COVID-19

Steps we can take as a community to overcome this together.

GWLRA Realty Advisors

At GWLRA we recognize the stress this is causing our residents and we’re committed to helping you during this challenging time.

Thank you for
doing your part!

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Here's what's new:

April 14, 2020 | Anyone returning to Canada without isolation plan required to stay at hotel: Trudeau

April 12, 2020 | Senate approves government’s emergency wage subsidy

April 9, 2020 | Stay at home: Covid-19 orders disrupt Easter, Passover & Ramadan tradition

COVID-19: solidarity around the world

April 14, 2020 | “The Happy Box” a relief project for local businesses

April 13, 2020 | ‘Music for Hope’: Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performs in empty Milan cathedral

April 12, 2020 | Finding a way to help during the pandemic

COVID-19: helpful tips

April 13, 2020 |Managing anxiety, stress and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 10, 2020 |How to safely grocery shop during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 9, 2020 | How to keep your dog entertained & healthy at this time

April 15, 2020

April 14, 2020

Company news & information:​

"Focus on the journey, not the destination." - Greg Anderson

At home workouts & wellness

With gyms and fitness studios closing their doors in response to  the coronavirus pandemic, keeping up with fitness and exercise can be difficult. It’s important during this stressful time to look after your physical and mental well-being. Here are a few resources that offer workouts you can do in the comfort of your home:

Wellness at home: Relieve stress with these self-care tipsBarry’s Bootcamp
Your Family
FitnessBlender

Join your neighbours virtually for daily workouts!

A message to our valued residents.

As we are living in unprecedented times, we thought it important to reach out and thank you, our residents, for your continued understanding and calm during this time.

At this moment, more of our residents are at home than ever before. And we can assure you that as your property managers, we are meeting continually across each day to ensure your safety and comfort.

It is at times like these when we consider our brand tenets – customer service, cleanliness, convenience and community. It is this last tenet – community – that we need to focus on right now.

We are all in this together and as we head into uncharted territory let’s remind ourselves of the need for patience and compassion with one another. One of the most important things we can do is to keep you informed of what we are doing, and you have our commitment that we will do that. You have already expressed that you appreciate the way we are keeping you informed, and we will continue to keep you updated as things develop and change.

At a high level, our goal right now is to direct our resources to keeping the most used common areas clean and sanitized. Our front-line staff continue to be dedicated towards their efforts to ensure the safety of everyone, and we appreciate the words of gratitude you have already shared with us about their work during this time.

Once again, thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time.

GWL Realty Advisors Residential

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What is our Government Doing?

Information and updates on COVID-19 are changing rapidly. To stay informed, please consult one of the following government websites for up-to-date information:

Federal:

Alberta

Ontario

Québec

Other Resources:

Coping with stress

Stay home
with us

Social distancing is incredibly important as we try to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. But that does mean we’ll all be spending a lot of time at home. It’s easy to get bored and feel lonely. To combat boredom and keep yourself entertained and happy, check out this section for ideas and  activities. Remember, you should do whatever makes you feel happy. Don’t forget to take breaks when you need to. And if you have family with you, ask them to participate!

Earth Day This Year is More Relevant than Ever.

We are reminded of how important it is to do our part to help the planet. Apartment residents are some of the most conscious individuals, reducing their waste, buying environmentally-friendly products, and getting involved with earth-friendly initiatives in their communities. But this year is different, residents are home more than ever before so what can you do this year to celebrate Earth Day but also improve your health, mood and productivity while helping to flatten the curve?

Bring Spring ‘inside’. Why not give your home a ‘green’ makeover? There’s no better time than during this pandemic to bring more nature and greenery into your home and celebrate Spring. 

Create a Spring themed art project. Art can be an empowering activity for kids during uncertain times. Find a wall in your home to post your kid’s art regularly. Seeing their own art and knowing that their family sees it can help boost their confidence and self-esteem.

Here are also a few tips that you can take to reduce your carbon footprint:

  • Recycle your old electronics. 
  • Unplug electronics when you’re away
  • Use reusable shopping bags
  • Go paperless with your utility bills and other documents
  • Opt for aluminum foil over plastic wrap; foil is recyclable
  • Use cloth towels in the kitchen instead of paper towels
Celebrating Earth Day

Recipe Corner

Stuck on what’s for dinner tonight? Tomorrow night? The next however long? The landscape of food preparation at home has completely changed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, and many families are working hard to stay creative — we’re here to help. Check out a few of these recipes:

*New*Canada’s Wonderland Funnel Cake Quarantine Cooking
Healthy Eats
Comfort Food 
Baking

Women and mixing bowl

At home workouts & wellness

With gyms and fitness studios closing their doors in response to  the coronavirus pandemic, keeping up with fitness and exercise can be difficult. It’s important during this stressful time to look after your physical and mental well-being. Here are a few resources that offer workouts you can do in the comfort of your home: 

Barry’s Bootcamp: https://www.barrys.com/barrysigtv/

Your Family: https://www.yourfamily.co.za/health-and-beauty/home-workouts-keep-whole-family-fit

FitnessBlender: https://www.youtube.com/user/FitnessBlender

Daily at home workouts with Benchmark

Join your neighbours virtually for daily workouts!

