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DelSuites: A Home for Digital Nomads in Toronto

August 2, 2022
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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.

 

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10 Ways to Optimize Your Work from Home Space and Schedule

March 29, 2021
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, millions of people around the world are working from home for the first time. Whether you’re working from home part or full-time, there are a few important things you can do to optimize your work from home space and the time dedicated to working. 

Bear in mind that these tips are dependent on your personal space and budget. Use what you can and ignore what’s not relevant. 

That said, here are the 10 ways to optimize your work from home space and schedule:

1. Create a Designated Work Space

One of the most important steps to take, but also one most dependent on your available space, is to have a designated space just for work. This space can really be anywhere in your home, in any room, in whatever corner. But this spot should be used only for working from home. This way, your mind and body know when you are at “work” and when you are at home. 

The physical and mental division between work and home will benefit your motivation and mental health greatly. If you are renting through DelSuites, it’s good to check beforehand if there is a desk/chair for working from home. 

2. Be Near a Window

If possible, having your desk near a window has numerous benefits. You’ll be receiving Vitamin D from the sunlight, avoiding the possibility of seasonal depression. Also, the sights and sounds outside the window provide good background noise and just the right amount of distraction when brainstorming or zoning out in thought. Natural sunlight will help as a secondary light source as well.

3. Have Multiple Light Sources

Speaking of a secondary light source, it is great to have multiple light sources around your workspace. Ceiling lights can be too dim or too fluorescent and could be casting shadows on your desk. All of this leads to headaches and strain on your eyes. Having a desk lamp, especially if you’re writing, and being near a window will illuminate your desk. This should lessen the chances of getting headaches from poor lighting and straining eyes. 

4. Invest in a Comfortable Chair

Spending the money on an actual office chair will do wonders on your back. Being able to adjust the height of the chair will make sure your feet are comfortably on the ground while your arms are the correct height for typing and writing. The armrests will help support your arms as you work to remove the strain on your shoulders. And the support on your back will keep your back in good shape. Your chair doesn’t have to be an office chair though. Just make sure any chair you use is comfortable, at the correct height, and preferably has armrests. 

5. Eliminate Clutter

To keep your mind clear and able to focus on work, a workspace without clutter is best. Unnecessary papers, cords, or other knick-knacks will just distract you and get in your way. Have what you need quickly accessible but if there’s anything around you that you don’t use often (or at all), put it away in a designated storage space. For those things that you do use every once in a while, a cabinet or drawers around your desk can provide easy storage and accessibility. 

6. Greenery 

Even though clutter is bad, there are benefits to having greenery and appealing decor nearby. Easy to care for greenery adds color and oxygen into your workspace. Humans benefit from being near nature of any type, and studies have even shown that plants in a home can stimulate creativity. If you aren’t near a window, choosing a low-light plant or a succulent will help. For those of us with busy schedules, the less maintenance required from the plant, the better. 

7. Use Green and Blue Decor

Other forms of decor can be helpful if they aren’t on your desk and are of the right color. Interior designers prefer to use greens and blues while decorating to create an atmosphere that is refreshing, motivating, and even nurturing. 

8. Set a Schedule

As much as possible, create a daily routine of work time, break time, and after-work time. Also, if you have a flexible schedule, set your work time at your most productive hours. There’s no reason to wake up very early if you’re just not a morning person. Having this schedule creates boundaries in your life, letting your body and mind know when to focus and be productive and when to relax and forget about work. 

9. Leave Your Workspace for Breaks

When you do take your scheduled breaks, step away from your desk and your computer. Doing this will keep the physical and mental boundaries you have created between work life and home life. This will also reduce screen time if you’re looking at a computer during your whole workday. Go to another room and really take that break that you deserve. 

10.  Dress for Success

This might be the most controversial suggestion so far but this can have a big impact on your productivity. Do not stay in your pajamas when you begin working. You will physically and mentally want to continue snuggling down in bed and will not want to work. Now, it isn’t necessary to put on full office attire but changing into actual clothes before beginning to work lets yourself know your day has started. And you’ll always be ready for an unexpected video meeting!