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Moving to Toronto? Short-term rentals can help.

August 9, 2022
Moving to Toronto photo by Ksenia Makagonova on Unsplash.

All you have to do is count cranes in the sky to know Toronto is booming. As the city grows taller, we’re adding more of what gives Toronto its soul: interesting, diverse people from around the world.

Starting out in a new country is always a big job—and what to expect is different in every city. If you’re thinking about moving to Toronto—and taking your first steps into Canada—DelSuites can help you find your first Canadian home.

Moving to Toronto — trouble-free                     

Toronto’s a great place to live for lots of reasons: diverse and friendly people, major international employers, parks, excellent schools, major sports teams, and knowing you’ll never run out of fun ways to spend your weekend. We’re one of the most livable cities in the world, Bloomberg’s best city in the world for career women, and one of the most LGBTQIA+ friendly cities on the planet.

The downside? Rents are rising fast, and some of the city’s bargain apartments are anything but comfortable. Supply chain problems mean buying furniture isn’t easy, with even furniture giant IKEA seeing stock problems. As the Toronto real estate market settles down—and you settle in—it’s worth taking your time to find the right home.

Starting your time in Toronto with a short-term furnished apartment can be a worthwhile stopgap. It’s a way to focus on what matters in your life without the stress of finding housing fast—and still live comfortably in the meantime.

Everything you need to feel secure about your move

Moving to a new country means everything is new: the brands you see in the grocery store, the currency, and neighbourhood, and frequently, the language. The more stability you can build into your life, the more time you’ll have to tackle those new adventures. And leaving the airport for a short-term, fully-furnished rental apartment is a great way to stabilize your basic daily living.

Our comfortable, professionally-cleaned condo suites come fully equipped with everything you’ll need on your first day in Toronto: beautiful modern furniture, soft sheets and pillowcases, towels, toiletries, and more. If you’re shipping your personal belongings after arriving, we’ll help you live in a comfortable home until they’re here to meet you.

Our kitchens are already stocked with dishes, pots, pans, and all the little things you need to cook your favourite breakfast. Our recommended grocery delivery services can have a first order at your door when you arrive, so you can start your first night in Toronto with a full fridge and no worries. And if you eat vegetarian, halal, kosher, or allergy-friendly meals, you’ll know you have the right food in the fridge without having to figure out a new city’s restaurants.

We equip every unit with stable high-speed wireless Internet, so you won’t spend a minute disconnected. Whether you’re still working your current job remotely or starting a new one, you’ll have a comfortable space to work and the bandwidth to do it.

If something in your unit breaks or is confusing, you don’t have to navigate whose responsibility it is or find a contractor for repairs. Our guest services line will make sure a repair is done swiftly and well, with all COVID safety requirements met.

And all of our buildings have space for fitness and fun. You can enjoy beautifully maintained exercise rooms, pools, and outdoor gardens to keep up your health routine, relax, and soak up the sun. In the evenings, our full cable TV packages let you check out your favourite shows.

All of this is included in your rental rate, so you can start your move knowing exactly what your budget is—and stick with it. Our fully online booking process includes virtual tours, so you can see every corner of your suite before booking it and get a complete quote online.

And when you find the apartment that’s right for you long-term? Our flexible booking policies mean you won’t have to give months’ worth of notice. Our Guest Services team will help you set a departure date that gets you into your new home on time: comfortable, well-rested, and ready to take on the world.

Let us welcome you to Toronto

Whether you’re here for a university degree, a few years, or for life, call us at 647-370-3504 or email info@delsuites.com to find out how we can make moving to Toronto simple and stress-free.

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DelSuites: A Home for Digital Nomads in Toronto

August 2, 2022
Digital nomads toronto photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels

Your job’s gone fully remote and you’ve decided to see the world—starting with a few months in Toronto.

Now that so many of us are free to leave the office, thousands are taking to the road to try out the digital nomad life. But working while you explore all the places and lifestyles you’ve always dreamed of needs a few steady building blocks: good WiFi, a bit of privacy, and a comfortable home base to start from.

Whether you’re coming from down the highway or across the world, here’s why DelSuites is your perfect Toronto home base for digital nomad life.

A Toronto home for digital nomads

Travelling for a while means travelling light—and a DelSuites fully furnished rental apartment has everything you need to step into a Toronto lifestyle.

Our units are located in modern, high-end condo buildings across the city, complete with concierge service, underground parking, and the amenities you need to keep your lifestyle moving. All our guests can access every building amenity: from the swimming pool where you can get in morning laps to party rooms and garden decks so you can host new friends.

We fill each unit with comfortable, stylish furniture, appliances, and décor. You’ll never have unwelcome surprises in a DelSuites unit—and you’ll always look professional, no matter where you set up your desk. And once you’ve put in your workday, our soft beds, cozy couches, and high-end televisions can help you relax.

