Just in response to this review,
We let people use our laundry detergent if they need to do laundry and have never charged anyone. Unfortunately there was a misunderstanding here and she used the rest of the almost full bottle in the 2 weeks so we asked if she can pay for some since it usually lasts us a year. (Yes, a year) Unless people plan on using all of our laundry detergent we generally don’t mind sharing to make it easier on people.
In regards to travel time, we have taken the bus downtown and it has never taken us 1.5 hours. It is a 10-12 min drive. The longest bus ride would probably be 40 mins. Usually more like 25. Grocery shopping by bus is around 10-15 minutes. Driving around 5.
With walking around outside alone around our area we have never had any issues in 5+ years we have lived here. We live on a side street which has been perfectly safe for us and everyone we know. I would recommend staying off the Main Street nearby after dark but then again, I would say stay off most main roads alone after dark anywhere in the city.
Glad you enjoyed your stay, Melanie & wish you the best on the rest of your trip around Canada