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When thinking of a combination of rolling hills, skyscrapers, and historical homes, these thoughts would probably lead to the city of Markham, Ontario. Markham is a bustling city in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) where heritage meets modern living. When visiting the neighbourhood, it will be easy to find activities to please everyone in a family.

1.Visit Old Railway Stations

Markham GO Station dates back to 1871 making it one of the oldest stations in the city. This is apparent due to its classic design and architecture. While now a community centre, when looking for more of the classic railway and Gothic styled buildings, head to Unionville Go Station. Locust Hill Station is now fittingly apart of the Markham Museum and dates back to 1936 making this a must-see along any journey.

2.Visit the Local Museum

If the railway tour has led to the Markham Museum, it will be worth it to stay a while and learn about the city’s history and culture. The museum is an open air museum made up of around 30 buildings with gardens to explore. The museum includes permanent and temporary exhibitions including Markham artifacts dating back to 1968.

3.See Some Art

While we’re on the topic of museums, art lovers will enjoy paying a visit to the Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery. Horseman was a part of the famous ‘Group of Seven’ with over 100 pieces to be seen by his name. But Horseman isn’t the only artist featured in this historical museum. Built in 1977, the gallery also displays local, national and international pieces with the option to rent out spaces for local artists.

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Whether you are in between houses or in town for business, an extended stay in Toronto can be your ideal home away from home. From afar, you may not be convinced that a furnished apartment can replicate the setup of your actual home. You may have doubts that your furnished apartment won’t be cozy or provide the comforts of your own home. Fortunately, there are many pointers to keep in mind to help ensure you have a pleasant and comfortable stay.

1. Choose an extended stay with a separate bedroom and living space

Extended furnished apartment stays have a variety of setups. Some apartments are designed like a studio apartment whereas others are similar to a one-bedroom apartment. If you are wanting additional space, looking for a room with separate living and sleeping quarters is a good move. This means you won’t have to worry about the amount of items you pack since you’ll have ample space to spread out your belongings. Further, if you are visiting Toronto for business purposes, this provides a separation between your work and bedroom space...->

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In the heart of midtown, Yonge and Eglinton, is one of Toronto’s most happening neighborhoods.  This trendy area is known for its ultra-cool Yuppie vibe, boasting a wide array of dining options and a sophisticated nightlife scene. If you’re seeking a getaway to one of Toronto’s trendy hotspots, look no further. When the sun sets on your daytime obligations, head to Yonge-Eglinton to see what the locals are buzzing about.

Where to Stay:

The best way to enjoy this hip destination is to pretend you live here. What better way to accomplish this then to stay in furnished apartments in Toronto. The local short-term or extended stay furnished apartments are available at a surprisingly reasonable rate.  By opting to stay in one of Toronto’s furnished apartments you will be steps away from the action and have access to top-of-the-line amenities. If you are considering a stay, check out. The Republic, a modern upscale building that embodies the lifestyle that has made this neighborhood so popular.

What to Eat:

There is an array of dining options ranging from some of Toronto’s best fine dining to neighborhood establishments. Also, Midtown has some of the best pastry shops in the city. With regards to the best place to start your evening, the local favorites include: La VecchiaRistorante, North 44, Centro Grill and Wine Bar, Camerini Ristorante, and Debu’s Nouvell Indian Cuisine.

Where to Drink:

The nightlife in mid-town includes a plethora of clubs, pubs, and lounges. There are so many that the locals refer to Yonge and Eglinton as “Young and Eligible.” You’re sure to have fun in this trendy scene!  According to the locals, the top spots to enjoy a cocktail or dance the night away include: Alleycatz, Six Degrees, The Acrobat Lounge and Seven44.

If you’re interested experiencing a taste of the hip downtown lifestyle, then mid-town Toronto is a great choice of location. So, make your arrangements for furnished apartments in Toronto today at Mary-am Suites!

