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Insurance Housing Solutions: DelSuites Furnished Condo Rentals for Adjusters

July 26, 2023
insurance housing

Whether it’s a natural disaster like a tornado, hurricane, lightning, or flood; damage due to fire, smoke, or water; or any other event that leads to displacement of your policyholders – you know first-hand the devastation it causes. 

The homes and lives of your clients have been disrupted in an instant. Now all eyes are on you for the next steps. Even though their policy will likely cover expenses for temporary housing during these challenging times, finding insurance housing is often tricky and time-consuming. 

That’s why DelSuites is here for you. Working with us will eliminate the stress of sourcing short-term housing solutions. This lets you zero in on what matters most – helping your policyholders get back on their feet.

DelSuites Makes the Process Easier

Once disaster strikes, families need immediate shelter. Finding temporary housing can be a daunting task, especially during chaotic times. As an adjuster, you have to overcome many obstacles, including:

  • Insufficient space or bedrooms for the size of the family
  • Finding accommodations within the insured’s neighbourhood so they can maintain a sense of normalcy
  • Dealing with budget restraints
  • Cutting through red tape and slow response time with other property managers

That’s why insurance adjusters are the perfect choice to help policyholders find fast and secure solutions. 

At DelSuites, we understand that finding reliable temporary housing in the wake of a disaster requires speed and accuracy – that’s why we make it easier for adjusters to do their jobs effectively by providing simple online forms or one-phone call bookings for emergency or next-day accommodations. 

Plus, our established relationships with Toronto-area insurance providers simplify coverage approvals so displaced policyholders can get into safe and comfortable homes quickly. 

Our Goal is to Exceed Expectations

DelSuites insurance housing solutions meet policyholder expectations for size and location with properties throughout the GTA. And, they’re cost-effective too – meaning insurance adjusters can provide better options than just a hotel stay. 

When you work with us, we take over the job of finding temporary housing – making it easier for you to support your policyholders in their time of need by providing a one-stop shop. Not to mention our efficient search/find criteria feature that meets the insured’s needs and expectations quickly and reliably.

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A Suite to Suit Everyone

Experience the convenience of housing solutions to fit everyone’s needs. With our suite of temporary accommodations, insurance adjusters can provide their policyholders with the following:

  • Premium comfort at tax-free nightly rates in their communities so they can remain close to work and schools
  • Studio, One, two, and three-bedroom condominiums to suit any size family
  • Flexible check-in and check-out times that adapt to the unknowns of home repairs
  • An opportunity for privacy and ease with separate bedrooms, living areas, dining rooms and fully equipped kitchens 
  • A carefree stay with all utilities, furnishings and linens provided 
  • High-speed WiFi, residential telephone and cable services to stay connected with family during the transition

DelSuites also takes care of your needs as an adjuster, providing advantages to expedite the process by:

  • Appointing a specific contact person to help personalize the procedure
  • Personally meeting the insured and giving them a tour of their new accommodations
  • Including all miscellaneous charges like parking in one affordable set monthly rate
  • Extending pre-approved credit for major insurance companies

From Scarborough to Mississauga, we’ve got an experienced team ready to work on your behalf and smooth any bumps in the road for you and your clients. With a vast inventory of properties to choose from, we take pride in serving adjusters and policyholders year-round. 

In keeping with our commitment to quality, DelSuites offers 24/7 guest services and eliminates the middleman by managing our properties directly. We aim to be accessible and supportive of you and your clients anytime, day or night. With backers like Tridel, you can be assured we’ve proven ourselves and earned the trust of our business partners.

Commitment to the Community

At DelSuites, our passion for helping continues beyond housing. Our company is devoted to improving the quality of life for those who are vulnerable within our communities. We proudly collaborate with organizations like:

  • The Furniture Bank
  • Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter
  • The Food Bank 
  • Building Opportunities for Life Today (BOLT) 

Our core values of safety, trust, and helping make lives better pushes us at DelSuites to provide support, shelter, goods, and services to those who need it most.

Partner with DelSuites for Safe and Affordable Temporary Housing

At DelSuites, we understand the importance of helping our customers feel at home, regardless of where they live. We strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment for displaced policyholders so that they can focus on their recovery. 

As an insurance adjuster, you can be part of this mission by partnering with us! Contact us today to learn more about how you can join our network and make a difference in your clients’ lives.

Downtown Toronto Condos, Relocation, Toronto Condos

Moving Out at Your Own Pace with DelSuites

July 22, 2023

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 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 you 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—highlight 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.

RELATED: Moving to Toronto? Short-term rentals can help.

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 stress. Whatever your needs are, contact DelSuites today to find out how we can help you take that first step—and support you in building your Toronto life.

Vacation Travel

Summer Vacation Travel To Toronto

July 12, 2023
summer vacation travel to Toronto

Overlooking the clear blue waters of Lake Ontario, Toronto is a bustling, vibrant city full of attractions and experiences just waiting for you to explore. Known as “the Six” because of the many neighbourhoods that make up its diverse cultural landscape, there is no better place to visit during the hazy days of summer. 

