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How to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays

December 2, 2022

Staying healthy over the holidays can be a challenge. The weather outside is cold and we spend most of our day indoors, breathing in recycled air and possible germs. The abundance of alcohol and sugary treats over the holiday season reduces our immune systems, making us more susceptible to illness. The stress and pressure of preparing for New Years’ events can decrease your health even more – making you a target for flu bugs, colds and much more.

However, there are a number of ways that you can keep yourself healthy over the holidays.

Keep Up Your Exercise Routine

It’s tempting to ditch your workouts and let your days fill up with parties, errands and holiday preparations. However, it is important to keep your exercise routine as much as possible. Staying active will give you more energy, help you deal with added stress, boost your immune system and help you manage your weight during the holiday season. Squeeze in a visit to the gym whenever you can and try to enjoy active holiday activities such as going for a walk in the snow with your family. When staying in your furnished rental in Toronto, you can utilize the gym in the downtown Toronto apartments which is included in your rate, so you dont have to pay extra to work out.

Reduce Your Alcohol Consumption

Healthy Over the HolidaysThe holidays bring with them a number of situations where alcohol is consumed, from a mug of mulled wine to cocktails and drinks at the New Years’ party. It’s fine to have a few festive drinks but be careful not to go overboard. When you drink too much it will reduce your immune system function, put a strain on your liver, raise your blood pressure and add a lot of empty calories. Try to alternate your alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic ones at a party or an event so that you can cut back and stay healthy over the holidays.

Fill Up on Healthy Food

If you are going to a holiday get-together where you know there will be a lot of sweets, cookies, candies and other unhealthy treats, make sure that you eat a full meal of healthy, nourishing food first. Then, you will be less likely to eat as many unhealthy treats.

Take Time to De-Stress

The holidays can be a stressful time. There are a lot of commitments to friends and family, a lot of events to attend and plan for as well as the financial stress of gifts. You might find yourself being stretched thin and feeling stressed. Make sure that you give yourself time to take a break and recharge. Allow time for yourself to enjoy activities that reduce stress, such as going for a walk, practicing yoga or listeniHealthy over the holidaysng to some calming music.

Stay Warm

When the weather outside is frightful, make sure that you keep yourself warm and bundled up. A warm coat is important, as well as a hat and gloves to reduce heat loss through your head and hands where you lose the most heat.

Keep these tips in mind so that you can stay healthy and make the most of this holiday season.

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Business Travel, Corporate Housing, Lifestyle talk, Relocation

Relocating Employees – Common Mistakes Companies Make

November 1, 2022

If your company is looking to relocate employees for work, don’t make it too difficult for them. Relocating employees is a complex process and there are a lot of details that need to be taken care of. However, it’s essential that it is done right – because it can be quite a stressful experience for your employee if the move isn’t handled well.

Unfortunately, many companies drop the ball on this part of the contract, by not paying enough attention to supporting their employees during the move. Here are some mistakes that you should avoid so that you can help your employees make a seamless transition.

Common Mistakes When Relocating Employees

Not Communicating With The Employee

Do your best to keep the employee informed about everything that will happen during the move, including all of the details about where they will stay, how their belongings will be transported, and what paperwork they need to fill out when they arrive.  This will help to keep the employee in the loop and ensure that they are not confused when they arrive. Don’t assume that they will know what to expect!

Not Having a Clear Budget For Relocating Employees

Relocating an employee can be expensive, but it can be even more costly if you don’t have a clear picture of the costs. Having a budget is important, as it allows you to plan out how much you have to spend on each aspect of the relocation and accurately predict your expenses.

Remember, when making a budget it’s always a good idea to add on an extra 20% at the end, just to account for any surprises that might occur during the relocation process.

Not Helping Employees To Get Set up

There are a lot of things that your employee will need to set up when they arrive in their new location – destination orientations, school finder, settling services, legal services, temporary housing, bank account, phone number, internet, etc. Do your best to support them with this and help them to set it all up.

