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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!

 

Lifestyle talk, Mississauga

Get Your Sport On at Mississauga Skymark Wests’ Furnished Suites

May 3, 2013

Skymark PoolFor anyone living an active lifestyle, having everyday access to a golf centre along with tennis and squash courts, is most certainly a dream. Yet Missisauga’s Skymark West furnished rentals brings this dream into reality with so much more including a fitness centre and indoor swimming pool. With a therapeutic whirlpool and sauna rounding out the exceptional list of amenities, there’s hardly a reason for guests to leave this 34-story building unless of course they want to.

Let’s face it, golf is not for everyone, but if a business meeting or charity event means that you’ll be stepping onto a local course, Skymark’s golf centre’s driving cage and putting green gives you the opportunity to practice your long and short game. With the weather in Toronto finally warming up, the idea of getting your fitness fix outdoors is even more appealing and Skymark’s private tennis courts make it easy to do just that. The courts availability is on a first-come-first-serve basis and must be booked in advance.

Even on days when the weather’s not cooperating with your plans, you’ll still be able to stay active inside Skymark’s fully equipped fitness centre. From cardio Skymark Workout Roomequipment to a selection of free weights, the bright and lively nature of this space will help you stay motivated right through your entire training session; we promise.

Whatever the weather, opting for a dip in Skymark’s indoor pool will undoubtedly make you feel as though you’re on vacation; even if you’re not. In fact, the pool offers a family friendly atmosphere that’s the perfect way to beat the heat on a sweltering summer day. Young families may also enjoy a little friendly competition at Skymark’s bowling alley. With four lanes available, it’s also the perfect venue for hosting a few friends.

Skymark BowlingAlong with these outstanding amenities, Skymark’s spacious one- and two-bedroom furnished suites in Mississauga are equipped with everything you’ll need during your stay. As an added benefit, guest suites are also available at an additional cost for visiting friends and family. When you’re staying at a furnished rental apartment, you’re certainly expecting that your suite will be outfitted with the basic essentials; but the idea of luxurious comforts might not be on your radar. Yet at Skymark West, you’ll find yourself enjoying the host of sport and fitness inspired amenities that are as comfortable and convenient as your suite.

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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.

Downtown Toronto, Lifestyle talk, Uncategorized

Making History at DelSuites James Cooper Mansion

April 19, 2013

James Cooper MansionSoaring above the intersection of Bloor and Sherbourne streets, James Cooper Mansion lends a majestic architectural presence in one of Toronto’s most central locations. With modern luxury styling, each one or two bedroom fully furnished suite in this 32-storey property offers 24-hour security service which makes it an ideal long-term rental for single business travelers and young families alike. Along with fully stocked kitchens and the convenience of in-suite washers and dryers, each suite also offers business class services including free Wi-Fi along with Skype telephone services available for a small fee.

When DelSuites’ parent company Tridel developed the area, historic preservation was at the heart of the project. Although the 32-storey building boasts a modern aesthetic, the original James Cooper Mansion was maintained and is now home to the properties amenities, which include a fitness centre and party room. With added features such as billiards and theatre rooms along with a traditional British-inspired parlor the property offers plenty of space for weekend entertaining.

Along with the exceptional building amenities, James Cooper Mansion’s location is just as impressive.  Situated about 150 meters from Sherbourne subway station and equally close to the Don Valley Parkway, the building is not only convenient for business commuters but its close proximity to the vibrant Yorkville corridor makes it a virtual dream for long-term renters. Yorkville

With its trendy shops, luxury spas and innovative eateries, Yorkville’s cultural rhythm makes it one of Toronto’s best places to explore. It’s also an area that boasts an abundance of historic and modern architecture, including the Royal Ontario Museum and Royal Conservatory of Music. Beyond the history, arts and culture, outdoor and nature enthusiasts will be amazed to discover the intricate trail and path system that weaves throughout the Don Valley. While you may have stayed at one of DelSuites furnished rentals downtown before, perhaps it’s time to turn back the clock and experience a refined way of living, as it once was at James Cooper Mansion.

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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.