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Cooking With Kids: All the Basics You Need to Know

June 18, 2021
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Cooking With Kids: All the Basics You Need to Know

We’ve all been on lockdown for quite some time. Are your kids stuck inside? Have they started to get restless to do something? Now is the best time to teach them to cook and help them productively gain this skill.

You can take this opportunity to start them off young and teach them a skill that will benefit them later on in life. 

But you may have a lot of questions. You may be wondering what the actual benefits of teaching your kids how to cook actually are. Or maybe you don’t know what a safe age is to start letting them cook. 

Read on to learn why you should teach your kids how to cook, where to start, and more.

The Benefits of Teaching Your Kids to Cook

There are many benefits to teaching your kids how to cook that may not be apparent at first. Here are the ways that teaching them this skill can help them gain life skills and can aid their development:


  • Helps them learn math concepts at any level: At the start of every recipe, there’s an ingredients list with various units of measurement. Cooking leads them to learn how to read these units of measurement. It also lets them practice applying math skills, such as multiplying to double a recipe for older children or counting out cups of ingredients for younger ones.
  • Helps them improve their reading and comprehension skills: Cooking with a recipe can help small children who are learning to read and identify words. And older ones can practice reading comprehension by learning to comprehend complex recipes. 
  • Practice their fine motor skills at any age: Regardless of your child’s age, cooking can be an excellent way for them to improve their fine motor skills. Younger kids can practice new fine motor skills to help them when they need more advanced skills later on, including writing, drawing, and using scissors.  


How to Teach Children to Cook at Different Ages 

Whatever age your child is, you can start teaching them to cook to help them gradually learn how to perform various tasks in the kitchen. 

Here are the cooking activities you can teach your kids at each age level:


  • 2-3 years old: You can get your toddlers involved in the kitchen while supervising them. Focus on having them perform basic tasks. They’ll be able to squeeze lemons, use the salad spinner, and gently stir ingredients.
  • 4-5 years old: They have more motor skills and can focus on longer tasks. So, you can have them do many of the same tasks you’d have them do if they were younger but with more independence. These can include stirring independently, setting the table, and greasing pans (with your help).
  • 6-7 years old: At this age, they can start doing more detailed work in the kitchen. But they still need a lot of help and guidance. Remind them where to keep their fingers to safely grate and peel food.
  • 8-9 years old: You can start teaching them cooking activities that they’re interested in. Use your discretion to determine whether or not they’re already mature enough to use the stove. But if not, they can still make easy toaster oven recipes.
  • 10-12 years old: Once they’ve learned the basic kitchen skills, they can work more independently in the kitchen. You can even let them do basic stove tasks. For example, they can make scrambled eggs or flip pancakes. 


Foods You and Your Kids Can Enjoy Cooking Together

Here are a few recipes that can get your kids involved in the kitchen and are fun to make:

  • Strawberry SunButter Bites are great for helping your kids practice their fine motor skills as they spread and roll the ingredients.
  • Yellow Rice Cakes let kids have fun mixing the ingredients before you cook them.
  • Your kids will love being able to choose the toppings for these Whole Wheat Pizza Bagels. And it can give older kids experience using an oven.

DelSuites: Enjoy Cooking with Your Kids in a Fully Furnished Rental 

Planning on going on a vacation with your family? Need a place to stay while you transition from your former home to a newly purchased one? Want to rent a condo in a family-friendly neighbourhood? DelSuites has a rental for you.

Our furnished rentals and serviced apartments let you use our amenities to cook in the kitchen with your kids. Have fun cooking with them and don’t miss an opportunity to let them practice their skills. 

Whether you’re looking for a short-term lease or condo for a longer period of stay or a short-term rental, we’ve got you covered with our family-friendly options. Start browsing our rentals today and find one that’ll truly feel like home.

Downtown Toronto, Toronto Condos

Short-Term Rentals & Pets: What You Need to Know When Travelling With Pets

May 13, 2021
short-term rental pets

Leaving your pets behind on a business or personal trip can be difficult. 

So, why not take them with you?

While many rental units and hotels may not allow pets to stay on their properties, DelSuites is happy to welcome furry friends in our furnished, all-inclusive rental suites. 

Travelling With Pets: The Basics

There are some restrictions regarding pets, so please make sure to research if your pet and your pet’s needs would be suitable to your specific building’s requirements before booking your stay. 

Each of our locations has its own special page that outlines pet restrictions, special features, room perks, and services. Click on the building you would like to stay at and scroll down to see all additional requirements and restrictions. 

DelSuites Pet Policy at a Glance

Our typical pet policy does state that domestic dogs and cats are welcome as long as they weigh 25 pounds or less, although some additional restrictions may apply. 

