With the holiday season now in high gear, the mad retail rush has taken hold. And no matter what you’re celebrating, you’ve likely already got your list written, it’s just a matter of knowing where to begin. When you’re staying in an unfamiliar city, navigating the best shopping spots can be a challenge, let alone finding those truly thoughtful gifts for family and friends. Here are four shopping hot spots that not only offer a host of unexpected gifts, but you’ll also discover they provide a pleasant shopping experience too. As an added bonus, each shopping spot is easily accessible to our Qwest short term rental location.
The Drake General Store. With a carefully curated collection, the Drake General features an eclectic mix of lifestyle gifts including clothing, food and home décor. When you want to give an off-beat gift, you’ll find something for just about anyone on your list from cozy pajamas for your nieces and nephews to comfy, handmade pillows for your best friend. With gift packs available at nearly every price point, it’s also a great place to find a little something for colleagues or clients.
The Art Gallery of Ontario. While you may have caught the David Bowie exhibit this past fall, you might not consider the Art Gallery of Ontario as a shopping destination; yet it is. From adult art enthusiasts to creative children, the AGO’s gift shop is packed with inspiring gift ideas. Whether you’re looking for contemporary art pieces for your spouse or art supplies for a pint-sized Picasso, be sure to put the AGO on your hot spot, shopping list.
Kensington Market. From vintage finds to one-of-a-kinds, Toronto’s Kensington Market includes a collective of local retailers, many of whom have been in business for generations. Here you’ll find you can please your fashion-minded daughter with a few vintage accessories, along with that deliciously perfect item for the foodie on your list. And don’t forget to check out the Festival of Lights, an annual event held on December 21st celebrating the ethnically diverse Market culture.
Hudson’s Bay Company. Your holiday shopping is not complete until you’ve shopped at the Bay’s Queen Street location. Here you’ll find detailed, animated window displays that inspire the spirit of the season. While the number of high-quality brands are endless, the current Olympic collection will please the sport enthusiast on your list. The Hudson’s Bay Company Collection, offers a selection of toys, blankets and clothing that provides a touch of pure Canadian heritage; making it all the more inviting to cozy up during a cold winter’s night.
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.
Sometimes having a different perspective on a familiar situation not only makes you rethink how you react but it can also help you make even better decisions. Over the past few weeks, DelSuites staff members have taken part in an initiative that had everyone spending an overnight stay at one of the company’s 13 properties.
Along with enjoying the quite comforts of the fully furnished suites in Toronto, the staff members were asked to provide critical feedback about their stay including the ease of their check-in to the comfort and quality of the linens. That’s right, staff members even got down and looked under the furniture on the hunt for any lingering dust bunnies.
From the moment she arrived, Accounting Manager, Amanda Yau says she was pleased with the speedy check-in and security measures taken by the staff at Mississauga’s Grand Ovation before releasing her arrival package. But her positive experience didn’t stop there, as Yau says, the impeccably clean suites and comfortable living room furniture were perfect for enjoying the exceptional view.
In the heart of Toronto’s downtown core, Account Manager Enid Bigornia echoes her colleague’s sentiments with her stay at the ICON. Her furnished apartment offered a fresh and airy environment that she found relaxing, “the furnished apartment was spacious with nice high ceilings,” says Bigornia. Along with a keen eye for cleanliness, at the Yonge and Eglinton location of Republic, Guest Services Manager, Erin Conaty found the elegant décor of the suites, created a welcoming atmosphere, especially for guests who are new to Toronto.
Beyond the sparking nature of the suites, Alex Wong Manager of Digital Marketing and Interactive Design would visit James Cooper Mansion any time just to be in the hub of the city. With its proximity to shopping venues and restaurants, Wong says this new development hasn’t missed a detail.
While everyone’s needs and wants are a little different, each of the guests enjoyed their experience and were able to gain some valuable insights; ones that may instill a few changes and tweaks to the services we provide. Whether you enjoyed your stay immensely or have a few suggestions for ways we could improve, we’re always happy to listen, so please feel free to continue to tell us what you think by clicking here.
While you probably don’t consider bricks and mortar to be living beings, where you live definitely affects your life. Whether you’re living in a sprawling ranch-style bungalow or as 21-story high-rise condominium such as Forest Vista, there’s a life within the space in which we live. In fact, even when you’re not in your furnished suite, your choice of short-term rentals in Scarborough can actually have an impact on areas of your life; making where you live an important decision no matter how long your stay. But beyond your fully-furnished suite, the welcoming nature of your building’s amenities are just as important because you’ll not only be more comfortable in your surroundings but you’ll find that you’re happier too.
With soaring coffered ceilings and fine architectural details, from the moment you enter the front lobby at Forest Vista, the building makes a lasting impression. In every home, natural light plays a key role in creating an inviting space and the window design at Forest Vista allows for well lit areas at nearly any time of day. An abundance of natural light pours in through the lobby windows, adding a warm and welcoming appeal whether you’re a first-time guest or long-term resident.
As you tour through Forest Vista’s amenities, you’ll discover similar attention to details including the party room’s classic and elegant design, which makes it an appealing space. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or a mid-morning meeting, the space is fully furnished with separate seating areas, an equipped kitchen and an extended table that sits twelve comfortably. While you may not find yourself frequenting the building’s game’s or billiard’s rooms on a regular basis, these areas are equally well appointed, offering a fun and relaxed environment. In the pool area, white pillar columns not only add architectural interest without dominating the space but it also contributes to the resort atmosphere at Forest Vista. Whether you’re swimming laps in the morning or enjoying the therapeutic benefits of the whirlpool, you’ll be able to recharge in this relaxing setting even if you’re not on vacation.
While finding comfort in your suite is critical, it’s just as important to know you can relax and enjoy your building’s complementary amenities. Although you may not use every common area in your building; these spaces can affect your day-to-day life more than you realize. Whether you’re staying solo or with your family, make the time to find the short-term rental in Scarborough that’s the right fit for your lifestyle.