From former residents of 37 Fernwood Park Avenue.....

"We can't say enough about the time we spent living at 37 Fernwood Park Avenue. We felt totally at home and at peace during our 3 1/2 months there. Our visitors always complimented us on our artwork and decor even though we told them, "This is exactly how it looked when we moved in!"

"Rob was always helpful, never intrusive. He was a great guide to the Beaches neighborhood. We were within easy walking distance of the Remarkable Bean (maybe the best coffee house in the world), a walk-in massage place, the lake, two playgrounds, and a ton of restaurants.


"Our son turned one during our time at Fernwood Park. He learned to walk and talk there, and even took his first YMCA and library classes.

"It's safe, comfortable and beautiful home and the family-friendly vibe of the Beaches neighborhood were perfect for our son and for us.

"We wholeheartedly recommend living here and only wish we could move the entire building-plus Rob!-to Los Angeles!"

John Dowdle & Stacy Chbosky  Los Angeles

"i am a new york based costume designer working in the film industry. i often find myself on a job in other cities where i need to set up a home for upwards of 8 months.  i am also a mom and my husband , 2 year old and cat all travel with me when i travel for work.  i have just recently had one of the most wonderful experiences in the 19 odd years of work travel and out of town living.

"when i am looking for a home away from home there are several things that are important to me- besides the obvious of a pet friendly environment and enough space for a family.  i like being in a warm non sterile environment with all the comforts of home.  what was so appealing living in rob burton's property was, it is well appointed and furnished with lovely comfortable furniture and beautiful interesting artwork without feeling too precious.  the house itself has a wonderful cooks kitchen, great bathrooms with terrific water pressure and powerful shower heads,comfortable beds with plenty of high quality bedding, a great cable tv and Internet package as well as a good telephone plan making keeping in touch and staying entertained quite easy.

"rob himself is a lovely man who is a dream to deal with. being so close to the beach, shops and most importantly for my son, numerous playgrounds is an added bonus! i feel so fortunate for having had such a great experience here in toronto- in great part due to a home base that afforded my family and me a terrific environment

"thanks rob!"

lj shannon - ithica, new york

"During our extensive renovations we rented the main floor at 37 Fernwood Park Avenue, Toronto, ON. When we saw the accommodations for the first time in June we loved it.  The decor, the amenities and the ambiance radiated peace and tranquility. It was precisely what we needed. It has gleaming hardwood floors, a Valor fireplace, art deco furnishings, a front porch with Muskoka chairs and a lovely table and lamp that lend to peaceful tea filled evenings and an after work glass of wine or beer.

"Rob Burton is a very fine man. He is wonderfully kind and generous. He even allowed us to enjoy his cat 'Ralph'. The location is in the east end of the 'Beach' neighborhood in Toronto, literally 50 steps from the boardwalk and the 'Balmy Beach Club'. It is also 100 steps from Queen Street which boasts the 'Remarkable Bean' coffee emporium that serves organic fair trade coffee, The Fox Theater, a long time fixture for entertainment in the Beach, The GOOF, Ed's Real Scoop homemade ice cream shop and many more shops, restaurants and pubs that completes the wonderful fabric that is the 'less busy more sedate 'Beach' Community.

"37 Fernwood Park is nestled in among ancient trees on a short one way street, is wonderfully difficult to find and equally difficult to leave. It is cottage life in the city."

Jack Ireland - Toronto