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Top 10 Places to Visit in Toronto

June 26, 2014

From cultural to historical, educational or whimsical – Toronto offers a multitude of attractions suitable for any day of the week. All of these attractions are either within walking distance of Union Station in downtown Toronto, or a short ride on the city’s transit system. For visitors planning to see multiple attractions, a City Pass offers admission discounts and VIP access. Whether you’re in town for vacation, or enjoying a short term rental on a business trip, we highly recommend the following top 10 places to visit in Toronto.

Toronto Eaton Center
One of the city’s largest shopping attractions – the Eaton Centre – features an arched glass ceiling that not only allows natural light to filter through, but is also of architectural interest. From bargain hunters to high-end shoppers, the shopping centre houses more than 250 stores making for an enticing shopping experience.

CN TowerCN Tower

Although it’s no longer the tallest spire in the sky, at more than 1,800 feet, the CN Tower is a classic way to see the heights of Toronto. Rather than opting for the price of admission, book a reservation at the Tower’s 360 restaurant and enjoy exceptional dining with the view.

Casa Loma

Step back in time to an era of European splendor at Casa Loma. The home of former financier Henry Pellat, the majestic Canadian castle features exceptionally decorated suites, hidden tunnels and passageways and a five-arcre garden perfect for exploring. Open May through October, you’ll find Casa Loma also features special events on weekends including musical performances.

Centre Island

Rest and relaxation is the theme at Toronto’s Centre Island. Take the 10-minute ferry across to the Island where you’ll bask in peace and tranquility while enjoying the view of the cityscape. Whether going solo or with the family, pack a picnic, rent a bicycle and take time to recharge.

Royal Ontario MuseuEntrance Royal Ontario Museum In Torontom

Celebrating its second century, the Royal Ontario Museum is home to feature exhibitions curated from around the globe along with galleries including Natural History and World Culture. Those who enjoy hands-on experiences can view galleries such as the Kid’s Discovery Zone, which encourages interactive learning through a variety of displays and games. Guided museum tours, along with walking tours of Toronto are also available through the Museum’s guest services.

Art Gallery of Ontario

From European to Canadian and Modern to Contemporary, the Art Gallery of Ontario houses an incredible diversity of collections. Whether you wander through the galleries solo or by a guided tour, you can reserve a spot at the Gallery’s restaurant Frank, which offers a menu incorporating global cuisine.

Chinatown

With crowds of people and a buzz of activity, Toronto’s Chinatown is the second largest in North America. Situated in the heart of Toronto’s fashion district, the Dragon City Mall offers elegant Asian fashions and restaurants. From the corner of Spadina Avenue, fresh food markets run along Dundas Street West as well as restaurants featuring Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai fare..

Ripley’s Aquarium of Ripleys AquariumCanada

Situated at nest to the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium boasts 15,000 different types of sea creatures, including what many find most appealing – the wide scope of shark species. Swimming above you in observations decks, this sea spectacle appeals to a range of audiences. Avoid the mad rush on weekends and check the place out during a summer week night.

Hockey Hall of Fame

Home to the Stanley Cup, the Hockey Hall of Fame is an interactive attraction that allows you to experience Canada’s game while learning more about the legendary hockey teams that changed the face of the sport. From taking shots on goal to calling the play-by-play on some historic goals, hockey fans of all ages will feel as though they’re standing at centre ice.

Bata Shoe Museum

Featuring collections from historic time periods, geographic regions and cultural groups, the Bata Shoe Museum is your opportunity to get your foot in the door. With more than 12,000 artifacts, the Museum’s permanent collection highlights the diversity and scope of footwear while time-limited exhibitions feature fashion and style icons. The Museum also offers family-friendly programs for children including fairy tale themed exhibits.

With these top 10 places to visit in Toronto in mind, we hope you will have a wonderful stay in Ontario’s capital.

Lifestyle talk, Toronto Condos, Toronto Family Travel, Uncategorized

Five Ways to Go Green on Vacation

April 2, 2014

family mother father and two child run in house on field under bThese days we all want to be more eco-conscious in how we live, work and play. But making environmentally friendly choices isn’t always as easy as we’d like; especially when you’re traveling. Whether you’re packing your bags for a weekend road trip or a month long getaway, here are five practical solutions for minimizing your carbon foot print wherever your travels take you.

ONE: Free Refills
While there’s nothing like bottled water to keep you well hydrated, we all could do without adding another plastic bottle to the landfills. Packing a refillable water bottle in your carry-on bag is not only an easy eco-friendly fix but it’s also a cost-friendly one too. By filling up at public water fountains in airports or at tourist attractions, you can be sure you’re doing something good for you and the environment.

TWO: In the Shower
Keeping simple practices that you have at home, like turning the tap off when you brush your teeth and sticking to aSix years old boy cleaning tooth in the bathroom. shorter shower, goes a long way. Before anyone in your family takes a shower, make sure everyone is aware of where to hang their towels and face clothes to minimize the need for daily laundering. This helps keep local water costs in check. And when you’re packing hair and body products, make sure that you’re opting for biodegradable ones which minimize the impact on the local environment.

