Nestled between Toronto’s thriving fashion and entertainment districts, Delsuites Qwest (168 Simcoe Street) offers short term rentals that are perfect for a weekend getaway or for business travelers who may be able to enjoy the amenities close to this downtown destination. In the past year, the suites and building received a much-deserved upgrade which has made it a prime destination among guests. But beyond the stunning suites, staying at Qwest also means that you’re situated at the intersection of commerce and culture; an area that has become synonymous with the city’s growing arts and music scene. While the options are endless, here are two cultural hot beds offer all you need to quench your thirst for arts, music and so much more.
A restored Victorian hotel, the Gladstone (1214 Queen Street West) is at the heart of the city’s indie arts and culture scene. From book launches to live bands, the daily event offerings are as diverse as the menu at the Melody Bar and Café, the two in hotel eateries. Every Friday and Saturday from 11PM until 2AM, crooners are welcomed to step up to the mike for free karaoke nights at the Melody Bar. Families with children may opt for the totally affordable ($10/children, $16/adults Acoustic Family Brunch Buffet on Sundays from 11AM until 2PM. With four rotating public gallery spaces, the Gladstone features 70 exhibitions every year including photography, along with hosting exhibition openings. This historic hotel also features unique venue spaces that may be perfect for hosting business meetings and events.
At the Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West), depending on the night, you could discover indie bands playing into the pre-dawn hours or stumble upon a DJ hosted dance party. From Qwest’s location, the Drake Hotel is easily accessible, making it an accessible après work venue or a great late-night weekend hot spot. Along with supporting burgeoning musicians, the Drake lends support to community, arts and cultural events throughout the year. From family-friendly pancake breakfasts to seasonal markets, it has quickly become a neighbourhood hot spot for community groups. After several years of indoor exhibits, the Drake now features outdoor installations steps from the Drake’s front door. And with multiple eateries and bar locations, the Drake will keep you coming back for seconds.
Whether you’re musically inclined or curating your art collection, Qwest is the ideal destination when you’re looking to explore the city’s downtown areas. With a mix of arts and culture in one dynamic environment, it’s a neighbourhood that will capture your taste for something a little different and invite you back to explore its unconventional roots.
Making the move to a new city or a new home can be a difficult transition for the whole family; factor in a teenager or two, and you’re bound to encounter a few additional challenges. From leaving their best friends to finding new ones, teens can be more sensitive and perhaps even a little less adaptable than younger children especially when their school, social network and extracurricular activities suddenly change. But whether you’ll be staying in a short-term or long-term rental, try incorporating these ideas to help lighten the load for your teen and make it a smooth transition for your whole family.
Put In Face Time
Thanks to technology, teens can still stay connected with their friends no matter where they may live through a variety of social media networks. With DelSuites free WIFI, encourage your son or daughter to schedule weekly chat dates with friends on Skype of FaceTime which will help them feel that they aren’t missing out. If your teen doesn’t already use Facebook or Twitter, help them set up an account and encourage them to reach out to friends and family, which is a great way to share updates about your whole family’s new adventure. At the same time, it’s important that your teen begins to establish friendships at school and in your new neighbourhood. Be supportive of inviting new friends and classmates back to your home or encourage your teen to participate in extracurricular activities or sports where they’ll meet new friends who share similar interests.
Creating a Room of their Own
Even if you’re living in a furnished rental in Toronto, you still want your family to be comfortable. Helping your teen personalize their bedroom with familiar items from your previous home or purchasing a few new accessories that they have selected, will help them create a space for themselves. From homework to finding a quiet spot to read or listen to music, having their own room to retreat to will not only enable them to feel at home but will likely also save you from a few arguments with other children in the family.
Get Involved in the Community
Whether you’re family is residing in a condominium suite in the Toronto’s downtown or suburban dwelling, you’ll find that your neighbourhood is a hub of activity. From arts and entertainment to community recreation centres to an abundance of not-for-profit organizations, it’s easy to find new activities that will keep your teen engaged. Encourage your teen to volunteer with a local community centre or charity group, which will not only help them learn new skills but will also help them establish and broaden their social network; making them feel right at home.