For example, at the Livmore, pet accommodations permit two pets per suite of any size, while at SkyMark West in Mississauga, pets are not permitted. 

Your pets must be leashed at all times in common areas and carried through the common areas. Since there are other guests and residents with their own pets, we want your and your furry friends to be as safe as possible. 

As is standard with condo and apartment buildings, pets are not permitted in the recreation facilities in the building. However, if you have emotional support, or a trained and certified animal to help you with an accessibility need, please verify this rule with the building you’re staying at. Service and assistance animals are welcomed at all of our buildings with no additional charge for your stay. 

To be courteous of our staff, we ask that if your pet is left alone in the unit on cleaning day, we suggest it be contained for the safety of both your pet and our housekeeping personnel. This can also be a safety issue in case of allergies, or if your pet becomes skittish around a stranger unsupervised.

Please be advised that a $300 + tax non-refundable Pet Cleaning Fee will be charged as part of our cleaning services. 

Toronto is a Pet-Friendly City

Are you planning to come to Toronto for work or a vacation, then you’ll want to know that Toronto is an incredibly pet-friendly city. There are numerous dog parks, both off and on-leash for you and your pet to explore while staying at our downtown Toronto rentals. 

Some of the most popular dog parks in Toronto include:


  • High Park: Located in the heart of Toronto’s beautiful west-end, This sprawling dog park is one of the biggest in Toronto. High Park is Toronto’s equivalent of Central Park in New York City, making it a great place to breathe in some fresh air as you and your dog walk the long off-leash paths.
  • Cherry Beach: Located in the dock’s district, Cherry Beach is another large off-leash park that includes a beach. Whether you want to walk or let your dog swim, there’s no shortage of options at Cherry Beach.
  • Cedarvale Park: Located in the St. Clair West area, this is another large dog park that’s perfect for dogs of all sizes. The surrounding communities are beautiful as well, making it a great spot to go for an on-leash walk as you take in the city.
  • Wychwood Barns Park: This is another dog park located in the trendy St. Clair West area. While this one is smaller, it is quite busy and has a dedicated community of dog lovers. It’s definitely worth checking out if you want to see the live-in art studios located at the Wychwood Barns.

Some downtown businesses and cafes even permit animals to come inside the establishment.

If you’re coming to the city during the summertime, Toronto boasts a fabulous patio season where pets are welcome at most outdoor patios—just verify with the business before booking your meal reservation. 

Travelling to Toronto With Your Pet? DelSuites Has You Covered

We understand the love you have for your pets, and we want you to be able to enjoy your stay with us knowing that your pets will be well taken care of and safe alongside you. Whether you’re coming alone or with your furry friends, you’ll always be welcome.

Are you interested in exploring our pet-friendly suites? Contact us today or reach out directly by calling 1-877-228-7677.

Downtown Toronto, Downtown Toronto Condos, Mid Town, Mississauga

Throughout Toronto & the GTA — DelSuites Has You Covered

March 16, 2021
short-term rentals toronto

With a population of around 6 million people, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is the largest and most diverse metropolitan area in Canada. 

The City of Toronto and the surrounding Regional Municipalities of York, Halton, Peel, and Durham offer great places to live no matter what types of short-term rentals someone is looking for. 

Whether you want to live along Lake Ontario, downtown in the City of Toronto, or in a more rural suburb, DelSuites has the expertise and knowledge to offer services everywhere!

City of Toronto

Within the city of Toronto itself, there are a variety of districts and neighbourhoods, all having their own unique character and community. As the epicenter of culture, entertainment, cafes, restaurants, shopping, and art, Toronto has something to explore down almost any and every street. If you prefer downtown, Midtown, or a surrounding neighbourhood, DelSuites has the perfect short term rental for you.

Downtown Toronto

Our downtown suites are in the heart of the business, entertainment, and financial districts. And downtown has so much to offer: world-class galleries, museums, music, ballet, theaters, hotels, restaurants, and hospitals. You can be near the numerous internationally respected universities or close to one of the many transportation hubs around downtown. 

Midtown and Yorkville

For an area that’s up-and-coming and vibrant, the Midtown district is a perfect location to call home. Between the countless restaurants and cafes and all the beautiful parks, this district always has something close to home for you to explore. Nearby is Yorkville, with its Victorian homes and the finest dining options in the city, as well as luxury apartment buildings for your next home. 

Markham and Scarborough

On the east side of Toronto are the areas of Markham and Scarborough, offering quick and easy access to Toronto while providing neighbourhoods that are more laid back and family-friendly. Markham also has a variety of entertainment and shopping options. Although Scarborough can seem far from the city, with its green corridor along the Rouge River Valley, the area is well-connected by Highway 401 and the subway lines on Eglinton and Sheppard Avenues. 

