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Supporting your Health, Safety and Well-being – Temporary Housing Toronto

March 27, 2020

In difficult times, we're on your team

With the spread of COVID-19, we’re all working together to keep each other safe in an unprecedented global health emergency. If you’re struggling with housing trouble during the COVID-19 pandemic, DelSuites can help you settle down securely with all the resources you’ll need to keep yourself and others well.

To do our part, we’ve reduced our rates in all our fully-furnished Toronto rental suites. If you’re:

  • a stranded traveler;
  • a Toronto resident whose housing arrangements have fallen through;
  • an essential or frontline health worker self-isolating from immunocompromised or vulnerable loved ones;
  • an immunocompromised or high-risk person self-isolating from a loved one who’s fallen ill;
  • a new parent isolating from a loved one who’s fallen ill;
  • anyone isolating from loved ones returning to Ontario who are quarantined under the federal government’s mandatory 14-day order;
  • anyone for whom isolating at home is unsafe;

We can provide you a safe, stocked-up, and clean home away from home.

A temporary home you can rely on

Our suites, located in stable residential buildings across Toronto and the GTA, are equipped with new and modern fixtures, a full selection of kitchen supplies including a start-up kit of essentials (coffee, tea, dish and laundry detergent), and ensuite laundry to keep your clothes clean without risking transmission.

Each suite has been thoroughly professionally cleaned for your stay using fresh cleaning cloths and bleach-based disinfectants by staff equipped with gloves and masks. To keep them clean, we’re offering virtual tours so you can get to know your new space without worrying about viral vectors.

We’re also keeping up with the latest news from Toronto, Ontario, and Canada’s Public Health authorities to adjust our safety measures as new information emerges, and all suites are already stocked with soap and toiletries to help you maintain good handwashing practices.

All the utilities in our suites are fully included, without extra fees. Our high-speed broadband internet and international long-distance calling can keep you in touch with friends and loved ones—and able to work from your suite—and if you’re in need of a distraction, complete premium cable packages are available at the touch of a button.

When you’re in need of fresh air, most of our suites feature balconies to let you safely get outside.

Support when you need it

Our buildings are staffed by conscientious concierges and staff who can help you figure out the best way to receive deliveries, mail, or personal necessities, and are located within the delivery areas for major grocery services. Their 24-hour security personnel and on-call managers are an instant support network which can assist you in case of emergency—medical or otherwise.

With Toronto’s COVID situation changing day by day, we’ve built flexibility into our cancellation policy. We’re waiving our cancellation fees for bookings cancelled any time before arrival, and offering options for you to extend or shorten your reservation if necessary.

In case of any questions, we have three ways to contact our team, day or night: by phone at 416.296.8838, email at info@delsuites.com, or via live chat.

In challenging times, we’re all on each other’s team, and DelSuites is ready to be on yours. Contact us anytime with a portrait of your unique housing needs during this crisis, and we’ll help meet them.

Downtown Toronto

The Best Cheap Eats in Markham, Ontario

March 5, 2020

Markham is a great place to be hungry on a budget. There are so many great cheap eats in Markham to enjoy! 

In this city, within the Greater Toronto Area, you’ll have a wide selection of excellent restaurants that serve up delicious meals at a very affordable price. Some of the best value restaurants Markham has to offer (when it comes to price vs quality) are Chinese – although there are many other cuisines to choose from as well. Even if you don’t have much to spend on dinner, you’ll be able to feast until you simply can’t eat another bite. 

Looking for cheap eats in Markham? The following are some of the great options within the budget dining scene in Markham. 

Papa Chang’s 

Have you ever tried Taiwanese food before? At this casual spot, you can taste a number of yummy dishes such as chili braised pork, beef noodle soup and Taiwanese chicken with basil. Even the largest and most expensive dishes on the menu don’t cost more than $8 – and most of them are between $5-$7. Go with a friend – so you can share your food and try more different flavours! 

Malay Thai Famous Cuisine 

The food court in First Markham Place is like heaven for a hungry foodie on a budget – there are so many great choices here to try. Malay Thai Famous Cuisine is one of the highlights – a casual eatery known for its tender boneless Hainanese-style chicken, served with rice cooked in a juicy broth. It’s served with even more broth on the side, making it an incredibly satisfying meal on a cold winter night. It’s one of the most well known local cheap eats in Markham. 

Northern Dumpling Kitchen

This local favourite serves up some truly excellent and affordable Northern Chinese fare. For example, their pork and leek dumplings explode with flavour and are only around a fiver. Crispy, oily and irresistible onion pancakes are only $3. Also, try the soup dumplings – they can be tricky to eat but they are oh-so-satisfying! (This is another great place to go with a few friends and share several dishes.) 

Bluenose Fish and Chips

A local favourite, this family-run fish and chips shop serves up flaky, delicious halibut in an irresistible crispy batter alongside hand-cut chips. They have been around for over 20 years – and they’ve been using the same incredibly popular secret family recipe. 

 

The prices are quite affordable and they often offer great value specials. For example, a meal deal for two that includes two haddock, an order of fries and a small salad for $22.95. So, bring a friend and have a fishy feast!

T&T Bakery & Cafe

This friendly family owned and operated cafe is located on Main Street in Newmarket. It’s always busy and it’s not hard to see why. The delicious homestyle cooking and baking will make you feel right at home. The portions are generous and comforting and everything is made fresh. 

 

It’s not fancy, but the prices are very affordable and there are also some great daily specials. It’s always busy with customers but if you can’t find a spot, you can always take your food away. 

Jim Chai Kee Noodle

If you are a fan of Jim Chai Kee Noodle, just the mere mention of the delicious juicy wontons here will make your mouth water. They are the BEST wontons you’ll ever have. Golf-ball sized and packed with delicious shrimp, they are served in a savory soup that will warm you up from the inside on a cold Toronto day. 

 

This popular lunch spot has been open for 19 years and is still going strong! Whenever the craving strikes for a tasty, quick and cheap bowl of noodle soup, this is the place to go! 

Cravins Caribbean Grill 

In the mood for something with a little bit of spice? At Cravins Caribbean Grill, you can enjoy generous portions of delicious home-cooked Caribbean cuisine. The curry chicken roti is one of the most popular dishes and will rock your world. 

 

Plus, they often have delicious lunch specials such as curried goat on the bone and the jerk pork. The portions are generous and will keep you full for the rest of the day. When it comes to cheap eats in Markham, it’s a great option. 

To learn more about our Markham apartments, click here.