They will appreciate the help and it will assist them in making the transition go much more smoothly so that they can settle into their new home more easily.

Employee Relocation in Toronto

Finding Unsuitable Accommodation For Employee Relocation

Another mistake that companies make when relocating employees is that they don’t put enough thought into choosing the accommodation where the employee will stay temporarily before they can move into their new home.

As a result, the employee ends up staying somewhere in an unsuitable location and without the necessary amenities.

Our apartments are a great option for employee relocation. These fully furnished apartments offer a spacious living area, bedroom, and kitchen – so that the employee can settle in and feel at home. Plus the convenient location means they won’t be far from work.

RELATED: How To Make Your Relocating Employees Run Smoothly

To find out more about relocating employees to Toronto, contact DelSuites today!

Business Travel, Downtown Toronto Condos, Lifestyle talk, Toronto Condos

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.

 

Corporate Housing, Customer Service Experience, Energy Conservation

DelSuites Gives Travellers the Tridel Advantage

January 11, 2022

At DelSuites, we believe travel and hospitality aren’t complete without community: being part of something bigger than ourselves.

Which is part of why we’re part of something bigger, too: a group of companies whose know-how stretches from pouring foundations to developing green technologies and plumping your pillows before you arrive.

As part of the Tridel Group, DelSuites offers Toronto furnished apartments exclusively in Tridel-constructed buildings—showcasing one of Canada’s most innovative, forward-thinking, and celebrated developers. And it’s not just for the name brand: It’s because staying with DelSuites means having the whole Tridel team treating you like part of our community.

Here are three reasons why DelSuites furnished rental units are located exclusively in Tridel-constructed buildings—and what it means to stay in a Tridel suite.

Built on generations of experience

DelSuites is one of the most established short-term housing providers in Canada, but we’re part of a much larger—and older—family.

Tridel built its first houses in 1934, using everything founder Jack DelZotto knew about stonemasonry and bricklaying. Over the next three generations, the DelZottos built their family business into one of Canada’s biggest and most celebrated condominium developers—one that’s still family-owned and going strong 85 years later. And since that first house, Tridel has developed affiliate companies that have reached the top of their game in property management, rentals, realty brokerage, seniors’ housing, and developing the future of how we live.

It’s that long view on what makes a building home—every single aspect of how we live in condominiums—that’s made Tridel such a success. It’s a unique understanding of condominium as real community, transformed into in-house expertise through affiliated companies dedicated to supporting each other. With that powerhouse team managing every aspect of Tridel buildings, it’s clear why for almost a century, the Tridel name has meant reliability, excellence, and unmatched expertise.

It also means that DelSuites opens our doors to you with the support of every Tridel Group member at our backs. When you stay with DelSuites, a Guest Services call is your portal to everything from smooth, professional property management, 24-hour assistance, intimate knowledge of our neighbourhoods, and an exquisite, inside-out understanding of how our units and buildings work.

Being part of the Tridel alliance lets you have confidence in a stress-free, seamless stay—with hundreds of team members who’ve got your back.

Stay in Toronto’s most innovative suites

No company lasts over 85 years without changing it up a little—or a lot. That’s why a stay with DelSuites also gives you access to one of Tridel’s signature advantages: pushing the limits of what a condominium suite—or community—can be, in real-time.

DelSuites units are located in some of Tridel’s newest, most cutting-edge condominium communities. That’s more than a modern short-term rental; it’s a chance to spend your trip living on the cutting edge of emerging ways to live in our homes.

Sustainable heating and cooling systems pioneered at the uniquely eco-friendly Element let you keep the temperature where you like it without guilt. At Ten York, tech lovers can use built-in smart home technology for hands-free entry, a video buzzer, digital keyfobs, and unbeatably fast wireless internet.

Staying with DelSuites also gets you access to cutting-edge building amenities and extras. Our buildings feature amenities designed in response to what residents wanted and asked for: workout rooms, social spaces, and swimming pools.

