Finding the right short-term rentals in Toronto is challenging in a pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work, and interact with one another. But most of all, the outbreak has brought health and safety to the forefront of our thoughts. We ask ourselves the same question every time we leave the front door: How do I keep myself and my loved ones safe from a highly infectious and potentially deadly virus?
If you plan on relocating during the COVID-19 pandemic, your first concern should be safety. Whether you’re a frontline healthcare worker determined to self-isolate closer to Toronto’s network of hospitals, or you’re hoping for a brief escape from isolation, we’ve done the legwork and put together a comprehensive guide to staying safe while enjoying your stay in Canada’s most famous city.
The Latest From the City of Toronto
What we know about COVID-19 changes almost daily. The City of Toronto has created a detailed set of coronavirus resources that Toronto residents can use to understand the latest bylaws, suggestions, and more.
Browse Short-Term Rentals in Toronto With Virtual Tours
So, where’s the safest place to stay in Toronto during a viral pandemic? When it comes to safety, short-term rentals in Toronto must adhere to the rigid disinfection standards that home-sharing platforms like Airbnb have no way of enforcing. At the same time, these suites provide the luxury experience that you get with a hotel room—only without the hefty price tag or high turnover of guests.
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the value of preparation. Before deciding on a short-term rental company, check for flexible pricing and cancellation terms. Moreover, what amenities are offered? How close will you be to grocery stores and pharmacies? What do properties look like on the inside?
DelSuites offers virtual tours with 360-degree interactive panoramas of each room in its properties. A “walk” score assigned to each listing informs you whether errands can be accomplished on foot. “Bike” scores tell you a property’s proximity to bikeable areas.
The best part about short-term rentals in Toronto is the abundance of delivery services available. Whether we’re talking about fresh produce or fresh loaves of bread, Toronto is home to a broad network of grocery delivery services. Have the essentials and more delivered directly to your furnished suite by connecting with the brands we recommend:
- Instacart. Download the Instacart app or visit their website to find exclusive deals with same-day delivery (or order up to six days in advance). Instacart lets you purchase from well-known brands like Loblaws, Walmart, T&T Supermarket—even Bulk Barn to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Walmart. You can always rely on the world’s largest company in times of need. Keep in mind that Walmart only offers home delivery for orders of $50 or over.
- Metro. Metro’s Online Grocery Service has same-day delivery with a fee of $12 plus tax. Just make sure to reserve your time slot before you start shopping. New time slots are added every day to meet increasing demand.
- Grocery Gateway. For gourmet groceries and perhaps some adult beverages on the side, check out Longo’s grocery delivery service. Same-day deliveries are made during a 90-minute window.
- Fresh City Farms. Shop from local farmers’ markets all year long with Fresh City Farms’ organic and artisanal suppliers. Minimum order values are set at $27, with delivery fees waived at the $75 mark.
Avoid crowded supermarket aisles by taking advantage of same-day grocery delivery. Plus, DelSuites provides you with everything you need to reignite your love of cooking, from a spacious kitchen area to top-shelf equipment. But what if you’re not in the mood to cook?
Toronto is famous for its diverse flavour profile—we’ve got something for everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen crowd favourites hop onto third-party apps like Uber Eats and DoorDash to stay in business.
What are the city’s most treasured food spots, and where can you order from them?
- TORA. If you’re craving flame-seared aburi oishi, beef tataki salad, or crispy pork gyoza, one of Toronto’s top higher-end sushi spots is available to order from through Uber Eats and Ritual.
- Oretta. For fresh pasta, pizza, and salad, look no further than Oretta’s authentic Italian menu. You can find them on Uber Eats and Ritual.
- Aba’s Bagels. If you’re in the mood for freshly-baked bagels, check out Aba’s. Plus, their Bagel It Forward program lets you deliver a bagel care package to loved ones, family, and friends.
Shop for the essentials without ever getting out of your car. So, which brands are offering curbside pickup?
- Apple. Do you need a new set of Airpods to work from home? Order any Apple product online and pickup in-store or curbside within the next hour—or have them delivered directly to your suite.
- Bed Bath and Beyond. To hang a mirror or roll out a rug, stop by Bed Bath and Beyond. If you choose to have items delivered instead, shipping is free for orders over $39.
- Best Buy. Are you looking for a new headset for video conferences? Do you need a second monitor for work? Best Buy will hold your items for up to five days.
- Home Depot. Do you finally have time for that side project? Select the tools you need for the job and have an associate bring them straight to your car.
Keep Yourself Protected With DelSuites
DelSuites has a wide selection of short-term rentals in Toronto, making it easy for you to choose the neighborhood you love—complete with all the amenities you need in this new world.
Are you thinking of moving to Toronto for work, school, or for a medium-term stay? Visit our website to book a furnished suite today.