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Travelling Green With DelSuites

December 1, 2021
Eco-friendly travel

With the climate heating up and wild weather our new normal, we’re all looking for greener ways to travel—whether it’s as elaborate as buying carbon offsets or simple as a reusable coffee cup. But it’s easier to be eco-friendly on the road when you’ve got a helping hand.

Here’s how staying with DelSuites helps you travel green—and enjoy comfortable Toronto luxury without taking it out on our planet.

DelSuites units are built green

DelSuites sources our furnished short-term rentals exclusively in Tridel buildings—and Tridel is Canada’s recognized leader in sustainable design. With the most LEED-certified buildings in the country and 11 BILD Green Builder of the Year Awards, Tridel has led the way in innovating new ways to combine comfortable luxury housing with good ecological practices.

That means staying in a DelSuites furnished apartment is a chance to sample buildings constructed and designed from the ground up for clean air, energy efficiency, and water-saving. Tridel buildings, on average, use 34% less electricity, 57% less natural gas and 43% less potable water than your standard modern high-rise—and automatically cut down on the climate impact of your travel.

A DelSuites stay also gives you the chance to enjoy innovative new sustainable technologies. Tridel’s one of the co-founders of research laboratory Tower Labs—a space devoted to making high-rise living cleaner, greener, and more sustainable, including Canada’s first Net Zero condominium home. And DelSuites furnished apartments are located in the buildings where those innovations are rolled out first.

Booking your stay at Element means not just accessible downtown luxury, but enjoying the first condominium in Canada built with Enwave’s revolutionary Deep Lake Water Cooling System. It’s an innovation that reuses waste heat from a nearby heating plant to keep your suite warm in winter—and almost eliminate the environmental impact of heating and cooling the building.

With a DelSuites booking, you’re already ahead in making your trip an eco-friendly one.

Furnished short-term rentals let you travel green

The hospitality industry has come a long way in reducing, reusing, and recycling everywhere, from flexible housekeeping policies to changing the waste footprint of toiletries. But for the eco-focused traveler, a furnished rental is the greenest solution—because it’s designed for daily life.

All of our units have fully equipped kitchens, complete with dishes, glassware, kitchen tools, and all the major appliances you need to whip up your favourite meal. Whether you’re a home gourmet or want to sample Toronto’s world-class international restaurants, you can ditch the takeout plastic cutlery, disposable coffee cups, and coffee pods to eat a little greener.

Our kitchens’ stock of reusable storage containers also let you use Toronto’s multiple waste-free and co-op grocery stores, and cut out the waste plastic altogether. Or you can take advantage of a residential address—and the services of our friendly concierges—to have fresh, local fruits and vegetables brought to your door with Toronto’s leading-edge social enterprise produce box program, Foodshare.

When something does have to go into the trash, you’ll have the chance to choose a greener option. All our buildings participate in the City of Toronto’s Blue Bin and Green Bin programs, which divert recyclables and organic waste out of landfills.

Our suites’ full, no-fee laundry facilities are equipped with modern washing machines and dryers: built to balance energy and water use. With the chance to run laundry whenever you need, you can take advantage of off-peak electricity hours and cut out dry cleaners’ or launderers’ plastic packaging. And more importantly, you’ll have the chance to pack lighter, save luggage weight—and luggage fees—and reduce your carbon footprint while you travel.

Our locations open Toronto’s eco-friendly options to you

Toronto has a strong commitment to living green, and when you’re part of the neighbourhood—whether it’s for two weeks or half a year—it’s that much easier to take part.

Our suites are located in high Walk Score neighbourhoods, putting you just steps away from major business destinations, hospitals, theatres, parks, sports, restaurants, and green, clean public transit—and making it easier for you to get your daily steps in!

If you want to go a little faster and amp up the cardio, Bike Share Toronto stations are never more than a few blocks away, and their easy-to-use network lets you check in and check out bicycles across the city.

You’re also never far from supplies for eco-friendly living, from high-end to grassroots, or the city’s diverse farmer’s markets. Both seasonal and year-round markets make it easy for you to eat not just diverse and healthy, but local—and cut down on the kilometres your food has had to travel.

The future is green travel

We’re all changing the way we live, work, and travel as the world changes around us—and DelSuites makes it easy to embrace green living without sacrificing any of the perks that make great vacation memories.

Contact us at DelSuites by phone at (647) 370-3504 or email info@delsuites.com to ask about our green travel solutions and book today.

Business Travel, Real Estate Agents, Toronto Condos

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Between Renting and Buying

June 30, 2021
buy or rent

You may have heard the advice that rent is “dead money” and that you’re throwing your money down the drain if you’re not making a mortgage investment. 

But due to how houses have experienced a drop in affordability in the past few decades, buying one isn’t an easy option. 

Also, a certain level of what people call “dead money” is even associated with having a mortgage. 

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 on 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.

Fitness and Health, Lifestyle talk, Vacation Travel

Tips for Staying in Shape While Traveling

October 18, 2019

It’s not always easy to stay in shape while traveling. The temptations of convenience food on the road and the disruption of your normal routine can make it a challenge to stay fit. 

Do you find that you abandon your healthy habits when you are traveling and take a step backward on your health? It doesn’t have to be this way, it’s possible to travel and stay in shape. 

Consistency Is Key 

One of the main reasons why it can be challenging to stay in shape while traveling is because it’s difficult to maintain a routine while you are on the road. You might be in the habit of going to the gym every day after work, but when you’re traveling that pattern is not there. 

In order to stay fit while traveling, you have to make the effort to build a healthy routine into your travel days. Even if every day of your trip is different from the next, you can still try to add in a consistent habit you follow through with every day. Your workout becomes the one thing that is always in your day, no matter where you are. 

