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Visit the Beach throughout Your Stay in Toronto

May 8, 2013

At the Beach!While Toronto may not seem like your typical beach destination, as the temperature rises, there’s definitely no shortage of sun, sand and surf. Situated on the shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto’s shoreline is peppered with a variety of sandy beaches, each with their own unique atmosphere. In fact, the city even boasts a community that’s fondly known as The Beaches. So whether you’re living in the downtown Toronto core or a suburban area in your furnished apartment, pack your sunscreen, towel and swimsuit and check out one of these must-see destinations.

Bluffer’s Park (1 Brimley Road South, Scarborough)
Featuring a breathtaking view of Lake Ontario against the rugged backdrop of the Scarborough Bluffs, Bluffer’s Park Beach is a natural haven for picnicking with family and friends or enjoying a quite dinner at Bluffer’s Restaurant. Remember to bring your hiking shoes if you’re up to exploring this geographical diverse area.
HOW TO GET THERE: Travel South on Brimley Road.  The area is pedestrian friendly but public parking is available.

Kew & Balmy Beach (2075 Queen Street East)
One warm weekends, this eastern beach location is heavily populated with a mix of locals and suburbanites who descend on Toronto’s infamous community known as The Beaches. From swimming and beach volleyball to picnicking and playgrounds, this kid-friendly location is ideal for young families. Want a break from the sun and sand? Take a stroll up Lee or Kenilworth Avenue and browse the local shops or tuck into a local eatery for a quick bite.
Beach VolleyballHOT TO GET THERE: Street parking is at a premium, making streetcar transit the way to go (501 Queen Street) to Kenilworth and walk south towards the beach.

Lake Front Promenade (800 Lakefront Promenade Mississauga)
Combining beach and parkland the Lakefront Promenade is a summertime retreat that’s got plenty of activity. From playgrounds that feature splash pads to recreational sailing and boating, this area is also home to an abundance of wildlife.
HOW TO GET THERE: Traveling along the Lakeshore where public parking is available.2012624-Kew-Balmy-Beach-9351

Even if you’re stay in your furnished suite in Toronto isn’t a vacation, you can still make the weekends feel like a getaway by getting out and exploring your local beach community. Who knew that summer in the city offered all the fun of a beach destination? Well, we did and now so do you!

 

Community Events, Entertainment, Food & Recipes, Lifestyle talk, Mississauga, Uncategorized

Don’t Miss Out On Living in Mississauga’s Furnished Rentals with DelSuites

March 27, 2013

When many of us think about life in the suburbs images of tranquil tree-lined streets, minivans loaded with children and a wealth of chain restaurants probably come to mind. While it’s true that you’ll find multiple family vehicles in the driveways, not to mention multiple East Side Mario locations (5855 Rodeo Drive and 3075 Argentia Road) you’ll also find that Mississauga offers plenty of locally owned eateries and trendy shops and so much more. Think a suburban setting is ho-hum, MississaugLiving Arts Centre Mississaugaa’s anything but; seriously, we’re not kidding.

Beyond the sleek modern style of the fully furnished suites, you’ll enjoy the amenities of a downtown lifestyle when you’re living at the Grand Ovation. In fact, its central location offers guests all the perks of metropolitan living including live theatre, music, galleries and fine dining in one destination.

Celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year, Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre serves as the city’s central hub for arts, education and business. Housing several performance and gallery spaces, the Centre also features artist studio spaces and offers classes for all ages.  While the Centre is home to the Mississauga Symphony, the two signature performing arts venues, Hammerson Hall and the RBC Theatre, host a range of national and international artists and events.

Along with resident artist exhibitions, the Gallery functions on an annual schedule with approximately seven rotating exhibitions. Intended to foster the Arts & Theatregrowth and development of local artists, the Gallery offers priority to local artists, which means that patrons will enjoy the works from a vibrant artist collective. As an added bonus, LIVE restaurant, located on the Centre’s main floor of offers an exceptional dining atmosphere. By day, the restaurant’s expansive windows filter in an abundance of natural light, but as the sun fades, the warm tones of the interior offer an intimate evening vibe.