Our rates include high-quality, reliable WiFi that’ll handle your work connectivity needs without a flicker. Our inclusive long-distance calling packages—covering both Canada and the United States—will let you keep up with work and family without having to buy expensive roaming plans. And our full cable TV packages—and complete neighbourhood guides—mean it’s just as easy to plan nights out and nights in.

Explore Toronto with a neighbourhood’s-eye view

Travel’s all about getting the real flavour of a new place—and DelSuites puts you in the real Toronto. Or any of Toronto’s vast, exciting neighbourhoods you’d like.

If you’re looking for fast-paced professional networking, Qwest and The Livmore set you up near Toronto’s tech, arts, and social innovation hubs. If you’d rather be close to the city’s restaurants and nightlife, 300 Front Street West and Republic get you close to two different fine dining neighbourhoods. For nature-lovers looking for regular hikes, living active, and a more laid-back, intimate urban vibe, Old Mill puts you in the city—and right at the door of High Park.

All our locations around the city are fully embedded in living, vibrant neighbourhoods: bustling residential buildings that ease you into Toronto’s daily life. Our digital neighbourhood guides can help you find your local coffee shop, parks, necessary services like pharmacies and groceries, and highlight what’s near you.

While you’re finding your feet, our recommended grocery delivery services can get your kitchen set up—or help you find that one ingredient you need for a perfect meal.

And if you’d rather keep the office at the office, our partnership with Regus Office Space Rentals lets you step into a fully working office space—just as easily as your fully working temporary home. Regus’s 10% discount for DelSuites guests can help you keep your work-life balance affordable.

Travel with everyone you love

Digital nomad living isn’t just for twentysomethings with time to kill. With schools going virtual, there’s lots to discover for the whole family—and you still have a chance to travel and explore without leaving your pets behind.

DelSuites fully furnished apartments are flexible enough to fit your lifestyle. Our two- and three-bedroom suites are big enough to travel with friends or family without getting in each other’s way. There’s enough privacy to set up separate offices—inside, or on our sunny balconies—during the day, or co-work when you like.

If you want to take the kids along, our family-friendly packages will have cribs, highchairs, playpens, and change tables ready and waiting in your unit—or just a complimentary Kids’ Care play package to make sure they have some fun. And your full access to our building amenities means it’s easy to have pool parties or play dates whenever you like.

If you’re hesitating about trying digital nomad life because of a furry friend: DelSuites has you covered. Our pet-friendly units provide a comfortable home for you and your pet—and service animals are welcome everywhere.

A springboard for your digital nomad lifestyle

Digital nomad living doesn’t have to mean roughing it—and in Toronto, it can take any shape you’d like. Whether you’re setting up in the city for a month or six, call us at 647-370-3504 or email info@delsuites.com to find out how we can help build a comfortable, hyperlocal home base for your Toronto adventure.

 

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Study at Your Own Pace with DelSuites

July 26, 2022
Toronto student housing photo by cottonbro on Pexels.

Whether it’s a new trade or going back to grad school, starting a college or university program is a major life decision—one you deserve to do at your own pace.

The new mix of online and on-campus classes—and more programs starting in January or May—can make finding Toronto student housing that much harder in a city where campus rentals usually happen for September. But if you’re not sure about starting your program in-person, are worried about COVID safety, or just don’t want to wait for September to start? DelSuites can help you bridge the gap for Toronto student housing—and let you study on your own schedule.

A space that puts studying first

DelSuites fully furnished apartment rentals are perfect for cutting out distractions—and putting your schoolwork first. Whether you’re starting your course with us before moving into a permanent home or staying for a whole semester, you’ll have a luxurious, roomy space with all the comforts of home.

All our units come with all the kitchen tools you’ll need—pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and more—as well as dishwashers and ensuite laundry equipment. We provide fresh linens and towels regularly, and our regular cleaning service helps you get through exams with a clean and comfortable home.

Every DelSuites rental is also fully outfitted with everything you need to work and play. High-speed wireless internet, US and Canadian long-distance calling, a full cable package, and all utilities are included in your rental. Our excellent building amenities let you get a workout in—whether you run, swim, or lift—and give you plenty of space for game nights, movies, or study groups.

Toronto student housing that’s close to your campus

You might not live on-campus, but you can cut out the commute. DelSuites has locations all across Toronto and the greater GTA—and they’re guaranteed to get you close to your classes and campus life.

Our downtown locations – The Livmore and Qwest – are just minutes’ walk from the University of Toronto, Toronto Metropolitan University, George Brown College, and OCAD.

But our locations cover most of the colleges and universities throughout Toronto. Our Grand Ovation and Ultra Ovation locations are a ten-minute walk from Sheridan College. Hullmark Centre and Republic put you 25 minutes by transit from York University’s Glendon campus. And at 360 at City Centre, you’re just 15 minutes from Centennial College and University of Toronto Scarborough.

