Making the move to a new city or a new home can be a difficult transition for the whole family; factor in a teenager or two, and you’re bound to encounter a few additional challenges. From leaving their best friends to finding new ones, teens can be more sensitive and perhaps even a little less adaptable than younger children especially when their school, social network and extracurricular activities suddenly change. But whether you’ll be staying in a short-term or long-term rental, try incorporating these ideas to help lighten the load for your teen and make it a smooth transition for your whole family. Put In Face Time Thanks to technology, teens can still stay connected with their friends no matter where they may live through a variety of social media networks. With DelSuites free WIFI, encourage your son or daughter to schedule weekly chat dates with friends on Skype of FaceTime which will help them feel that they aren’t missing out. If your teen doesn’t already use Facebook or Twitter, help them set up an account and encourage them to reach out to friends and family, which is a great way to share updates about your whole family’s new adventure. At the same time, it’s important that your teen begins to establish friendships at school and in your new neighbourhood. Be supportive of inviting new friends and classmates back to your home or encourage your teen to participate in extracurricular activities or sports where they’ll meet new friends who share similar interests.
Creating a Room of their Own
Even if you’re living in a furnished rental in Toronto, you still want your family to be comfortable. Helping your teen personalize their bedroom with familiar items from your previous home or purchasing a few new accessories that they have selected, will help them create a space for themselves. From homework to finding a quiet spot to read or listen to music, having their own room to retreat to will not only enable them to feel at home but will likely also save you from a few arguments with other children in the family.
Get Involved in the Community Whether you’re family is residing in a condominium suite in the Toronto’s downtown or suburban dwelling, you’ll find that your neighbourhood is a hub of activity. From arts and entertainment to community recreation centres to an abundance of not-for-profit organizations, it’s easy to find new activities that will keep your teen engaged. Encourage your teen to volunteer with a local community centre or charity group, which will not only help them learn new skills but will also help them establish and broaden their social network; making them feel right at home.
It’s a tough job but someone has to do it. Actually it’s not only someone but a whole team of individuals who unite in a joint effort to give you the experience of a lifetime. From the moment each guest arrives, until the moment they bid farewell, the DelSuites’ staff team is working diligently to ensure that individuals and their families are having the very best experience. Whether you’re checking in to a fully-furnished rental suite for a week or longer, you can relax in the comfort that can be found in your home away from home.
Even before your day begins, the guest services team is responding to emails, verifying schedules and generally planning their day before they hit the office. As part of the joint effort, each team member monitors a 24-hour guest service’s hotline (including evenings and weekends) to ensure your needs are always met.
When it comes to maintaining well-appointed suites, it’s not only up to the cleaning staff. Each guest services team member is in touch with housekeeping supervisors, to review the schedules and ensure that arrival, departures and guests’ special requests are completed in a timely manner. Special requests might mean that housekeeping staff are required to handle emergency cleanings that require additional staff assistance. Through regular communication between housekeeping supervisors and guest services, we are able to provide a high-quality standard of cleaning each and every time.
From sourcing replacement electronics to selecting custom furnishings, the staff at Delsuites makes it a priority to ensure your stay is enjoyable and comfortable. In fact, it’s through their direct contact with guests that team members gather a sense of the items that will make life away from home, even better for everyone.
While most days it may be a little hectic for guest services staff, there’s certainly never a dull moment. In fact, for many staff, it’s the diverse nature of the job that keeps them energized each day. Similar to the backstage of a concert or theatre performance, you never really know what goes on behind the scenes but when all goes according to plan, it makes for one incredibly memorable experience.
Although downtown living definitely has its perks, you don’t have to live in the heart of the city to enjoy the amenities that Toronto has to offer. In fact, jetting out of the bustling core may be just the break that you need; but let’s face it, even on the weekends, you’ll still want to be close to good restaurants, parks and entertainment venues.
In the heart of North York, the Meridian offers you the benefits of metropolitan living including easy access to green spaces.
From outdoor enthusiasts to young families, guests will enjoy the opportunity to explore the parks and trails that are within walking distance of the front lobby. In particular, the recently expanded Edithvale Park offers plenty of room for playing and picnicking.
