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Favourite Patios in Toronto

May 25, 2015

Patios in TorontoHanging out on your balcony in your DelSuites furnished apartment rental in Toronto can be novel for only so long. Though it’s one of our favourite amenities, sometimes you want a change of scenery. As the summer heats up, here are our favourite patios in Toronto to grab a drink and people watch.

1. Amsterdam Brewhouse
Steps away from our downtown properties like 300 Front Street, The Icon, and The Element, Amsterdam Brewery’s patio is situated on the Harbourfront, lakeside, with a nice view of the Toronto Islands. Also named as one of our favourite craft breweries in Toronto, all you need to relax is a pint in hand in a muskoka chair to feel like you’re transported north of the city. Don’t forget you can buy some of their cans to bring home. Their bottleshop is open until 11pm!

Patios in Toronto

(Photo by Tasting Toronto)

2. El Catrin
The vibrant patio, located in the Distillery District, and its Mexican details –cut outs, tiles and firepits –makes this one of the most popular outdoor spots to have brunch or lunch in the summer months. The food is just as great as the location. Try sharing some tacos or ceviche. For dinner, you could try a 7 course tasting menu with your friends. The best part? Your fellow patio-patrons surrounding you are best for people watching. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

3. Terroni (Rosedale)
This rooftop patio of the popular Italian trattoria is a more low key destination and in short distance of our mid-town properties, 173 Duplex and the Republic. Chow down on hearty pasta and many delectable pizzas under minimalist decor and a great view of the downtown landscape.

Patios in Toronto4. Speakeasy 21
This Financial District favourite –at Scotiaplaza–has a brand new 3-tier patio for after work libation. You can watch all of the drama of rush hour unfold from your perch right in the centre of things. Knock it back with a watermelon mojito or bites to share with coworkers or friends.

5. Rock Lobster
The Queen Street West location is a laid back way to enjoy the weekend. Kick back on the Canadiana back patio with a Caesar garnished with a lobster tail and one of their famous lobster rolls. We also recommend the Filet Eh Fish. Enjoy!

What are your favourite patios in Toronto?

Lifestyle talk, Mid Town, Relocation, Uncategorized

Enjoy the Comforts of Home in This Midtown Toronto Furnished Apartment

January 17, 2014

Let’s face it, if you’re in town on business and all of your meetings are in downtown Toronto, but you prefer the relaxed atmosphere of a residential neighbourhood, it can be tough to decide where to stay.

Living, Dining, Kitchen_wmWhether your short term stay in Toronto will be for several weeks, or several months, DelSuites offers plenty of options in the heart of the city’s midtown. The 25-story high rise condominium, Republic, is accessible to Toronto’s downtown business district as it is to the outlying suburbs.

Walking distance to Toronto’s Yonge Street subway line, a north and south bound transit service, Republic’s accessible location means that you’re never far from any area of the city. In fact, staying in mid-town would be the elective choice for many since it offers the conveniences of city living including a thriving nightlife and plenty of fine and casual dining options, while situated on a serene, tree-lined residential street.Master Bedroom_wm

From the fully-stocked kitchen to the finely appointed bedroom suites to the spacious living areas, Republic offers you the comforts that you would expect at home. That being said, you’ll enjoy the convenient perks of these Toronto Furnished Apartments which include regular housekeeping services, 24-hour lobby security and indoor parking. In addition, each suite is fully equipped with the business guest in mind, including a work desk, free wireless Internet and local calling as well as Skype access for a small monthly fee.

Beyond this property’s incredible upscale suite features, guests will find the building’s onsite fitness bigstock-Working-on-my-arms-55170596and health studio makes keeping your healthy lifestyle in check a breeze. For guests who favour outdoor fitness activities Republic is close to the city’s parks along with walking and cycling pathways. And with the relaxing water therapy spa, sauna and steam rooms, you don’t have to be a star athlete or fitness fanatic to enjoy the benefits of a stress relief after a long day.

With a convenient location, plus all of these swanky features and more, checking in to Republic is your choice when you want the comfort that comes from meeting in the middle.

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Travelling to Toronto on Business? Try Extended Stay

January 3, 2014

Business Travel in TorontoFinding a four-bedroom rental home, with driveway parking in mid-town Toronto may sound like a dream, if not an altogether impossible one. But nestled among the brick homes on a serene, tree-lined avenue in the city’s Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood, you’ll find one of DelSuites family-friendly long term rental locations. A perfect optKitchenion for business travel.

From the newly renovated open-concept kitchen to the two and a half bathrooms this 1,400 square foot semi-detached home offers, 173 Duplex Avenue is ideal for a young family. Along with the upgraded renovation features, this fully-furnished long term rental includes a well-equipped kitchen with a full-sized gas stove, refrigerator and small appliances such as toaster, blender and microwave, which makes preparing family meals a cinch. 

As part of the home’s renovation, the fully finished basement offers additional space that’s the peFamily Roomrfect spot for family movie nights or simply offering a welcoming gathering spot for your teen’s friends. 

While the home is situated close to neighbourhood parks, pools and community centres, parents will enjoy the safety of the enclosed backyard. In fact, the backyard also features a large deck complete with patio furniture making it a welcoming spot to entertain guests for weekend barbeques. But if the idea of outdoor maintenance has you feeling as though this property may be more work and less play, you can relax in knowing that both lawn care and snow removal, including walkway shovelling and salting, is just one of the added essential services that makes city living totally convenient.

Whether it’s a weeknight Backyardor a weekend, this location is perfect for exploring some of Toronto’s family-friendly restaurants and pub-style eateries. The neighbourhood’s mix of brand name stores, theatres and locally owned shops make for an entertaining experience nearly every time you walk out your front door. But with close proximity to both the subway, Highway 401 and the Don Valley Parkway, you’re only a short drive away from multiple shopping destinations including Yorkdale Mall and Shops at Don Mills. Finding a long-term rental that will fit your family’s lifestyle in the heart of the city, just got easier.

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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!


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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.