Even in the heart of suburban life, Mississauga is proving that you can still enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle. With the arts, theatre, dance and fine dining, all a short drive or walk away from the Grand Ovation short term rentals, you’ll discover that this suburban location just might trump downtown dwelling.

Downtown Toronto, Entertainment, Food & Recipes, Lifestyle talk

Living within Your Element at Your Furnished Apartment in Toronto :: DelSuites

September 26, 2012

When it comes to downtown living in Toronto, finding a pedestrian-friendly residence is the key to getting to know your neighborhood.  At Tridel’s Element building, DelSuites’ furnished apartments in Toronto are a comfortable place to call home, but it’s the walkability of the surrounding area, that makes this building a prime location for virtually anyone who’s open to exploring the city centre.

Element Furnished Suites in Toronto

When it comes to the practicality of everyday life, Element, located at 20 Blue Jays Way, Toronto ON, M5V 3W6, is close to downtown grocery stores including Fresh and Wild (69   Spadina Avenue), financial institutions and public transit, offering guests the ease and accessibility to essential conveniences the moment they step out their door. Featuring one and two bedrooms suites, families and roommates will have more than enough room to make themselves at home.

Animal lovers will find the building’s pet-friendly atmosphere a welcomed accommodation. Although both cats and dogs are welcomed, due to building policies, a number and size limitation does apply.

Along with a rooftop fitness centre and aqua spa, Element also features a rooftop lounge with full access to a catering kitchen, making it an ideal venue for hosting guests during your stay.

Element Party Room

Beyond the convenience of living close to daily essentials, Element’s close proximity to Toronto’s hot spots makes it a favourite for extended stays in Toronto. From prime restaurants, entertainment venues and shopping destinations, Element’s got it all within walking distance of the lobby’s front door.

While your suites kitchen is fully equipped, get your morning off to an even better start with a gourmet coffee from Senses Bakery(328 Wellington Street West). Whether you linger over a latte and read the morning news or grab a shot of espresso for a quick java jolt, the café offers a satisfying selection for your morning, midday or evening meal.

Senses Bakery

Whether you’re a runner, walker or enjoy inline skating, Element’s proximity to parks and the lakefront allow you to maintain your active lifestyle.Fashion-conscious shopper’s staying at Element offers you regular access to Toronto’s Underground Walkway, a haven of boutique shops and flagship stores.

While the Elements short term rentals in Toronto  features close proximity to the Roger’s Centre, it makes it a natural choice for sports fanatics looking to catch a Toronto Blue Jay’s or Argonauts game or two, film buffs will be thrilled to discover that the TIFF Bell Lightbox is nearly as close.

But if live theatre, dance and music are more to your liking, you’ll discover your well within walking distance of tops performance venues including Roy Thompson Hall and the Royal Alexandra Theatre.

At night, diners can enjoy an evening stroll over to 488 Wellington Streetand sitting down to cocktails and dinner at the always-delicious Marben.

Marben Dining

Although you may not be calling Toronto home just yet, Element, makes it possible to have all the comforts of home close by as you explore all that this dynamic city has to offer.

Entertainment, Lifestyle talk, Markham

Furnished Apartments Markham featuring Artistic Diversity :: DelSuites

September 14, 2012

With a vibrant heritage, the City of Markham has grown from its agricultural roots and developed into to a culturally rich city that’s at the hub of today’s business technology. Situated north east of downtown Toronto, Markham now joins together a collection of hamlets and villages including Buttonville, Unionville and Thornhill.

Even though you’re not in Toronto’s downtown, finding short term rentals in Markham are still an option. Situated at 23 Cox Blvd, Markham ON, L3R 7Z9, at Highway 7 and Warden, Circa features the comforts and conveniences synonymous with the DelSuites experience. From its first settlement, Markham’s picturesque landscape inspired numerous Canadian artists and artisans and these days, the City continues to focus on cultivating it’s artistic heritage through a commitment to annual events, such as the International Festival of Authors (October 23, 2012).

With so much to explore, if you have the extra vacation time, you’ll want to extend your stay in Markham’s historic area. But if the thought of spending another night in a hotel room isn’t that appealing, you’ll be happy to know you do have another option. With 24-hour in-lobby security service along with an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and games room, at Circa, you and your family can experience the luxuries of a hotel stay combined with the comforts of home.

