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6 Reasons Why Our Previous Customers Liked Us

1. Clean and well maintained suites

“The apartments where new, clean and well maintained in excellent locations close to all local shopping and attractions. I never had any issues contacting them, even after hours. I highly recommend City Gate Suites and their professional work manner.” – Shane H

 

 

 

2. Helpful Staff

“Staff are very nice, very knowledgeable, always helpful and a pleasure to deal with. The best thing is that if there is any even small issue, you can rest assured that it will be taken care of immediately.” – Aliaa

 

3. Better than a Hotel

“The building is brand new and apartment was very clean. There is 24 hour security in the lobby. The apartment is bright, well equipped kitchen and spacious. It is much better than a hotel room!! Check in and check out was easy. The grocery is right across the street!” – Tina

 

4. Excellent Amenities

“Great gym with modern cardio equipment and modern and complete weight room as well. Very clean gym as well. Very close to Square One Mall so you pretty much have everything at your disposal. Overall I give it a 9.5 on 10! Would return anytime and recommend anytime.” – Rick

 

 

 

5. Fast and Free Wi-Fi

“Flats are almost brand new, clean and fully equipped with all electrical devices needed. We had a laptop, 3 smart phones and a tablet all connected to the high speed free WiFi.” – Fay A

 

6. Our Unique Baby Kit

“Loved it!! Spent two weeks with my wife and a 6 month baby! They provided baby crib along with baby showering kit for free!” – Wissam

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You Asked and We’ve Answered

We know you’ll have many questions when deciding on which short term housing provider to choose, and we want to make your lives as easy as possible. Here is a list of some of the most commonly asked questions we receive. If you want a full list of questions, check out our website.

 

What is included with the furnished apartment?

All furnished apartments include utilities, free high speed internet, one underground parking spot, cable TV, free Canada and US calling, a fully furnished kitchen, living items including toiletries, in-suite washer and dryer, and access to the Gym and the Pool.

 

Can I extend my stay?

We are happy to offer extensions; however, they will be granted based on availability. We required a two week notice for extensions. In this circumstance, the price of the suite will be prorated.

 

Do you provide cleaning services during the stay?

A cleaning service can be provided on a bi-weekly basis for a fee. Please contact us for prices.

 

Are pets allowed?

Yes. We encourage our guests to bring their furry friends, but please note that there will a $100 pet cleaning fee applied to each stay.

 

Is parking included?

We guarantee one underground parking spot is included. Additional parking can be requested for a fee, but it is not guaranteed.

 

Is there a deposit for my reservation?

Yes. Upon booking a $500 CAD reservation fee will be charged to your credit card. This fee will be fully refunded within 5 business days after check-out, if the suite is maintained in good condition.

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6 Fun Things to do in Toronto If You Don’t Like Drinking

Spending a night out with friends may often involve long nights, alcohol and a very regretful attitude the next morning. If drinking isn’t your thing, or you’re just looking for a break from the alcohol this weekend then try one of these activities. Of course, you don’t have to drink in order to have a great night out with your friends, and we’re about to prove it

 

  • Test your problem-solving skills at one of many escape rooms across the city. See if you and your friends can figure your way out of a sticky situation when locked in themed room.
  • Feel like a kid again at Pursuit OCR’s 10,000-square foot indoor obstacle course. Have a laugh while jumping into the oversize ball pit or race against your friend in an obstacle course. Either way you will have an awesome time while really get a good workout.
  • Even though it sounds frightening, Axe Throwing is growing wildly popular (and for good reason too)! You will have a blast competing against your friends while playing a sport that you can’t do anywhere else.
  • Head over to Snakes and Lattes, the popular board game café for a unique coffee-going experience. Not only can you enjoy a latte and a muffin, but you can also challenge your friends to hundreds of board games that you probably have never heard of.
  • Jump, bounce, flip, dodge, and slam at Skyzone with wall-to-wall trampolines, with basketball slam dunk contents, dodgeball tournaments, and foam pit, and more!
  • If you’ve ever wanted to go skydiving but are too afraid to commit to a life-threatening activity, then try going to iFLY Toronto and experience their simulated indoor skydiving, without the risks.
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3 Signs You’re Working with The Best Temporary Corporate Housing Company

There are many temporary corporate housing providers on the market, but not all of them are worth your precious time and money. If you’re going to commit yourself to a short term rental, how can you be sure you’re choosing the right company? We’ve created this blog to help you understand what to look for in a temporary corporate housing provider.

 

Memberships and Affiliations

This is an easy way to check if the company is credible and trustworthy. There are associations that govern this industry, and provide accreditation to the companies that have met the standards that they have outlined. Some of these associations include the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP), Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA), and Leadership for Workforce Mobility (CERC). City Gate Suites is a proud member of all these of the mentioned associations.

