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Things to do in Markham

November 12, 2014

Located northeast of Toronto, Markham is a thriving, vibrant and multicultural community. Our Circa furnished apartments, located at Warden and Highway 7, are close to Unionville, Markham Centre, and the Markham Theatre. Here are a few more of our favourite things to do in Markham. For more information on special events, please check the City of Markham’s official website.

Things to do in MarkhamEat Delicious Chinese Food
According to the 2011 census, 32.9 percent of residents in Markham speak Chinese and 11.6 percent of residents speak Mandarin.
SOURCE: Markham Economic Profile (page 9).  There are a multitude of good quality Chinese and Dim Sum restaurants in the city. Some recommended restaurants include: Dayali Beijing Roast Duck, Din Tai Fung (a separate entitiy from teh popular Taiwanese chain), 369 Shanghai Dim Sum, Sun’s Kitchen, and Ten Ren’s Tea Time, Source: Globe and Mail

Rouge Park
This 40 square kilometer park extends from Scarborough and the Toronto Zoo all the way up to Markham. There are a variety of activities you can complete in the park from hiking, biking, and wildlife watching to canoeing and camping (in the southern part of the park). It is said that FH Varley, one of the painters in the Group of Seven, captured the beauty of the banks of the Rouge River in Markham on canvas.

Things to do in MarkhamPacific Mall
Known for its bargains and the chance to barter for knock-off items, Pacific Mall has become somewhat of a tourist attraction in Markham. With over 500 stores and a food court, hawking Asian street-food, this is a great way to spend the afternoon.

Explore Unionville
Unionville is one of the villages that encompasses the larger part of Markham. Stroll past the historic buildings, shops, old mills, and churches of Main Street. Many festivals take place here as well. For more information visit

Varley Art Gallery
The gallery honours one of Canada’s renowned Group of Seven Artists, Fred Varley, who lived in Unionville for many years. View historical and contemporary exhibitions at the acclaimed gallery. Explore new ways of appreciating art through dynamicThings to do in Markham hands-on activities, designed for audiences of all ages and interests.

Markham is a great alternative city to Toronto but close enough via car or GO Train. If you are living in furnished housing and here for short term, enjoy your stay and try out these fun things to do in Markham!

Community Events, Lifestyle talk, Markham

Safe Living at DelSuites Furnished Rentals in Markham

April 5, 2013

Let’s be honest, you’re probably have never given a second thought to how the air conditioning or heating system functions in your suite; until it doesn’t. How about the carpets through-out the building; ever wonder how it stays so fresh and clean? In reality, unless the building conditions are sub-par, it’s unlikely that you’re taking notice of how your home away from home is maintained. But clean carpets and cool suites are all an integral part of a property manager’s role.

At Markham’s Circa location, Property Manager Caroline Li is responsible for ensuring that the building is always in tip-top shape. Through bilingual notices posted in central spots within the building, guests are advised of upcoming maintenance work. With spring in the air, throughout the months of April, May and June you can expect that Circa’s exterior windows, parking garage and carpets will be polished, scoured and scrubbed. While you will want to keep curtains and blinds closed during the annual window cleaning in June, for the most part, you probably won’t even be aware that the cleaning is happening. But whether you’re renting a fully furnished apartment in Markham for yourself or the whole family, thanks to this seasonal cleaning, what you will notice is a totally refreshed environment.

Hispanic air conditioning technicianAlong with seasonal cleaning, Caroline says that heating and cooling checks are conducted for each suite. According to Caroline, staff will personally contact each guest to explain what will be inspected along with providing their scheduled inspection date. It’s all part of keeping your suite at a comfortable temperature while preventing system leakages and any environmental problems from occurring.

Beyond Circa’s regular maintenance and repair, Caroline is also responsible for the safety of each guest. It’s one of the reasons that she encourages participation in fire drills. Anyone who participates in the fire drill is expected to evacuate their suite, taking the appropriate staircase to the lobby. As an essential emergency procedure, regular fire drills not only ensure that all equipment is functioning but also that every guest knows exactly how to respond and stay safe, should a real emergency occur.bigstock-Workers-washing-the-windows-fa-30667373

From soft, fresh carpets underfoot to a clean and shiny view, it’s these small yet essential details that ensure a satisfying stay for every guest.

While you may not know how the building lobby stays so fresh or how you’re able to keep your suite at exactly the right temperature, it’s always nice to know that your property manager is keeping you safe and sound.

Entertainment, Lifestyle talk, Markham

Furnished Apartments Markham featuring Artistic Diversity :: DelSuites

September 14, 2012

With a vibrant heritage, the City of Markham has grown from its agricultural roots and developed into to a culturally rich city that’s at the hub of today’s business technology. Situated north east of downtown Toronto, Markham now joins together a collection of hamlets and villages including Buttonville, Unionville and Thornhill.

Even though you’re not in Toronto’s downtown, finding short term rentals in Markham are still an option. Situated at 23 Cox Blvd, Markham ON, L3R 7Z9, at Highway 7 and Warden, Circa features the comforts and conveniences synonymous with the DelSuites experience. From its first settlement, Markham’s picturesque landscape inspired numerous Canadian artists and artisans and these days, the City continues to focus on cultivating it’s artistic heritage through a commitment to annual events, such as the International Festival of Authors (October 23, 2012).

With so much to explore, if you have the extra vacation time, you’ll want to extend your stay in Markham’s historic area. But if the thought of spending another night in a hotel room isn’t that appealing, you’ll be happy to know you do have another option. With 24-hour in-lobby security service along with an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and games room, at Circa, you and your family can experience the luxuries of a hotel stay combined with the comforts of home.

Whether you need a one, two or three bedroom suite, after a day spent exploring Markham, a fully furnished apartment in Markham is a welcoming haven in which to relax and recharge for the next day’s adventures.

When it comes to experiencing the culture of this dynamic community, creative expression takes on multiple forms from live theatre and dance to spoken word and visual arts. With Circa’s central location, you’ll be in close proximity to Markham’s top cultural venues, including these top three artistic destinations which offer plenty of opportunities for self-expression.

Markham Museum

Maxwell House at the Markham Museum

Connecting with the past while looking towards the future, is part of the experience at the Markham Museum. This 25-acre site features historic exhibits along with programs for children, youth and adults. With the 2011 opening of a new collection and exhibition hall, the museum now houses permanent installations including the popular Discover Our Evolving Community. By offering visitors an insider’s perspective on the settlement and impeding changes to the city, the museum has also established a unique way of connecting with the community.

Flato Markham Theatre

Flato Markham Theatre

With more than 300 live performances each year, the Flato Markham Theatre is one of Canada’s premier theatre houses. From live theatre and family entertainment to concerts and comedy shows, the venue continues to draw artists including dance performances Swan Lake (September 28, 2012),  musicians Matt Dusk (November 24, 2012) and comedians Brent Butt (January 19, @012). While season tickets guarantee you’re seats to the most popular shows, individual performances passes are also available.

Varley Art Gallery

Varley Art Gallery

With two exhibition areas featuring work by regional and national artists, the Varley Art Gallery pays special tribute to the art of Fredrick Horsman Varley, a member of the 20th Century Canadian landscape painters, Group of Seven.

In addition, frequently changing exhibitions display art from the permanent collection, as well as historical and contemporary exhibitions in a variety of media drawn from local, national and international sources. In addition to the Gallery, Unionville’s main street also combines trendy shops, architecturally significant historic homes and welcoming parks, for a truly culturally-rich experience.