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Business Travel, Downtown Toronto, Vacation Travel

COVID-19 Safety Tips for Your Downtown Toronto Rental

October 30, 2020
woman visitng downtown toronto rental

As many would agree, dealing with COVID-19 has made us all adopt a new normal. With changes to how we commute, work, and communicate, it can be stressful trying to navigate these unfamiliar rules.

However, when staying in a major city like Toronto, with the help of health experts and government guidelines, settling into your temporary home in Toronto and adapting to these changes doesn’t have to be so scary. 

Here are some tips on how you can maintain safety during your stay at one of our downtown Toronto rentals.

The Basics of Public Safety Guidelines in Toronto 

Under official public health guidelines, businesses and individuals alike are doing their part in reducing the spread of COVID-19. This has meant increased precautions like contact tracing at many restaurants offering customer seating and limitations to indoor gatherings.

Likewise, for international travellers just landing in the city, you must undergo a 14 day self-isolation period according to Toronto Public Health. And while you’re here, adopting healthy habits can be the best defence in keeping you safe. This includes:

  • Wearing a face mask
  • Washing your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • Maintaining social distancing or two-meter distance from others
  • Staying home if you are sick

Take Advantage of Travel and Booking Flexibility

As we’ve seen throughout this year, how we travel is constantly changing, especially dealing with COVID-19. Understanding this, there are options to help you book your stay in Toronto. 

Our company has always been a supporter of green initiatives. All agreements are signed digitally, limiting the number of face-to-face interactions required to finalize your rental. You can view all photos and virtual tours for a specific suite online.

We’re committed to giving you the utmost flexibility, meaning we allow for advanced reservation or short notice cancellations in light of these circumstances. 

Commuting Around the City Safely 

You have several options available to you when travelling in Toronto. These include public transit with the TTC, taxis, and ride-sharing programs through Uber and Lyft.

If you do have to take transit, the TTC is a great resource. Along with increased transit service and cleaning protocols, to reduce the spread of COVID-19,  masks and face covers are mandatory on the TTC as of September 2020. As well, maintaining social distancing and constant hand washing when travelling helps to keep you safe.

Plan Ahead

Using google maps or Rocketman for the TTC to track when your next bus arrives will allow you to plan your trip ahead of time. This way you do not have to worry about asking for directions or getting lost around the city. And with our 15 locations all around the city and the GTA, transit accessibility and safely reaching your destination is not a problem.

Work Remotely From Home

In the effort of reducing the spread of COVID-19, more people are working right from home. With everyone trying to adapt to this new work environment, video conferencing tools like Zoom have become essential to how we communicate and conduct our business. Luckily, you never have to worry about buffering or missing a call with our high-speed internet and wi-fi available throughout your stay at our downtown Toronto rentals.

All of our downtown Toronto rentals also include local and North American long-distance calling. Additionally, certain units come with work desks and chairs.

Make the Most of Your Downtown Toronto Rental

Settle in and Spread Out

Private common areas and fully furnished living spaces mean you don’t have to worry about unnecessary interactions with other people and can enjoy your temporary home in peace. 

Live More Independently

Downtown Toronto rentals offer more independence and individualistic living so you can limit your contact with the outside world. This means amenities like washers and dryers are available for you to do your own laundry and cleaning at your convenience. 

Utilize High-Quality House Cleaning

At DelSuites, we offer bi-weekly housekeeping (certain conditions apply) to enhance cleaning and sanitization at the highest level. Also in your serviced downtown Toronto rental, fresh linens and cleaning supplies are always stocked and at your disposal. 

Prepare Meals in Your Own Kitchen

With fully operational kitchens, you can take care of the majority of your meals right inside of your downtown Toronto rental. Buying groceries and cooking from home reduces contact with restaurants and the hassle of take-away while saving you money. 

DelSuites: Working Together to Keep You Safe

The health and safety of our guests and associates is our number one priority. This means we are always keeping on top of and maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene to keep you safe. 