North York

Considered one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Toronto, North York also contains numerous shopping options and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Whether you want to live in a neighborhood along the Don River or within the North York City Centre, we have furnished, short-term rentals that are second-to-none. With numerous subway lines connecting to downtown, the rentals here benefit from proximity to both locations.


Located on the western boundary of the city of Toronto is Etobicoke. Famous for its wide selection of shopping districts and its proximity to the Lester B Pearson International Airport, Etobicoke also has beautiful Tudor and Georgian-style houses from the early 1900s. Nearby you’ll also find golf courses, several parks along the lakefront, and the large Centennial Park with its endless activities. 

Surrounding Regional Municipalities

The regional municipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel, and York, are considered part of the Greater Toronto Area and within each municipality, you will find numerous cities and neighbourhoods with vastly different lifestyles. Don’t worry, DelSuites has you covered in these cities as well!


Within the regional municipality of Peel, you’ll find Mississauga, the sixth-largest city in Canada. For those wanting to be near the arts and shopping districts of Mississauga, our furnished rentals are a perfect choice. They offer everything you need, being near both the Living Arts Centre and Square One Shopping, the largest shopping centre in eastern Canada. These rentals also benefit from their proximity to Pearson International Airport.

About DelSuites Short-Term Rentals

DelSuites provides quality furnished suites in superb residential communities within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). DelSuites has developed a reputation for quality accommodations in prime locations and personalized service.

If you’d like to learn more about short-term rentals anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area and the options that DelSuites can offer, please contact us today or reach out directly by calling 1-877-228-7677. We are more than happy to help!

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Short-Term Rentals and Cold Weather: What You Need to Know

January 22, 2021
short-term rentals in winter

Whether you’re here for business or personal travel, Toronto is a beautiful city that has a lot to offer. It’s also known for its infamously cold weather, so it’s important that you’re prepared for a Toronto winter. 

In addition to packing a winter jacket, it’s important to look for short-term accommodations that are prepared for winter temperatures.

What are some things to be aware of when searching for a short-term rental in Toronto during the winter season? Make your trip a pleasant and comfortable one by making sure your destination is properly “winterized.”

Are You Looking at Home-Sharing Options?

Thousands of homes are available on popular home-sharing services in Toronto. But there are a few things you should be aware of, especially during the colder winter months. Home-sharing services don’t always verify hosts, which means you may encounter things like:

  • Poorly maintained roof, windows and doors. This may lead to leaks, cold air drafts, and other unpleasant experiences.
  • Problems with plumbing and hot water. It’s not uncommon for pipes in older homes to freeze, which could leave you without access to hot water or a place to stay.
  • Issues with the primary heating source. A winter stay in Toronto means you need access to a reliable heating source. Heating in older homes can quit unexpectedly if it’s not properly maintained.

You shouldn’t have to deal with these complicated issues by yourself. Find a location where the management is responsible enough to cover these potential problems.

Will You Be Close to Amenities?

For the few times you will need to be outside, see how far you will need to travel. Ideally choose a property that’s close enough to grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, or other locations so that you won’t be outside for long.

Some properties can provide internal services like laundry to minimize the need to go outside. Others might even have some hot chocolate or coffee makers included in the package.

Does the Property Have Supplies Already?

It’s not uncommon for some short-term rentals to have extra equipment in case the cold weather hits hard. Your unit may contain extra blankets and other supplies to improve your stay. 

If you’re planning to drive, make sure your rental has parking spaces that are shoveled and salted, or underground parking that’s protected from the weather.

What About Safety?

Safety is extremely important when dealing with cold winter conditions. We recommend looking for a unit that receives proper snow removal and salting.

You also want to rent a unit that comes with frequent cleaning. Given the current pandemic, look for short-term rentals that offer deep cleaning services.

Will You Be Ready to Stay Indoors For a While?

While it may sound silly, getting bored while being stuck indoors is always a possibility. Check if your short-term rental includes high-speed Internet, television, or even a space to put all your books and board games in case you find yourself inside for too long.

How Responsive Is the Property Manager?

Excellent communication is key to a positive experience in a short-term rental. Check reviews or references from other clients to see whether a property manager responds to concerns and support tickets.

In the event an accident or issue does occur, you want to make sure you will have help available. Ask how quickly the response from the property is and whether the property manager was able to fix the problem.

Visiting Toronto This Winter Season? Stay With DelSuites

Need a short-term accommodation in Toronto but not sure where to start looking? Find a property managed by DelSuites. We provide properly furnished rentals to both business users and those looking to relax in one of Canada’s most active and cultured cities.