THREE: Choose Local
When you’re making dinner reservations, choose restaurants that serve local fare. With the movement towards local and organic cuisine, an increased number of restaurants are advertising partnerships with local farmers and food providers as a means of attracting eco-conscious travelers. Local ethnic and farmers’ markets are also terrific places to purchase foods that are prepared close to home, but also offer a taste of the local culture.

018-Master BedroomFOUR: Curtain Call
Using your window coverings to regulate temperatures in your suite does the environment good at any time of the year. By keeping the windows covered during mid-day will help keep your space cool, especially when you’re not in your short term rental. Before you flick the air conditioning switch in the evening, open the windows to increase the natural air flow.

FIVE: Use Your Power
Instead of driving your vehicle or renting one at your destination, consider renting a bicycle or take walking tours as a way to experience your surroundings as a local resident.  For business travelers commuting to and from work, making use of public transit systems is an eco-friendly way to get around without the added hassle of looking for parking.

Announcements, Lifestyle talk

DelSuites attending CHPAs Annual Conference

February 21, 2014

From February 24-26, 2014, the DelSuites short term apartment rentals team from Toronto will be attending the CHPA’s annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. CHPA Logo

The Corporate Housing Providers Association’s (CHPA) annual conference provides plenty of opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals from around the globe. It will allow members to gain knowledge on new business trends in corporate housing, establishing connections and share experiences with potential clients.

The CHPA’s conference will help DelSuites with opportunities to build and strengthen our business for continued success in the years ahead.

Lifestyle talk, Mid Town, Relocation, Uncategorized

Enjoy the Comforts of Home in This Midtown Toronto Furnished Apartment

January 17, 2014

Let’s face it, if you’re in town on business and all of your meetings are in downtown Toronto, but you prefer the relaxed atmosphere of a residential neighbourhood, it can be tough to decide where to stay.

Living, Dining, Kitchen_wmWhether your short term stay in Toronto will be for several weeks, or several months, DelSuites offers plenty of options in the heart of the city’s midtown. The 25-story high rise condominium, Republic, is accessible to Toronto’s downtown business district as it is to the outlying suburbs.

Walking distance to Toronto’s Yonge Street subway line, a north and south bound transit service, Republic’s accessible location means that you’re never far from any area of the city. In fact, staying in mid-town would be the elective choice for many since it offers the conveniences of city living including a thriving nightlife and plenty of fine and casual dining options, while situated on a serene, tree-lined residential street.Master Bedroom_wm

From the fully-stocked kitchen to the finely appointed bedroom suites to the spacious living areas, Republic offers you the comforts that you would expect at home. That being said, you’ll enjoy the convenient perks of these Toronto Furnished Apartments which include regular housekeeping services, 24-hour lobby security and indoor parking. In addition, each suite is fully equipped with the business guest in mind, including a work desk, free wireless Internet and local calling as well as Skype access for a small monthly fee.

Beyond this property’s incredible upscale suite features, guests will find the building’s onsite fitness bigstock-Working-on-my-arms-55170596and health studio makes keeping your healthy lifestyle in check a breeze. For guests who favour outdoor fitness activities Republic is close to the city’s parks along with walking and cycling pathways. And with the relaxing water therapy spa, sauna and steam rooms, you don’t have to be a star athlete or fitness fanatic to enjoy the benefits of a stress relief after a long day.

With a convenient location, plus all of these swanky features and more, checking in to Republic is your choice when you want the comfort that comes from meeting in the middle.

Business Travel, Mid Town, Relocation

Travelling to Toronto on Business? Try Extended Stay

January 3, 2014

Business Travel in TorontoFinding a four-bedroom rental home, with driveway parking in mid-town Toronto may sound like a dream, if not an altogether impossible one. But nestled among the brick homes on a serene, tree-lined avenue in the city’s Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood, you’ll find one of DelSuites family-friendly long term rental locations. A perfect optKitchenion for business travel.

From the newly renovated open-concept kitchen to the two and a half bathrooms this 1,400 square foot semi-detached home offers, 173 Duplex Avenue is ideal for a young family. Along with the upgraded renovation features, this fully-furnished long term rental includes a well-equipped kitchen with a full-sized gas stove, refrigerator and small appliances such as toaster, blender and microwave, which makes preparing family meals a cinch. 

As part of the home’s renovation, the fully finished basement offers additional space that’s the peFamily Roomrfect spot for family movie nights or simply offering a welcoming gathering spot for your teen’s friends. 

While the home is situated close to neighbourhood parks, pools and community centres, parents will enjoy the safety of the enclosed backyard. In fact, the backyard also features a large deck complete with patio furniture making it a welcoming spot to entertain guests for weekend barbeques. But if the idea of outdoor maintenance has you feeling as though this property may be more work and less play, you can relax in knowing that both lawn care and snow removal, including walkway shovelling and salting, is just one of the added essential services that makes city living totally convenient.

Whether it’s a weeknight Backyardor a weekend, this location is perfect for exploring some of Toronto’s family-friendly restaurants and pub-style eateries. The neighbourhood’s mix of brand name stores, theatres and locally owned shops make for an entertaining experience nearly every time you walk out your front door. But with close proximity to both the subway, Highway 401 and the Don Valley Parkway, you’re only a short drive away from multiple shopping destinations including Yorkdale Mall and Shops at Don Mills. Finding a long-term rental that will fit your family’s lifestyle in the heart of the city, just got easier.