During these unprecedented times maintaining healthy habits and making sure you are safe can be stressful. But you are not alone. Feel confident that with DelSuites and our world-class staff, your downtown Toronto rental is a secure and safe place that you can call home. 

We provide what you need to work effectively and live comfortably during your stay in your downtown Toronto rental. Visit our website and book with us today.

Business Travel, Corporate Housing, Toronto Condos, Vacation Travel

Short-Term Rental vs. Hotel: Weighing Your Options on Where You Should Stay in Toronto

October 26, 2020
toronto travel hotel vs short-term rental

You land in the city and are looking for a place to stay. Finding a living space that is clean and comfortable is going to be priority number one. Luckily you have options. When it comes to serviced living spaces, the two most popular options include: booking a short-term rental or finding a hotel. 

Depending on what type of trip you are taking to the city, whether it’s business or leisure, how you want to spend your time here, and where you reside will change. Both hotels and short-term rentals offer different experiences that can enhance or hinder your stay. 

Here is a breakdown that will help you weigh your options and help you decide which is better for you: 

What Do Short-Term Rentals Offer?

short-term rental unit


Since the entire living space is rented, you get a greater sense of privacy and experience fewer interruptions from other guests or staff like you would at a hotel. Especially in a time of social distancing, you do not have to worry about sharing common areas with other patrons or having to wear a face mask every time you leave your room. Instead, settle in and spread out as you please. 

Feeling At Home

Amenities like a kitchen, washer and dryer, and fully furnished living spaces are often included. This enhances the feeling of home as you can prepare your various meals, tend to your own laundry and live at your own pace in your home away from home.

Better Sense of the Neighbourhood

Short-term rentals are great for a longer stay. With locations throughout most major cities, you can get to know the area and community you are living in. Feel like a local and get fantastic intel on the best bars, restaurants, and hidden gems in the neighbourhood.

Saves You Money

Being able to do things like cook for yourself in a kitchen means you don’t have to worry about added costs on amenities that are included right in your living space. Likewise, the ability to be more self-sufficient means less hassle with cleaning fees and having to tip the bellboy. 


For short-term rentals, the increased independent living does mean you miss out on things like room service or larger amenities that a luxury hotel might provide. However, for condo-style or suite-style temporary rentals with DelSuites, things like a gym or a pool are still often available to you. 

What Do Hotels Offer?

hotel room vs short term rental

Many, Many Locations

Most major cities are no stranger to luxury hotels. This means you can have your pick of the best hotel in whichever neighbourhood you’d like to reside on your trip. Grab the best view in the city or the closest room to your favourite places in the downtown core, the choice is up to you. 

Service When You Want It

Hotels provide round-the-clock service. This means convenience and direct customer service whenever you have a complaint or concern with your room. Likewise, prepared meals are available for delivery at a cost, just pick up the phone and dial room service.

You’re In and Out

Reception operates 24/7 which allows for check-in and check-out at any time of the day or night.  This is great for international travellers or those on short business trips as you do not have to deal with the hassle of extensive clean up when you leave. 


For hotels, rooms must be cleaned frequently and linens changed almost every day. This constant servicing can be very disruptive as it increases unnecessary interaction with staff and can alter travel itineraries based on house cleaning hours. At the same time, with so many rooms to service, specialized care, and focus on your living space is reduced. 

In this time of social distancing, it is vital to limit interaction with other people and increase cleanliness in high touch areas, something that might be overlooked in hotel room maintenance. 

Choosing the Best Option for Your Trip 

Both hotels and short-term rentals have pros and cons and can alter how you experience a city. In a major city like Toronto, with so much to see and unique activities to do, it is important to experience the most of this beautiful city at your own pace. Although hotels provide luxury and convenience, short-term rentals save you money while allowing you to feel the privacy and comforts of home so you can focus on your trip. 

When you’re staying in Toronto, booking with DelSuites is the best of both worlds. Our short-term rentals allow you to enjoy your independence during your stay, but when you need it, maintenance and customer service are just one call away. With well-established locations throughout the city, you can rely on us to make you feel right at home anywhere you are. 

