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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.

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Extended Stays Toronto and the Customer Service Experience

August 29, 2012

Customer Service is an integral part of our job and our guests feedback is important to us.

Below is a thank-you card from one of our past guests’ for the quality of service and care that we provided throughout her stay, in her furnished apartment in Toronto.

Our committment is to ensure our customer’s experience is enjoyable!

We would love to hear from you! Share your DelSuites experience by sending your feedback here.

 

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Explore the City…While Residing In Your Furnished Apartment Toronto

August 24, 2012

Did you know that in 2011, Toronto welcomed nearly 10 million visitors from around the globe? According to Tourism Toronto, business and leisure travelers as well as friends and family of Toronto residents are among the three types of visitors.

From singles to couples to young families, these days many travelers are also opting for accommodation alternatives to hotels such as DelSuites furnished apartments in Toronto, not only for the added conveniences but also the level of affordability that will suite a variety of budgets.

Rich in history and culture,Toronto also offers an array of budget-friendly and high-end activities and tourist attractions from professional sports to theatre to cultural festivals and events. When it comes to accommodating your stay, DelSuites’ short term rentals in Toronto are an accessible option whether you`re new to the city, a long-time resident or simply hosting guests from out of town.

Whether you’re touring Toronto for the first time or rediscovering your hometown, here are four destinations that will get you out and about during your stay with DelSuites furnished rentals inToronto.

Toronto’s Distillery District

Distillery District

Situated in the heart of Toronto`s downtown core, in recent years this historic community has become a mecca for artists, artisans, theatre and restaurants. A pedestrian (or bicycle) friendly neighbourhood makes it a family-friendly destination that will keep everyone easily entertained. Attend on weekends and explore one of the many festivals and events that take place throughout the year.

While restaurants are abound, the Distillery`s close proximity to St. Lawrence Market means you`ll have plenty of reasonable dining options and selections of fresh groceries from fish mongers to fruit farmers and everything in between.

Beaches

Toronto Beaches

With several kilometers of sandy beach, beach volleyball nets, playgrounds and picnic areas, the Toronto Beaches are a natural summer destination for anyone looking to escape the heat.

Take a relaxing stroll along the boardwalk which spans a kilometer stretch along Lake Ontario`s glistening shoreline. Whether you take a dip in theLake or board a watercraft, the Beaches offer plenty of activity for all ages.

For shoppers and foodies, a short walk north to Queen Street offers a wide array of local shops and restaurants that are not only popular among residents but also offer unique gift ideas for travelers.

 

Evergreen Brickworks

Evergreen Brickworks

Bringing together nature and culture in a community-focused setting, Evergreen Brickworks is a great way to explore the city`s local offerings under one roof. Located in the heart of Toronto`s Don Valley, this public space is home to garden market, farmer`s market and art installations as well as hosting environmental exhibits and special events.

During the summer months, weekly film and pizza nights in the BMO Atrium and Chimney Court, respectively, round out the evenings while the winter months are filled with skating at Koerner Gardens and other cooler weather activities.

While you are welcome to explore Evergreen Brickworks on your own, for a nominal donation ($5 is suggested) you can take advantage of a tour that will get you familiar with each of the individual areas.

Toronto Island

Centre Island

A 10-minute ferry ride ($5 return trip) from Toronto`s bustling downtown and you`ll find yourself in the peaceful serenity of the Toronto Islands. Comprised of three major islands, eight islands with names and several without, but each offers a unique experience. Among the more well-known, Centre Island is home to Centreville, a family amusement park that features rides such as a historic merry-go-round, bikes, paddleboats,  in-line skating rentals and plenty of room for picnicking. Ward and Algonquin Islands feature historic cottages dating back to 1920 alongside more modern dwellings, while Hanlan`s Point is a quiet retreat that`s also home to Toronto`s famous haunted lighthouse.

 

 

 

Lifestyle talk, Scarborough

Elegant Short Term Rentals in Scarborough

August 14, 2012

From cultural diversity to green living, some cities have it all. In the Greater Toronto Area, the suburban east end community of Scarborough offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere along with a generous dose of small-town friendliness that’s as welcoming to visitors as it is to long-time residents. While it’s situated close to Toronto’s downtown, this multicultural community is only minutes away from numerous outdoor escapes including, Bluffers Park Marina and the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre.  With two locations (Forest Vista  and 360) DelSuites rentals in Scarborough has long since been aware of the benefits of living and staying within this growing community.  Whether you’re dealing with renovations or visiting from out of town, DelSuites can accommodate your needs in one of these two convenient locations.

