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Making History at DelSuites James Cooper Mansion

April 19, 2013

James Cooper MansionSoaring above the intersection of Bloor and Sherbourne streets, James Cooper Mansion lends a majestic architectural presence in one of Toronto’s most central locations. With modern luxury styling, each one or two bedroom fully furnished suite in this 32-storey property offers 24-hour security service which makes it an ideal long-term rental for single business travelers and young families alike. Along with fully stocked kitchens and the convenience of in-suite washers and dryers, each suite also offers business class services including free Wi-Fi along with Skype telephone services available for a small fee.

When DelSuites’ parent company Tridel developed the area, historic preservation was at the heart of the project. Although the 32-storey building boasts a modern aesthetic, the original James Cooper Mansion was maintained and is now home to the properties amenities, which include a fitness centre and party room. With added features such as billiards and theatre rooms along with a traditional British-inspired parlor the property offers plenty of space for weekend entertaining.

Along with the exceptional building amenities, James Cooper Mansion’s location is just as impressive.  Situated about 150 meters from Sherbourne subway station and equally close to the Don Valley Parkway, the building is not only convenient for business commuters but its close proximity to the vibrant Yorkville corridor makes it a virtual dream for long-term renters. Yorkville

With its trendy shops, luxury spas and innovative eateries, Yorkville’s cultural rhythm makes it one of Toronto’s best places to explore. It’s also an area that boasts an abundance of historic and modern architecture, including the Royal Ontario Museum and Royal Conservatory of Music. Beyond the history, arts and culture, outdoor and nature enthusiasts will be amazed to discover the intricate trail and path system that weaves throughout the Don Valley. While you may have stayed at one of DelSuites furnished rentals downtown before, perhaps it’s time to turn back the clock and experience a refined way of living, as it once was at James Cooper Mansion.

Downtown Toronto, Etobicoke, Lifestyle talk, Markham, Mid Town, Mississauga, North York, Scarborough, Toronto Condos, Toronto Family Travel

Create Personal Space in Your DelSuites Furnished Apartment

April 12, 2013

Whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, sometimes you could use a touch of home. Even if you’re not staying at a hotel, no matter how finely appointed your short-term rental is in downtown Toronto,  it’s the personal touches that turn a house into a home aren’t a part of the design. But while renting means that you can’t paint the walls your favourite shade of purple, here are five simple (and practically instant) solutions for adding a little character into virtually any living space.

Design A Photo Gallery

While short or long term residential living means you probably don’t have your children, partner or pet waiting for you at the end of the day, that doesn’t mean they can’t greet you when you walk through the door. By using your favourite photos, you can create an instant gallery as a focal point in your living room, along a hallway or at the front entrance.  Although a collection of inexpensive frames work well for a table top gallery, if you’re short on surface space, consider using a collection of bright coloured peel-and-stick wall frames.

Awaken  Your Senses

You may not realize it, but familiar smells and sounds can make you feel at home in your downtown Toronto furnished rental, even when you’re not. By incorporating a few scented candles into your space,  you can enjoy the aroHome Suite Homema of freshly baked cookies without turning on the oven. For many of us, music is an integral part of our lives which means that by simply loading your iPod into one of the docking stations in your suite, you can listen to your favourite tunes, should you decide to actually bake those cookies.

Prepare to be Floored

For practical purposes, hardwood flooring adds instant appeal in rental properties but sometimes your toes need something to sink into. Whether it’s a simple mat in front of the kitchen sink or a throw rug at the foot of your bed, accessorizing with small or medium-sized floor coverings in your DelSuites apartment rental space is an easy and low-cost way to add comfort.

Positive Reflection

You don’t have to be an interior designer to realize that reflective surfaces will brighten a room. Whether you choose glass frames or add a mirror in your entrance, the reflective nature of these surfaces means that you’ll instantly add more light to your space, which instantly makes it more inviting. Even if the main living space in your apartment isn’t well illuminated, you can maximize what you do have, by adding accessories that reflect the natural light.

Relax & RechargeSleep Well

When you need to rest your weary head, there’s nothing like having the comfort of your own pillow. Even better, having your own pillow-top mattress pad to cushion your whole body. Although you may not be able to travel with your own pillows and linens from home, it may be worth investing if you’re going to be traveling on a frequent basis.

While the changes may be small, it’s often the little things that add the most impact in your day to day. After all, no matter where you go, having a few familiar comforts of home can bring new life and energy to both you and your space.

Community Events, Downtown Toronto, Events, Lifestyle talk, Mid Town, Uncategorized

Be Our Guest and Tour the City while staying in our Furnished Rentals in Toronto

March 22, 2013

From hiring a professional tour guide to sightseeing solo, embarking on a walking tour is one of the best ways to explore Toronto’s pedestrian-friendly neighbourhoods. In fact, some of the city’s most historic areas such as the Gooderham & Worts Distillery District are only accessibly on foot, which makes it easy to enjoy the sights and sounds without having to worry about dodging vehicular traffic.