 

Customer Service

A friendly voice on the other end of the phone is crucial to running a good business, and we here at City Gate Suites are well aware of that! It is important for you to feel comfortable with the people you’re doing business with, and we want to make your stay feel as comfortable as possible. When looking for temporary corporate housing, you are likely committing to doing business with the service provider for several months, so you want to make sure that they will provide you with good customer service. At City Gate Suites we are always happy to connect with our guests and address any issues they may be facing.

 

Excellent Testimonials

If you have no prior experience with a company then it’s hard to know the quality of their service for certain. A good thing to make you feel more confident is looking at the statements of past guest. Many companies will have testimonials listed on their company website, Google+ account, and Facebook page. This will give you a good indication of what their past customers thought about their service.

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The Best Shopping Mississauga Has

If you’re looking for the best place go shopping, Mississauga has exactly what you’re looking for.  Whether you want to spend like a celebrity, or find a good discount, you will find what you’re looking for in Mississauga.

 

Square One Shopping Center

Square One is located in the heart of downtown Mississauga, near the Mississauga Civic Centre, bus terminals, and all of City Gate Suites’ buildings. The shopping centre is the second largest in the country, including over 360 stores whilst still expanding. Square One is host to several high-end stores including Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, Michael Kors, and the world renowned restaurant Jamie’s Italian, while also incorporating lower-end stores such as Forever 21, Old Navy, and The Bay.

 

Erin Mills Town Centre

If you’re going shopping, Mississauga’s northwest end is most well know for this mall.  Deal hunters might want to check out Erin Mills Town Centre for a good deal on their fashion apparel.  It’s recent renovations have given the mall a modern look and feel, so you will feel like you’re doing luxury shopping while getting a low price.  You can go on the mall’s official website for a list of stores that are having a sale before you go shopping.

 

Streetsville  

Looking for a unique shopping experience?  Try Streetsville for a quaint, small town feeling!  Walk the streets of this village to shop at locally-owned boutiques, thrift shops, and consignment stores, whether you’re shopping for jewelry, fashion apparel, or home accessories.  This village named themselves “The Shop For All Reasons” because of their variety.

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What to Do in Mississauga on Weekends

The weekend is here and you still don’t know what to do in Mississauga? Don’t you worry, we’ve got you covered.     Whether you’re looking for a fun night out, or a day of playing games, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this list of what to do in Mississauga.

 

Watch the Raptors 905

Going to a Toronto Raptors game will burn a hole in your pocket, but if you’re looking to cheer on a basketball team at a spirited sports event, then check out the Raptors 905 this weekend in the NBA Development League.  They play at the Hersey’s Centre in Mississauga, so it’s more convenient than going downtown Toronto, and the tickets start at only $14 each.

 

Playdium

For those of you gamers out there, you should release your inner child this weekend at Playdium with their 40,000 square feet of virtual, physical and interactive entertainment.  In the warmer months of the year, Playdium opens their 1.2km outdoor go-karting track.

 

Port Credit

Take a walk through this quaint community for date night with your partner, or a day outing with your family.  There is plenty to do in Port Credit, from going to a nice dinner, shopping at the locally-owned boutiques, or sitting by the lake and watching the boats.

 

 

 

Dancing

Let loose on Saturday night at the Blue Suede Sue’s night club.  Dance the night away on the dancefloor with your friends to local DJ’s.

 

 

 

 

Shopping

Treat yourself to a little retail therapy this weekend at one of Mississauga’s many shopping centres.  Square One is the largest shopping mall in Ontario, and the second largest in Canada, so you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for here. Other notable shopping centres include Dixie Outlet Mall, Heartland Town Centre, and Erin Mills Town Centre.

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Checklist: What to Bring to Your Luxury Short Term Rentals

We’re making packing for your trip to a luxury short term rental much easier with this checklist.  Luxury short term rentals are typically fully furnished and come equipped with bedding and cutlery, so this checklist will help to guide you when packing.

 

Clothing:

  • Leisure Clothing
  • Dress Clothing
  • Swimsuits
  • Sleepwear
  • Athletic Shoes
  • Dress Shoes

 

Travel Documents

  • Passports
  • Personal identification and health card
  • Travel Insurance Information
  • Plane/Train/Bus Tickets
  • Credit Card/Traveller’s Cheque/Cash

 

Electronics:

  • Laptop
  • Tablet
  • Mobile Device
  • Camera
  • Charging Cables
  • Headphones
  • Portable Charger
  • Universal Travel Wall Adapter

 

Toiletries/Health Care Items:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Cologne/Perfume
  • First Aid Kit
  • Motion Sickness Medications
  • Allergy Medications
  • Pain Reliever Medication
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Furnished Short Term Rentals vs Hotels

 

1. It’s significantly cheaper

You might want to brace yourself when looking at hotel prices in Toronto and other major cities, as they typically cost an average of $250 per night. This can really burn a hole in your pocket, especially if you’re staying for longer than a week. Furnished short term rentals can be a much more reasonable option for travellers, with prices ranging from $100 to $200 depending on the season and the suite type.

