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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.

Community Events, Lifestyle talk, Markham

Safe Living at DelSuites Furnished Rentals in Markham

April 5, 2013

Let’s be honest, you’re probably have never given a second thought to how the air conditioning or heating system functions in your suite; until it doesn’t. How about the carpets through-out the building; ever wonder how it stays so fresh and clean? In reality, unless the building conditions are sub-par, it’s unlikely that you’re taking notice of how your home away from home is maintained. But clean carpets and cool suites are all an integral part of a property manager’s role.

At Markham’s Circa location, Property Manager Caroline Li is responsible for ensuring that the building is always in tip-top shape. Through bilingual notices posted in central spots within the building, guests are advised of upcoming maintenance work. With spring in the air, throughout the months of April, May and June you can expect that Circa’s exterior windows, parking garage and carpets will be polished, scoured and scrubbed. While you will want to keep curtains and blinds closed during the annual window cleaning in June, for the most part, you probably won’t even be aware that the cleaning is happening. But whether you’re renting a fully furnished apartment in Markham for yourself or the whole family, thanks to this seasonal cleaning, what you will notice is a totally refreshed environment.

Hispanic air conditioning technicianAlong with seasonal cleaning, Caroline says that heating and cooling checks are conducted for each suite. According to Caroline, staff will personally contact each guest to explain what will be inspected along with providing their scheduled inspection date. It’s all part of keeping your suite at a comfortable temperature while preventing system leakages and any environmental problems from occurring.

Beyond Circa’s regular maintenance and repair, Caroline is also responsible for the safety of each guest. It’s one of the reasons that she encourages participation in fire drills. Anyone who participates in the fire drill is expected to evacuate their suite, taking the appropriate staircase to the lobby. As an essential emergency procedure, regular fire drills not only ensure that all equipment is functioning but also that every guest knows exactly how to respond and stay safe, should a real emergency occur.bigstock-Workers-washing-the-windows-fa-30667373

From soft, fresh carpets underfoot to a clean and shiny view, it’s these small yet essential details that ensure a satisfying stay for every guest.

While you may not know how the building lobby stays so fresh or how you’re able to keep your suite at exactly the right temperature, it’s always nice to know that your property manager is keeping you safe and sound.

Community Events, Entertainment, Food & Recipes, Lifestyle talk, Mississauga, Uncategorized

Don’t Miss Out On Living in Mississauga’s Furnished Rentals with DelSuites

March 27, 2013

When many of us think about life in the suburbs images of tranquil tree-lined streets, minivans loaded with children and a wealth of chain restaurants probably come to mind. While it’s true that you’ll find multiple family vehicles in the driveways, not to mention multiple East Side Mario locations (5855 Rodeo Drive and 3075 Argentia Road) you’ll also find that Mississauga offers plenty of locally owned eateries and trendy shops and so much more. Think a suburban setting is ho-hum, MississaugLiving Arts Centre Mississaugaa’s anything but; seriously, we’re not kidding.

Beyond the sleek modern style of the fully furnished suites, you’ll enjoy the amenities of a downtown lifestyle when you’re living at the Grand Ovation. In fact, its central location offers guests all the perks of metropolitan living including live theatre, music, galleries and fine dining in one destination.

Celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year, Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre serves as the city’s central hub for arts, education and business. Housing several performance and gallery spaces, the Centre also features artist studio spaces and offers classes for all ages.  While the Centre is home to the Mississauga Symphony, the two signature performing arts venues, Hammerson Hall and the RBC Theatre, host a range of national and international artists and events.

Along with resident artist exhibitions, the Gallery functions on an annual schedule with approximately seven rotating exhibitions. Intended to foster the Arts & Theatregrowth and development of local artists, the Gallery offers priority to local artists, which means that patrons will enjoy the works from a vibrant artist collective. As an added bonus, LIVE restaurant, located on the Centre’s main floor of offers an exceptional dining atmosphere. By day, the restaurant’s expansive windows filter in an abundance of natural light, but as the sun fades, the warm tones of the interior offer an intimate evening vibe.

Even in the heart of suburban life, Mississauga is proving that you can still enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle. With the arts, theatre, dance and fine dining, all a short drive or walk away from the Grand Ovation short term rentals, you’ll discover that this suburban location just might trump downtown dwelling.

Community Events, Downtown Toronto, Events, Lifestyle talk, Mid Town, Uncategorized

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.

Community Events, Food & Recipes, Lifestyle talk, Mid Town

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.