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It 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…

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Are you vacationing in Toronto and trying to figure out your best option when it comes to a place to stay? If you are planning on being in town for a few weeks or more, then your main two options are extended stay hotels or serviced apartments. That being said, serviced apartments are usually your better bet when you are vacationing. Here’s how…

Serviced apartments are more affordable

First and foremost, it comes down to price. Despite the fact that serviced apartments usually offer more room than an extended stay hotel, they are typically less expensive. The reason for this is the reduced overhead that you have to pay for. Things like your “free” breakfast get worked into a hotel price but are not a factor for a serviced apartment. Also, because you are generally staying at a serviced apartment for a long time, they can reduce the per-day cost for you. When you are vacationing, the less you spend on housing, the more you can spend on fun things.

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Those looking for temporary housing usually fall into two different camps: those who live in the area but need a place to stay for a short time and those who are from out of town who will be visiting for a while. People in the first camp tend to have a number of reasons why they would need a place, including having their home remodeled, having suffered a disaster (such as a fire in their home), or as a short term residence while they are in between homes. People in the second camp tend to either be business travelers or vacationers who really want to experience the area the way that locals do. No matter what the reason, those who are looking for temporary housing in Toronto shouldn't fall into the trap of short-changing the place they decide on simply because they won’t be living there permanently.

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It’s pretty well known that one of the things that separate a short term rental apartment from an extended stay in Toronto is that the short term is going to feel more like home. But what makes it feel more like a home? Well, space is certainly a factor, and having separate rooms definitely helps. That being said, what really helps make short term rentals feel more like a home is all of the little details that they have. Wherever you stay, the amenities you have help to define your experience. It isn't just about having more amenities, either, it’s about the little things. If you are trying to choose between an extended stay in Toronto or alternatively a short term rental, then you should keep amenities in mind.

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One 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.

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If you are looking for a great place to hang out with friends for a few weeks (or more), then we would strongly recommend checking out Mississauga vacation rentals. Mississauga is located right next to Toronto proper but has its own sights and points of interest to keep you and your pals entertained for the entirety of your stay. Should you need a place to stay in in the city then you can do no better than Grand Ovation.

Little Big City

Mississauga was originally a small suburb of Toronto, but has seen radical growth in the past few decades and is now the 6th largest city in Canada. Part of the city’s growth is certainly due to its proximity to Toronto, but a great deal of credit also has to be given to its rich heritage and abundance of things to do. Moreover, Mississauga has been rated the safest city in Canada for the past eight years, making it an appealing destination for families and travelers.  

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Already thinking about where you want to go vacationing this year? While foreign travel is certainly an option, consider hitting the Trans-Canada Highway and seeing a bit more of the country. If you have never really taken the time to see what Canada has to offer, then this is certainly a great way to do so. All it takes is a car and some willing friends and you can stop by most of the major Canadian cities as well as many of the best sights in the country. Of course to do many of the cities justice, you should spend more than just a day or two in them. As such, we recommend short term rentals when you are on your great Canadian road trip.

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Let’s face it; if you are staying in a short term rental then you will probably not be as clean as you are at home. In your home you work to maintain a high level of cleanliness because it is your own space and you would prefer to live in a tidy, well-maintained space. When you are away from home, however, those great cleaning habits often times go out the window. As a result, being in rentals for any prolonged period of time can often result in a, shall we say, less than sparkling environment. That is of course, unless you have an excellent housekeeping service with your Toronto furnished rental. Having such a service can help keep your rental apartment looking like a home instead of just some place that you are staying at.

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There are a number of advantages to going with a short term stay in North York. You get a big apartment instead of a cramped hotel room. You get regular household amenities in your apartment and therefore feel more at home. Most of all, you get to experience the city like a local instead of feeling like a guest. However, if this is your first time looking in to a short term stay, then you should know that it isn't like getting a hotel. There are a number of different things to consider with a short term stay, but luckily, we have compiled a handy list to help first timers find the right one for them.

