In 2012, 110 years after this textile factory was built, the four-story building was completely transformed from an industrial workplace into a fetching 12-room hotel. The reno brought the place back to its studs, but kept the brick-and-beam charm intact. Sun-drenched rooms look over Chinatown, outfitted with simple-yet-timeless furnishings from design firm Dialogue 38. Bathrooms done up in dark granite are a nice contrast to the white-washed rooms. The onsite restaurant is a popular spot for weddings (the industrial-chic backdrop being de rigueur for Pinterest-loving brides these days). If you're staying on a weekend, ask whether any nuptials are planned during your stay—you may find the inconvenience of being pushed out of the common areas irksome. Hotel Ocho is good-value booking during the weekdays. Despite being incredibly centrally located (the hotel is serviced by two streetcar lines, and is a stone’s throw from both the AGO and Kensington Market), the area is fairly quiet at night, save for the careening streetcars.