Walking ToursWhether your short-term rental is situated in Toronto’s downtown, midtown or suburban areas, enjoy the adventure of exploring the city with one of these guided walking tours.

Solo Exploration

Developed by Toronto Parks & Recreation, this collection of self-guided walking tours enable you to enjoy nature while learning about the history of the city. With the addition of the Shared Path, a tour that weaves through a series of parks along the Humber River, you’ll find bilingual story boards describing a number of historic events. Brochures for each walk are available for download at toronto.ca/parks/trails/discover.htm.

Story Teller’s Adventures

Group tours area a wonderful opportunity to meet other newcomers to the city. Along with neighbourhood tours, the company’s theme tours include Ghosts of the University of Toronto, Royal Toronto and Toronto’s Lost Rivers. It’s possible to also include tours of specific Toronto heritage buildings such as the Winter Garden Theatre as part of our tour. As an added bonus, guests interested in multiple tours can take advantage of the company’s discount packages. For more information visit muddyyorktours.com

Quick & Easy Traveler

Short on time but still want to get to know TO? In less than two hours, Tour Guys will give you a taste of what the Big Smoke has to offer.  Starting at Old City Hall, a guide will take you through some of the highlights of the downtown core including Nathan Philips Square, the Hudson’s Bay Company and a look inside City Hall.  The company also includes tours of key cultural areas including Chinatown and Kensington Market along with an innovative graffiti and street art tour.  Registering for tours online at Tourguys.ca is recommended.

History & Art LoversSt. Lawrence Hall

History buffs will appreciate Brue Bell’s depth of knowledge coupled with his engaging storytelling. Named the official historian of multiple historic Toronto landmarks including St. Lawrence Hall and St. Lawrence Market, his guided tours offer you the opportunity to experience the flavours and culture of these areas. Art and architecturally enthusiasts will discover the history behind some of the city’s well-known structures. Find out the meeting place for group tours or arrange your own private tour brucbelltours.ca.

Along with learning more about Toronto, traveling the city on your own steam is also a great way to boost your physical activity levels and helps to decrease your carbon footprint. With DelSuites furnished apartments, whichever tour you follow, you’ll enjoy the adventure, wherever your road takes you.

Downtown Toronto, Lifestyle talk, Toronto Condos

Icon Renovates to Renew: DelSuites Furnished Rentals Toronto

March 8, 2013
Icons Updated Hallways

Icons Updated Hallways

Located in Toronto’s downtown financial district at Blue Jays Way and Wellington Street West, Tridel’s Icon residences are currently undergoing substantial building upgrades.

The Icon residences are renovating to create a contemporary, distinguished interior theme in order to add comfort and value to the guests of DelSuites Furnished Apartments in Toronto.

This includes replacing the tiling in the elevator lobbies of each floor and updated wallpaper with a grey modern style.  In order to add warmth to each floor, all carpets have been replaced with an accent stripe décor and new lighting has been installed to create a warm, desired ambiance.

Icon-Before

Icon-Before

All the suite doors have been refreshed with a new richer colour of paint. New locks have been installed in all suite doors to provide an extra level of security. These medico locks are very difficult to be duplicated.

With all these updates, the building will have a fresher, more contemporary look in order to create a beautiful living space for our guests!

The end result: your new and improved furnished suites in Toronto.

A Place to call Home. A Place to Call Home

Downtown Toronto, Food & Recipes, Lifestyle talk, Uncategorized

When Staying with DelSuites Furnished Rentals Toronto, Enjoy A Culinary Adventure

February 28, 2013

Toronto offers an eclectic array of food and drink from around the world and many great cafes, restaurants, pubs and microbreweries are within steps of your front door of your furnished apartment in Toronto.

Whatever your taste buds are craving, while staying in our furnished suites in Toronto, we are confident that you will find something to soothe your soul or awaken your senses.

St. Lawrence Market Perhaps, begin your Saturday morning at St Lawrence Market, located at Lower Jarvis and Front Street for farm fresh produce, artisanal cheeses and meats and fresh baked breads.  Remember, the early bird gets the worm! St Lawrence Market opens at 5 am!

Head to Kensington Market for not to be missed grilled cheese sandwiches, Vegan and Latin cuisine as well as some fantastic shopping. You won’t be far from China Town where you can sample some authentic dim sum and Peking Duck.  More shopping too!

For those looking to wet their whistle, Toronto has some of the best microbreweries.  From Steam Whistle to Mill Street to Denison’s and many more, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

End your day in Greek Town, Little India or Little Italy, listening to the sounds of old world music while dining on mouth watering dishes. bigstock-People-Eating-And-Socializing--3572416

Depending on the time of year, the city also offers many different events that feature food and drink.  Many of Toronto’s top restaurants open their doors and offer prix fixe menus that include appetizers, entrees and dessert from $15-$45.

Head to www.toronto.com for information on this and many other events.

From St. Lawrence Market and the Distillery District to China Town and Little Italy to Greek Town on the Danforth, the city will see to it that you won’t go hungry.

Bon Appetit!