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Community Events, Lifestyle talk, Toronto History

Toronto in the 1920s

December 5, 2014

Toronto in the 1920sIf you take a look at Toronto’s skyline today, it is hard to imagine what it was like back in the 1920s when there wasn’t a skyline along Lake Ontario. Toronto was a port city and became the chief aviation centre for Canada during the first World War.

Its mining boom fueled Bay Street, renowned as being the centre of the city’s financial district. An influx of immigrants were starting to settle here, mainly from the British Empire. Far from being the multicultural and diverse metropolis it is today, there was a lot of hostility towards immigrants. The most famous example of this was the Chinese Immigration Act, better known as the Chinese Exclusion Act. Chinese immigrants were denied entry into the country from 1923 until 1947. Into the 1930s, discrimination continued for other immigrants including the Jews, at the height of the Great Depression. People were still coming to the town known as Muddy York and it’s population doubled to over a half million in the 1920s from its previous decade.

Another law passed in Ontario was the Ontario Temperance Act in 1916. The law prohibited the sale of alcohol in the province but smugglers were still importing alcohol illegally. Prohibition also increased drug use in Ontario, notably morphine. The Act was discharged in 1927.

Notable landmarks were built in Toronto in the 1920s. Though the area down by Lakeshore west is home to Sunnyside Pavillion and entertainment venue Palais Royale, in the 1920s Sunnyside Beach was the site for the Sunnyside Amusement Park, which opened on June 28,1922. Our main train station, Union Station, which transports passengers within Canada, opened on August 6, 1927. The TTC –the Toronto Transit Commission–opened in 1921 and was created as a result of a referendum. Its first streetcar was erected onto city streets the same year.

Toronto was far from the thriving metropolis it is today but it in the 20s, it was on its way.

Announcements, Lifestyle talk

Americas Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards nominates DelSuites

July 3, 2014


The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) has announced the shortlisted nominees for the Americas Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs).
DelSuites is pleased to be shortlisted in the category of Corporate Housing Provider of the Year.

The awards criteria is listed below:

Service Provider Award:
Corporate Housing Provider of the Year

This award is open to all Corporate Housing Providers, both large and small, that provide property solutions to their clients either by finding long term accommodation or providing short to medium term serviced accommodation solutions. They should demonstrate how they manage expectations with the assignee and their family, liaise with the client on any issues arising and how they successfully work with landlords to negotiate contracts and renewals.

The results will be announced at the awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency Orlando on September 18, 2014.
To learn more about our service awards, visit: http://www.delsuites.com/aboutus/service_awards.php

 

Downtown Toronto, Lifestyle talk, Toronto Condos

Icon Renovates to Renew: DelSuites Furnished Rentals Toronto

March 8, 2013
Icons Updated Hallways

Icons Updated Hallways

Located in Toronto’s downtown financial district at Blue Jays Way and Wellington Street West, Tridel’s Icon residences are currently undergoing substantial building upgrades.

The Icon residences are renovating to create a contemporary, distinguished interior theme in order to add comfort and value to the guests of DelSuites Furnished Apartments in Toronto.

This includes replacing the tiling in the elevator lobbies of each floor and updated wallpaper with a grey modern style.  In order to add warmth to each floor, all carpets have been replaced with an accent stripe décor and new lighting has been installed to create a warm, desired ambiance.

Icon-Before

Icon-Before

All the suite doors have been refreshed with a new richer colour of paint. New locks have been installed in all suite doors to provide an extra level of security. These medico locks are very difficult to be duplicated.

With all these updates, the building will have a fresher, more contemporary look in order to create a beautiful living space for our guests!

The end result: your new and improved furnished suites in Toronto.

A Place to call Home. A Place to Call Home

Downtown Toronto, Food & Recipes, Lifestyle talk, Uncategorized

When Staying with DelSuites Furnished Rentals Toronto, Enjoy A Culinary Adventure

February 28, 2013

Toronto offers an eclectic array of food and drink from around the world and many great cafes, restaurants, pubs and microbreweries are within steps of your front door of your furnished apartment in Toronto.

Whatever your taste buds are craving, while staying in our furnished suites in Toronto, we are confident that you will find something to soothe your soul or awaken your senses.

St. Lawrence Market Perhaps, begin your Saturday morning at St Lawrence Market, located at Lower Jarvis and Front Street for farm fresh produce, artisanal cheeses and meats and fresh baked breads.  Remember, the early bird gets the worm! St Lawrence Market opens at 5 am!

Head to Kensington Market for not to be missed grilled cheese sandwiches, Vegan and Latin cuisine as well as some fantastic shopping. You won’t be far from China Town where you can sample some authentic dim sum and Peking Duck.  More shopping too!

For those looking to wet their whistle, Toronto has some of the best microbreweries.  From Steam Whistle to Mill Street to Denison’s and many more, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

End your day in Greek Town, Little India or Little Italy, listening to the sounds of old world music while dining on mouth watering dishes. bigstock-People-Eating-And-Socializing--3572416

Depending on the time of year, the city also offers many different events that feature food and drink.  Many of Toronto’s top restaurants open their doors and offer prix fixe menus that include appetizers, entrees and dessert from $15-$45.

Head to www.toronto.com for information on this and many other events.

From St. Lawrence Market and the Distillery District to China Town and Little Italy to Greek Town on the Danforth, the city will see to it that you won’t go hungry.

Bon Appetit!

Customer Service Experience, Feedback and Reviews, Lifestyle talk, Uncategorized

Recent Stay Comment at DelSuites Republic Furnished Rentals in Toronto

January 8, 2013

DelSuites Toronto furnished apartments’ success is achieved by providing the ultimate customer service experience – one guest at a time.

We care about what our guests think. To see through feedback and reviews, we have the opportunity to observe our operations from the same perspective as our guest.
It’s very insightful to ‘walk a mile in their shoes’ from time to time.

Below is a recent guest review that was posted on Tripadvisor on his satisfied experience in our furnished suite in Toronto.

To read more guest comments on Tripadvisor, click here.