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DelSuites Turns 20 Years Old!

November 15, 2018

DelSuites Turns 20DelSuites Turns 20!

In October 2018, DelSuites turns 20 – reaching a milestone. Our company has been around for a full two decades. On the year DelSuites launched, Titanic was dominating at the Oscars, the first Apple iMac was released, the last episode of “Seinfeld” aired, and Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were still a thing.

Crazy, huh?

Looking back over the years, we are incredibly grateful for all of the wonderful guests and clients we have been able to work with. It’s a thrill DelSuites turns 20 and to be able to be part of the serviced apartment industry in Toronto and we’ve learned so much – so thank you.

DelSuites Turns 20

Oakwood Worldwide 2017 Partner Award

We’re also honoured by the awards that we have received over the last few years, including:

  • Oakwood Worldwide 2017 Partner Award – DelSuites had the highest guest satisfaction across their internal and client surveys. ‘DelSuites always works diligently to serve our guests and their Guest Services jumps on the service issues if they arise. They are all around great suppliers to work with’ – Oakwood Worldwide Employee.
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (5 years running!)
  • CHPA (Best Green Progress) 2017 – The Best Green Progress Award recognizes a company exemplifying environmental responsibility and social performance through policies, plans and activities.

During the last 20 years, we’ve grown to become the largest serviced housing provider in Toronto with over 450 suites throughout the Greater Toronto Area. We are part of the Tridel Group of Companies, Canada’s leader in condo living.

Not bad for a 20 year old!

What Will the Future Bring?

Like many 20 year olds out there, we feel like this is the beginning of our story and we are just getting started.
Here’s what you can expect from us at DelSuites in the future:

Support for Causes We Believe In

DelSuites Turns 20

Toronto Humane Society

From donating towels and linens to Anguilla to support hurricane relief efforts, to providing blankets and bed sheets for animals at the Toronto Humane Society, to donating linens and towels to a primary school in Jamaica, we have always made the effort to support causes that are close to our hearts. We will continue in the future, as this is really important to our company values.

Commitment to Sustainability

We will continue to care about the environment. In 2017, we combined offices with our sister company Del Condominium Rentals and underwent office renovations at Tridel’s Head Office – to ensure that our working environment is sustainable as possible. We cut down our paper consumption by 75%, switched to LED light bulbs, implemented Eco Pens and made many other tweaks to reduce our carbon footprint.

Improving Customer Satisfaction

Our customers are really important to us, so we are always working to improve our customer satisfaction. We do this in a number of ways, including our Preventative Maintenance program that inspects suites regularly to keep them in tip-top shape. We’ve also launched our Guest Appreciation Program, where we thank our guests with a thoughtful gift and let them know how much we appreciate their business.

Cheers to another 20 years!

DeSuites Turns 20We are always looking to the future and thinking about how we can be the best company we can be… so we are pretty excited to see what the future will bring! Whether you’ve been with us since the beginning, or we have just met… we send a sincere “Thank You” your way. We couldn’t do it without you!

Fitness and Health, Lifestyle talk, Medical Stays

How to Make Medical Stay Travel Comfortable

March 14, 2018

Medical Stay TravelMany people travel for medical care and they do so for many reasons – whether it’s due to costs, a long wait list, to see a specialist doctor or a need for a treatment that isn’t available in their area. No matter what the reason, here are some tips that will make medical stay travel more comfortable.

Speak to Other Patients and Medical Staff – Medical Stay Travel

One of the most helpful ways to prepare for medical stay travel is to speak with past patients and medical staff. What was their experience like? What do they recommend to make the trip go more smoothly?  Talking to someone who has first-hand knowledge is incredibly valuable. Your doctor or hospital contact may have a list of past patients who have granted authorization to be contacted by prospective patients.

Keep Your Documents Organized

You’ll need to bring medical records with you, such as X-rays, prescriptions, immunization records and other information. Make sure that you make copies and leave one set of copies in a safe Medical Stay Travelplace at home. Also, ensure that you have the correct travel visa for your trip.

