COVID-19 Update for Guests

Living and Working in Toronto

November 20, 2015

Toronto has a population of 2.7 Million, and if you take into consideration the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), that number goes up to 6 Million. Even so Toronto has consistently ranked high on all the quality of living indexes

Strong and Growing Economy

Being the financial and commercial capital of the country, Toronto has a strong job market. It was included in the top ten list of the “World’s most Economically Powerful Cities” by Forbes Magazine, this should say it all. If you have a technologically inclined career, Toronto is where you want to be as it has North America’s third largest concentration of IT companies. The first being San Francisco and the second New york.  While looking for a job you can stay at a temporary but fully furnished apartments which come with all the facilities you need for a successful job hunt.

Great School and Universities

Schools on Toronto are similar to school in many other places what makes them great is the exposure students get to diverse cultures and ethnicities. Learning the way of the world rather than just the North American way. Toronto is also home to some of the best universities, namely York University, especially their business school (Schulich School of Business– Ranked #1 in Canada) and University of Toronto, known for their Financial and Engineering Programs.

Entertainment and Activities

Weather you are in to the art scene, music concerts, sports, food, shopping or summer festivals, there is something for everyone. There are some of the best museums and hundreds of art galleries in Toronto. Live Theater is always an option and because of the strong diversity here you can be adventures when you choose to eat out!

There is always something going on every weekend throughout the year, but in summer the city comes alive with multiple festivals and events going on simultaneously. You can never run out options for things to do. In addition, making your way around toronto is easy because of the accessible transit system which spans a large area. If the train doesn’t go there, a bus surely does.

Low Crime Rate

Crime rate in Toronto continues to reduce. In 2013 the crime rate reduced by 3% as compared to 2011. Not just that but the Crime severity index tell us that the actual severity of the crimes are also on a downward trend. So when you come to Toronto and are lining in a fully furnished apartment in Downtown Toronto, you can rest assured that you are in a safe neighbourhood.

Now, that being said, there is always a few spots where the crime is more prevalent. It is advisable to know what locations have higher crime rates and steer clear from these neighbourhoods, especially when you are not yet familiar with your surrounding areas. Check out crime rates for all neighbourhoods here.

All in all, Toronto is not just a great place to work and further your career, but a wonderful and eventful place to live and enjoy your life. And truly what’s the point in having a flourishing career when you can’t enjoy your life to the fullest. Get both here in Toronto!

When you do decide to come, let Mary-am Suites Canada help you find the perfect temporary/ short term housing for you in Toronto. For the best fully furnished apartments toronto call us at 1-877-7MARYAM. We are happy to give you more information about our furnished rentals throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

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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