After all, over 25 million visitors per year can’t be wrong!

With a population of nearly 250 diverse backgrounds and 180 languages, you’ll be swept away by the many cultures that make up the city’s unique identity. Whether you’re looking for a family vacation full of fun activities or a romantic weekend getaway with your special someone, summer in Toronto has it all! 

In this article, we’ll help you plan your summer vacation in Toronto and introduce you to Toronto furnished apartments from DelSuites as an affordable, convenient and stylish alternative to a hotel stay.

Things to Do in Toronto in the Summer

With so much to do, finding the perfect activities to fit your needs and budget might feel overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Our suggestions cover everything from morning to night, including family-friendly (and budget-friendly) tips so you can plan a summer vacation to remember.

1. What are the Best Places to Visit in Toronto That Are Free?

There are a ton of activities and attractions that won’t empty your bank account during your summer vacation. These suggestions are only a few of the free opportunities that abound in the Six in the summer.

Graffiti Alley

One of the most popular and exciting free attractions to explore is Toronto’s Graffiti Alley. This vibrant laneway is located on Queen Street West, just east of Spadina Avenue. It spans Richmond Street to Portland Street and is called Canada’s most extensive outdoor street art gallery. 

Here you can find over 200 pieces of street art by local and international artists that will take your breath away! Stroll through this urban canvas or snap some Instagram photos for a memorable experience!

The Distillery District

One of Toronto’s oldest and most iconic neighbourhoods, this area was once the home to the largest distillery in the world, which has been repurposed into an incredible tourist attraction. Today, it’s a mecca for art lovers and history buffs alike with its brick-lined streets and historic architecture from Victorian times. 

This vibrant area features unique shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes and even a theatre – all free of charge! Enjoy wandering through cobblestone lanes or sit back on one of their many patios to soak up some sunshine while surrounded by stunning buildings and beautiful artwork.

Top Beaches in Toronto

Toronto is a great place to spend your summer vacation! With 11 beaches in the city, 8 of which are Blue Flag certified, you can be sure that Toronto’s coastal areas meet the highest water quality and safety standards. 

Popular spots include Sunnyside Beach, Cherry Beach and Bluffer’s Park Beach. All three provide beautiful views of Lake Ontario and plenty of space for swimming or just relaxing on the sand.

2. Toronto Summer Festivals

What can be better than soaking in the music and savouring the cuisine of different cultures? In the Six, there’s no shortage of festivals for you to enjoy this summer, including:

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival

From July 11th to August 7th, 2023, the streets of downtown Toronto will be alive with music, art and a vibrant display of Caribbean culture.

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is one of the largest cultural festivals in North America and is worth checking out. Dance to Soca and Calypso beats or sample some delicious authentic dishes and experience why this festival is known as ‘the real taste of the islands.’

Canadian National Exhibition

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is a summer festival held annually in Toronto from mid-August to Labour Day weekend. It takes place at Exhibition Place, an event space along the waterfront of Lake Ontario and is one of Canada’s largest festivals. 

Attendees can enjoy a variety of attractions such as rides, live entertainment, sports tournaments, food vendors and much more. 

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3. Recommended Places to Visit in Toronto for Sports Fans

There is no shortage of sports events over the summer months in Toronto. Whatever your taste in sports, there’s an event that will satisfy you. Here are a few of the most popular.

Play Ball with the Blue Jays

Canada’s legendary baseball team, the Blue Jays, usually play home games at the Rogers Centre on weekdays and weekends from April to September. The iconic stadium is located downtown and features an impressive retractable roof so fans can enjoy a game regardless of the weather.

The centre has plenty of snacks and drinks to fuel you during long innings, plus stunning views of Toronto’s skyline. Visiting a Blue Jays game is a fantastic experience that will make your vacation memorable!

The Honda Indy Toronto

This popular annual event is held at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto and is the only Canadian stop on the NTT IndyCar Series calendar. The race features world-class drivers competing against each other on an 11-turn street course around Ontario’s largest fairground. 

Fans can experience heart-stopping speed combined with up-close views of all the action from grandstands surrounding most of the track. This exciting event is a must for any motorsports enthusiast.

4. Family-Friendly Places to Visit in Toronto This Summer

Toronto in the summer isn’t just for grown-ups. These family-friendly attractions will teach your children the wonders of the natural world and all its creatures, from land to sea and everywhere in between. 

The Toronto Zoo

As the largest zoo in Canada, this park has over 5,000 animals worldwide. Located in the Rouge Valley off Meadowvale Road, its grounds offer many attractions for all ages. 

Memorable adventures include Splash Island, Zoomobile – an electric ride that takes you around some regions of the zoo – and the Gorilla Climb Ropes Course, which allows visitors to swing like the gorillas.