Speaking with local residents is one of the best ways to get to know a city. According Scarborough resident and DelSuites client, Rachel F, it’s the duality of Scarborough, “suburban yet in the city,” that appeals to her most. During her recent home renovation, Rachel and her husband were able to live in their neighbourhood by staying with DelSuites . “We chose to stay at the 360˚City Centre, because it was close to work, childcare and within walking distance of Scarborough Town Centre” explains Rachel. Between balancing the demands of family, work and home renovations, Rachel says that DelSuites housekeeping services allowed her to really focus on other things. As an added bonus, the floor-to-ceiling windows in her suite, offered Rachel a serene view of Lake Ontario, which naturally inspires thoughts of summer.
When it comes to the warmer weather season, Scarborough has plenty of attractions to entertain you and your family. Rachel recommends a visit to the Metro Toronto Zoo, followed by a cooling off at the neighbourhood splash pads at Milliken and McGregor Park.  As the greenest of Toronto’s suburban communities, the regeneration of Toronto’s Waterfront Trail, which runs along Lake Ontario from the Guildwood Go Transit station toPort Union Road, is a scenic route worth exploring at any time of year.

Along with being situated close to the Scarborough’s transit system, shopping and businesses, both 360˚at City Centre and Forest Vista are in close proximity to major highways.  Even if you don’t currently live in Scarborough, either location is well-suited to visitors who are interested in exploring multiple parts of the Greater Toronto Area. “Forest Vista is so close to the 401 highway,” shares Freddy B, “you can still access the rest of the city.” As a 30-year resident himself, Freddy says that he not only enjoys living in this community but he’s also happy to be raising his children here. But when Freddy and his family were forced to spend a week in a hotel (after evacuating their home due to a fire) he discovered DelSuites through his insurance adjuster.  A perfect insurance housing solution. “The hotel had a bed and a microwave,” he shares, “Forest Vista was a furnished apartment that even had everything you needed readily available to prepare our own meals.” Freddy says he and his family were even able to enjoy a few games and ping pong in the building’s games room; almost like a vacation.

Despite their circumstances, Rachel and Freddy found comfort in the simple conveniences of home while staying with DelSuites Scarborough locations. Whether you’re on vacation or you need temporary home in a hurry, it’s all about the location. Quite simply, there’s nothing better than finding a spot that’s right in your ideal neighbourhood.

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Excellence in Hospitality

August 3, 2012

Airport Pick Up Service is available for all guests complimentary

Whether you’re an out-of-town guest or a local in need of temporary residence, it’s the little details that really matter most. From arranging transportation from and to the airport to ensuring you receive a clean, well-appointed furnished apartment, the DelSuites Guest Services Team are keenly aware of the details that can make or break your experience.

As Erin Conaty, Guest Services Manager shares, “we offer guests’ personalized service with a friendly face.” This means you’ll not only receive a welcome greeting, but you’ll also receive a complete suite orientation by a Guest Services team member if requested. Similar to a hotel’s concierge, the Guest Services Team are available to quickly source the items you may have forgotten and can assist with recommendations for local area restaurants and attractions.

Meticulous Attention to Every Detail

Even before you put your key in the door, our Points of Perfection program makes it possible for the Guest Services Team to ensure you have the best stay possible. Through the program, a DelSuites representative thoroughly inspects all suites, to guarantee that it will meet guests’ expectations. “We are committed to having our guests feel like they are at home without the worries of having to take care of their home,” explains Conaty.

From confirming that the suite’s appliances are in working order to checking that the bedrooms and bathrooms are clean and well-stocked with linens, the team takes note to ensure that no detail goes unnoticed. But even when something does go awry, Conaty says that guests can be assured that a member of her team, which includes an after hours On-Call Manager, will have the situation rectified within 24 hours or less.

As an added bonus, you can also take advantage of the complimentary weekly cleaning services, to help you maintain a well-ordered suite for the duration of your stay.

Along with the Points of Perfection program, Guest Services also features an array of benefits that are aimed to make your life easier.

Imagine having fresh groceries placed in your suite before your arrival….so convenient!

Imagine walking into a fully stocked kitchen, the very first time you walk through your suite door; while it may seem like an unlikely dream, it can be your reality. “Finding an open market late at night can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned traveler,” explains Conaty. By simply completing the DelSuites online form prior to your arrival, you’ll have all your favourites waiting at your temporary home, no matter what time of the day or night you arrive. In addition to the pre-arrival grocery shop, through a coordinated program with Grocery Gateway, guests can take full advantage of customized grocery shopping services throughout their stay. Groceries ordered through the Grocery Gateway on line service will be delivered to your door, leaving you plenty of free time to relax and use the many amenities the building offers or explore the city.

From arranging move-in assistance and airport transportation, the Guest Services Team at DelSuites have you covered. As Conaty confirms, whatever the help you need, her team is ready to assist and is only a phone call away.

For any guest service requests or to learn more about the team, click here.