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The 5 strangest places to spend a night in Toronto

The strangest places to spend a night in Toronto are more quirky than they are scary, but they do underscore that it's possible to shake up the accommodation routine. From castle-like mansions to floating hotels, there's a host of uncanny spots spread across the city.

These are the strangest places to spend a night in Toronto.

The Boatel

Toronto's quirkiest hotel actually floats, and there are few better ways to get up close and personal with the waterfront than by spending a night on it. Located near the foot of Spadina Avenue, the Boatel is touristy to be sure, but the novelty of ship life might be worth the expense.

vw camper van1971 VW Camper Van

Those looking for the ultimate in quirky accommodation will probably be thrilled to learn that you can stay in a '71 VW camper near Bloor and Ossington for $50 a night. There's no washroom (save for the nearby 24 hour McDonalds), but at least you can fulfil all your hippie fantasies in the heart of Toronto.

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Heritage House at De La Salle

If you've ever dreamed of life as a noble, one way to enact the fantasy is by renting Heritage House at De La Salle College. This property used to be on Airbnb but is now available for rental via the college itself. The 16-room home will cost you - its last listed rental rates were $2,000 a night, though single rooms have been offered in the past.

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Art Lovers Rock 'n Roll Apartment

Even hardcore David Bowie fans might find it a bit strange to spend the night in a room that's a tribute to the ruler of glam. In fact, this entire apartment borders on the bizarre with its art-adorned walls, bright colours, and general eclecticism. It won't be to everyone's taste, but if you like kitsch, this fits the bill.

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Toronto Island B&B;

Staying at a BnB isn't at all strange, but when your room is located on a mostly undeveloped island in the shadow of a monstrous city, the experience is far from ordinary. Add to that the fact that many of these accommodations are quirky and quaint in their own right, and you have the recipe for a memorable night.

Lead photo by

Shayne Gray / The Boatel


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