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Eco-Friendly Business Travel: A Roadmap to Greener Corporate Journeys

October 25, 2023

Are you a frequent business traveller, racking countless miles in the air and on the road? If so, you’re not alone. Work travel has become an integral part of many professionals’ lives in today’s fast-paced world. 

But have you ever stopped to think about the environmental impact of all those flights and hotel stays? The reality is work travel accounts for an estimated 2% of global greenhouse emissions.

It’s a staggering statistic that cannot be ignored. However, as a business traveller, you may feel like you have no control over the environmental impact of your trips. That’s where we come in. 

In this article, we’ll share practical tips for sustainable business travel that will help reduce your carbon footprint and improve your lifestyle. 

So, if you’re ready to make a positive change and become a more responsible business traveller, keep reading. By the end of this article, we hope you’ll be inspired to make small changes in your travel habits that will significantly impact the environment. Let’s work towards a greener future, one trip at a time.Sustainable Business Travel

The Need for Sustainable Business Travel

Sustainable business travel isn’t just a trend; it’s a necessity. It goes beyond reducing waste and using eco-friendly products – it’s about consciously reducing our carbon footprint and minimizing our impact on the planet. 

And the best part? These eco-conscious choices not only benefit the environment but also bring about personal benefits in terms of health and well-being. 

Let’s start with a startling statistic – just one roundtrip economy ticket between San Francisco and LaGuardia can contribute 1.4 metric tons of carbon emissions. 

Now, imagine the impact of all the business travels happening around the world daily. It’s a staggering amount. As business travellers, we are responsible for taking action and making a difference. 

Even better, reducing our carbon footprint can also positively impact our health. Breathe in the fresh air on a scenic train ride or walk to your meetings instead of taking a taxi – not only will you reduce carbon emissions, but you’ll also be getting some exercise and connecting with your surroundings. 

But perhaps the most compelling reason to incorporate sustainable practices into your business travel is that your clients and consumers increasingly value environmentally responsible businesses. 

A study by Nielsen found that 66% of global consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products and services. By actively embracing sustainability in your business travel, you’re not only appealing to your target market but also setting yourself apart as a responsible and ethical company. 

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Sustainable Short-term Rentals: An Emerging Trend

With the rise of sustainable short-term rentals, business travel no longer has to be synonymous with excessive waste and carbon emissions. Gone are the days of cookie-cutter hotels with single-use plastics and endless rows of mini toiletries. 

At DelSuites, we’re committed to the journey of making business travel more sustainable. Our fully-furnished apartments are a step towards offering an eco-friendly alternative to traditional hotels, providing all the comforts of home.

Some of our features promoting sustainability initiatives include:

  • CFL lighting for energy efficiency and cost savings 
  • Low-flow shower heads and toilets
  • Energy-efficient appliances for modern comforts with lower energy consumption 
  • Recycling and Green Bins for responsible waste disposal 
  • Locally-owned shops and restaurants for supporting sustainable businesses 
  • A fully-equipped kitchen for making sustainable food choices 
  • Commitment to creating a sustainable community

At DelSuites, we’re not just offering luxury accommodations but pioneering a sustainable future for business travel, one eco-conscious choice at a time.

Health and Well-Being: An Added Bonus

When travelling for business, it can be easy to fall into the trap of exhausting yourself and your resources to pursue success. But what if there was a way to decrease your carbon footprint and enhance your overall well-being while on the road? That’s where sustainable rentals come in. 

By choosing accommodations like ours, that are striving towards eco-friendliness, you’re supporting the move to a greener future. You’ll not only feel rejuvenated and authentically immersed in the local culture, but you’ll also have a positive impact on the environment. 

These rentals prioritize your well-being, which, in turn, leads to a more productive and fulfilling business trip. Plus, by choosing a sustainable accommodation, you’ll inspire others to make eco-friendly choices, creating a ripple effect of positive impact. 

