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Energy Conservation, Fitness and Health, Lifestyle talk

How to Conserve Energy in Your Condo

March 7, 2016

Conserve Energy in Your CondoEnergy costs have been rising dramatically and there seems to be no relief in sight. If you live or rent a condo or even a furnished condo in Toronto, here are some tips that will help you conserve energy in your condo, which will be beneficial for your budget as well as for the environment.

Cut Down on Air Leakage
Take a look at your condo and see if there are any areas where air can escape, such as through holes and cracks in the windows, floors and ceilings. A condo with drafts will require more energy to heat and keep cool, which really adds up. If you seal upConserve Energy in Your Condo these cracks you will see a difference in your energy usage.

Use Energy Efficient Appliances
When you are choosing appliances for your condo, make sure that you look for energy efficient ones that are designed to use less electricity and water. They might be slightly more expensive at the outset, but the savings that they offer you over their lifespan are significant. DelSuites furnished apartments are located in Tridel Built Buildings and some of these new buildings are equipped with Energy Star high efficiency front loading dishwashers and washers.

Conserve Energy in Your CondoTake Advantage of the Sun
The sun offers you free lighting and heating, so take advantage of it as much as possible. Open the curtains on a sunny winter day on all south, west and east facing windows in order to warm up your apartment without having to turn up the heater. Don’t turn the lights on during the day when you can open the window instead.

Reduce Laundry Loads
Another way to conserve energy in your condo is to cut down on the number of individual loads of laundry you wash by filling the washer completely. However, avoid overloading the washer because the clothes might not get fully clean and will take longer to get dry. Consider hanging up clothes to dry if the weather is nice rather than using the dryer, as it uses a lot of energy.

Turn off ElectronicsConserve Energy in Your Condo
Many appliances and electronics have a “standby” mode which means that they use energy even when they are not being used. Anyhousehold device with a memory, remote control, clock or timer is using power even when its off – including the microwave and television. It might be a very small amount, but when you have a number of these appliances in your condo they can really add up. Set up a power bar that allows you to deactivate all of your electronic equipment with the flick of one switch so that you can cut down on phantom electricity use.

These are just a few simple ways that you can conserve energy in your condo. They are only small measures, but together they can add up significantly less energy used so that you can save money and protect the environment.

Business Travel, Downtown Toronto, Fitness and Health, Lifestyle talk

Tips for a Healthy Workplace

February 29, 2016

Worklife BalanceHealthy workers are more productive workers – so what can you do to create a healthy workplace? Here are some tips to ensure that everyone is performing at their best.

Stretch Often
Stretching will help to prevent back, neck and shoulder strain and it will also increase circulation which will improve alertness and brain function.
Encourage all of your employees to take regular breaks from their work and stretch. You might even want to organize a morning stretching session where everyone starts their day with some stretches together.
Take Plenty of BreaksWorklife Balance
Working too hard for long hours can cause burn-out and can make your employees tired, fed up and unable to concentrate. They will actually be more productive and alert and able to do quality work if they get regular breaks to recharge.
Create a breakroom area where your employees can go to recharge their batteries. It can have fun games to play, books to read, snacks, water and a few cozy places to sit. If you notice that one of your employees has been working on a project for a long time and they look a little bit tired or overwhelmed, encourage them to take a 15 minute break so that they can return to the work refreshed.
Provide Healthy Snacks
Instead of offering donuts and muffins in the break room and during meetings, why not provide your staff with healthy snacks instead? Sugary food will cause them to crash, but snacks such as fruit, nuts, crackers and vegetables with dip will give them energy to keep going.

Worklife Balance

Drink Water throughout the Day
Hydration is very important for health and drinking enough water throughout the day will help your employees in a number of ways. It will ensure that they are more alert, their immune systems are functioning well and they are able to concentrate better.
To facilitate your employees drinking more water you can place a water cooler in the office in a location that is convenient for everyone. Also, allow employees to keep water bottles at their desk so that they can sip water throughout the day.
Use Ergonomic Chairs
The human body isn’t designed to sit down for many hours per day and most ordinary chairs will cause a lot of strain on the back and Healthy Workplacehips. Also, being hunched over a computer monitor and typing on a keyboard without the right support can cause a lot of pain and discomfort.
It is worth investing in ergonomic chairs and keyboards for your office environment for a healthy workplace, as it will make a big difference when it comes to the comfort of your employees. Make sure that the chairs are adjusted to the right height and angle to ease strain on the back and shoulders, as this will be different for each employee depending on their height.

These are just a few of the ways that you can maintain a healthy workplace so that you can perform at your best.