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furnished apartments TorontoOne of the simple things that often gets overlooked when deciding on corporate housing is how well furnished the apartment is. Most of the time when you are looking into corporate housing, you just verify that it is furnished and move on to other questions. This can often lead to surprise or disappointment when you actually enter your temporary apartment for the first time. Perhaps the apartment doesn't have everything you thought it would or maybe the furniture is dated or just plain ugly. These wouldn't necessarily be a big deal if you were only staying for a few days -you can just tough it out. When you are staying for several weeks or perhaps months, however, this becomes a more significant issue. While you are making your search for the right furnished apartments in the Toronto area, you should always make it a point to look into how well furnished the apartment is.

Enquire About the Type of the Furniture

Let’s be honest, you don’t want to be stuck for two months in a corporate apartment with dated, unappealing furniture. You should be wary of any place that doesn't advertise the type of furnishings they have. Is it traditional? Modern? Upscale? If you are looking for furnished apartments in Toronto, then make it a point to ask the representative what type of furniture is in the specific apartment you are inquiring about. Just because there are pictures on a website of ultra-high-end furniture, it doesn't necessarily mean that all of their suites include this furniture. furnished apartments Toronto

Find Out What You Are Getting

When you hear the term “fully furnished” you tend to have a set of expectations as to what that involves. What is actually included may not be what you think. Many places that offer furnished apartments in Toronto will have some sort of list that defines what furniture is included with a specific suite. If they don’t, then make it a point to ask a representative. Most people tend to look at the basics like the size of the bed, but it is good to ask whether they have other things like a washer and dryer, a full couch, and a dining set.

At Mary-Am Suites, we offer modern, fully furnished apartments along with an excellent set of amenities. If you are interested in checking into availability, please visit our inquiry form.

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furnished apartments, toronto furnished apartments, medical stay in torontoIt can be extremely challenging to travel for medical reasons. Being away from your home is typically the last thing you want when you need medical treatment. Of course, in order to get the best care it can be a necessity. For those who are planning a medical stay in Toronto, having comfortable place to stay is incredibly important. Chances are good that, if you are in this position, you will need to stay for some time. Should this be the case, then your best option is a short term, furnished apartment. Here are a few reasons why…

  1. It cuts down on expenses. Medical treatments are naturally a large expense and anything you can do to save money is therefore a huge relief. Since short term rental apartments generally have not as much overhead as a hotel, you end up paying less overall. Also, since you have you own kitchen, you will also not need to eat out nearly as much, further saving you money.
  2. It provides a restful environment. It’s hard to not be home when you are ill. In fact, travelling is probably the last thing that you want to do. A furnished apartment, however, does create a restful environment for you to stay in while you are in Toronto. In addition to the extra space, you will have a variety of amenities, resulting in a more home-like experience.
  3. furnished apartments, toronto furnished apartments, medical stay in torontoIt allows you to better address your dietary needs. Depending on your reason for needing a medical stay in the first place, your dietary needs may vary. Having a fully equipped kitchen allows you to address these needs. Also, when you aren’t well, chances are good that you don’t want to eat out all of the time, which is not an issue with a furnished apartment.

Should you be looking into a medical stay in Toronto, then consider going with Mary Am Suites. We offer a satisfaction guarantee along with a variety of suites. You can check in to availabilities by filling out our inquiry form.

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furnished apartments, toronto furnished apartments, niagara icewine festivalOne of Ontario’s greatest claims to fame is the production of ice wine. This dessert wine is not very common, due to the fact that it requires some very specific conditions in order to grow the grapes and harvest them at the right time. That being said, Canada is one of the world’s largest producers of ice wine, 75% of which is produced here in Ontario. If you will soon be staying in Toronto furnished apartments then you would be doing yourself a disservice by not checking out the Niagara Ice Wine Festival, a celebration of Ontario’s ice wine making tradition.