So, why settle for a draining hotel room when you can have an enriching and sustainable experience that improves your lifestyle?

Modern Amenities Without the Guilt

Travelling for business doesn’t mean sacrificing your values for comfort. Sustainable business travel can bring your trips a new level of fulfillment and purpose. 

With DelSuites, you can have peace of mind knowing that your stay is not only luxurious but also part of our endeavor to be environmentally concsious. You can still enjoy modern amenities like high-speed Wi-Fi, fully-equipped kitchens, and comfortable workspaces while reducing your carbon footprint. 

It’s a win-win situation that allows you to live a more sustainable and fulfilling lifestyle on and off the road. 

Work-Life Balance on the Go

When travelling for business, it can be challenging to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Long days of meetings and networking events can leave you feeling drained and disconnected. 

That’s where the comfort and convenience of a sustainable rental comes in. With a home-like atmosphere, you can create a familiar routine and retreat to a relaxing space after a busy day. 

This allows you to recharge and stay focused while caring for your mental and physical well-being. Say goodbye to impersonal hotel rooms and hello to a sustainable home away from home.

Easy Ways to Be Even Greener

There are simple ways to make your business trips more sustainable without compromising on comfort or convenience. Give these tips a try and see how small changes can make a big difference in reducing your carbon footprint: 

  • Pack reusable water bottles and containers to avoid single-use plastic waste. 
  • Opt for eco-friendly and plastic-free toiletries such as shampoo bars. 
  • Choose public transportation or walk/bike to your destinations whenever possible. 
  • Stay at green-certified hotels that use energy-efficient practices and sustainable materials. 
  • Support local businesses and try to purchase souvenirs made from sustainable materials. 
  • Offset your carbon emissions by participating in a carbon offset program. 
  • Use cycle couriers instead of traditional couriers to send packages. 
  • Turn off all lights and electronics when you leave your hotel room. 
  • Choose eco-friendly tours and activities, such as hiking or nature walks, instead of activities that may harm the environment. 
  • Opt for digital tickets and boarding passes instead of printing physical copies. 
  • Use the hotel’s linen and towel reuse program to conserve water and energy. 

Incorporating these sustainable practices into your business travels benefits the environment and adds value to your travel experience. 

Final Thoughts

As you pack your bags for your next business trip, remember that your travel choices have an impact beyond just your own convenience. Sustainable business travel benefits the environment, improves travel experience, and contributes to a more fulfilling lifestyle. 

By choosing DelSuites, you support a company that’s on a journey to more sustainable practices. 

From energy-efficient appliances to responsible choices, DelSuites is on its way to incorporating more and more eco-friendly features to make your stay as environmentally conscious as possible. 

But sustainable business travel isn’t just about being environmentally friendly – it’s also about making smart choices for your well-being. Short-term rental suites offer amenities like: 

  • Fully equipped kitchens 
  • In-suite laundry facilities 
  • State-of-the-art recreational spaces 
  • Spacious living areas 

All these features allow you to maintain a healthy lifestyle while on the road. Plus, the convenience and comfort of a fully furnished suite will make you feel more at home and help you unwind after a long day of meetings. 

Why not make your next business trip a sustainable one? Choose DelSuites for a guilt-free, enjoyable, and eco-friendly travel experience. Book your next stay with us and make a positive impact while enjoying all the comforts of home.

Lifestyle talk

Trick or Treating Safety Tips Halloween

October 23, 2023

Trick or Treating Safety TipsHalloween is one of the most exciting nights of the year for your little ones. They get to dress up in costumes and spend the evening knocking on doors and getting heaps of candy. It’s a quintessential childhood experience – but as the responsible adult, you play an important role in making sure trick or treating is done safely. Here are some trick-or-treating safety tips to keep in mind so that you can make sure your kids have a safe and happy Halloween.