 

2. Amenities

Say goodbye to the days of bringing your dirty laundry to the dry cleaners or searching for a laundromat. Furnished short term rentals often come equipped with an in-suite washing machine and a dryer, so you don’t have to go out of your way to do your everyday chores.

Furnished short term rentals usually offer free Wi-Fi to their guests, access to the condominium’s pool and fitness centre, and if you’re lucky you may even have a patio or business centre.

 

3. A Full Kitchen

One of the main benefits of choosing furnished short term rentals over hotels is the benefit of having a full kitchen in your suite. If you’re staying longer than a week, eating out for every meal will get boring. Furnished short term rentals give you the option to make a home cooked meal and enjoy it in comfort.

 

4. More spacious

Hotel rooms are small, cramped, and are typically more than three times smaller in square footage than a furnished short term rental. We provide a more spacious and open concept environment to make you feel comfortable. You will often see the option for one or two bedroom suites and will almost always have a separate living space.

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6 Places To Visit In Mississauga In The Spring

Now that we are officially in the spring season, it’s time you get outside and enjoy the nice weather.  There is plenty of beautiful scenery to see and fun activities to do in Mississauga during this time of year.  Keep reading for our favourite things to do and places to visit in Mississauga during the spring.

 

Kariya Park

This beautiful park has Japanese inspired landscape, a large pond, cherry blossom trees, and much more.  Take a stroll through this peaceful garden to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and witness the cherry blossom trees in full bloom.  The park was created to honour Kariya City, Japan, which has a twin-city relationship with Mississauga.

 

 

 

Port Credit

This charming community is located on Lake Ontario, boasts beautiful views of the lakeshore, and is one of our favourite places to visit in Mississauga.  The iconic lighthouse can be seen from miles away when lit up at night.  Enjoy a meal at one of the town’s many restaurants, have a laugh at the comedy club, or even watch the boats go out into the lake.

 

 

Jack Darling Memorial Park

This large recreational area is a peaceful place to spend time with family and friends on the weekend. Located by the waterfront in Port Credit, the Jack Darling Memorial Park is perfect for a picnic on a nice spring day. People of all cultures and nationalities gather at this park with their families, friends, and pets to relax, play sports and enjoy themselves.

 

Rattray Marsh Conservation Area

This unique conservation area is one that should not be missed.  The Rattray Marsh in location on the Lake Ontario shoreline and offers a natural cobblestone beach.  The marsh boasts several walking trails to explore nature, go bird watching, and snap some beautiful photographs.

 

 

 

Streetsville

This historic community is a great place to visit for some fun, free events and entertainment during the springtime.  Bring along your friends and family and enjoy a meal with good company, some delicious treats, and then a cup of coffee to end off your visit.  Check out www.villageofstreetsville.com/ for a complete list of upcoming events in the village.

 

Go-Kart

For those of you who are more on the adventurous side and looking for a thrilling go-karting experience, Playdium is definitely one of the best places to visit in Mississauga.  Playdium is home to one of the longest go-kart track in Ontario, with a 1.2-kilometer track that won’t disappoint.

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Important Things to Look For in Short Term Corporate Housing

When you’re traveling for business, whether it’s for a few weeks or a few months at a time, you might find that you’re drawn to the idea of living somewhere with a more ‘at home’ type of feeling. We suggest you give short term corporate housing a try the next time you’re on an out of town work assignment. Steer away from the pricier options like hotels and Airbnb’s; try the newly popular short term corporate housing options. However, you can’t choose just any short term housing provider, so we’ve created this list to outline the important things that you should look for when choosing short term corporate housing.

 

Is it furnished?

This is probably one of the most important questions that you need to ask your short term corporate housing provider when you are looking around. Does the apartment come fully equipped with all the adequate furniture that you will need during the duration of your stay, or will you have to bring your own furniture along with you? Transporting your furniture for a temporary stay can be a deal breaker, as it is a very strenuous task. We suggest asking this question up front.

 

Wi-Fi

Free wireless Internet is commonplace in this day and age, but you should always inquire to make sure that your apartment’s rental rate includes access to Wi-Fi so that you can work from the comfort of your ‘home’ while on work assignment.

 

 

 

Is Parking Available?

If you’re bringing your car along with you to your short term corporate housing unit, or if you’re renting a car once you get there, then asking if there will be a parking spot available to you is crucial. Finding and paying for parking in a busy city can be a difficult and expensive task, especially if you are staying for an extended period of time, so this question is important to ask. Here at City Gate Suites we guarantee you one parking spot for the duration of your stay, and additional spots may be available for a fee.

 

Amenities

Asking about the amenities included in the apartment shouldn’t be the first question on your list, but it is definitely a good thing to know. The desired amenities will differ from person to person based on your interests, but you might be curious if you will have access to a swimming pool, gym or business centre during your stay. The amenities likely won’t make or break your stay, but they will definitely be an added bonus.

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