Tridel buildings haven’t stopped pushing to discover what’s next. As a co-founder of Tower Labs at Toronto’s prestigious MaRS Discovery District, Tridel is breaking ground on technologies to make high-rise living greener, cleaner, and smarter. And as new innovations come online in Tridel’s current projects, DelSuites will be there to offer a taste of what’s next.

Eco-friendly travel—from the ground up

The future is green living—and staying with DelSuites means the future’s already here.

Tridel leads across Canada in building sustainable, eco-friendly condominiums—with the most LEED-certified buildings in the country and a Corporate Housing Providers Association Best Green Progress Award recognizing our commitment to living green.

With cutting-edge technology being rolled out with every project, you can be confident your DelSuites stay is green from the ground up—and you’re meeting your personal or company goals to do your part for our climate.

On paper, that means typical Tridel buildings use 34% less electricity, 57% less natural gas and 43% less potable water than your average high-rise. What that means for you?

When you walk through the door of your suite, you’ll breathe cleaner air, not feeling too warm or too cold, and using less water and power as you enjoy your normal day. And with a fully stocked kitchen, ensuite laundry facilities, and on-site recycling, you can pack lighter, wash more, and throw out less.

Tridel buildings are also carefully planned to offer green space, eco-friendly transit, and be a real part of a sustainable neighbourhood. At each of our locations, you’ll find Toronto’s famous parks and ravines at your door—or bikes, transit, and walkable, vibrant city life ready for the taking.

Built on an 85-year promise

DelSuites is committed to old-fashioned hospitality—with a modern, convenient twist. And as part of the Tridel Group, we know our welcome is backed up by a history of proven quality and a fierce appetite for doing things the better way.

That’s why all our luxury furnished apartments call Tridel buildings home—and why we’re proud to be part of the Tridel community.

Food & Recipes, Toronto Condos, toronto toursim

Eat the City: Toronto’s Best Specialty Grocery Options

December 15, 2021
Specialty grocery photo by Angele J from Pexels.

A huge fridge, a pristine stove, and a month or two in a new city—of course you want to do some absolutely amazing cooking.

Whether you’re recovering from a medical visit, sticking to a specific diet, or just absolutely on the go during your workday, there are plenty of reasons to check out Toronto’s grocery delivery options while staying in a fully-furnished DelSuites condominium. But for every Instacart buggy or supermarket-run service, there are a few delivery plans just off the beaten track: offering specialty grocery services, international products, or vegetables grown lovingly close to home.

We’re happy to profile a few of Toronto’s best specialty grocery delivery services—and help you make the most of that big, shiny, alluring kitchen.

Foodshare Toronto

Foodshare Toronto’s Good Food Box can hardly be called offbeat. It’s been delivering fresh, healthy, affordable fruit and vegetables across the city for over 30 years—and rolling the profits into community gardens, school programs, and incubators that nurture new Toronto food businesses.

But the box itself—a favourite among budget-conscious Torontonians—is infinitely adjustable: orders can be sized up or down, requested pre-cut for disabilities, and customized to arrive at your lobby weekly, biweekly, or monthly. You can also support racialized farmers with the Dismantling White Supremacy box, taste more diverse options, and support local agriculture.

The Good Food Box also offers add-on options like pasture-raised meat, bread, crackers, local honey, and coffee from fair trade Toronto roaster Alternative Grounds.

Iqbal Halal Foods

Locally-owned Iqbal Halal Foods, one of Toronto’s biggest halal markets, is enough of a neighbourhood hub that it hosted Thorncliffe Park’s pop-up vaccine clinics. But for shoppers outside Toronto’s Midtown, this halal superstore also delivers: not just their own meat and produce, but a huge swath of South Asian and Middle Eastern brands, from Pakistan’s Shangrila to Vimto.