Find an Accommodation Near Your Treatment Centre

When you are traveling for medical stays, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time commuting across the city back and forth to the hospital. Look for a furnished apartment Toronto that is close to your treatment centre so that you can get to your appointments quickly and easily.

Serviced apartments offer spacious bedroom and living spaces that will allow enough room to recover in comfort. Also, you’ll have plenty of room to bring friends or family members along to assist you.

Ask If They Offer Medical Rates

Your accommodation provider may offer a discounted rate if you let them know that you are going to be staying there for the purpose of medical stay travel. This can really help to keep the expenses of your trip down, so it’s certainly worth asking about!

Look for Self Catered Accommodation

Medical Stay TravelThere’s something very comforting and convenient about having your own fully equipped kitchen in your accommodation. If you have to stick to a particular diet for medical reasons, it will be  easier when you can choose your own ingredients and cook your own meals. Also, sometimes after spending a day on appointments with doctors, you might not feel like going out for dinner and may prefer to eat in.

Home Health Care and Medical Services

There are services which will support you with home health care and medical supplies while you are traveling for medical treatment. DelSuites partners with AgTa and Essentially You to provide a number of health services in their furnished apartments, including wheelchairs, canes, crutches, personal care, meal preparation, rehabilitation and much more. They also provide babysitting services if you need someone to watch your children if you need.

If you are in need of healthcare services or supplies during your stay, contact them to find out more about the options.

 

 

 

Lifestyle talk, Real Estate Agents, Relocation, Toronto Condos

A Place to Stay While Moving Between Homes

February 1, 2018

Moving Between HomesWhile Moving between homes, you may encounter construction delays, delays in property closing or relocation issues.

There are many reasons why a move might be delayed and real estate clients may require temporary housing for a month or longer. Many people don’t anticipate the downtime between the closing date of their old home and the day they are allowed to move into their new home.  Staying in a hotel may not be the most comfortable and convenience option. They don’t have access to kitchen or laundry facilities, there isn’t a lot of space and they can’t live comfortable for the long term.

Where to Stay While Moving Between Homes

One option for accommodation in-between homes are fully furnished apartment rentals in convenient locations throughout Toronto.

Every home buyer and seller are taken care of while they wait out any delays, with comfortable apartments and great amenities. The suites are already move-in ready eliminating the need to bring in and move your furnishings. Plus, it will work out to be more economical in the long run than a hotel room.  Then, when your new property is ready, you can move in with ease.

Advantages of Furnished Apartments over Hotel Rooms

When you stay with DelSuites, you will feel right at home. Here are some of the features offered:

  • A fully equipped kitchen, so that guests can have the choice to self-cater.Moving Between Homes
  • Separate bedrooms and a living area, ensuring that guests have enough space and privacy.
  • An en-suite washer and dryer with steam iron and a full sized ironing board.
  • Weekly or Biweekly cleanings by our superior housekeeping team.
  • High speed, secured wireless internet.
  • Local & North American Long Distance Calls (some areas excluded)
  • Personally encoded suite intrusion security alarm system, 24 hour building security and a 24 hour On-Call Manager for emergencies.
  • DVD and Stereo System.
  • LCD flat screen television with Premium HD package.
  • Underground, indoor, secured parking.Moving Between Homes

A furnished rental may also have a home office that is equipped with wireless internet, a desk, a chair and office supplies. So, if a you need to take care of some business, you will have a productive environment in which to work.

To find out more about furnished apartment rentals and how we can partner with your real estate brokerage, please contact us today.

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How to Welcome an Employee Relocating

January 26, 2018

ThoughEmployee Relocatingtful relocation support can really make a big difference and can positively impact the performance and overall happiness of your new team member. So, how can you make your employee relocating feel right at home in their new city? Here are some ways that you can welcome your new employees, so that you can make a great impression on them from the start.

