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7 COVID-19 Measures You Should Know About Before Visiting Canada

April 29, 2021
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Travel over the past year has been a whirlwind. Changing restrictions and new safety measures have made international travel a difficult maze of new rules depending on the airport or country you arrive in. Luckily, for travelers coming into Canada, there is some clarity. 

COVID-19 definitely disrupted many plans in 2020, but after a year of dealing with this novel virus, Canadian governments and travel institutions can now offer better guidelines for international travel. 

Here are seven measures you should know when visiting Canada as we deal with the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

1. Masks and Face Coverings

This is the big one. 

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, travelers entering Canada through major ports, including airports, transit stations, etc., must wear masks/face coverings at all times. 

At Pearson Airport in Toronto, this includes the pre-and post-security screening areas of the terminals, parking facilities, people mover train, sidewalks/curbs outside the terminals, and other outdoor public areas.

There are several special exceptions to this rule in effect. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, you are exempt from the rule provided you have a note from a medical doctor that certifies that you are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons. 

2. COVID-19 Testing Before and Upon Arrival

As of February 21, 2021, air travelers will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test upon landing in Canada.  This testing can occur at the airport or later during their mandatory quarantine period in either a designated quarantine facility or at a suitable place of quarantine.

Before leaving the airport, travelers will also receive a COVID-19 test kit or instructions for taking their test later during their mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

3. Mandatory Quarantine Period 

When first coming to Canada, there is a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period for international travelers and social distancing precautions for everyone. 

For those coming from specific international hot spots, travelers are to go to a pre-booked hotel while they await the results of their arrival test.

If the test is negative, travelers will continue their quarantine in their home, short-term rental, or designated residence and complete their test kit as instructed.

However, if positive, travelers will be relocated to a designated quarantine facility or other suitable places of quarantine until medically released. 

4. Social Distancing Measures 

Apart from wearing masks and constant hand-washing, maintaining social distancing when possible is how we can help combat this pandemic. 

Many stores, public venues, and restaurants will have limited sitting or restrictions to how many patrons they can accommodate at a time. Keep this in mind when making plans for outings as there might be longer than usual waiting times or queues for shopping. 

At DelSuites, your short-term rental allows you to maintain social distancing and have a home away from home. Guests can enjoy premium amenities like a personal kitchen and high-speed internet, so their stay is comfortable and stress-free. 

5. Pre-Booked Hotel Upon Arrival 

Before departure to Canada, air travelers will need to reserve a 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel. These new measures are in addition to existing mandatory pre-boarding and health requirements for air travelers with limited exemptions. 

Also, the Government of Canada has announced new travel restrictions, including a suspension of flights to Mexico and the Caribbean from January 31, 2021, to April 30, 2021.  New testing and quarantine requirements are also evolving with developments in the pandemic on public health. 

6. Restrictions for Meeters and Greeters at the Airport

Are you heading back home? Make sure to say your goodbyes before reaching the airport.

To maintain social distancing and limit high-volume traffic, many major airports have limited terminal access to passengers traveling on the same day and airport employees on duty. Meeters and greeters or those dropping friends and loved ones off at the airport won’t be able to enter the terminals. 

7. Stay-At-Home Orders 

In some COVID-19 hotspots, government bodies have implemented more strict social distancing measures to curb the spread of the virus and its newly emerging variants. 

Depending on the city you are traveling to, make sure to be prepared and informed of possible stay-at-home orders. This preparation can dramatically alter your trip and how you can spend your time in the country. 

8. Providing a Safe, Secure, and Cozy Home Away From Home 

Traveling to any country can be stressful, especially during COVID-19. With so many restrictions, it can be hard to fully enjoy your trip.  However, having a temporary home with DelSuites’ short-term rentals can make all the difference. 

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 ensure that we are keeping on top of standards of cleanliness and hygiene to keep everyone safe, no matter where you are traveling from. 

