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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.

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At the Centre of It All with DelSuites Short Term Rentals

March 19, 2013

A bustling mid-town location, DelSuites Republic short term rentals is situated in the hub of midtown Toronto’s Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood. With a robust population of young professional 20-somethings, the area has been unofficially dubbed “Young and Eligible”, but it shouldn’t be easily dismissed as only suitable for the youthful hipster crowd. The area is home to numerous corporate offices, restaurants, pubs and a variety of nightlife to please every person’s autheDining in Midtown Torontontic style.

And while Republic’s midtown Toronto extended stay suites’, guests will discover a wide-range of local eateries, shopping and entertainment venues within walking distance, those that can’t get enough of Toronto’s downtown core, have easy access to both the subway and 24-hour bus routes.

Within the Yonge and Eglinton community’s pedestrian-friendly setting, the diversity of restaurants is a global culinary exploration. From continental cuisine at North 44 (2537 Yonge St.) to Il Sogno’s (1993 Yonge St.) Italian fare; the range of menu offerings are a foodie’s culinary dream. Even if you’re more at home in your own kitchen, Republic is a short walk from The Health Butcher (298 Eglinton Ave. West), which offers a wide selection of organic meats and poultry along with fresh produce and other healthy grocery options.AlleyCatz Jazz Bar

Beyond the budding food scene, Republic’s location means that live music and entertainment is around the corner. Whether you prefer the soulful vibe of Allycatz Live Jazz Bar (2409 Yonge St.) or a more organic (re: loud) listening experience at The Rose & Crown (2335 Yonge St.), you’ll find it all and more at one of the city’s most revered music stores, Vortex (2309 Yonge St.). And just for laughs, Absolute Comedy (2335 Yonge St.) features a regular line-up that includes both up-and-coming comics and seasoned comedians.

When you’re in the mood for shopping, fashion-minded guests have the choice of well-known Canadian brands including Le Chateau (2300 Yonge St.) or trendy locally based designs from Heidi Ho (2591 Yonge St.) or Honey (460 Eglinton Ave. West). It’s this eclectic blend of fashion offerings that contribute to the unique style sense of local residents.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Republic’s mid-town location, DelSuites extended stay guests’ will also discover a range of amenities. From salons and spas to tailors and dry cleaners, you’ll find that this central location makes it easy to locate those simple everyday essential services that will have you feeling like you’re right at home.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.