Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The long-awaited Ritz Carlton Toronto is just weeks away from welcoming its first guests - but don't expect a soft opening; The Ritz Carlton brand standards demand that every little detail is in place before the doors officially open.
This hotel will also be the brand's entry into the Canadian market and a "sense of place" has been incorporated into its design, from the maple leaves on the marble floors in the lobby, and maple keys woven into the carpet in the meeting space, to the Canadiana artwork featured on the guestroom floors.
The hotel's food & beverage outlets will include "Deq" with a generous outdoor patio - we know how Torontonians love their patios! - and TOCA (Toronto Ontario CAnada) under the auspices of Chef Tom Brodi, formerly of North 44. Pictured above, TOCA will provide all-day dining on two levels, including a raw bar, walk-in wine cellar, and - another first in Toronto: a cheese cave.
Guestrooms: 267, including 59 suites
Meeting Space: 20,000 sq.ft., including a 7400 sq.ft. ballroom
Spa: 23,000 sq.ft. (wow!) with 16 treatmrnet rooms
Located on Wellington, between Simcoe and John