Make Sure Their Costumes Are Visible

Wearing a black Batman cape at dusk means that drivers will have a very hard time seeing your child as they try to cross the road. Instead, go for bright and colourful costumes or attach reflective tape to the costume. Also, your child can carry glow sticks, a flashlight or any other type of flashing device to make them more visible in the dark.

Can They Move and See Clearly?

Sometimes the trouble with masks and hooded costumes is that they restrict vision. Your child may struggle to see out of the small eye holes in the mask, which could cause them to walk into traffic or take a nasty fall. It is better to wear face paint rather than masks so that your child’s vision is not obstructed. Also, make sure that their costume doesn’t restrict their movement and make them more likely to trip and fall over such as a long skirt dragging on the ground.

Be Smart Around Strangers

Some other trick or treating safety tips are to trick or treat in a familiar neighbourhood where you know most of the people who live there. Make sure that your child knows that they should never go inside someone’s house unless they know them. Only trick or treat at well-lit houses and do not approach someone’s property if the lights are not on.

Trick or Treating Safety TipsCheck Out the Candy Before Eating

When your child arrives home with a bag filled with sweets, make sure that you give it an inspection before you let them dig in. Watch out for any items that they are allergic to, or any sweets that look like they have been tampered with or are not in their original wrapping. You mTrick or Treating Safety Tipsight want to place the Halloween candy somewhere on a high shelf so that you can dole out a reasonable amount and avoid a candy binge sugar rush and subsequent crash.

Alone or With Adults?

Children that are quite young should always trick or treat with an adult, or at least with a responsible teenage sibling or family friend. However, your older pre-teen children may be able to trick or treat in a group without an adult. You know your own child and how responsible they are – so use your judgement. When they go out you should know what neighbourhood they will be trick or treating in, they should be contactable via mobile phone and they should agree to be back by a specific time.

Another thing to add is if your child is also showcasing some symptoms of a cold or flu, it might be best for them to stay home.

If you are looking for fun things to do or wondering where to buy a costume, check out this guide to find out the latest on what’s going on in Toronto!

Keep these trick-or-treating safety tips in mind for a fun and safe Halloween!

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Why Furnished Rentals Beat Hotel Stays

October 13, 2023

Furnished rentals are an alternative to hotel stays when you are travelling for business or pleasure, but they also give so much more. Here are a few of the benefits that apartment-furnished rentals in Toronto have to offer.

With Furnished Rentals, you’ll have a full kitchen.

Part of the joy of travelling somewhere is checking out the local culinary scene, but if you are eating out for every meal during your trip it can get old (and expensive!). With your own kitchen, you will be able to cook whenever you wish and even host guests or business meetings within your own private space.


It’s so convenient to have your own kitchen so that you can whip up a quick breakfast in the morning before a day of sightseeing, or cook dinner for yourself with simple ingredients from the supermarket when you want to skip dining out and save money. The option to self-cater is also a huge life-saver if you have special dietary requirements that make it difficult to dine out.

You’ll have much more room.

Another delight of staying in a furnished apartment rental in Toronto that you just don’t get with a hotel room is the amount of space you will have. In a hotel room, you will usually just have a bed and perhaps a table, but in a furnished apartment you will have a living room, a separate bedroom and a kitchen. This means that if your travel partner wants to stay up and watch TV and you want to go to bed, you can do so without disturbing each other.

According to the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers, on average you will have 30% more space than the equivalent standard of a hotel. However, they figure that serviced apartment prices are typically 20% less than hotel rates of the same standard. So, you’ll be getting more space for a better rate.

Furnished Rentals

You can do laundry.

If you are in a hotel you have to send your clothes away for cleaning, which will cost extra. In your furnished apartment, all you have to do is pop them in the washing machine, add some soap, press a button and Voila! This means that if you spill food on your shirt before an important business meeting, there’s nothing to stress about. Also, you can pack light even for a longer trip, making getting around so much easier.

You’ll have parking.

