You may stumble across celebrities or members of pro sports teams here, especially when the Toronto Film Festival is on. This 53-story luxury hotel/condo tower is in the heart of the Entertainment District. Doormen welcome you into a lofty lobby with a white marble floor, which has huge brass maple leaves embedded in it. The hotel features 450 pieces of art in public areas and rooms, all Canadian. Rooms are as sniffy with heated bathroom floors, TVs embedded in bathroom mirrors, double vanities, deep soaking tubs, Asprey toiletries, Bose system audio, wood closets, and a Nespresso machine. Those on the south side have views of the CN Tower, and on upper floors guests can see Lake Ontario and the island. There are 56 one-bedroom corner suites with lots of natural light. The Ritz Bar off the lobby serves Japanese tapas and has jazz on Thursday nights. DEQ bar on the south side of the lobby features a glass-walled cheese cave (there are tastings), a glass wine cellar, and a Chef's table in the kitchen (previous guests have signed the brick wall). Look for the hand-painted dinner plates created by one of the servers.
181 Wellington St. West
Our Rating Neighborhood Entertainment District Transportation Subway: St. Andrew, then walk west on King to Simcoe Street, and walk south to Wellington Phone 416/585-2500 Prices $425–$545 room; $525–$6,000 suite Units 263 (63 suites) Amenities 2 bars, restaurant, salt-water swimming pool with view of CN Tower, award-winning spa, Jacuzzi, sauna, 24-hr fitness room, yoga studio with classes, minibar, room service, complimentary shoe shine, pets less than 30 pounds welcome ($150 cleaning charge), valet parking ($48/night), Wi-Fi ($10/day) Web site Ritz CarltonBook a Room Now
Map181 Wellington St. West Toronto
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