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.
How to Get There
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.
The room is spacious and comfortable, nicely decorated with many conveniences. Huge spa bathroom and a nice sunny balcony too.
I can’t think of any other word for the service than inept. Basic requests were either ignored or handled poorly.
Dinner at George downstairs was worth the price of admission.
My wife & I stayed 1 night after dropping our daughter off at the airport. I booked the hotel & knew that it was locate in a women's club. I didn't think that this would be an issue but as a man, I never felt completely comfortable there. Basically, I was an interloper, not able to use the gym, massage must be in-room, etc. The room itself was very nice. It was very large and very open, not what I would call cozy or relaxing. We also ran into an issue with the television. Basically, it didn't work. After much trying the young woman at the desk got it reconnected but we were never able to access HBO which is what my wife was hoping for. Breakfast was not bad but was not particularly filling. All in all, not a bad stay but not one that I'd repeat, particularly give the cost.
The Ivy at Verity is a tiny hotel. The set up seems odd at first... it is an exclusive women's club with gym, spa, library, lounges etc, and tucked away on a upper floor, the 4 lovely and spacious guest rooms. The rooms overlook a court yard and face the windows of an ad agency, where you can see folks working away. At first it felt a bit like we were in a bedroom at work. We kept our drapes closed and all was well. As a woman, all of the amenities were amazing. I think if I had been travelling with a male companion it would have been disappointing. I was in room three and it was BEAUTIFUL. Just my style. Very comfortable king bed, incredible bathroom with an irresistible bathtub. All of the soaps and salts and lotions were really lovely and great quality. The room had lots of plush seating, and huge balcony. The honour bar, just outside of the rooms was a really nice touch - although when I was there it was not properly stocked and was never replenished, even after two calls to the concierge. Location is central enough to walk downtown, has a transit stop right out front, and there is paid parking directly across the street. I thought the breakfast was quite good. This will always be my first choice hotel when I stay in Toronto, I really loved it.