An Annual Affair

The Ice Wine Festival is an annual tradition here in Ontario, one which is eagerly anticipated by wine lovers. This year the event starts on January 11th and goes on through January 27th. During that time, you can tour the various wineries along the Wine Route and attend a number of special events that occur only during the festival. Such events include a series of seminars called All You Need is Cheese in which you can discover which cheeses are best paired with the wines that you will be sampling, as well as the Xerox Icewine Gala, otherwise known as The Ice Queen's Ball, in which you can wine and dine in style. The best way to experience the festival is by purchasing a Discovery Pass, which gives you access to eight different wineries. If you don’t want to drive yourself, shuttle services are available during the event.

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Once you are done taking in all of Ontario’s wine country, then you will no doubt need a place to recuperate. Toronto furnished apartments are a great option for vacation travelers and are usually more affordable then long term hotels. To inquire about availability, take a look at our contact page.

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Need a place to stay while your family’s house is being remodeled? Or perhaps you need a residence while in Toronto for several months due to business. Maybe you are moving to Toronto and need a place to stay while you are relocating to Toronto? There is any number of reasons why you would need a home away from home and if you find yourself in this situation it is typically better to go with furnished apartments rather than extended stay hotels, especially if you plan on staying there for more than a few weeks.

Room to Breath

Perhaps the biggest advantage that makes furnished apartments a better alternative to hotels is that there are more rooms and therefore more privacy if it is more than just you who will be staying there. Should you be bringing the family, everyone is going to need their own space. When they do it leads to a much more harmonious living arrangement, making the whole living situation all the more pleasant.

Keep Your Lifestyle

In addition to privacy, you gain the advantage of not having a dramatic change in your home lifestyle. Always cook a huge breakfast for the family on Saturday morning? While that would be hard to do in a hotel room with no kitchen, with a furnished apartment it’s easy. Since a furnished apartment is more like a typical home, you can maintain your regular routine.

The Price

On top of the fact that the overall price for staying in a hotel is almost always more expensive for the same period of stay over furnished apartments, there is also the hidden costs. Eating out all the time and doing your laundry at on off-site Laundromat is just a couple of examples of these hidden costs. Staying in a furnished apartment helps to curb such costs.

For those who are interested in furnished apartments in Toronto, consider Mary Am Suites. We offer excellent pricing and have a variety of locations. You can check into a booking by filling out our inquiry form.

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furnished apartments, avonshire toronto, furnished apartments torontoLocated in one of the fastest growing districts in Toronto, Avonshire is the best choice if you are looking for a furnished apartment in North York.  The district itself is a great option for long term business travelers, as it is close to downtown Toronto. 

With Avonshire, you are treated to the pedigree of excellence that you would expect from Mary-am Suites. That means large, comfortable rooms with amenities like an in-unit washer and dryer, flat screen TV, free local calls, and a full kitchen. It also means great extras like a fitness studio, a water spa, and a billiards rooms as well as great customer service, including a 24 hour help line with a real person to answer your questions and address any concerns that may pop up.

But why North York? What makes it such a great location to stay when you need a furnished apartment in Toronto? Here are just a few of the advantages:

  • Location.  North York sits right next to downtown Toronto, and is therefore a great option when you don’t want to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle. That being said, a quick hope on the metro can take you just about anywhere you need to be in the city.
  • Easy Access. With the 401 freeway sitting at the southern end of the district, along with the metro and a number of bus routes, it is easy to get around in North York.  Also, the district is not far from Lester Pearson International, which just down the freeway.
  • Plenty to do. There are a number of things to go and see while staying in North York. For starters, there is Black Creek Pioneer Village, which is a representation of a 19th century village. There is also the Toronto Aerospace Museum, which is located at Downsview Park, as well as the Ontario Science Centre.

For those looking for furnished apartment rentals in Toronto and who are looking for a great location and great suite, there is no better choice than Avonshire. To place a booking you just need to fill out an inquiry form.

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furnished apartments, james cooper torontoFor those who are going to be staying in furnished apartments in Toronto and who really want to be in the thick of things, James Cooper Mansion is the best choice when it comes to a places to stay. Located at the very heart of downtown Toronto, this luxurious furnished apartment complex offers a comfortable, home like feel while still being near all the action that downtown has to offer. 