Parking in the city is a pain, but when you stay in furnished apartments you’ll be able to keep your car safe and sound in the building’s covered parking lot. This saves you a lot of hassle. Plus – you may not even need a car. Many of our furnished rentals in Toronto are so well located that you’ll be close to public transit and you’ll be only a short walk from anything you might need like shops, entertainment, restaurants and more.

When it comes to having a comfortable, homey place to stay, furnished rentals in Toronto beat a hotel room – hands down.

Announcements, Events

25 Years of Excellence: DelSuites Celebrates a Quarter-Century Milestone!

October 8, 2023

In the ever-changing landscape of Toronto, one constant has been DelSuites – your home away from home for 25 incredible years. Imagine this: a quarter-century ago, the Toronto skyline looked vastly different, the Internet was a fledgling concept, and DelSuites opened its doors to serve the city’s need for top-notch furnished rentals.

Fast forward to today, and we are not just a business; we’re a community rooted in values that have stood the test of time. With our iron-clad “guest satisfaction guarantee,” DelSuites isn’t just another furnished rental option – it’s a lifestyle choice that improves every stay in Toronto.

This article isn’t merely a trip down memory lane, although we’ll certainly revisit some highlights of our incredible journey. It’s an invitation to explore what makes DelSuites a titan in hospitality and a pioneer in sustainability and customer service.

So, get ready to toast to the big 25 and discover why this anniversary is more than just a milestone – a celebration of community, sustainability, and innovation that beckons you to be a part of something greater.

More than a Suite, It’s a Home

What does ‘home’ mean to you? For some, it’s the warm embrace of a familiar place, while for others, it’s the people who fill a space with love and care. At DelSuites, we’ve been honoured to serve as a home for a diverse tapestry of guests over the last 25 years.

A Sustainable Choice You Can Feel Good About – At Every Level

When it comes to making travel decisions, many of us are becoming increasingly conscious of our impact on the planet. DelSuites aligns with this eco-awareness, integrating sustainability into every facet of our operations – from our suites to our larger community.

We believe in going green, not just for the sake of it but because it’s integral to delivering the best experience for our guests. Our focus on sustainability is all-encompassing. It’s in the materials we choose for our furnished apartments, the partners we collaborate with, and even the way we run our head office. 

We understand that making a sustainable choice is also about building a future, and what better way to celebrate our 25th anniversary than to pledge our commitment to a greener tomorrow?


Meet the Team Behind Your Comfort

The heart and soul of any successful organization is its team, and DelSuites is no exception. For a quarter century, we’ve made it our mission to provide top-notch service and create a home away from home for our guests. But what makes our service truly special is the passionate, dedicated team working tirelessly behind the scenes. In addition, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated stakeholders (investors, suppliers, partners) whose unwavering support has been instrumental in our journey towards success.

A Growing Family Committed to Excellence

As DelSuites reaches its silver anniversary, our team continues to grow, allowing us to serve you better. This expansion isn’t merely about numbers; it’s about enriching our service offerings by bringing together people with diverse skill sets, backgrounds, and expertise. More hands on deck means more efficiency and an infusion of new ideas and innovative solutions to elevate your stay with us.

What’s it like to be a part of this amazing journey? In the words of one of our newest team members:

 “Being part of the Guest Services team has been an eye-opening experience. It’s not just about tackling the day-to-day tasks but bringing fresh perspectives to enhance guest experiences. The culture here encourages innovation, fosters excellence, and focuses on compassionate care for our guests.”

DelSuites Provides Guests with the Tridel Advantage

While DelSuites stands as a prominent short-term housing provider in Canada, we are proud to be a part of a larger and well-established family with a rich history. As a member of the Tridel Group (recognized as one of Canada’s largest residential real estate groups crafting over 90,000 homes), DelSuites provides exclusively furnished apartments located within Tridel-constructed buildings. These accommodations are a testament to the innovation and excellence for which Tridel, one of Canada’s most celebrated developers, is known.

