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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, Lifestyle talk, Markham

Safe Living at DelSuites Furnished Rentals in Markham

April 5, 2013

Let’s be honest, you’re probably have never given a second thought to how the air conditioning or heating system functions in your suite; until it doesn’t. How about the carpets through-out the building; ever wonder how it stays so fresh and clean? In reality, unless the building conditions are sub-par, it’s unlikely that you’re taking notice of how your home away from home is maintained. But clean carpets and cool suites are all an integral part of a property manager’s role.

At Markham’s Circa location, Property Manager Caroline Li is responsible for ensuring that the building is always in tip-top shape. Through bilingual notices posted in central spots within the building, guests are advised of upcoming maintenance work. With spring in the air, throughout the months of April, May and June you can expect that Circa’s exterior windows, parking garage and carpets will be polished, scoured and scrubbed. While you will want to keep curtains and blinds closed during the annual window cleaning in June, for the most part, you probably won’t even be aware that the cleaning is happening. But whether you’re renting a fully furnished apartment in Markham for yourself or the whole family, thanks to this seasonal cleaning, what you will notice is a totally refreshed environment.

Hispanic air conditioning technicianAlong with seasonal cleaning, Caroline says that heating and cooling checks are conducted for each suite. According to Caroline, staff will personally contact each guest to explain what will be inspected along with providing their scheduled inspection date. It’s all part of keeping your suite at a comfortable temperature while preventing system leakages and any environmental problems from occurring.

Beyond Circa’s regular maintenance and repair, Caroline is also responsible for the safety of each guest. It’s one of the reasons that she encourages participation in fire drills. Anyone who participates in the fire drill is expected to evacuate their suite, taking the appropriate staircase to the lobby. As an essential emergency procedure, regular fire drills not only ensure that all equipment is functioning but also that every guest knows exactly how to respond and stay safe, should a real emergency occur.bigstock-Workers-washing-the-windows-fa-30667373

From soft, fresh carpets underfoot to a clean and shiny view, it’s these small yet essential details that ensure a satisfying stay for every guest.

While you may not know how the building lobby stays so fresh or how you’re able to keep your suite at exactly the right temperature, it’s always nice to know that your property manager is keeping you safe and sound.

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.

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.