All our locations let you live in a comfortable, private space you can relax in, without missing out on campus life. It’s a step up on Toronto student housing.

Everything you need to keep your move smooth

Multiple moves can be a huge stress—especially when you’re juggling a class schedule at the same time. But DelSuites fully furnished Toronto apartments help you keep your move smooth, low-fuss, and stress-free.

Because our units are fully furnished, you don’t have to pay movers to haul heavy furniture twice a year. It’s a chance to travel lighter, save your money, and still live comfortably. And it also means that when you buy furniture, it can be what you’ll love—instead of what’s convenient now.

You’ll also be able to move in confident that you won’t be waiting days for the internet install. Everything you need in a DelSuites unit is ready when you walk through the door, and our all-inclusive rates also cut out the cost—and the paperwork—to install and transfer internet, phone, and hydro service.

Flexible enough to accommodate your schedule

If your program has a January start, you don’t need to take a September lease to be in the right neighbourhood—or rush to find the rentals that are left. A DelSuites unit can accommodate you, no matter when your first day of class is. We make sure that instead of living uncomfortably—or putting off your program start—you can start your program now.

Our high-quality internet means you don’t have to worry about COVID disruptions, distance learning or social distancing. If your classes go virtual for a week, a month, or a semester, you’ll have a high-quality internet connection and a private space—and you’ll still be near campus when it reopens.

Our flexible bookings policy means that if your study plans change for any reason, you can change your arrival date with no penalties—or figure out a checkout date that works with your new schedule.

With a DelSuites rental, you never have to worry about renegotiating or breaking a lease, finding a sublet, or negotiating with a landlord. You can plan your life, your way.

Housing that works for you

Instead of building your school schedule around your Toronto student housing, let’s make your housing work for you. Whatever your study needs are, call us at 647-370-3504 or email info@delsuites.com to find out how we can help you start the next phase of your life now.

 

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Toronto in Film: Toronto’s Film Festivals

July 20, 2022
Toronto film festival photo by Martin Lopez on Pexels.

The film industry is big in Toronto. Everything from major Hollywood movies to Emmy-winning TV series like Schitt’s Creek and Orphan Black have been shot here. We’ve hosted superhero battles, futuristic space cities, and an endless stream of prop New York taxicabs.

Toronto’s known for an expert local talent pool, great locations, and thriving studios like Pinewood and Revival. But it also has a sophisticated, international audience of local moviegoers to show your finished product.

Whether it’s audio, video, documentaries, or short films: here’s a tour of the Toronto film landscape for both film lovers and filmmakers.

Toronto International Film Festival

When it comes to Toronto film events, the granddaddy of them all is TIFF: an 11-day extravaganza of gala premieres, industry sessions, awards, and networking opportunities.

Founded in 1976, it’s one of the biggest public-accessible film festivals in the world. It’s big enough to have grown its own dedicated five-story film centre: home to a film reference library, learning studios, event spaces, galleries, and vibrant year-round international programming.

With dedicated tracks for national cinemas, pulp, and documentaries, TIFF has nurtured an incredible range of film cultures in Toronto and abroad.

The 2022 edition of TIFF runs from September 8-18.

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Festival

All things Indigenous media—and we mean all of them—make it to imagineNATIVE. The world’s largest Indigenous media and film festival, imagineNATIVE puts on a blizzard of screenings, concerts, industry events, and interactive showcases—all from the vibrant world of Indigenous arts.

Running as a festival since 2000, it’s made a significant mark: early winners of its Best Dramatic Feature award have included Taika Waititi and Reservation Dogs creator Sterlin Harjo. Films produced as part of its Embargo Collective commissions have screened at TIFF and Sundance.

Today, that initial concept has bloomed into partnerships with the Canadian National Film Board and the Berlinale, a film producer mini-lab, tours, and community screening series.

ImagineNATIVE 2022 takes place from October 18-30, both physically and virtually through their digital platform.

Toronto After Dark Film Festival

Can’t get enough horror, science fiction, or action movies? Toronto After Dark Film Festival is all about the pulp, the cult, and the straight-up fun.

With over 10,000 eager viewers each year, Toronto After Dark hits both the highbrow and low, with enough room for moody Scandinavian horror, Troma films, Hollywood hits, and homegrown creations. It boasts a thrillingly international lineup, having showcased films from Israel, Thailand, Mexico, Iran, and Korea.

Hosted at Toronto’s downtown Scotiabank Theatre, the 16th edition of Toronto After Dark takes place from October 19-23, 2022.