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Toronto is a fantastic place to spend Christmas with your family. The entire city embraces the holiday and it shows on almost every street. If you and your family are spending Christmas is Toronto and staying in one of Mary-Am Suites great vacation rentals, then there is plenty to see and do.

Here is a list of just some of the things that your family can experience:

Christmas Lights

When it comes to Christmas lights, one of the best places to go is the Distillery District. Every year its lights never fail to impress and it is highlighted by a 40ft. Christmas tree. In addition to the Distillery District, make sure to take an evening stroll down University Avenue, which is also covered in light during the month of December.

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If you need to send an employee to Toronto temporarily for business then things can get very costly very quickly. Food costs and transportation costs alone can really add up. Interestingly enough, one of the ways that you can help compensate for these costs is with corporate housing. In fact, you can greatly cut expenses by going with corporate housing over hotels. Let’s take a look how…

toronto corporate housing

Corporate housing is less expensive initially.

When it comes to the length of stay when compared to hotels, corporate housing costs less. Because you are committing to a longer stay the renter can charge less per day. Generally, you end up spending 25% to 40% with corporate housing than you do with hotels.

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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.

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You can’t get more centrally located in Toronto then midtown, especially if you are on or near Yonge St. Known as Yonge and Eglinton (or just Yonge and Eg) to the locals, this location certainly makes a compelling case for those who are looking for either a short term stay or long term rental and are trying to decide which district of the city to stay in. Whether you are taking up residence in midtown or if you are planning on branching out to the other districts, you certainly have options. Should you be wondering what there is to do midtown, then here are a few suggestions:

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Located 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.

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It goes without saying that you have many options when it comes to vacation rentals in Toronto. The real question is this: what type of experience are you looking for? Should the answer be “something great for the whole family,” then your best option would be to stay at the Grand Ovation in Mississauga. This excellent furnished apartment option is in one of the fastest growing principalities of Toronto, and makes for a very family friendly place to stay. Here is why Mississauga is an outstanding location if you are checking out vacation rentals in the Toronto area that are great for the whole family:

Great Outdoor Adventures

Mississauga is a great place for families to spend time together outdoors. The whole family can spend a day at the beach by visiting Jack Darling Park, which sits along Lake Ontario. While there you can go windsurfing, canoeing, or play a few set of tennis. If you are looking for a great place to go for a family bike ride (or just a long walk), then you have the waterfront trail, which hugs Lake Ontario. If dad is looking to hit the greens, there are certainly a number of local golf courses as well, including BraeBen and Lakeview.

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For 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:

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North York has seen a lot of development over these past few years. The area was already growing, but since the coming of the Yonge subway line, it has seen much more rapid expansion. If you find yourself needing a place to stay in North York then you should consider a furnished apartment by Mary-am Suites, as they have some of the best options in the district. One of the biggest reasons to go with Mary-am is because you can be confident that you are getting a great price for a great apartment. In fact, if you are looking for affordable furnished apartment rentals in North York, you can’t do any better than Mary-am Suites.

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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.

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If by chance you are going to be staying in Toronto for a few weeks, you certainly have some options when it comes to housing. The challenge is deciding what type of housing is best when you need to bring your family along. There are many more factors that you have to keep in mind when it comes to family travel, and not every type of housing solution is family friendly. For those who find themselves having trouble deciding which option to go with, we recommend short term rentals for family travel. It is the best way to keep your loved ones happy while staying in Toronto.

Family Friendly Accomodations

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Want a Taste of the City? Check Out Furnished Apartments at Yonge and Finch 

If you and your family are going to be visiting the city of Toronto, why not do so in a way that lets you really experience the city? A furnished apartment in the right location can serve not only as a home away from home, but as a good starting place for you to explore the city from. If you are staying in Toronto for a month or two for business and want to live in a place that will let you see what the city has to offer, then your best bet is to stay at the Meridian Residences on the corner of Finch Avenue and Yonge Street

North York Furnished Suite

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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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