Right from check-in, you can enjoy fully furnished living spaces and round-the-clock reliable and high-quality customer service. Despite this new normal, our strong in-house maintenance team and trusted security make it their mission to take care of you and your well-being so you can focus on getting the most out of your stay in Toronto and surrounding GTA.

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

Don’t let COVID-19 get you down.  Even with some limited activities, 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. Visit our website to find your perfect short-term rental in Toronto today.

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Travelling with Friends and Family in DelSuites: What You Need to Know

April 22, 2021

Travelling with large groups of people, especially small kids, can be incredibly stressful, especially when confined to small quarters for long periods of time, not having the benefits of being at home where you have everything you need, and the pressure to keep everyone in the group comfortable and entertained at all times. 

DelSuites aims to alleviate all the normal stress that comes with vacations either with family or friends, with our luxury spacious, short-term rentals. 

Discover expansive rooms, kid-friendly amenities and perks, internet packages, and more when you book our rental units. If you’re planning to stay in the city for an extended period of time, make sure it’s in a space that suits your needs. After all, you deserve to enjoy your space after a long day.

Let Delsuites host your stay in private luxurious short-term accommodations. Our short-term rental options include suites with rooms for groups of any size. 

Choose from our two and three-bedroom accommodations, designed to suit families or groups of friends. Our rooms also come equipped with full kitchens, cable, and internet packages to keep all members of your group entertained when you’re not exploring the city. 

Kid-Friendly Spaces 

Designed to provide the “home away from home” experience, DelSuites goes above and beyond to ensure the comfort of your family for the duration of your stay. Offering a wide selection of rooms for groups and families with small kids to more luxurious spaces, we customize our spaces to your needs. 

Each suite has multiple TV screens, allowing each member of your group to relax individually without encroaching on each other’s space or interests. Our short-term rentals are designed to provide group relaxation without the stress that comes from family vacations. 

If you have extra child care needs, our team is standing by to assist. Let us know the accommodations you require for your family, and we will rise to the occasion. 


Pets are family too, we get it. You want to travel with your pets and aren’t comfortable leaving them with a dogsitter, or at a kennel. DelSuites is pleased to offer our guests pet-friendly rooms and spaces, but please note that the pet policy varies from location to location. Visit the building page of the building you’ll be staying at to review their policy before booking with your pet.

Luxury Rentals 

Whether friends or family, feel completely at ease knowing all your needs will be met with DelSuites. Our accommodations boast high-end finishes and furnishings, complete with full kitchens and top-quality appliances. Our kitchens let you cook your own meals if you’re looking to save some money by dining in during your stay.

Our rentals range from fully furnished apartments downtown to locations in surrounding GTA neighbourhoods. These more luxury rooms are suited to people and groups staying 30 nights or more in Toronto. 

Fully furnished rentals come complete with high-quality bed sheets, duvets, mattresses, and pillows for maximum comfort. 

Amenities and Services 

Use the amenities to your advantage. After a long day of exploring the city, unwind and lounge in your building’s amenities. Get amazing views of the city from rooftop terraces, take a dip in private swimming pools, and more. 

Our short-term rentals in Toronto only add to your experience of the city. Keep your routine during your stay with the use of our athletic facilities. Our rooms also come with alarm systems to help you feel more secure during your stay. 

Because you’ll be staying for one month or longer, our rooms come equipped with a washer and dryer to help your wardrobe stay clean and fresh—so feel free to pack light! 

Some of our services include 24/7 tech support and pre-arrival grocery delivery. Meaning you have the opportunity to arrive at your fully furnished rental apartment with a completely stocked fridge waiting for you. 

Ready to Book With DelSuites? Let’s Get Started

Choose your luxury stay in any of our incredible downtown Toronto locations, such as: 

If you’re looking for stays outside of Toronto’s core, DelSuites offers accommodations in Mississauga, North York, Scarbrough, and Markham. 

DelSuites is dedicated to providing our guests with comfort and peace of mind in the heart of one of the world’s top cities. From the spacious nature of the suites to the quality finishes and amenities to meet your every need, our short-term rentals in Toronto help remove the stress of travelling and give you a relaxing and seamless stay. 