With the newest Toronto location at 300 Front Street West, DelSuites is providing guests another conveniently situated, short term rental option.
In this 49-story high-rise condominium property, we will now be able to offer guests, especially business clients, accommodations that’s within close proximity to the city’s financial, fashion and entertainment districts.
With ample living space including fully-equipped kitchens as well as in-suite washer and dryers and free housekeeping services, each one, two and three bedroom furnished rental in Toronto allows guests to instantly feel right at home.
Located east of Blue Jays Way, this urban dwelling is within walking distance to many of Toronto’s restaurants, sports facilities and theatres; key neighbourhood features that enable guests to easily entertain business clients, without the hassle of transportation. Along with the prime location, some of the building features include a whirlpool, yoga classes and a roof-top pool with cabanas that offer a spectacular view of the city skyline and Lake Ontario.
When it comes to accessibility to bicycle and running trails, guests will be able to explore a wide range of Toronto’s parks and trails along with the extensive waterfront paths. In addition, this property offers pet owners the option of having their furry friends (either two cats or one dog) during their stay. Along with close proximity to the cities major highway systems, Toronto’s downtown and suburban areas are also easily accessible from Front Street by way of TTC subway, bus and street cars, GO Transit and Via Rail trains offering commuters with several transportation options.
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Today we celebrate our 15th anniversary, cementing our reputation as one of the most experienced Corporate Housing provider in Toronto. Since the inception of DelSuites, founded on 8th October 1998, the company’s knowledgeable team and relentless customer focus has propelled rapid growth within Toronto.
Over the company’s 15 years in business, DelSuites has provided “A Home Away from Home” to many families and corporate clientele. In addition, DelSuites has offered employment to some of the best in the industry who have been the integral part of this company’s success.
“The team will continue to focus on building a company that thrives and adapts to an ever-changing business climate that will give DelSuites a competitive edge and look forward to celebrating again in another 15 years,” shares DelSuites General Manager, Dan Henderson.
We will continuously reflect on the lessons learned over the past 15 years and will always remember our core values that shape the culture and character of our company. By doing things the right way with respect to ethics and dedicated to provide the best in class in furnished accommodations to our customers. Our feedback consistently ranks among the best in the industry, and we’ve found having both operational experience and a top-notch workforce is the key to making a seamless experience for our customers.
Although downtown living definitely has its perks, you don’t have to live in the heart of the city to enjoy the amenities that Toronto has to offer. In fact, jetting out of the bustling core may be just the break that you need; but let’s face it, even on the weekends, you’ll still want to be close to good restaurants, parks and entertainment venues.
In the heart of North York, the Meridian offers you the benefits of metropolitan living including easy access to green spaces.
From outdoor enthusiasts to young families, guests will enjoy the opportunity to explore the parks and trails that are within walking distance of the front lobby. In particular, the recently expanded Edithvale Park offers plenty of room for playing and picnicking.
Although the parkland accommodates multiple uses, in 2012 the park was professionally designed to incorporate a unified appearance. The expansive park now features two new playground structures, a herb garden and new plantings.
As an added safety feature, additional lighting has been added to the pathways. Intended to serve as a hub for community gatherings, a community baker’s oven has also been added to the location. From crisp pizzas to tender flatbreads, follow the aroma for a delicious treat on weekends and some weeknight evening.
In addition, the Meridian is also close to outdoor splash pads and recreational sports fields that are a refreshing bonus, especially during the heat of the summer months. Along with its close proximity to parklands, the Meridian includes easy access to subway and GO bus systems.
Whether you have business in the suburbs or downtown core, at the Meridian you’re only a five-minute walk to Yonge and Finch station, which allows you to easily connect to other regional transit lines should you need to travel outside of Toronto.