COVID-19 Update for Guests

4 Reasons to Spend Your Toronto Stay in Yorkville

April 29, 2020

Extended stay business travel is an adventure! As with any journey, there’s a level of anxiety that comes with the unexpected. Visiting professionals want to experience a new culture, see the sights, make the most of networking opportunities, and enjoy the comforts of home — all within easy access of a fully furnished apartment.

Corporate housing in Toronto just got a whole lot easier with 4 Reasons to Spend Your Stay in Yorkville. Take the guess work out of work travel with these fabulous highlights of a Canadian holiday.

1.) Business Metropolis

Yorkville is a thriving business community, ripe with opportunities for making lasting connections and driving new client engagement. The Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area (BIA) was founded in 1985 and boasts a membership of nearly 1,400 businesses. Professionals will find a diversified range of companies concentrated within the area. This allows short term stay residents to easily network with top tier clients, all within an accessible radius of their home base.

Make the most of a brief residence in Toronto by forging lasting connections and building bridges to carry your company’s future success.

2.) All the Amenities of Home

As one of the most livable Toronto neighbourhoods, Yorkville provides all the comforts of home while abroad. The central location is within walking distance to subway lines as well as a variety of cafes, coffee shops, and pubs. Explore the best restaurants in Toronto or take a bar crawl with your new colleagues. 

Weekends are never boring! There are plenty of parks, bike routes, and walking trails throughout the city, many of which are dog friendly. Saturday shoppers will appreciate the array of boutiques. The local charm of the area is the perfect way to unwind after a long day at the office. Yorkville is also home to many designer outlets such as Chanel, Gucci, Hermès and Louis Vuitton. Don’t leave town without taking home a few souvenirs.

Mary-am residents can also enjoy the benefit of our health and fitness center, as well as other community amenities like our chic lounge bar, relaxing steam rooms, and rec center.

3.) Marketing and Branding

The BIA hosts a series of annual events designed for businesses to promote their brand. Don’t miss out on the chance to get your company’s name and logo out there. In partnership with a great community, the BIA has put together the Bloor-Yorkville Icefest, Yorkville Exotic Car Show, Holiday Magic, Toronto Fashion Week, TD Toronto Jazz Festival, B&O Yorkville Run, Bloor Street Entertains and Toronto Santa Speedo Run. 

Enjoy the festivities while working to create strategic branding and awareness. The BIA is also active on social media, keeping residents up to date on the latest happenings in their neighbourhood.

4.) Be a Tourist for a Day

If you have some down time, taking a walking tour of Yorkville’s highlights is the best way to get the full Canadian experience. The Royal Ontario Museum is a must for art and culture enthusiasts. ROM features an array of rotating galleries with artwork ranging from indigenous pieces to contemporary and post modern works. Ceramics

If quirky museums are more your style, the Bata Shoe Museum is your ticket to a good time. This unique installation boasts everything from Elton John’s monogrammed silver platforms to Queen Victoria’s ballroom slippers.

Other activities include a tour of the impressive Toronto Reference Library, a movie outing at Varsity Cinema, and catching some sunshine at Yorkville Park. It’s easy settle in when there’s so much to do in this little town!

Looking for more tips on making the most of an extended stay? Check out our corporate housing options at Mary-am Suites.


Mary-am Suites - COVID-19 Update for Guests

Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Rest assured that we are closely monitoring the situation and taking steps to protect our team members and guests as the situation continues to evolve.

Business Continuity

Our first step was to invoke our Business Continuity Plan. We are entirely digital and do not rely on any manual processes. We are also completely cloud-based and diversified through our use of Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Our office team is mobile-ready and has access to all critical infrastructure, including our cloud-based phone and booking systems. Rest assured - we are prepared to continue serving you.

Flexible Cancellations

For any new reservations booked directly with us, and until April 30, 2020, the booking can be cancelled at any time before arrival and with no cancellation fee.

New Arrivals

Toronto Public Health announced enhanced measures to protect the public on March 13, 2020, and are currently in effect until April 5, 2020. Anyone who has travelled from anywhere outside Canada, including the United States, is asked to self-isolate and avoid contact with others for 14 days.

For All Stays

Weekly Touch Up Service

For your safety and ours, weekly touch up service is cancelled until April 30, 2020. We encourage guests to utilize the ensuite washer and dryer to launder their linens and towels. For guests wishing to receive fresh linens, please send a request through Guest Services, and we will arrange to pick up your used linens (left in a bag at the front door inside the suite) and drop off fresh linen for you to use.

Our Commitment to High Cleaning Standards

We have always utilized commercial hospitality-grade cleaning procedures and supplies. We use specialized chemicals for different surfaces to ensure optimal disinfection. We also use new gloves and separate microfibre cleaning cloths for each suite to prevent cross-contamination. Any linens or cleaning cloths supplies by us have been professionally sanitized at a large commercial laundry facility.

Suite Visits by Guest Services & Maintenance

Until April 30, 2020, we will not conduct any suite tours for prospective guests, nor will any of our Maintenance or Guest Services team members visit occupied suites for any issues other than those relating to essential services.

We recognize that these are challenging times. Like many before it, this too will pass, and together we will get through it. Know that we are working around the clock to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable stay. We remain at your service 24/7 should you have any questions or concerns.

Yours in hospitality.

Mary-am Suites