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It's rare to find creative cuisine in a chain hotel (even one as upscale as Toronto's Ritz Carlton), but TOCA is an exception. The elegant, accessible menus highlight the best of Canadian foods. There are aged meats for serious carnivores and plenty of sustainable fish, such as a line-caught halibut and BC sablefish. The wine cellar impresses, the staff is friendly and attentive, and the room is splashy but comfortable in a modern, open way. The only negative is the piped-in hotel music that seems out of place.