CHPA & CERC: Setting the Standards in Corporate Travel

The Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) and Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) are dedicated to upholding and innovating standards within the corporate housing sector. Being a member of CHPA and CERC is a testament to our dedication to offering our guests the very best. It isn’t just about accommodations; it’s about a promise of quality, consistency, and care and being informed of the latest trends and best practices.

The Future Looks Bright

As we celebrate a momentous 25 years, it’s impossible not to feel excited about what the future holds for DelSuites. Imagine more cutting-edge technology making your stay even more convenient, a broader array of services to meet your every need, and a stronger focus on sustainability and community initiatives.

  • Our Vision: To continue to be the most trusted and innovative provider of furnished homes.
  • Our Mission: To always be your family away from home and create memorable experiences for you.

So, whether you’re a new guest discovering us for the first time or a longtime friend who has been part of our journey, we extend our heartfelt thanks. We invite you to continue to make DelSuites your “home away from home” as we strive to create a future that is as bright as our past has been remarkable.

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9 Fantastic Toronto Fall Events to Tickle Your Fancy

October 4, 2023
Toronto Fall Events

Autumn in Toronto is a truly magical time of year. The leaves are turning vibrant shades of orange and red, the air is crisp and invigorating, and the warm scent of pumpkin spice fills the streets. 

Whether you’re a local or just visiting, there’s no denying that Toronto comes alive in the fall. And what better way to experience the city’s autumnal beauty than attending some of the best Toronto Fall events? 

From concerts to spooky Halloween events to cozy fall markets – there’s something for everyone to enjoy. With our guide to the best Toronto fall events, you’ll be able to fully embrace all that the season has to offer and fall in love with Toronto in a whole new way. 

Toronto Fall Events Lineup

Toronto has an action-packed lineup of events for the fall season! From food and music festivals to sports games and cultural celebrations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here’s a closer look at the can’t-miss events happening in Toronto this fall:

1. Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA)

  • When: September 21 – October 1, 2023
  • Where: Harbourfront Centre
  • What: TIFA is a sanctuary for book lovers, celebrating the written word in all its glorious forms. Attendees can enjoy workshops, author readings, panel discussions, and book signings. Whether you’re a fan of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, TIFA has something to suit every literary palate. It’s not just about books; it’s about the power of stories and the people who tell them, making this a meaningful experience for anyone who appreciates the transformative power of literature.

2. Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland

  • When: Select nights between September 22 and October 29, 2023
  • Where: Canada’s Wonderland
  • What: Halloween Haunt, now in its 18th season, transforms Canada’s Wonderland into a nightmarish playground replete with haunted mazes, scare zones, and spooky live entertainment. This year introduces three new horrifying mazes—Dark Ride, Necropolis, and Trick or Treat Street—each designed to challenge your courage and test your nerves. Hundreds of eerie monsters roam the park, ready to give you a heart-stopping surprise at any corner. Visitors can also ride their favourite roller coasters in the pitch-black darkness, adding an extra layer of thrill to the experience.

3. Night Market Toronto Harvest Festival

  • When: September 29 – October 8, 2023
  • Where: Square One, Mississauga
  • What: A paradise for foodies and families, this Night Market offers a cornucopia of activities. From sampling mouthwatering local and international cuisines to enjoying live music and performances, the Harvest Festival celebrates community and culture. Alongside food trucks offering gastronomic delights, there are family-friendly rides, such as carousels and train rides. Perfect for socializing and community bonding, this festival allows you to immerse yourself in the harvest spirit amidst autumn colours.


4. Toronto Oktoberfest

  • When: October 6 to 7, 2023
  • Where: Garrison Common at Fort York
  • What: This event brings Munich’s famed celebration to Toronto, complete with Bavarian communal tables, authentic German foods, and specialty brews from Erdinger. The Oktoberfest King, George Kash, returns for a high-energy performance alongside Schuhplattler dancers and cabaret shows. Various contests and games engage the crowd, providing an atmosphere that’s both authentic and electrifying. Whether you’re new to Oktoberfest or an annual attendee, the festival promises an unforgettable experience.