Benchmark: 

https://www.facebook.com/benchmarkgroup

https://www.instagram.com/benchmarkYYZ/

  • Wednesday April 15th: 10:00am Pilates W/Ariel
  • Thursday April 16th: 10:00am Bootcamp W/Lauren
  • Thursday April 16th: 5:30pm Yoga W/Colleen
Women Yoga
Mother's Day Contest Winner Announcement

What Are We Doing?

What are we doing to keep our residents and our team safe?

GWLRA Realty Advisors

Your Safety is our Priority

In the event that GWL Realty Advisors Residential is advised that a building resident, visitor or on-site employee has either been infected, or is under investigation for possible infection with COVID-19, we will post notices in the building advising as such.

Should an advisory be posted, it is being provided as a precautionary measure intended to protect the comfort and safety of our residents, visitors and employees, and to allows individuals to make informed decisions about the risk of potential COVID-19 transmission.

All common areas (e.g. elevator call buttons, handrails, door handles, and other touch surfaces) are regularly disinfected and Property Management continues with its increased cleaning of these areas. Our on-site employees continue to use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as gloves, according to existing policies and procedures, as well as following label directions for all cleaning products.

We encourage you to continue to take appropriate measures to protect yourself including handwashing protocols, avoiding touching of the face and to self exclude from meetings with others where you feel unwell.

Cleanliness in High Traffic Areas

We will continue to take a proactive approach to increasing sanitization in all high traffic areas of our properties.

Capital Projects

We have taken steps to stop and reschedule all non-essential contractor work at the buildings.

Closure of Building Amenities

In light of recent events, we have made the decision to change how we support our residents while maintaining our commitment to protecting our employees and residents as best as possible.

Effective immediately, all amenity facilities in our communities will be closed, with the exception of the laundry facilities, until further notice. This includes, if applicable:

Fitness Rooms
Pools 
Theatre Rooms
Social/Party Rooms 
Guest Suites

Visitors to our communities

We have posted signage at all entrances asking visitors to give thought to their need to enter the community if they have recently travelled to a COVID-19 high risk area; been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19; or who feel unwell in any way, Please note these are simply precautionary measures to ensure the continued comfort and safety of our residents, their visitors and our employees.

Maintenance in Your Home

We are making changes to the way we provide maintenance service in your suite. We take pride in taking care of your maintenance requests in a professional and timely manner and we want to continue to do so. Before conducting maintenance in your home, we will be asking you to consider the following:

Have you recently travelled to a COVID-19 high risk area?

Have you been in close contact with a person who has recently travelled to a COVID-19 high risk area?

Have you recently been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?

Do you feel unwell (cough, fever, difficulty breathing)?


If you answer YES to any of the points above, we will be taking extra steps to ensure that you and our team are protected.

This might require the attendance of an external contractor. In the case that special ordered parts are required to complete the repair, we will advise you of the expected time frame for completion of work.

We would like to advise residents that our maintenance request volume is currently higher than usual due to the number of residents staying at home. As a result our maintenance staff will be handling maintenance requests based on urgency. These decisions will be made on a discretionary basis.

What Can You Do?

What can residents do to help stop the spread in the community and keep their families and our community safe?

Reminders

If you do not feel well, stay home

Remain at home if you are sick and avoid close contact with anyone in the common areas of the community.Seek medical advice should you exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 after having traveled to a risk zone, or if you come in contact with others who have traveled to any of those zones.It is crucial that individuals follow quarantine and self-isolation recommendations properly to prevent transmission of COVID-19 to others in a community.

Practice Social Distancing

Social distancing measures are approaches taken to minimize close contact with others in the community. If you are using the laundry facilities, taking the elevator, walking through the lobby or any other common area of the building, please make a conscious effort to use social distancing and limit contact with fellow residents, staff or anyone in your vicinity to a recommended 6 foot distance in an effort to keep everyone safe. Social distancing can never prevent 100% of transmissions, but by following these simple rules, we can all play a critical role in slowing the spread of this virus. Plan ahead by maintaining a supply of essential medications, home supplies and extra non-perishable food in the event you require voluntary quarantine or self-isolation.

Wash your hands... often!

The best way to protect yourself:
Wash your hands often and thoroughly – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer if soap and water are not available.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.Clean high-touch surfaces ie. toys, toilets, phones, electronics, door handles, bedside tables, television remotes, etc. frequently with regular household cleaners or diluted bleach (1 part bleach to 9 parts water). 

PREVENT THE SPREAD

Protect against viruses by following these hygiene habits

Prevent the spread

Protect against viruses by following these hygiene habits

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with your arm or a tissue to reduce the spread of germs

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands

Stay home if you feel sick

Immediately dispose of any used tissue as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards

Keeping you informed is our priority. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at the email below.