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Tips for Taking a Business Trip to Toronto in the Spring

Posted by Doriana Zohil-Morton on May 11, 2018
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Travelling for work doesn’t necessarily have to be a tedious endeavour that you’re forced into, especially if you’re visiting a location that’s as diverse and culturally rich as Toronto. As long as you take the time to carefully plan out every aspect of your trip, there’s no reason why spring business travel can’t be as enjoyable as it is work-oriented. Adhering to the following business travel tips will help to ensure that your temporary stay in Toronto is equally productive and fun!


Find the Best Travel Deals

When it comes to booking a trip for a business meeting, every last detail is important. From securing a safe and reliable mode of transportation to your accommodations, knowing exactly where you need to be and when at all times is a great way of keeping yourself organized and maximizing the amount of time you’ll be spending in Toronto. Luckily, a lot of companies provide ample corporate housing options and short-term rentals for their nomadic employees so you most likely won’t have to worry about where you’ll be staying for the duration of your trip and this will also help you save a lot of money.

Check the Weather Forecast in Advance

If you’re not completely sure what the climate is like in Toronto during the spring season, your best bet is to check the weather forecast ahead of time and pack accordingly. The weather in Toronto can be very unpredictable this time of year. Some days are unseasonably colder than others and in some cases, the city has experienced almost winter-like weather as late as mid-April until the beginning of May. Of course, there have also been years in which spring arrived much earlier than expected. Once again, checking the weather before you leave for your business meeting is a great way of helping you stay prepared.

Pack According to the Length and Purpose of Your Stay

Not all spring business travel is created equal. Therefore, advising people to pack lightly doesn’t always work out in their favour, especially if they’re planning on staying in a given location for anywhere between a few months to a few years. Believe it or not, a lot of companies actually require employees to do just that. Consider the length of your stay and the nature of your business trip when it comes to compiling a list of items to pack. As mentioned, you should also take weather conditions into account when packing.

Keep Track of All Important Documents

Another great business travel tip is to keep track of all your important documents. Your passport, identification, and credit cards should all be concealed in a safe place and only taken out when you absolutely need them. If you’re travelling alone, don’t ever disclose where you’re hiding these documents because losing them could make it extremely difficult for you to return home safely, not to mention the fact that someone could steal your identity.

Explore the City

Taking the time to relax and have fun during your business travels this spring can make the trip a little more bearable and memorable for you. If you’re visiting Toronto for the first time, then this is a great opportunity to learn a little bit about the city and visit the historical landmarks in your downtime. Stop by the Royal Ontario Museum or take a stroll through Toronto’s historical Queen’s Park after your business meeting to get a true sense of what this incredible city has to offer!

MAC Furnished Residences Inc. provides exceptional short-term rentals tailored specifically for businesspeople throughout Canada and abroad. Located in heavily populated areas surrounded by fine dining options high-end shops, our world class suites come fully equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and all the amenities you could ever need. We can also help businesspeople find temporary or permanent housing through our brokerage MAC Real Estate Services Inc. and help facilitate a smoother transition with and MAC Relocation Solutions. To learn more about our corporate housing or to book a reservation for yourself or your employees, please contact us.

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