5. Toronto After Dark Film Festival

  • When: October 18–23, 2023
  • Where: Scotiabank Theatre
  • What: This festival is a treasure trove for fans of horror, sci-fi, action, and cult cinema. Featuring a selection of films you won’t find in mainstream theatres, Toronto After Dark offers six nights of thrill, suspense, and excitement. Interact with filmmakers during Q&A sessions, participate in zombie-themed nights, and enjoy a myriad of niche genres that challenge conventional film standards. If you’re a genre film aficionado, this is your festival.

6. Upcoming Concerts

  • When: Throughout the season
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena
  • What: The Scotiabank Arena hosts a medley of concerts throughout the fall, with genres ranging from hip-hop to country. Artists like Wu-Tang Clan and Shania Twain are set to perform, offering an eclectic mix for music lovers. The venue itself enhances the experience, boasting state-of-the-art sound systems and an ambiance that sets the stage for unforgettable performances. Whether you’re into classic rock or modern pop, this concert series ensures a memorable night out.

7. Toronto Raptors Games

  • When: Throughout the season
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena
  • What: The Raptors’ games are not just basketball events; they’re cultural phenomena. Step into Jurassic Park, the fan zone outside Scotiabank Arena, and feel the city’s heartbeat reverberating with chants of “Let’s go Raptors!” Inside, witness elite basketball and half-time shows that often feature local and international celebrities. The sense of community and pride during these games goes beyond the sport, making every game an unmissable spectacle.

8. Toronto Maple Leafs Games

  • When: Throughout the season
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena
  • What: As one of the oldest and most storied franchises in NHL history, attending a Maple Leaf game is akin to witnessing a living history of Canadian ice hockey. From the fast-paced gameplay to the unique culture of ‘taking the gloves off,’ the Leafs’ matches are electrifying from start to finish. Despite the team’s recent championship drought, the fan base is as passionate as ever, filling the arena with an electric atmosphere you can’t find anywhere else.

9. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

  • When: November 3 to 12, 2023
  • Where: The Exhibition Place
  • What: Far more than an agricultural show, The Royal offers an immersive rural experience in the city’s heart. With over a century of history, the event showcases thousands of animals, from livestock to horses, and products from renowned Canadian chefs and distilleries. Attend agricultural competitions, participate in food tastings, and enjoy live music and animal theatre. This family-friendly event educates while entertaining, offering a fascinating look into Canada’s agricultural sector.

Whether you’re looking to cozy up with a Pumpkin Spice Latte at the Harvest Festival or explore the cutting-edge genre film world at Toronto After Dark, the city has got you covered. These events offer many ways to celebrate the season and experience the best of Toronto’s diverse cultural offerings.

Fall in Love with DelSuites Luxury Suites

Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, immersing yourself in Toronto’s Fall events is an excellent way to connect with the city and feel at home. And when it comes to finding the perfect short-term rental for your stay, DelSuites has got you covered. 

With an impressive portfolio of beautifully furnished suites located in prime residential areas throughout the Greater Toronto Area, DelSuites offers the ideal accommodations for your Toronto Fall adventure. 

From cozy downtown apartments to sophisticated Midtown condos, their luxury short-term rentals provide the perfect home base for exploring the city and attending its top events. 

Speaking of amenities, DelSuites goes above and beyond to ensure guests have an unforgettable experience with:

  • Professionally decorated living spaces 
  • Top-of-the-line recreational facilities
  • Family-friendly services
  • And so much more!

With personalized and convenient services, you’ll feel like a true Toronto local during your stay. Don’t wait any longer to plan your Toronto Fall adventure. DelSuites is ready to welcome you with open arms and provide you with the ultimate home away from home experience. 

Book your stay now and get ready to embrace the beauty of Fall in Toronto. We can’t wait to see you there!