Ritz-Carlton returns to Canada with Toronto opening

TORONTO The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. has resumed operations in Canada with the opening of the 53-story, 267-key Ritz-Carlton, Toronto.

“We are delighted to be able to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Canada. Toronto is a key gateway city for our customers and this hotel complements the portfolio of Ritz-Carlton properties around the globe beautifully,” says Ritz-Carlton President and Chief Operating Officer Herve Humler. “Toronto is a cosmopolitan city with true international appeal, attracting visitors from all over the world, whether they are visiting for business or pleasure. The opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, helps to put this vibrant destination on the map for discerning luxury travelers.”

With views of the city or Lake Ontario, each guestroom offers floor-to-ceiling windows with heated perimeters, rich African Anigre wood and Portuguese Estremoz marble that complements the neutral yet contemporary décor. Bathrooms feature heated marble flooring, dual vanities embedded with 22″ HD television screens, private rain showers and soaker tubs with bath caddies. 

The hotel’s five-story glass podium at the base of the guestroom tower contains the public areas of the hotel and features the grand foyer lobby with glass bridge, restaurant, bar, lounge and upscale events facilities. A natural light-filled Urban Sanctuary on the fifth floor of the podium includes a pool, professionally-equipped fitness facility, kinesis center, yoga studio, relaxation area and wraparound terrace. The 13,000-sq.-ft. Ritz-Carlton Spa offers 16 treatment rooms and signature treatments inspired by Canada’s great outdoors.

The hotel’s signature restaurant, Toca by Tom Brodi, features a menu of homegrown, naturally-raised, sustainable ingredients. The interactive restaurant includes an open-concept kitchen, walk-through pastry corridor, in-kitchen chef’s table, glass-encased cheese cave and extensive wine cellar with a focus on Canada wines.

An unaffiliated hotel, Ritz-Carlton Montréal is owned by a consortium comprising Mirelis Financial Group, Torriani Group and Rolaco Group, and is managed by Torriani Luxury Hotel Management Canada, a subsidiary of Monaco Luxury Hotels.