Next-day delivery is free over a $129 order, and they’ll deliver up to 150km from their flagship store inside a week: everywhere in the Greater Toronto Area and throughout Southern Ontario.

Kosher City Plus

From North York to Midtown, Kosher City Plus delivers everything you need to set up a kosher household for a month—or a whole year. With an in-house bakery and deli including freshly baked challah, a line of kosher gluten-free products, and Cholov Yisroel and Passover brands, they cover the whole calendar. And it’s not limited to food: Kosher City Plus also brings affordable seasonal holiday supplies and Hebrew-language magazines and newspapers to your door.

With deliveries from Monday to Thursday—and no fee after a $100 minimum order—they’re the easiest way to set up your temporary kosher kitchen.

T&T Supermarket

It’s not exactly offbeat, but British Columbia-based East Asian grocery chain T&T Supermarket is a classic.

Since COVID-19 hit, T&T offers next-day delivery—and same-day pickup!—on everything from produce, meat, seafood and premade meals to the pantry staples you need to fully stock an Asian kitchen. If you’re outside their delivery zone? They’ll pop non-perishables in the mail to almost any postal code in Canada—which means there’s no reason to go without oyster sauce or gojuchang ever again.

Delivery is $7.99 for orders over $100, and a wide range of payment options including Wechat Pay and AliPay are accepted.

Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market

One of west Toronto’s most enduring—and celebrated—farmers’ markets took things online when COVID-19 closed in, and they’re still bringing the farm directly to our doorsteps.

The Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market webstore shows what its dozens of farmers, food producers, and diverse local brands are harvesting this week, and delivers your picks on market day.

As well as the usual seasonal produce, the market features sustainably-raised meat, fair trade chocolate, water buffalo and sheep cheese, Inuit-sourced fish, wild-foraged preserves, Tibetan, Mexican and Indian premade meals, and more.

Orders go in from 12pm Saturday to 12pm Tuesday every week, and Thursday afternoon deliveries—by cargo bike when possible!—cover most of downtown and Midtown, up to Lawrence Avenue.

100km Foods

Sometimes you’ve just got to pull out all the stops, and if you’re the kind of diner who likes to know exactly where your beets came from, 100km Foods has you covered: a wholesale local food distributor that turned to home delivery when COVID shut its high-end restaurant clients down.

100km’s organized produce, meat, and dairy boxes offer a rotating weekly sample of its farm-fresh products. But there’s also a regular selection of seasonal produce, meat, seafood, cheese, charcuterie, snacks, and pantry goods, as well as chef-made meals from some of the fine dining restaurants they supply.

With their products mostly grown in Niagara and Prince Edward County—and overwhelmingly organic and ecologically-conscious—it’s a true taste of Ontario regional foods.

Deliveries go out Wednesday to Saturday in most Toronto neighbourhoods, with a $6 delivery fee; free if your order’s over $100.

Fresh City Farms

Fresh City Farms started as an urban farm on decommissioned military land by Toronto’s Downsview Airport, and a veggie stand. Inside a dozen years, it’s bloomed into a homegrown grocery chain with multiple downtown locations, a dizzying selection of organic, local-grown, and small artisan-brand products, and an unswerving commitment to showcasing sustainable, healthy food. And that includes a bottle shop that focuses on Ontario wine, beer, and cider.

With most of its products labeled local, sustainable, and certified organic, you know exactly what you’re getting on Fresh City’s online shop—which is a real help if you eat gluten-free, keto, vegan, or dairy-free. And they still offer the organic produce boxes that transitioned them from farmstand to supermarket, weekly, biweekly, or on demand.

Deliveries go out seven days a week: $4.99 for a specific timeslot or $2.99 if you’re not choosy.

Roll your sleeves up in the kitchen

With full kitchens, full-sized fridges, and friendly concierges, a DelSuites furnished apartment rental makes trying Toronto’s best flavours easy. Contact us at DelSuites by phone at (647) 370-3504 or email info@delsuites.com to book your food-friendly accommodations.