Ripleys Aquarium

With its incredible Sharks After Dark and Stingray Experience, you and your family can explore the depths of the ocean and the wonders within at Ripleys Aquarium. Plus, with their Sea The Sky Combo Ticket, you get access to all sorts of exciting marine life, plus a trip up to one of the world’s most iconic structures – the CN Tower.

Standing 553 meters tall, it offers incredible views of downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario. Plus, admission includes access to a 3D theatre experience and a thrilling glass-floored observation deck – perfect for families looking for some fun together.

Affordable Accommodation in Toronto

Toronto is a fantastic city to explore and experience during the summer months. From its scenic views, vibrant culture, and exciting attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

With DelSuites furnished apartments for rent in Toronto, you can have a home away from home that offers convenience, comfort, space and privacy without breaking the bank. When you opt for a DelSuites condo for your summer holiday, you will get the following: 

  • Fully stocked kitchens with refrigerator, range, dishwasher and microwave oven
  • Individual bedrooms and living rooms to guarantee seclusion and leisure time 
  • Options of 1 bedroom, two bedroom or three-bedroom suites
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi connection 
  • LCD flat screens with access to quality television programs
  • En-suite washer and dryer

As an extra perk, if you are travelling with kids or pets, DelSuites has customizable features, including cribs, playpens, change tables, and pet-friendly accommodations. To top it off, they offer a complimentary Kids Care Package to make your stay even more enjoyable. 

Take advantage of all that Toronto offers and make your summer vacation unforgettable with DelSuites.


Business Travel, Real Estate Agents, Toronto Condos

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Between Renting and Buying

July 9, 2023
buy or rent in toronto,

You may have heard the advice that rent is money that you are throwing down the drain, especially, if you’re not making a mortgage investment.  However, due to the increase in the pricing of housing around the Greater Toronto Area, more houses have experienced a drop in affordability in the past few decades, and buying one isn’t an easy option for everyone. 

So, the debate on whether to rent or buy is very complex from a financial perspective. And it can get a bit confusing which one to choose.

Are you trying to decide which decision is right for you? Read on for a side-by-side comparison of their pros and cons to help you know whether renting or buying is best suited to you.

Flexibility vs. Stability

With mortgages, you receive financial penalties for breaking it by moving and you have to pay taxes to sell your property. But with renting, you can move after your initial lease is over, which is typically after 12 months. 

This benefits you if you’re thinking of moving any time soon or want to have the flexibility to move at any point in your life rather than committing to one place.

On the other hand, when you own a home, you can always have peace of mind that you’ll never get suddenly evicted. Also, you’re in charge of making all the decisions about your home – not your landlord. Want to renovate it or add the ensuite you’ve always wanted? Go ahead. 

Buying a Cheaper Apartment vs. Retaining Capital Gains

Monthly mortgage payments can be higher than the cost of rent – at least in the beginning.

By and large, it’s usually cheaper to rent. But this heavily depends on where you choose to live.

Another thing to consider is that when you rent, you don’t retain capital gains. But if you own a home, you’ll pocket the additional equity if the value of your home increases. 

And if you choose to sell it in the future, you’d realize the capital gains.

Access to Alternative Investments vs. A Simple Investment

Renting your home doesn’t mean you can’t make investments to benefit you in the future. Since you’ll likely save money by renting, you can invest what you’ll save into stocks, a GIC, or starting your own business.

On the other side of the coin, owning a home is a simple investment into your future, which is one of the things that makes it so attractive to some people. Once you’ve paid it off, it’ll be a guaranteed asset. And you don’t have to spend time worrying about the uncertainty of stocks or bonds. 

Having More Disposable Income vs. Building Up Equity

Homeowners take on a considerable amount of debt, which may hinder them from investing elsewhere, such as RRSPs or TFSAs. In some cases, homeowners may even find that they have to spend most of their income on the costs of homeownership. 

But with renting, you can have more financial freedom. So, you can save up for retirement and have more money left over for other needs and wants. 

On the other hand, every monthly payment you give towards your mortgage helps you build equity in your home. And the amount of interest you have to pay will decrease over the years. 

Less Maintenance vs. More Privacy Without a Landlord

The benefit of renting a property from a landlord is that you’re free from all the hassle of its daily maintenance and upkeep. 

Although you still have to pay for repairs, your landlord is the one responsible for maintaining your home. This saves you more time and not to mention, extra costs. 

But the downside to this is that while you’re living on their property, they’re in charge. And you wouldn’t want to deal with a landlord policing your actions or a surprise eviction notice.

DelSuites Has the Perfect Rental You’re Looking For

Are you considering choosing a rental but don’t know where to start looking? Or are you waiting to close a deal on a new house and need to vacate your current property before the closing date? 

Whatever your need is, we have the right rental for you. We have apartments and condos, as well as short-term rentals and leases. We also have furnished and serviced options.

And with all our locations in Mississauga, North York, Scarborough, and many more cities, you can choose the location that’s best for you. 

Ready to get started? Browse through our numerous options to find the rental that’s best suited to you today.