For example, try to wake up at the same time every morning and head to the gym for a workout before you have breakfast. (At your DelSuites condominium you’ll have access to a fully equipped fitness centre, which makes this very easy!)

Explore Your Destination in Active Ways

Another way to build more exercise into your daily routine is to look for active ways to enjoy your destination. This could include taking a long walk through the city, checking out a local hiking trail or going for a run in a nearby park. 

One of the great things about Toronto is that it offers an extensive trail system and many lovely, peaceful parks that are ideal for walking, running and cycling. You’ll get to see some of the most beautiful areas of the city, while also keeping yourself fit and healthy. 

stay in shape while traveling

Look for Healthy Local Eats

One of the joys of traveling is tasting all the delicious local food, right? There’s no need to give up on this pleasure, but think about how you can seek out healthy local treats so you can try something new while treating your body right. 

Toronto has a superb collection of restaurants serving up healthy, nutritious food that is actually yummy – including the organic restaurant Rawlicious, the superb smoothies at Belmonte Raw and the tasty meals at Camros Organic Eatery. Check out this guide to healthy restaurants in Toronto for more ideas. 

Don’t Eat Every Meal in Restaurants

When you stay in a hotel room while traveling, you don’t have an option to prepare your own meals. This means you end up eating every meal in restaurants, which can really have a negative impact on your health. 

This is because most restaurant meals are often served in large portions. Plus, in order to make the dish taste delicious they often use much more fat, sugar and salt than you would if you were cooking the dish yourself. It’s nice for a treat, but when you eat restaurant meals all the time the calories really add up. 

Staying in a furnished apartment means that you will have your own kitchen, so you can prepare simple, healthy meals with fresh ingredients you pick up from the local supermarket.

Energy Conservation

Condo Energy Saving Tips

February 28, 2019

Condo Energy SavingEven if you live in a condo with a relatively small footprint, you may still be using a significant amount of energy – which can really add up over time. Fortunately, there are many little things that you can do which will help you to cut down on your energy consumption. These small condo energy saving tweaks can add up over time and make a big difference in your energy bill.

Here are some helpful tips. They might not all be relevant to your condo, but there will be many that you can start implementing right away in order cut back on energy use.

 Condo Energy Saving Tips

Condo Energy Saving -Ensure that the furniture in your apartment is not blocking any of the vents.

-Try to avoid running your dishwasher or other appliances during peak hours, to save time and energy. Check the Ontario Energy Board to find out when the peak and off-peak hours are, as they change according to the season.

-Also, when you run the washing machine make sure that you do a full load, as this will be more efficient.

-Washing your laundry on the “cold” setting will save even more power.

-Watch out for energy “vampires” which are devices that use power when they are plugged in – even if you aren’t using them. A good strategy is to plug everything into a power bar, so that you can switch it all off at once.

-LED lighting really makes a difference! Although they are more expensive upfront, an LED light bulb will last 8-15 times longer and will use 1/3 to 1/5 the electricity that an old-fashioned incandescent bulb would use.

-When you go out on a hot day, keep your curtains closed to block the sun from heating up your apartment – so you won’t have to use so much AC.

Condo Energy Saving -Make sure that you clean your vents regularly, including the exhaust fan in the bathroom, as this will help to keep them running more efficiently.

-Filling your fridge with full water jugs will help to keep it colder and make it run more efficiently.

-Heating water also uses energy, so avoid taking excessively long showers and turn the tap off when you are shaving or brushing your teeth.

With a few clever tweaks, you can make sure that your energy use in your condo is as efficient as possible. You’ll be amazed at how the little changes add up!

About me, Business Travel, Corporate Housing, Downtown Toronto Condos

The Livmore: Toronto Living for Everyone

February 7, 2019

Toronto Living Toronto is one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in North America. It’s known for its robust arts and entertainment scene, it’s dazzling selection of international eateries, it’s world-class museums and it’s many exciting festivals. Toronto living is for everyone – no matter what you love you’ll find it here. Whether you enjoy shopping for unique styles, admiring works of art, relaxing in quiet parks, listening to live music or coffee-shop-hopping, you’ll discover a corner of this city that fits.

The best way to make the most of Toronto is with a stay at the Livmore. This downtown apartment building has a prime location.

Toronto Living – Condos Of All Sizes

The solo traveler who seeks out a compact, yet practical studio with everything they need for a connected and comfortable stay. The family relocating to Toronto and needing space for their children to sleep and play. With studios as well as one, two and three bedroom condos, there are furnished accommodations just the right size for everyone’s needs. Plus, they are equipped with features such as a full kitchen, washing machine and dryer, luxurious bathrooms and Toronto Livingspacious closets.

A Range of Activities

Keep up your active lifestyle while on the road at the gym and fitness area – or relax and centre your mind in the yoga studio. There’s also a theatre and screening room, which is a great place to enjoy your favourite films on the big screen. (If you have a furry companion, there’s even a dog spa and outdoor dog area for them to enjoy.)

Plus, you have the option to use the party room – a private function area with kitchen facilities. This can be very convenient if you plan on hosting an event during your stay.

Toronto LivingFor Every Stage of Life

It’s quite clear – the aspects of Toronto living that will appeal to a couple in their 20s will likely be different than those of an older traveler, or parents visiting with young children. Depending on your priorities, you might be seeking out the nightlife and live music scene of this Canadian metropolis, or you may be more interested in quiet cafes and walks along the waterfront.

The good news is, the choice is yours. These furnished apartments in Toronto are right in the heart of the city, so the options are right at your fingertips.

It’s all about versatility! For more info on downtown Toronto living, contact us today.