COVID-19 has hit the film and TV industry hard all over the world. In Toronto, many productions were postponed or drastically changed due to the pandemic.
Luckily, things are slowly starting to pick up again. This means that you and your team may be looking for an affordable, convenient housing solution for your out-of-town team members.
The Film Industry in Toronto in 2021
After many months of downtime, many productions have started up again. As BlogTO points out, productions now need to work around new COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Marguerite Pigott, the Film Commissioner and Director of Entertainment Industries at the City of Toronto, said, “This means that productions frequently need more time, more space and more safety supplies, in addition to having staff appointed to positions that focus on compliance with provincial and production-specific protocols.
So, what does this mean for the industry? It means productions are starting up again, many of which have international casts that will need accommodations.
Temporary Housing for the Cast and Crew from DelSuites
Here at DelSuites, we offer luxurious, affordable temporary condo accommodation for people looking for short-term stays in Toronto and the GTA.
If you are looking for temporary housing for your production team and cast while you shoot your next film in Toronto, here are some of the ways DelSuites can help.
Intensive Cleaning Procedures
We take hygiene precautions incredibly seriously at DelSuites. We are committed to ensuring that all of our guests stay safe and healthy during their stay.
When bi-weekly is provided, we use intensive bleach-based disinfectant products to ensure that our suites are deep cleaned.
Filming in Toronto can happen just about anywhere. While some productions will use locations in the downtown area, others may need to film in the outskirts of the city.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you can minimize the amount of time your team spends on public transport by finding an ideal housing option close to your filming locations. We have suites all over the GTA for your convenience.
Not only are our housing locations convenient for travelling to and from location, they’re also located in some of Toronto’s most exciting areas. This means that your team can enjoy shopping, dining out, and exploring the city during their time off.
That All Important Homely Feel
With many film productions, the team ends up being housed in a hotel for the duration of filming. While hotels are comfortable and clean, they rarely have that homely feel that your team is after.
If your cast and crew are moving to Toronto for a month or more, they will appreciate having access to the comforts of home.
Our suites are fully furnished and are incredibly spacious. Choose between our 1,2, or 3 bedroom suites, all of which have room for dining, working remotely, and lounging around during time off. They even have their own high-speed Wi-Fi connections and TVs.
Flexible Start and Finish Dates
While most film and TV productions make their plans well in advance, we understand that plans can change without much notice. If you end up finishing the scenes with several actors early, you can use our flexible end date system to end your contract with us early and send your actors home without paying extra fees in rent. DelSuites just requires 14-days notice to alter or change your dates of stay.
We even offer instant move-in dates if your plans change last minute and you need to bring members of your team to Toronto early.
Your team will absolutely love the amenities in some of our condo buildings. Our buildings offer everything from round the clock security to fitness centers, spas, and pools.
For people on a tight, intensive filming schedule, these extra amenities will be greatly appreciated. Be sure to ask us about which buildings offer the amenities you’re after.
Many actors end up spending money on takeaway and room service when they’re housed in a hotel during a film shoot. With DelSuites accommodations, your team will all have access to their own fully-equipped state-of-the-art kitchens and dining areas. This means they’ll be able to cook their own meals and stay healthy during the shoot.
All of our suites also include washers and dryers, which will prove to be another incredibly useful timesaver.
Discover the Perfect Accommodation With DelSuites Today
If you’re ready to find out more about whether DelSuites is the right choice for your production, click here to start browsing our available suites.
Give us a call at 647-370-4313 to chat with someone from our team about what we can offer you and your film crew.