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5 Reasons for visiting Scarborough

July 25, 2017

Visiting ScarboroughVisiting Scarborough.  Named by Elizabeth Simcoe, (the wife of John Graves Simcoe, first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada), after the town of Scarborough in Yorkshire, England – Scarborough occupies the eastern part of Toronto. Perched on the Scarborough Bluffs, has grown from a small collection of small rural villages and farms in the 1790s to a diverse urban community. It is one of the most multicultural places in the Greater Toronto Area and is home to many interesting things to see and do.

The DelSuites locations in Scarborough are ideally located to be convenient for everything Scarborough has to offer. Here are five reasons for visiting Scarborough and explore this part of Toronto:

1.    Visiting Scarborough – Toronto ZooVisiting Scarborough

Check out the largest zoo in Canada, a great attraction for animal lovers of all ages. You’ll find over 450 species of animals there, including gorillas, reindeers, polar bears, rhinoceros and more. You can also take a camel ride or check out the interactive discovery zoo for little ones.

2. Explore the Scarborough Museum

Peer back in time and learn about Scarborough’s past by visiting this intriguing museum. The historic buildings are located within a recreated 19th century garden, which is part of the 200 acre farm that was originally owned by David and Mary Thomson. The museum is home to a number of interesting exhibitions and community programs that tell the story of Scarborough and Greater Toronto.

3. Enjoy Beautiful Beaches

Visiting ScarboroughAnother one of the reasons to visit Scarborough is to check out the fantastic beaches there, which are always packed in the summer with sun worshippers. Bluffer’s Park Beach is a blue flag certified swimming area and also boasts wonderful nature trails. Rouge Beach is also a great place to swim and soak up the summer sunshine and it even has change rooms and other amenities.

4. Embrace the Great Outdoors

If you love spending time in the great outdoors, Scarborough has plenty to enjoy. You can take a hike down the woods trail along Highland Creek from Morningside Park all the way to Lake Ontario and observe all of the lovely plants and birds. There is also a lovely waterfront trail from East Point park to Pickering that offers stunning views. If you are visiting during the winter, head to Adams Park where you will find a superb tobogganing hill.

5. Admire the Scarborough Bluffs

If you are looking for a lovely and quiet secluded area along the waterfront of Toronto, Scarborough Bluffs is located at the foot of Brimley Road. This natural wonder stretches for around 14 km along the Lake Ontario shore from the Eastern Beaches to West Hill. There are many lovely hiking trails that weave through the bluffs, as well as firepits, picnic tables and a restaurant.

These are just a few of the reasons why it’s worth visiting Scarborough and exploring this intriguing and diverse area of Greater Toronto.

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Family Living In Scarborough

February 20, 2014

Finding the right long-term housing solution for your family can be a challenge, but there’s no doubt that you’ll find the comforts of a quiet residential community within the heart of the city right here in Scarborough. Nestled among this natural setting yet close to major transit and highways systems, the Metrogate community will help you strike a balance for family living in Scarborough and your career. From the scenic Scarborough Bluffs to the Metro Toronto Zoo, you’ll be happy to discover that DelSuites now offers a family-friendly dwelling that will allow you to call Scarborough home.

With more than 30 years of experience developing communities in the Scarborough area, DelSuites’ parent company Tridel established the Metrogate Community because of their long-standing commitment to developing communities within this growing suburban area.

Families living in Scarborough will enjoy the added features of this three-bedroom furnished townhome, including a private garden area, Dining Room-Kitchenwhich offers a stylish alternative to downtown living. Along with the park setting, this property’s close proximity to the Scarborough Bluffs – a natural wonder that overlooks Lake Ontario – offers families the opportunity to hike and explore while outdoor recreationists will also enjoy exploring Canada’s largest urban park, Rouge Park. During the spring, summer and fall, guests need not travel far to enjoy a round of golf, as Tam O’Shanter Golf Club is only a short drive north of this community.

Bedroom 2 (3)As with all of DelSuites’ properties, this town-home is fully furnished in a neutral colour palate that embodies a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Families with multiple children can enjoy the added space while couples may choose to create a home office in one of the home’s three bedrooms. Wherever you live, there’s no place quite like home, but this long-term furnished rental will give you and your family the opportunity to enjoy home-style comforts while exploring your new neighbourhood.

