TOCA restaurant has its own “cheese cave” stocked with aged local and international cheese—there’s even a cheese tasting menu
The heated floors in the bathrooms
What To Know
If you want to grab the wine cellar table for dinner (to impress someone or just treat yourself), make sure to give more than 24 hours’ notice
There are lots of kid-friendly things here, like a miniature check-in desk and creative family fun packages
Locals love the TOCA restaurant; the cocktail bar Deq is a less-crowded alternative with a cozy fireplace alcove
Parking on site
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All the luxury of the Ritz with a Canadian twist, in Toronto’s bustling Entertainment District
The Ritz-Carlton matches its great location in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District with its global standard of luxury, making this a top pick for everyone from tourists to business travelers. It’s not a bland corporate space, though—Canadian accents add a wonderful sense of place, from the embossed maple leaves to the collection of more than 450 words of art by Canadian artists. And that (albeit stereotypical) Canadian friendliness goes a long way. Rooms are some of the biggest in the city and have tons of storage space (we like being able to unpack and hide our suitcase in a closet), while the bathrooms come with heated floors, double sinks, separate tubs, and TVs embedded in the mirror. Meanwhile, the enormous Spa My Blend by Clarins (the only location outside Paris) offers incredible customized facials and pools infused with green tea—not to mention a view of the skyline.
In the Area
First-time visitors to Toronto will love being able to walk to famous spots like Roy Thomson Hall (don’t miss a performance by the city’s symphony) and stunning historic theaters like the Royal Alexandra and the Princess of Wales. Sports fans can hit all three of the city’s teams in ten minutes: the Maple Leafs, Raptors, and Blue Jays all play nearby. It’s well worth going up to the observation platform at the CN Tower for killer 360-degree views of Toronto. For easy access to the rest of the city, the nearest subway stop is Union Station, an eight-minute walk.
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
181 Wellington St W
How to Get There
Flights are available to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from YYZ, about 14 miles away, are approximately $110, each way, and can be arranged through the property. Taxis are approximately $50 to $80, each way. If you’re renting a car for the transfer, valet parking is available for $42 per day.