Whether you need a one, two or three bedroom suite, after a day spent exploring Markham, a fully furnished apartment in Markham is a welcoming haven in which to relax and recharge for the next day’s adventures.

When it comes to experiencing the culture of this dynamic community, creative expression takes on multiple forms from live theatre and dance to spoken word and visual arts. With Circa’s central location, you’ll be in close proximity to Markham’s top cultural venues, including these top three artistic destinations which offer plenty of opportunities for self-expression.

Markham Museum

Maxwell House at the Markham Museum

Connecting with the past while looking towards the future, is part of the experience at the Markham Museum. This 25-acre site features historic exhibits along with programs for children, youth and adults. With the 2011 opening of a new collection and exhibition hall, the museum now houses permanent installations including the popular Discover Our Evolving Community. By offering visitors an insider’s perspective on the settlement and impeding changes to the city, the museum has also established a unique way of connecting with the community.

Flato Markham Theatre

Flato Markham Theatre

With more than 300 live performances each year, the Flato Markham Theatre is one of Canada’s premier theatre houses. From live theatre and family entertainment to concerts and comedy shows, the venue continues to draw artists including dance performances Swan Lake (September 28, 2012),  musicians Matt Dusk (November 24, 2012) and comedians Brent Butt (January 19, @012). While season tickets guarantee you’re seats to the most popular shows, individual performances passes are also available.

Varley Art Gallery

Varley Art Gallery

With two exhibition areas featuring work by regional and national artists, the Varley Art Gallery pays special tribute to the art of Fredrick Horsman Varley, a member of the 20th Century Canadian landscape painters, Group of Seven.

In addition, frequently changing exhibitions display art from the permanent collection, as well as historical and contemporary exhibitions in a variety of media drawn from local, national and international sources. In addition to the Gallery, Unionville’s main street also combines trendy shops, architecturally significant historic homes and welcoming parks, for a truly culturally-rich experience.

Downtown Toronto, Entertainment, Lifestyle talk

Red-Carpet Worthy Furnished Apartments Toronto

September 6, 2012

As cinematic stars descend on Hollywood North this weekend, for the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the DelSuites’ team is gearing up for the hustle and bustle ahead.

Both artists and festival goers alike can take up short term residence in one of the five conveniently-situated downtown locations including Element (Blue Jays Way & Front) and Qwest (Richmond & Simcoe).

Qwest Deluxe Suites

While you may not be walking the red carpet, DelSuites’ Qwest location features deluxe suites that offer every guest the luxury treatment. As an added bonus, staying within close proximity of theatre venues, including the TIFF Bell Lightbox ensures you’ll not only arrive on time but you’ll also be close to home should your after party extends into the early morning hours.

Even if you’re never visited Toronto, the completely furnished apartments Toronto combined with exceptional guest services, you’ll find you’re well accommodated with all the comforts of home.

While TIFF is certainly a busy time, DelSuites also accommodates a varied number of musicians, dancers and actors, throughout the year.

TIFF Bell LightBox

Responsible for finding accommodations for professional artists through out the year, Ms. Lewis has not only worked with the DelSuites team but she has also stayed with DelSuites on occasion.  In fact, Lewis says that knowing that her organizations artists are comfortable and well taken care of during their time performing in Toronto offers them added peace of mind. “Downtown in a busy city, if there are any issues [such as heavy outdoor noise on lower floors], DelSuites does their best to find a solution by moving our guests to a quieter floor or another building located close by.”

With attentive guest services staff, Lewis knows that artists will get a quick, reliable response when they have a concern. Along with the staff, Lewis says the flexibility of advanced booking, means that accommodation needs can be easily managed long before her artists arrive. Although performance schedules mean that accommodations are typically booked for a specific timeframe, extended stays in Toronto are possible, should a production feature an extended run.

Whether you’re part of the TIFF fan club or a member of the creative set, in town for a night or a few weeks, you’ll discover DelSuites short term rentals in Toronto offers you many options for a quite and relaxing stay, right in the heart of downtown Toronto.