Kimpton Saint George, Toronto
Kimpton Hotels has made its way to Canada. The boutique hotel brand is putting down roots on Bloor Street in Toronto’s iconic Annex neighbourhood. And Kimpton takes its new location to heart, drawing inspo from the city’s culture and history, even highlighting original pieces by local artists. The luxe rooms and specialty sweets—which feel just like home—and the hotel’s proximity to the chicest Yorkville spots, like classic-style pub Museum Tavern, don’t hurt either.
Hotel X, Toronto
The long-anticipated Hotel X Toronto has finally opened its doors—and it was worth the wait. Located along Lake Ontario, the must-stay spot offers breathtaking views of the water or the city’s skyline. The hotel's features are just as stunning: marble, leather and linen are used throughout the decor; the three-rooftop bar is the perfect cocktail lounge and features an infinity-edge pool. It’s the perfect summer getaway in the city—but be sure to come back and check out Pétros 82, the gourmet Mediterranean restaurant scheduled to open later this year.
The Anndore House, Toronto
We can get behind any place whose tagline is “shady past, glorious future.” The Anndore House is another historic Toronto property that’s been scrubbed down and spruced up for a new life as a chic hotel. Originally opened in 1955 as both apartment and hotel accommodation (targeting Bay Street exec types), it had a pretty successful run before the decades intervened and dulled its sheen. Now, a coat of black paint on the exterior and completely redone interiors—think pale woods, exposed brick, cozy textiles—have rendered it fit for visitors who want a stylish spot in a central location without blowing the budget. It opened its doors in April.