Are you interested in learning more? Contact us today or reach out directly by calling 1-877-228-7677.

Fitness and Health

How You Can Protect Your Mental Health While Working From Home

April 5, 2021
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Many of us have recently begun working from home due to COVID-19 while others have been doing it for years. No matter your reasoning or experience, there are many enjoyable benefits of remote work: no commute, comfortable clothes, your pets nearby, and working from your furnished condo.

But like many things, there are challenges as well. Isolation can lead to loneliness, a disrupted and different routine can make the work-life balance even more difficult than usual. 

So how do you protect your mental health while working from home? 

According to the experts at working from home, the simple answer is to stay on schedule and stay connected. Let’s break this down.

Stay on Schedule

One of the easiest and most important actions for you to take is to create a schedule and stick to it as much as possible. If you have the flexibility, set your schedule around your most productive hours.

Create a Morning Routine

It is good to have a normal routine similar to when you went into the office. Take a shower, if that’s what you usually did, and give yourself time for a healthy breakfast. Sit down with your breakfast and coffee (or drink of choice), giving yourself a moment to fully wake up and mentally prepare for the day. 

Get out of Pajamas

Putting on a set of clothes for the day, comfortable but different than your pajamas, will have an impressive impact on your mindset for the workday. Your brain will separate sleep/snuggle time from work time and know that the day has started. 

Take Breaks Away From Desk

As part of your daily schedule, you should have a few breaks that are around 15 minutes long. When you do take these breaks, move away from your desk. If possible, try going to a different room. This will help with minimizing screen time and clearing your mind. Doing this will also prevent burnout from hours of focusing on one task or staring at one screen. 

End Your Work Day

Your schedule should also have a set time off. This time might change from day to day because of your flexibility or needs but whatever time you decide on, end your workday at that time. Shut the laptop, close the notebook, walk away from the desk. The rest of your day is for you and your home life. This is very necessary to protect the boundary between work life and home life. Working from home and not doing this will make it feel like your workday never ends.

Stay Connected

To resist those feelings of isolation while working from home, staying connected with colleagues, family members, and friends is incredibly important. Luckily, in today’s digitally interconnected world, this is easier than ever. 

Conversing with Colleagues

When you work in an office, interactions with your colleagues can play a huge part in your daily activities. From collaborations over a project to gossiping in the break room, many of us have so many conversations within the office. Working from home, you should try keeping these conversations going as much as possible. Most companies will have some form of recommended messaging service so keep a few of these windows open. Keep chatting with your friends, collaborating with your peers, and asking questions when needed. 

Use Video Calls

Whenever possible, use video calling with colleagues to actually see their faces. This will more replicate the in-person interactions from the office and can also be a more productive form of communication. Facial expressions play a large role in conversations and are lost with messaging. A video call or meeting will help with each person’s focus and involvement in the conversation at hand. 

Don’t Forget Friends and Family

Outside of work, video calls with friends and family will be very helpful. If you had a group of friends going to happy hour on a particular day of the week, keep this going digitally! Having a few group chats and individual chats going throughout the day will keep you connected to your loved ones, no matter their location or the current restrictions. 

Mental Health Support

For some, the struggles of working from home might be deeper and more difficult than the recommendations above can help with. If you are feeling depressed or isolated and need to talk to someone, Crisis Services Canada provides local resources and support, no matter where you live. 

If you:

  • Are not feeling yourself
  • Are experiencing a crisis
  • Have emotional pain
  • Have thoughts of suicide
  • Know someone who needs help

Visit Crisis Services Canada for the distress centres and crisis organizations nearest you. You can access many of these services virtually from your furnished condo.

Looking for a Change of Scenery? DelSuites Can Help

Sometimes a change of scenery can make all the difference in your work routine. Here at DelSuites, we have fully furnished condos available throughout Toronto and the GTA.

Get in touch with our team today to explore our wide selection of short-term rentals.