Although the parkland accommodates multiple uses, in 2012 the park was professionally designed to incorporate a unified appearance. The expansive park now features two new playground structures, a herb garden and new plantings.
As an added safety feature, additional lighting has been added to the pathways. Intended to serve as a hub for community gatherings, a community baker’s oven has also been added to the location. From crisp pizzas to tender flatbreads, follow the aroma for a delicious treat on weekends and some weeknight evening.
In addition, the Meridian is also close to outdoor splash pads and recreational sports fields that are a refreshing bonus, especially during the heat of the summer months. Along with its close proximity to parklands, the Meridian includes easy access to subway and GO bus systems.
Whether you have business in the suburbs or downtown core, at the Meridian you’re only a five-minute walk to Yonge and Finch station, which allows you to easily connect to other regional transit lines should you need to travel outside of Toronto.
Sometimes having a different perspective on a familiar situation not only makes you rethink how you react but it can also help you make even better decisions. Over the past few weeks, DelSuites staff members have taken part in an initiative that had everyone spending an overnight stay at one of the company’s 13 properties.
Along with enjoying the quite comforts of the fully furnished suites in Toronto, the staff members were asked to provide critical feedback about their stay including the ease of their check-in to the comfort and quality of the linens. That’s right, staff members even got down and looked under the furniture on the hunt for any lingering dust bunnies.
From the moment she arrived, Accounting Manager, Amanda Yau says she was pleased with the speedy check-in and security measures taken by the staff at Mississauga’s Grand Ovation before releasing her arrival package. But her positive experience didn’t stop there, as Yau says, the impeccably clean suites and comfortable living room furniture were perfect for enjoying the exceptional view.
In the heart of Toronto’s downtown core, Account Manager Enid Bigornia echoes her colleague’s sentiments with her stay at the ICON. Her furnished apartment offered a fresh and airy environment that she found relaxing, “the furnished apartment was spacious with nice high ceilings,” says Bigornia. Along with a keen eye for cleanliness, at the Yonge and Eglinton location of Republic, Guest Services Manager, Erin Conaty found the elegant décor of the suites, created a welcoming atmosphere, especially for guests who are new to Toronto.
Beyond the sparking nature of the suites, Alex Wong Manager of Digital Marketing and Interactive Design would visit James Cooper Mansion any time just to be in the hub of the city. With its proximity to shopping venues and restaurants, Wong says this new development hasn’t missed a detail.
While everyone’s needs and wants are a little different, each of the guests enjoyed their experience and were able to gain some valuable insights; ones that may instill a few changes and tweaks to the services we provide. Whether you enjoyed your stay immensely or have a few suggestions for ways we could improve, we’re always happy to listen, so please feel free to continue to tell us what you think by clicking here.
As you plan and pack for your family vacation, you go through a lot of effort so that your whole clan will enjoy their trip. By the time you reach your destination you’re all looking forward to enjoying a little extra quality time. Even still, you want to be certain that your children are safe at all times, especially if they are young.
As a parent, it’s reassuring to know that when you’re staying at a Delsuites furnished apartment in Toronto, your family will be in an environment that’s as safe as your own home.With a few simple adjustments such as cabinet latches, edge guards for tables and outlet safety covers, your fully-furnished suite can instantly be transformed to fit your family’s needs.
When you’re speaking with the Guest Service Team, it’s important to let them know what child-friendly items you may need during your stay. Right from the beginning of your stay, your complimentary airport pick up will be equipped with comfortable CSA-approved child car seats, making your journey a safe and comfortable ride for everyone.
For infant bedtime, cribs and rocking chairs will help parents transition their babies into a new environment while bed rails and water-proof mattress help to ensure that toddlers and older children are sleeping safe and sound. Child-friendly step stools offer your little one the independence they need to brush their teeth and wash their face at bedtime and in the morning.
Among the other family-friendly services, a professional child minder can also be scheduled should you need in suite child care.
On arrival, each child also receives an age appropriate welcoming gift, a simple touch that offers parents the assurance that you’ve chosen the right home away from home for your family vacation.