When I lived inToronto, my plants were inside, in a windowsill that had a lot of sun in the afternoon.
I had different herbs and a beautifull plant of chives, that last me only until my cat "discover" that it was edible and to his taste!!
I remember a friend of mine had even a Benjamine tree inside the house, near the window in the salon. She also had flowers, I dont remember the name in this moment.
Good luck with your plants, have at hand a vaporizer, so you can humidify the leaves sometime during the day. It will be nice to have fresh herbs at hand anytime.