices quoted in CAD Dollars).


A Full English Breakfast is included and served between 9:00 and 11:00 am.

"I was in Toronto for a business trip and found this gem of a bed and breakfast. Geoffrey was very accommodating as I arrived early and a few hours before the check-in time. The room was very clean and cosy. It was a queen sized bedroom with a TV and A DOUBLE JACUZZI TUB!!. I didn't get to use it but on my next trip I will definitely take advantage of it."

"What a treasure, what a find. This is the best kept secret in Toronto. The house was a bit like staying at the British Museum but with great company and friends. If you want downtown, clean rooms, great breakfast and free parking, and friendly people stay at Pimblett's."

"From the moment I stepped through the door of Geoffrey Pimblett's B&B, I felt at home. Colourful Geoffrey and team are perfect hosts, very happy to help out on anything they can. Already looking forward to my next trip to Toronto, where I shall stay at Pimblett's."