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4 Surprising Attractions That You Didn’t Know About in Scarborough

November 8, 2013

Often considered an outpost of Toronto, Scarborough is one of the city’s most diverse suburban communities. Whether you’re staying at 360 Centre’s furnished rentals at Forest Vista, Scarborough offers a bevy of destinations to explore and tour either solo or with your family and friends. From exceptional shopping and history to science and animals, what you’ll find in Scarborough will delight and surprise you.

Metro Toronto Zoo

As Canada’s premiere zoo, the Metro Toronto Zoo features more than a dozen interactive pavilions representing animals from locations around the globe. Among this summer’s most anticipated exhibits is the Giant Panda Experience. As part of a conservation partnership with China, the Giant Pandas will remain at the Metro Toronto Zoo for the next five years, offering visitors a rare opportunity to visit this endangered animal.

Science CentreOntario Science Centre

With more than 600 activities in the Ontario Science Centre’s ten exhibit halls, there is something for guests of all ages. From the Living Earth to the Human Body to the Science Arcade, you’ll experience the wonders of our world through opportunities that allow you to explore the mysteries of science. For families with young children, the Weston Family Innovation Centre features a mixture of engaging science projects and media tools that encourage you to experiment. In addition, the IMAX Dome Theatre features a rotation of films that immerse you in an entirely different movie-going experience.

Scarborough Museum

Taking a trip through Scarborough’s history offers a fresh view of how this suburban community came to be established. Nestled along the trails of Thompson Memorial Park, the museum traces the community’s historic roots over two centuries of immigration. The museum also frequently hosts special events throughout the year and participates in city-wide festivals including Canada Day and Doors Open Toronto.

Pacific MallPacific Mall

Built in a traditional pacific market style, the Pacific Heritage Town is located in the Pacific Mall and offers more than 100 retailer counters. From restaurants offering traditional Asian cuisine to fashion, home and gift retailers, the Pacific Mall offers a distinct blend of business and cultural diversity that makes for a truly unique shopping experience. Along with the retailers and restaurants, the mall frequently hosts a variety of special events including special appearance by musical, entertainment, and cultural groups.

While Toronto’s vibrant downtown provides endless tourist options, it’s possible to stay close to home and still experience the diversity of touring the city. Even though your building’s pool beacons; enhance your experience by exploring some of these exceptional destinations. We promise that you’ll still have time to lounge poolside too!

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Furnished Rentals in Scarborough are a Good Fit for Life

April 26, 2013

Forest Vista - ScarboroughWhile you probably don’t consider bricks and mortar to be living beings, where you live definitely affects your life. Whether you’re living in a sprawling ranch-style bungalow or as 21-story high-rise condominium such as Forest Vista, there’s a life within the space in which we live. In fact, even when you’re not in your furnished suite, your choice of short-term rentals in Scarborough can actually have an impact on areas of your life; making where you live an important decision no matter how long your stay. But beyond your fully-furnished suite, the welcoming nature of your building’s amenities are just as important because you’ll not only be more comfortable in your surroundings but you’ll find that you’re happier too.

With soaring coffered ceilings and fine architectural details, from the moment you enter the front lobby at Forest Vista, the building makes a lasting impression. In every home, natural light plays a key role in creating an inviting space and the window design at Forest Vista allows for well lit areas at nearly any time of day. An abundance of natural light pours in through the lobby windows, adding a warm and welcoming appeal whether you’re a first-time guest or long-term resident. 

As you tour through Forest Vista’s amenities, you’ll discover similar attention to details including the party room’s classic and elegant design, which makes it an appealing space. Forest Vista Party RoomWhether you’re hosting a dinner party or a mid-morning meeting, the space is fully furnished with separate seating areas, an equipped kitchen and an extended table that sits twelve comfortably. While you may not find yourself frequenting the building’s game’s or billiard’s rooms on a regular basis, these areas are equally well appointed, offering a fun and relaxed environment. In the pool area, white pillar columns not only add architectural interest without dominating the space but it also contributes to the resort atmosphere at Forest Vista. Whether you’re swimming laps in the morning or enjoying the therapeutic benefits of the whirlpool, you’ll be able to recharge in this relaxing setting even if you’re not on vacation.

While finding comfort in your suite is critical, it’s just as important to know you can relax and enjoy your building’s complementary amenities. Although you may not use every common area in your building; these spaces can affect your day-to-day life more than you realize. Whether you’re staying solo or with your family, make the time to find the short-term rental in Scarborough that’s the right fit for your lifestyle.

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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.