The Ivy at Verity
What We Love
- Four immaculate, stylish rooms with balconies and spa-like bathrooms
- Located in the hip Queen Street East District, near theatres, galleries and shopping
- George Restaurant is one of Toronto’s best eateries, mixing locally sourced ingredients with French techniques
What To Know
- This is an intimate, romantic inn and not for the party animal
- The Ivy at Verity is part of Verity, a private women’s club; the hotel welcomes gentlemen, but the spa is women-only
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Ivy’s General Manager, Cecilia Keller, personally greets all guests at this four-room inn in Toronto’s Queen Street East District. All 85 staff members are dedicated to you and to ensuring that you enjoy their town. Set in a restored chocolate factory, this inn is styled after European boutique hotels. Each room is sumptuously appointed, with Hastens handcrafted beds, Italian linens and private balconies looking out over a charming 19th-century courtyard. The spa is a ladies-only affair, but the gents can order in-room treatments or just enjoy a soak in the massive tub in their spacious bathroom. On-site George Restaurant is one of Toronto’s best, with Chef Lorenzo Loseto preparing French fare with locally sourced ingredients.
In the Area
Toronto is home to two of North America’s great concert venues. Dating to 1894, Massey Hall’s famous red doors have seen folk, rock, pop and jazz’s greatest stars, and it remains a favorite venue for the world’s best artists. With its sloping glass canopy, Roy Thomson Hall (opened in 1982) is more modern and home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn Choir and gala screenings of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). National Geographic recently named Saint Lawrence the world’s best food market; international fame aside, the peameal bacon sandwiches, Kozlik’s artisan mustard and the 120 other vendors in this historic market make it a must for any foodie. With its angular Daniel Libeskind-designed extension, The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Toronto’s architectural icon, housing more than 6 million cultural and historical treasures from every corner of the world. Once the world’s tallest free-standing structure, the CN Tower offers the world’s highest full-circle hands-free walk on a five-foot-wide ledge that circles the top of the tower’s main pod — 116 stories above Toronto. Visitors walk in groups of six, attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system.
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The rooms are lovely with luxury products & cute terraces.
The breakfast is nothing to get excited about and the service was a bit hit & miss.
It is very quiet for downtown Toronto.
It is quite pricey, because the spa is only female we didn't use it as I didn't wish to go without my husband, so that made it feel more expensive for there were no facilities and only breakfast on a tray that didn't arrive till 8am.
There is a facility to make tea & coffee and a limited honesty bar.
Actually stayed here recently on a business trip. It was truly a breath of fresh air that will never be on any companies preferred hotel list due to it’s small size. But, if you have the chance, stay here. The service is outstanding. Had an opportunity to have breakfast at the resturant. If you closed your eyes you would think you were having a croissant and omelette in Paris, seriously. Hope to be back!
The Ivy is a little off the beaten track in Toronto but the room and especially bathroom was worth the walk! Breakfast and services were superb.
Choose the Ivy if you are into boutique hotels, luxury - and not up for B&Bs or big hotels. This place is something special.
The Ivy was the last word in luxury - from a $30,000 mattress (should've come with George Clooney!) to marble tiled bathroom and glorious Bulgari amenities. Sound-proofed room, a sumptuous continental breakfast daily to our door and so very much more - from check-in to departure - made this a stay I've not stopped talking about!
Found this hotel on Trip advisor. Great reviews. We were not disappointed. Great boutique hotel, only four rooms. Beautifully furnished. Great location just a few minutes’ walk from all the main locations in Toronto. The hotel is located within a women only health spa. Sound odd but access to the rooms is via a private stairway from the street. The air con worked great as the heat and humidity in Toronto was very oppressive. If you have a car there vis parking opposite. The staff could not do enough for you.
I would definitely stay here again. Great find.