Employee Relocating – Give Them a Welcome Pack

This is a lovely gesture that will really make your new employee feel special. You can give it to them on the first day at work, or have it waiting for them at their accommodation. What should you put in it? How about:

  • A warm and friendly letter welcoming them to the city and the company.
  • A guide to the city with suggestions on interesting spots to visit.
  • Local snacks or cookies.
  • A bottle of wine or a case of local beer.
  • A map of the area where they will be living.
  • Coupons for discounts or freebies at local businesses.

Provide Them With Convenient Accommodation

Employee RelocatingPlacing your new employee in a hotel until they can move into a more permanent home isn’t a great solution, especially if they need to stay there for a a month or longer. Instead, provide them with a furnished corporate housing apartment where they can enjoy all of the comforts of home, such as a kitchen, washer and dryer, living room, office space and parking.

Plus, make sure that they are located close to where they will be working. They are new to the city and they don’t want to be spending all of their time getting lost while commuting.

Create a Helpful Checklist

When locating to a new province or country, there are a lot of things that your new employee will need to think about when getting themselves settled in their new home. This can be overwhelming for them, as there are so many things to do and it’s hard to know what is time-sensitive and what isn’t.

It can be very helpful to create a checklist for your employee relocating, to help them understand what needs to be done and what their priorities are. It will break down the large and overwhelming task into simpler and more manageable pieces. For reference, here’s a helpful checklist for employees moving to Canada from abroad.

Host Opportunities to Socialize

Employee RelocatingWhen your new employee arrives, they will likely not know anyone in the city and might feel a little bit lonely. You can make them feel more at home by hosting events where they will have a chance to make friends.

You can also offer information to them about other opportunities to meet people. If you aren’t sure what to suggest, ask your existing employees what events or get-togethers they attend or what things they did in the city to make friends when they first arrived. There are many different activities and groups that will welcome a newcomer and make them feel like part of the community.

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Immigrating to Canada

January 12, 2018

Immigrating to Canada Welcome to Canada. There are quite a few things that you will need to do when you first arrive to get settled in your new home. Let’s look at the five main steps you’ll take when immigrating to Canada.

1.  Immigrating to Canada – The Paperwork – Health Card, SIN, Passport and more.

You’ll need to make sure all of your paperwork is in order and you have applied for a few important things such as:

When you have lived in Canada for three years, you will be able to apply for citizenship. Once you have become a citizen, you can apply for a Canadian passport.Immigrating to Canada

2.  Speaking the Language

Speaking the language, whether it is French or English, is an important part of your life in Canada. To upgrade your skills you can:

  • Take a look at the language classes funded by the Government of Canada.
  • Looking for language classes at your local community centre.
  • Check your local library for language learning materials.
  • Join a conversation group for language learners.
  • Check out a language learning app such as Duolingo to practice your vocabulary.

3.  Finding Immigrating to Canadaa Job

If you are looking for employment in Canada there are many ways that you can find a job:

4.  Finding a Place to Live

There are many options for places to live in Canada, whether you are looking to rent or buy.  There are many factors to consider, including your budget and the location.  You can find a lot of information about buying and renting furnished apartments and homes in Canada on the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation website. Also, here’s another very helpful guide to finding accommodation in Canada.

5.  Becoming Part of the Community

Being a new immigrant can be a little lonely at first, especially if you don’t know anyone in the community. One of the most important steps is to get to know the people in your community and Immigrating to Canadamake new friends.

  • This Government of Canada website lists several resources for community connections.
  • There are hundreds of organizations designed to help newcomers settle into life in Canada. This page allows you to search for free newcomer services close to your postal code.
  • Join in with events at your local community centre, school or place of worship.
  • Use a website like Meetup to find groups and events related to your interests.

Immigrating to Canada can be a complicated process. However, once you have settled you will have built a life for yourself in one of the most beautiful and peaceful countries in the world and you can look forward to enjoying your time in your new home.