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Family Vacations in Toronto, Scarborough, Toronto Entertainment, Toronto Family Travel, Vacation Travel

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.

Fitness and Health, Lifestyle talk

Top 5 New Workout Trends in Toronto

January 30, 2015

New Workout Trends in TorontoJanuary is the time of detox and new year’s resolutions. Though our furnished apartments in Toronto offer amenities like fitness centers and aqua spas, sometimes it’s a good idea to switch up your routine and try something new. Here are some interesting new workout trends in Toronto .

1. Indoor Surfing. That’s right. Surfing indoors! Since you might not be able to hit the beaches of Hawaii or Costa Rica, Surfset Toronto has brought the surfing trend to you on Yonge, just north of Eglinton (close by to our properties in North York). The surfboard -balanced on stability balls – is used for toning exercises influenced by yoga and pilates. Try out your best hang-ten pose in one of the most exciting workouts in Toronto right now!

2. Archery Tag. The new Archery District in Scarborough combines your secret loves for laser tag and the Hunger Games in one, sweaty and social activity. Take your bow and arrow after a lesson anNew Workout Trends in Torontod like the classic game of tag, shoot your opponent with foam-tipped arrows in over 5,000 square feet of astroturf. A perfect location to head on out to from your short term rental in Scarborough – The Forest Vista location.

3. Axe Throwing. As much as it’s a fun bonding experience with friends, it’s also a legitimate league (and one way to exercise those triceps). The Battle Axe Throwing League (BATL) has become so popular, it now has two facilities. Make sure to book in advance.

4. Branded Workouts. Big fitness corporations are aligning with local studios and gyms to capitalize on community. In Parkdale, the popular NTC (Nike Training Workouts) for women , at the Academy of Lions are fitness regimens led by world class trainers designed by Nike. Similarly, Lululemon has a number of community events on a regular basis led by their yoga ambassadors. Check individual stores for local events. Here is one example.

Workout Trends in Toronto5. Obstacle Courses. As an alternative to the Crossfit craze, obstacle courses are a fun way to get a full body workout without the military atmosphere of drills. Popular ones across the city are Monkey Vault and Alpha Fitness that will prepare you for the Spartan and Tough Mudder races that are gaining momentum in North America.

What is your workout trend? Do you prefer to work out in a group environment – game setting?  If you try one of these new workout trends in Toronto, let us know how it goes!

Lifestyle talk, Scarborough

Elegant Short Term Rentals in Scarborough

August 14, 2012

From cultural diversity to green living, some cities have it all. In the Greater Toronto Area, the suburban east end community of Scarborough offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere along with a generous dose of small-town friendliness that’s as welcoming to visitors as it is to long-time residents. While it’s situated close to Toronto’s downtown, this multicultural community is only minutes away from numerous outdoor escapes including, Bluffers Park Marina and the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre.  With two locations (Forest Vista  and 360) DelSuites rentals in Scarborough has long since been aware of the benefits of living and staying within this growing community.  Whether you’re dealing with renovations or visiting from out of town, DelSuites can accommodate your needs in one of these two convenient locations.

Speaking with local residents is one of the best ways to get to know a city. According Scarborough resident and DelSuites client, Rachel F, it’s the duality of Scarborough, “suburban yet in the city,” that appeals to her most. During her recent home renovation, Rachel and her husband were able to live in their neighbourhood by staying with DelSuites . “We chose to stay at the 360˚City Centre, because it was close to work, childcare and within walking distance of Scarborough Town Centre” explains Rachel. Between balancing the demands of family, work and home renovations, Rachel says that DelSuites housekeeping services allowed her to really focus on other things. As an added bonus, the floor-to-ceiling windows in her suite, offered Rachel a serene view of Lake Ontario, which naturally inspires thoughts of summer.
When it comes to the warmer weather season, Scarborough has plenty of attractions to entertain you and your family. Rachel recommends a visit to the Metro Toronto Zoo, followed by a cooling off at the neighbourhood splash pads at Milliken and McGregor Park.  As the greenest of Toronto’s suburban communities, the regeneration of Toronto’s Waterfront Trail, which runs along Lake Ontario from the Guildwood Go Transit station toPort Union Road, is a scenic route worth exploring at any time of year.

Along with being situated close to the Scarborough’s transit system, shopping and businesses, both 360˚at City Centre and Forest Vista are in close proximity to major highways.  Even if you don’t currently live in Scarborough, either location is well-suited to visitors who are interested in exploring multiple parts of the Greater Toronto Area. “Forest Vista is so close to the 401 highway,” shares Freddy B, “you can still access the rest of the city.” As a 30-year resident himself, Freddy says that he not only enjoys living in this community but he’s also happy to be raising his children here. But when Freddy and his family were forced to spend a week in a hotel (after evacuating their home due to a fire) he discovered DelSuites through his insurance adjuster.  A perfect insurance housing solution. “The hotel had a bed and a microwave,” he shares, “Forest Vista was a furnished apartment that even had everything you needed readily available to prepare our own meals.” Freddy says he and his family were even able to enjoy a few games and ping pong in the building’s games room; almost like a vacation.

Despite their circumstances, Rachel and Freddy found comfort in the simple conveniences of home while staying with DelSuites Scarborough locations. Whether you’re on vacation or you need temporary home in a hurry, it’s all about the location. Quite simply, there’s nothing better than finding a spot that’s right in your ideal neighbourhood.