Blog

<<< back to article list

Doing Home Renovations? Renting a Short-Term Apartment in Toronto Is a Great Idea


Blog by Doriana Zohil, Broker of Record/Owner | October 18th, 2019


Home renovations are often a stressful, but necessary aspect of home ownership. Whether you’re only remodelling a few areas that need improvement or you’re taking on a massive whole house renovation project, it might be worth your while to look into short-term rentals in your area. Luckily, Toronto is full of viable options that can be custom-tailored to suit your exact needs. From single bachelor pads and family-oriented temporary stays to corporate housing for young and seasoned professionals alike, there’s no shortage of options for you during your home renovation timeline.

How to Find the Right Home Away from Home for Your Temporary Stay

To make for a smooth transition, it’s important to keep an open mind when looking for your ideal temporary home away from home, and always be respectful of people’s space and hospitality. Here are a few tips to help you find a great furnished apartment in Toronto or other accommodations in your time of need.

Explore Local Neighbourhoods

When it comes to extensive remodelling projects, there’s no telling how long it will be before you can move back home. Even though contractors typically give an estimated timeline, that’s all they are – estimates. Remodelling timelines aren’t always concrete and for that reason, you need a reliable temporary accommodation in a safe and convenient neighbourhood. Take some time to explore local Toronto neighbourhoods and test how long it takes you to commute to and from work every day and complete your other regular tasks. This will give you a good idea if the areas you are considering are worthwhile and sensible for you.

If you have children, then you should also try to find a temporary living situation that’s close to their school and any recreational or extracurricular activities they’re involved in.

Research Short-Term Rentals Online

The Internet is full of valuable resources that you can use to find a plethora of short-term rentals in your area that tick off all or most of your requirements. Make use of professional relocation companies and services like the ones offered by our sister company MAC Furnished Residences Inc. to help you find short-term rentals or corporate housing that has everything you need to make your stay as comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable as possible.

This is the perfect solution if you need to extend your stay at the last minute due to an unexpected delay in your home renovation. Most short-term rental companies can easily accommodate guests in the event of unexpected circumstances. And the best part is that you’ll have access to several amenities to help make your stay as pleasant as possible. Amenities can include a beautiful and professionally maintained outdoor space, ensuite laundry units, a swimming pool, indoor movie theater, a billiards room, a party room, and more.

A lot of short-term rentals and corporate housing units are also centrally located and surrounded by plenty of restaurants, public transportation, and other attractions so that you can easily find recreational activities in your area.

Look into Temporary Corporate Housing through Work

Some companies offer extensive corporate housing accommodations for employees who travel long distances frequently. If you’re planning a long-term home renovation soon that will make it inconvenient or impossible for you to live at home during that time, then it might be worthwhile for you to talk to your employer about your corporate housing options. Depending on your company’s corporate housing policies and availability, they might be able to put you up in a high-end furnished apartment in Toronto at an affordable or discounted rate.

Work with a Corporate Housing or Relocation Service

If your employer can’t help you find a temporary living situation for the duration of your home renovation project, then another option is to contact a corporate housing or relocation company yourself. Relocation companies own and operate professionally serviced and fully furnished temporary accommodations for all kinds of people from corporate travellers to people who just need a short-term place to stay. Extended stays are also offered for those who need them. All you have to do is tell them what you’re looking for, what your budget is, and which areas you’re most interested in and they’ll do all the legwork to help you find a great furnished apartment in Toronto that gives you everything you need.

Use Social Media to Your Advantage

Social media is a great online tool to help you stay in contact with relatives and friends locally and around the globe. It can also be super useful when it comes to helping you find a temporary place to stay. Updating your status to let your friends and followers know that you need a temporary place to stay is basically like free advertising. But use it sparingly and carefully because this method could also attract a lot of scammers by notifying them that your home is going to be vacant for a certain period of time. Only share this information with people that you know and trust. If you’re going to use social media to try to find a temporary place to stay, make sure your posts are private and can only be seen by your friends.

Take the stress and hard work out of finding a great short-term furnished apartment in Toronto.

We can help you find a fully furnished, stylish, and conveniently located short-term rental in Toronto. Our licensed realtors can also help you buy or sell your current property. Plus, if you’re moving to Toronto, we offer excellent services to help make your transition a lot easier through MAC Relocation Solutions. Contact us today to learn more or to book your accommodations!



Once you are all settled back into your newly renovated home, let us help you with a relaxing Caribbean get-away with a private luxury villa rental in St Martin/ St Maarten, St Barth’s or Anguilla. Caribbean villa rentals are a cost-effective way to travel. Ask us how!