- TSoM Team
TSoM’s re-opening plan with proper safety measures and guidelines
As we prepare to re-open our Toronto campus, we continue to be committed to the health, safety and well-being of staff, students, and faculty members. During the closure of our campus, we have taken the time to reassess our health and safety protocols, ensuring the well-being of your entire campus community.
The health and safety of our college community being at our top priority, we have made plans to gradually return to campus in accordance with our ministry, provincial and federal governments, local health agencies, and the province’s reopening framework. We are ensuring that our procedures are up to date and aligned with the Ministry of Health’s guidance. Important details about our Health and Safety Guidelines for re-opening can be found in TSoM Re-opening Plan.
We are committed to ensuring that all health and safety requirements are met across every space at our campus. We have created health and safety guidelines in accordance with the Ontario Government that will be effectively displayed throughout our campus. Our re-opening plan outlines the safety and hygiene practices that will enable us to create a safe environment for everyone.
According to the Ontario Government Regulations, all students arriving to Canada will be required to self-isolate for 14 days prior to beginning classes on campus. We want to make it easy for students to find suitable accommodations for the 14-day self-isolation period.
While in quarantine, students must agree to follow the "How to Self-Isolate" guidelines outlined by Public Health authorities.
Students can receive virtual mental health services through the Ontario government during their quarantine. Additional information on these resources are available at COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Resources for Ontarians Experiencing Mental Health and Addictions Issues during the Pandemic
14-day Mandatory Quarantine
You must be able to present a concrete quarantine plan including a 14-day self-isolation upon arrival to Canada and should not travel to Canada until you are able to do so. If you are unable to make your own arrangements, you may want to consider accommodation options that TSoM has arranged at several hotels near Toronto Pearson International Airport or locally around the TSoM area.
For more information about travelling to Canada, self-isolation and the Canada Order in Council, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada, government news release and travel restrictions, exemptions and advice.
For more information:
Please review this quarantine checklist for your upcoming travel arrangements to Canada.
- Download the ArriveCAN mobile app and complete the quarantine questionnaire.
- Ensure you book an appropriate quarantine accommodation to self-isolate for 14-days upon arrival in Canada (contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Ensure you have the specific address of your quarantine accommodations to provide to the Immigration Officer upon arrival at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
- Ensure you can provide a working Canadian phone number to the Canada Immigration Officer upon arrival. It is recommended to purchase an international calling card for Canada prior to departure.
- Book reliable airport transportation pick up from Toronto Pearson International Airport to your quarantine accommodations (contact email@example.com if you need assistance).
During the 14-day self-isolation
- Stay at your place of quarantine
- Do not leave your place of quarantine unless it is to seek medical attention
- Do not use public transportation (e.g. bus, taxi, subway, Uber, Lyft, etc.)
- Do not have visitors
- Do not go to the school campus and any other public areas
- Arrange for all necessities to be delivered to your place of quarantine (e.g. food, medication, cleaning supplies, etc.)
- Follow the instructions provided by Public Health Canada: How to quarantine
Services to help you through your quarantine
- Grocery delivery: Instacart, Speedy Delivery
- Take-out food delivery: Skip The Dishes, Uber Eats, Door Dash (Local phone number required for registration)
- Phones and phone plans: Purchase SIM cards and phones online (mobile service providers)
- Medical insurance: For fall semester, your student health insurance starts on September 1, 2020. If you’re arriving early, please purchase insurance coverage for your entire travel and quarantine time
- You can purchase an early arrival insurance plan from guard.me
- Use your guard.me policy number to sign up for mobile doctor for remote doctor appointments
- Use the Self-assessment tool and call Telehealth (1-866-797-0000) if you suspect that you may have COVID-19
TSoM Housing Portal
Students can book accommodations for their stay using the TSoM Housing Portal. The portal includes options for students to book hotels, condo residences for short term stays, and local short-term or long-term accommodations in the Toronto area.
Additional Accommodations Resources for Students
TSoM Student Services has worked diligently to collaborate with select hotels in the Toronto Pearson Airport and Toronto Downtown areas to provide the best support for new students arriving to Canada. Within our Student Guide, we have included a list of numerous hotels and details about their booking process. Students can choose from a variety of hotels for their 14-day self-isolation period - then move into a short-term housing option.
SAVE UP TO $500* WHEN YOU BOOK WITH TSoM's PROMOTIONAL CODE
TSoM students are eligible to receive a special accommodation package at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Toronto Airport, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport and Holiday Inn - Toronto Downtown arranged only for TSoM students. To book your stay and avail this special promo, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Accommodation offer is subject to availability and valid until further notice.
If you have any questions about how to find suitable accommodations, the requirement to self-isolate for 14-days or any concerns about health and safety measures on campus, please contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d be happy to answer your questions!
We have also partnered with Fivestar Homestay to offer an easy and accessible way for students to book airport transfer and homestay. Visit their portal to make your bookings. The portal also includes Fivestar Homestay's COVID-19 policy. Students can self-isolate and quarantine at their homestay, but under strict conditions. These guidelines can be found on the portal under "Updates and News".
We thank all our students and staff for their continued support!
At Toronto School of Management, we are committed to putting our people first. The TSoM Senior Management Team and a dedicated COVID-19 Response Committee have been working on a phased re-opening plan for TSoM.
- Courses will be delivered through a blended learning model consisting of both online and in-person classes for students to tentatively commence in August.
- For Phase 1, students will be given the option to come on campus with a reduced number of days and the option to continue online.
- Students not located in Toronto yet will be able to complete their studies online.
- Orientation for the September 2020 intake will be conducted online.
- A pre-assessment self-reporting test will be provided to all students and staff before entering the building.
- All classrooms will accommodate physical distancing so a limited number of students will be in each class.
- Class times will be staggered and we will take measures to ensure that physical distancing is maintained in common areas like the student lounge and kitchen.
- Masks will be provided for all students/staff.
- Hand sanitizer will be available at all campus entrances and in each classroom.
- Cleaning will be more frequent and will include the disinfection of high-touch areas such as kitchen, stair railings, elevator buttons, and doorknobs.
- Regular hand washing protocol will be put in place.
- Face shields will be provided to staff and faculty who might need to interact with students such as Student Services, Academic Services, Career Services and Academic Pathway.
- All consultations with members of TSoM team will be available virtually or on an appointment-only basis.
- TSoM Café will remain closed.
- There will be no student activities, and guest lectures/workshops. These will continue online.
- Self-quarantine for 14 days for new students arriving from abroad.
We will gradually return to campus in accordance with our ministry, provincial and federal governments, local health agencies, and the province’s reopening framework.
We will continue to provide the support and resources you need to succeed in your studies. We will be providing regular updates about the re-opening. Please email us at info@TorontoSoM.ca if you have any questions or concerns.
Please stay safe and healthy.