Inside Out Film and Video Festival

Canada’s largest and most prestigious LGBTQIA+ film festival had a grassroots beginning in 1991 at Toronto’s Euclid Theatre. Since then, Inside Out has grown into an entertainment juggernaut, with funding and training programs, a school distribution program for new artists, grants, scholarships, and funding forums.

Now hosted at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and co-screens selected films with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Netflix, and Crave. Its own permanent distribution platform operates year-round, and its awards have recognized films from Canada, China, Australia, Argentina, and everywhere between.

Inside Out’s next edition takes place in May 2023.

Hot Docs

Toronto’s all-documentary film festival, Hot Docs, screens over 200 films from around the world every year—and adds on professional development programs, a full industry conference, and a developed schools program.

An annual festival since 1993, Hot Docs expanded to its own dedicated theatre—the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, formerly the Bloor Cinema—in 2012. It also recently launched a podcast festival, complete with a dedicated creators’ and industry forum devoted to the art of audio drama.

Hot Docs is set for an April 2023 return, and the Hot Docs Podcast Festival goes live in January 2023.

A city for movie-lovers and movie-makers

Whether you’re enjoying hot new films, making them, writing about or selling them, DelSuites can be your home base during Toronto’s film festival season. Call us at 647-370-3504 or email info@delsuites.com to find out how we can offer you a comfortable, fully-featured furnished rental—and help you reach the stars.

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Moving Out at Your Own Pace with DelSuites

July 12, 2022
Moving out photo by Roselyn Tirado on Unsplash

Moving out on your own for the first time can be a huge adventure: adjusting from a family home to being the boss of your own place means taking on a lot of skills, decisions, and changes—fast.

But it can be especially daunting for young adults who live with anxiety, learning disabilities, or chronic health issues, and already have a lot to handle.

For those of us who want that independence—but could stand to take it a little slower and ease into living away from home—DelSuites can be your place to get started. Our fully furnished condo suites give you just enough room to thrive—and just enough support to not have to learn it all at once.

Here’s how a stay with DelSuites can be a chance to take moving out at your own pace, and set you up to truly spread your wings.

Your first independent home—with a little backup

DelSuites fully furnished rental condos are your starter course to condo living: a Toronto lifestyle that comes with a little backup.

All our units have full sets of comfortable, stylish furniture: which means no worrying about furniture shopping, supply chains, or whether your desk is delivered on time. They come fully stocked with all the kitchen tools you’ll need—pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and more. Our linens and towels service swaps in fresh new sheets regularly, and our regular cleaning service helps you get used to what an apartment needs to stay scrubbed and tidy.

If you’re living with limited time, or limited daily physical energy, our suites come with an ensuite laundry, dryer and dishwasher. It’s a chance to handle chores at your own pace, when it works for you, instead of sticking to laundromat or apartment laundry room hours.

And for guests with sensory processing difficulties, a DelSuites rental can give the privacy and quiet you need to truly settle in.

The biggest convenience is that with a DelSuites rental, there’s only ever one bill to pay. All our suites come with high-speed wireless internet, US and Canadian long-distance calling, a full cable package, and all utilities included. Instead of sorting through installation dates and multiple payment periods on your first day living independently, there’s a chance to ease into that more complicated financial life—and do it with confidence.

Help is there when you need it

Staying in a DelSuites apartment means if there’s a problem, you’re not alone. You’re part of a neighbourhood.

Our Guest Services team is available 24/7 to help DelSuites guests with basic questions about our suites. In case there’s trouble with an appliance or your unit, you don’t need to reach out to a landlord or arrange repairs; our network of fully vetted, professional contractors will be on the case. And the concierge staff in our buildings is always on call to help you with questions about common areas, deliveries, and more.

We help you navigate any condo building rules about parking, pets, and guests, and our neighbourhood guides—highlighting what’s interesting around your new building!—are a great way to get to know your new community.

Move in—or move on—at your own pace

The most important thing a DelSuites rental can bring you is the chance to adjust at your pace. If you’re ready to go, we can happily wish you well; if you need a little more time, we can easily adjust. And regardless of your plans, you’re never going to be facing worries about breaking a lease.

Our flexible bookings and cancellations policy means that you can use your DelSuites condo for six weeks or six months. All our stays have a 30-day minimum, but beyond that, we’ll work with you to find the check-out date that fits your life and needs.

Enjoy the nice parts of condo living

There’s support, and a comfortable first apartment—but there’s also such thing as fun.

DelSuites rentals let you use all of your condo building’s amenities: from workout rooms and swimming pools to outdoor terraces, games rooms, and even juice bars. No matter how long you’re staying, you’re part of the neighbourhood—and you can go for a swim, host a games night, or find space to be yourself.

We’re here to help

Moving into your first new place should be a celebration, not a stress. Whatever your needs are, call us at 647-370-3504 or email info@delsuites.com to find out how we can help you take that first step—and support you in building your Toronto life.