Because we help manage, furnish, and maintain our properties, we can ensure every offering we have listed matches up to our high standards. Check out all available units on our website today.

Downtown Toronto, Downtown Toronto Condos

Downtown Toronto Apartment Spotlight: 300 Front Street West 

December 16, 2020
downtown toronto apartment 300 front

Finding the right accommodations in Toronto isn’t easy, especially in the middle of a global pandemic. That’s why we’re working to feature our most popular properties, so you can find that perfect place to stay when you visit Toronto.

Here at DelSuites, we specialize in providing fully furnished short-term condo rentals in Toronto and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re visiting the city for a short work trip or looking for a larger alternative to a hotel, our units make you feel right at home from day one.

One of our most popular condo buildings is 300 Front Street West. This stunning, modern property holds some incredible condo units that are sure to fit the bill for any trip to Toronto. 

The Location: Downtown Toronto at Your Doorstep

Located on Front Street West, this building couldn’t be more centrally located. You’ll find yourself situated right in the heart of the city’s downtown hub. The building is right next store to Union Station, the city’s main train station, and also an incredibly conventional underground station, with fast links to the University, the financial district, great shopping, and more.

You’ll also find yourself within easy walking distance from Chinatown and Queen St West, which are trendy areas filled with excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment. 

Nearby locations include the CN Tower, Nathan Phillips Square, the AGO, Roy Thomson Hall, Massey Hall, Kensington Market, Harbourfront Centre, and more.

The Amenities: Everything You Need and More

While you’ll have all of Toronto at your feet in this incredible location, you’ll also have plenty of amenities inside the building as well. From a spa to the magical rooftop infinity pool, you’ll find it hard to drag yourself away from this amazing building.

The building itself is a 49 storey modern high rise. It features:

  • Round the clock security
  • Encoded suite alarms
  • A stunning sun deck
  • A rooftop infinity pool with breathtaking city views
  • Private cabana lounges
  • Barbecues
  • State of the art change rooms and steam rooms
  • A massage room
  • Tranquility Whirlpool
  • A billiards room
  • Yoga sessions
  • Fully equipped fitness centre
  • Ultra-secure underground parking

The Units: Plenty of Options Available

Here is a little more detail about some of the best suites 300 Front Street West has to offer. All units come with bi-weekly housekeeping, premium cable and internet service, local and North America-wide calls, last-minute reservation extensions, and more. 

1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom Suite

This beautiful modern unit is perfect for couples or single travellers. You’ll enjoy your own 600 square foot private home with a gorgeous queen-sized room and a pull-out sofa in the living room. The kitchen is fully equipped with a washer and dryer, making it ideal for longer stays. 

If you’re working from home during your stay, enquire about our suites with a separate den and work area.

2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Suite

For larger groups or families, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite is a great option. These suites are roughly 800 square feet, offer a fully equipped kitchen, and stunning, modern decor. 

The main bedroom features a queen-sized bed, and the second bedroom features either a double bed or two twin beds.

2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Deluxe Suite

If you require a little more space, or you’re planning a longer trip, you may prefer the luxurious two-bedroom, two-bathroom deluxe suite. 

This unit is roughly 1,024 square feet and offers a beautiful wraparound balcony with serene lake and city skyline views. The main bedroom features a king-sized bed, while the second room features a queen-sized bed.

3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Suite

Need more space? This suite can host up to seven people. With a queen-sized room and two double rooms, this unit is ideal for group trips or larger families. 

The unit is roughly 840 square feet and features all the essentials. 

The Reviews: What People Are Saying About Our Downtown Toronto Apartments

Previous guests at 300 Front Street West have loved calling this building home during their stay in Toronto. Overall, the building has scored a 4.88 out of 5 stars.

300 Front Street Reviews:

  • “I am enjoying my stay at the 300 Front St West suite. It has all the amenities that you would have at home and has become my ‘home away from home.’”
  • Another guest commented on the building’s great location, its cleanliness, its incomparable views, and its high-quality modern decor. 
  • One guest even called these suites the “best Front Street furnished apartments.” 

Interested in reading more reviews for these suites? Click here to see them for yourself.

Discover Other Stunning Downtown Toronto Apartments at DelSuites

300 Front Street West is just one of our beautiful condo buildings in Toronto. We also offer suites in some of the city’s other buildings. Check out our full range of short term condo rentals to find a unit that’s perfect for your needs. 

Whether you want to stay in downtown Toronto, or you’re looking for a place to call home in Etobicoke, Markham, Mississauga, or Scarborough, we’ve got you covered!