Compared to other furnished apartments in Toronto, the suites at James Cooper Mansion are much more comfortable, more spacious, and more reasonably priced, especially for an apartment in the middle of downtown. Each unit has a full kitchen, washer and dryer, free Wi-Fi, and various other home-like amenities, allowing you to really settle in.

On top of all of this, James Cooper Mansion is ideally located for those who are looking to experience the culturally diverse, fast paced life of downtown Toronto. Here are a few of the things that you can see and do while staying there:

Art Gallery of Ontario. Abbreviated AGO, this gallery has become something of a cornerstone in Toronto’s art scene. It constantly is having new collections to view and events to attend.

Church-Wellesley Village. Home of Toronto’s LGBT community, this neighborhood has an excellent variety of shops and some of the best restaurants in the city. 

Riverdale Farm. Should you need to spend some time in a quieter setting, visit Riverdale Farm. This is a great place to go if you want to bring the family, as it has full of farm animals. Also, from late spring through the summer, there is a regular farmers market to enjoy.

Cabbagetown. While the name may not be incredibly exciting, Cabbagetown is considered the “historical district” in Toronto, having the largest collection of Victorian Era homes in North America. It is definitely a must see. 

If you are interested in furnished apartments in Toronto and are looking for an exciting location, then you don’t need to look any further then James Cooper Mansion. To book a suite, fill out this inquiry form.

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The advantage to renting a furnished apartment in downtown Toronto is that it lets you see and experience the city as if you were a local. But what places do the locals actually go when they are downtown? We have come up with some of the best things to do when you are staying in Toronto and want do as the locals do.

Eat Up

If you are staying in Toronto you should eat like a local. Just about any type of food that you can imagine can be found downtown. For those who are looking to satisfy their carnivorous cravings, there is the Black Hoof, which features both common and some more exotic meat choices.  For a good old fashioned burger, one of the local favorites is the Burger’s Priest, which is on Queen’s St. The burgers are amazingly fresh and juicy. Should you find yourself near the Financial District, make sure to check out Mystic Muffin, a local bakery that is both affordable and extremely delicious.

Make It Sporting

Perhaps one of the greatest things about downtown Toronto is that there are a number of great sporting events that you can check out, all within a short distance from each other. Want to catch a Blue Jays game? Roger’s stadium is right there, and just down the street from there is the Air Canada Centre, which is home to the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors. Considering how easy it is to catch a live game, it seems crazy to not take advantage of the opportunity.

That’s Entertainment

Need something to do with your evening?  If live music is your thing then consider the Hideout on Queen which is located, obviously, on Queen St. It’s a good place to listen to some of the local bands and rock your heart out. Should you prefer something a little less loud then try the Fifth Social Club on Richmond St. For those looking to sit back and catch a play, there is the Ed Mirvish Theatre, where there is always a performance going on.

Should you need to find a furnished apartment in Downtown Toronto, then consider Mary-am Suites. They can be reached by visiting their contact page.

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Communication and arrangement to get in the apartment was easy. The apartment was exactly as described. Great neighborhood with shops and restaurants around and just 2 minutes walk to the Eglinton subway station.

Nicholas from France | Republic Apartment

The suite is just like on the photos. The view of Toronto from the suite is amazing! A balcony on the 23th floor offers great views of the city. Main points: good AC system, beautiful view, comfortable beds, tasteful decor, nice swimming pool

Martina from Spain | Maple Leaf Square

Recently constructed building, good security and fitness room, well-equipped kitchen, tasteful decor, washer/dryer and dishwasher, indoor parking, great temperature control; generally very comfortable suite.

Claire from Montreal | Terrace of St. Gabriel

What a wonderful place to stay for a Toronto vacation! The location was ideal, the view was breathtaking, the accommodation was spotless and impeccably clean. Stuff made sure everything was taken care of.

Alya from Calgary | Maple Leaf Square Suite

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