Business Travel, Downtown Toronto, Food & Recipes, Vacation Travel

New Restaurants in Toronto

February 24, 2016

Restaurants in TorontoToronto has an exciting and thriving culinary scene and it draws some of the best chefs in Canada and around the world. There are always new restaurants in Toronto opening up in this booming Canadian metropolis and visiting Toronto means that you get to enjoy the best of its gastronomical offerings.
So what are some of the hottest dining spots in the big TO? Here are a few restaurants in Toronto that have opened up recently and are creating a buzz:

Los Colibris
Chef Ella Herrera was born in Mexico and learned to cook from her mother and grandmother. She has recently opened a restaurant so that she can share the traditional Mexican dishes that she loved as a child with the people of Toronto – including warm handmade flour tortillas, tender spicy chicken and savoury roasted poblano peppers. The restaurant is stylish and upscale, but never stuffy – it has a funky and laid back vibe and is perfect for a date or an evening out with friends.Restaurants in Toronto

Boralia
What defines Canadian cuisine? Canada’s culture is a mosaic of influences from around the world, but this restaurant delves deep into the indigenous and early history of Canada to serve dishes that are linked to the origins of our home and native land. You can try pigeon pie or tender squab, or perhaps a bowl of buttery mussels smoked in pine needles. The dishes here are full of heritage, so why not give them a try?

Dandylion
Dandylion is the creative project of chef Jay Carter, who offers up a menu of nine dishes that change almost daily. The portions are generous, the meals are frRestaurants in Torontoesh and flavourful and there is always an option for vegetarians.

Otto’s Berlin Donor
This new sandwich shop in Kensington Market caters to the Torontonian craving for German street food. Try the delicious Berlin doner, which starts with a circular flatbread and is filled with chicken, veal, lamb, fried halloumi cheese or a vegan mix of zucchini, garlic, peppers, secret spices and onions. There is also the much-loved German street food dish Currywurst, a juicy bratwust sausage topped with a spicy tomato-based curry sauce.

Pai Northern Thai Kitchen
Do you love the spicy, fragrant and fresh flavours of Thai cuisine? This restaurant brings the flavours of Thailand to the streets of Toronto. Northern Thai dishes are the focus, such as crunchy fermented crabs and papaya salad or Massaman curry with tender chunks of beef.

These are just a few of the restaurants in Toronto that have opened up, so why not check them out during your visit when staying in your furnished rental?

About me, Business Travel, Customer Service Experience, Feedback and Reviews

The Service Experience Matters

February 17, 2016

Its important for us to understand the service experience our guests’ have in our furnished apartments and how we can deliver it. Kimberley Feather, our Guest Services Representative shares
what it means to go above and beyond the standard level of service.  She develops relationships and provides intangible service. Kim understands her guests’ special requests and needs
and is able to retrieve information on past guests stays so upon their return the little extra comforts of home are there for arrival.

Watch her video and how she is committed to the service experience and exceeding our guests’ expectations.

 

 

 

 

Events, Insurance Conference, Insurance Housing

DelSuites to Attend OIAA Trade Show

February 2, 2016

OIAA Trade ShowDelSuites will be exhibiting at the OIAA Trade Show on February 3rd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Constitution Hall on Front Street West. The event is a conference for insurance claims professionals that provides a full day of enrichment, education and networking.
The team at Delsuites is looking forward to being part of this high profile insurance industry event, so come on down to the convention centre on February 3rd and visit their booth!

OIAA Trade Show to Bring Together Exhibitors from Insurance Industry
The conference is a meeting of insurance claims professionals who may have their insured go through a fire or a flood and need a temporary place to live while their home is being restored. The high quality accommodation offered by DelSuites is a great option for temporary housing for anyone whose home has been damaged by a disaster.
DelSuites will be among many other excellent exhibitors at the OIAA Trade Show, including Accident Support Services IOIAA Trade Shownternational, Bay Medical & Health Services, Canadian Independent Adjuster’s Association, Canadian Underwriter Magazine and Discount Car & Truck Rentals.

Delsuites Insurance Housing
Delsuites offers high quality serviced and fully furnished condominiums serving the needs of the insurance industry in 20 different locations throughout Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. This includes North York, Downtown, Scarborough, Midtown, Markham, Etobicoke and Mississauga.

They specialize in relocating insurance policyholders into comfortable and convenient furnished accommodations while their home is being restored. The team is trained to work on the behalf of the insurance industry, communicating throughout every step of the process. When an insurance holder needs to move out of their home temporarily following daOIAA Trade Showmage or a natural disaster, Delsuites ensures they have a comfortable and convenient place to stay in the interim until they can return to their home.

Delsuites offers many advantages to the insurance adjusters they work with. They provide a single point of contact and an affordable monthly set rate that includes laundry, telephone and parking expenses – which are usually charged as extras at regular hotels. Credit is pre-approved for all major insurance companies and hotel tax does not apply. This option is also convenient for the insured, as it offers the privacy and comfort of separate bedrooms, dining room, living room and a fully equipped kitchen. There are many different locations to choose from, so the insured is likely to find something close to their own neighbourhood so that they can have a sense of familiarity.

Attending the Conference
The exhibit showcase at the 2016 OIAA Claims Conference will begin at 10am and last until 4pm. There will also be a mix and mingle event from 3pm until 4pm where you will be able to network with others in the industry.  If you will be attending the OIAA Trade Show, come and visit DelSuites at Booth 506 to say hello!