If you’re interested in learning more, visit our website today to see how staying with DelSuites is the best choice for your trip to Toronto. 

Downtown Toronto Condos, Toronto Condos, Toronto Family Travel, Vacation Travel

Travelling Internationally? Make the Most of Your Short-Term Rental in Toronto

October 21, 2020
short term rentals in toronto

No matter where you are travelling from, Toronto has a place for everyone. With a diverse cultural community and just as vibrant entertainment, food and art scene, there is always something to do in the city.  

When it comes to your stay, keeping your accommodations as stress-free as possible is a must. After you come off the plane, or however you land in the city, with DelSuites, your short-term rental in Toronto will be always ready when you get here.  

Welcome to Toronto: Your Options for Pickup 

Whether it is your first time here or a return trip, navigating the diverse neighbourhoods and streets of Toronto can be tricky. Like with any major city, Toronto has an array of unique neighbourhoods, spanning over 100 distinct communities. 

Are you looking for the easiest way to reach your DelSuites rental? We recommend a private limo, an airport taxi, or public transit through the TTC.

Providing a Safe, Secure, and Comfortable Home Away From Home 

Travelling to a new city can be stressful especially during COVID-19. When first coming to Toronto, there is a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period for international travellers and social distancing precautions for everyone. With these restrictions, it can be hard to fully enjoy your trip.  However, having a temporary home in Toronto to meet your needs is something we’ve got covered. 

Making your stay in the city as relaxed and comfortable as possible is something that every traveller wants. When it comes to travel security and safety, you can be confident you are in good hands. 

Protecting our guests and associates is our number one priority. Along with abiding by government public health guidelines, we make sure that we are keeping on top of standards of cleanliness and hygiene to keep everyone safe, no matter where you are travelling from. 

When you check-in, you can immediately enjoy the fully furnished living spaces and round the clock reliable and consistent customer service. With a strong in-house maintenance team and trusted security, we take care of your property and well-being so you can focus on getting the most out of your stay and this beautiful city. 

Whether you are here for leisure or business, out on the town, or in your suite, you can be certain that your short-term rental in Toronto is a secure and safe home away from home. 

Explore the City in Our Many Locations

DelSuites have properties all around the city! You can take your pick on where and how you’d like to discover Toronto. 

With locations in the downtown core, the heart of the city, and other parts of the GTA, you have lots of great options on where your adventure will start. Whether for the convenience of doing business near Front street in the downtown core or the love of great parks in the west end of North York, your short-term rental can always be catered to you. 

Hidden Gems and Must-Sees in the City 

With the confidence that knowing when you drop off your belongings, they are safe with us, you can finally explore Toronto. While maintaining social distancing guidelines for your travel safety and that of others, there are lots of activities to do and places to discover. Like many bustling cities, Toronto has an array of hidden gems that make this place unique. 

Whether you are getting around town through the TTC, North America’s best transit agency of 2017, or using the advanced network of ride-hailing or car rental services, the right mode of transportation is accessible from any of our 15 DelSuites locations for your short-term rental in the GTA. 

No matter when you land in Toronto, there is something to discover at any time of the day. From a city that never sleeps, activities throughout Toronto can cater to whatever your schedule and travel budget may be. 

If you’re looking for a fun day activity, you could try:

If you are looking for something more easy-going towards the evening, Toronto has many great independent restaurants, cafes, and speakeasies that can satisfy whatever you’re in the mood for. This includes:

  • Indulging in Greek food on the Danforth or Italian delights in Little Italy
  • Live jazz and blues at The Rex in the downtown core
  • Enjoying a flight at a local brewery in the Junction

Visiting Toronto? Find Your Next Short-Term Rental With DelSuites

Understandably during these unprecedented times dealing with COVID-19, some businesses and activities may be limited. Fortunately, with such a colourful city, Toronto always finds a way to entertain whenever you are here. 

And whatever you choose, you can be confident you have a comfortable and safe place to call home at the end of the day with DelSuites. Call 647-370-4313 or visit our website to find your perfect short-term rental in Toronto today.