Thompson Toronto

A hip scene in Toronto's King West Village
VERIFIED LUXURY
Step beyond Thompson Toronto’s gleaming glass façade, and you’ll find that this design hotel is both familiar and fresh.

For its first foray outside the U.S., Thompson Hotels exported the hip sense of style it perfected in New York and Los Angeles while incorporating new northern tricks: The 102-room hotel’s reflecting pool becomes an ice rink each winter, a private screening room is a magnet for celebrities during the Toronto International Film Festival and quotes from notable Canadians adorn the walls of each of the hotel’s 16 floors.

In the lobby, a strikingly lit bar is the first circle of the Thompson social scene. Begin your night here and mingle with locals enjoying light fare with classic cocktails — toast Thompson Toronto with a maple Manhattan.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• Colette’s covered terrace offers a stunning view of downtown Toronto’s Victoria Memorial Park on Wellington St to enjoy alongside your weekend brunch.

• When hunger strikes, head straight to the Thompson Diner, where they’re serving comfort food such as truffle-oil-topped double mac and cheese 24 hours a day.

• From the moment you arrive on your floor at Thompson Toronto, you’ll know your guest room will be distinct. Gray hallways (each etched with a famous Canadian quote) are as sleek as they come, with room numbers illuminated by red lights.

• Located on the third floor, the yoga studio offers more than 20 classes weekly, with Saturday sessions often taking place on an adjacent wood-planked patio when the weather is warm.

• Head to the rooftop lounge, exclusive to hotel guests and lounge members, where you can take in unobstructed views of the CN Tower and snuggle in a banquette alongside the infinity pool.
Things to Know
• A white-on-black Javier Mariscal mural of the Toronto skyline covers an entire wall in the sleek and stylish lobby offering the perfect spot for a selfie.

• The Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel sits across the street from Victoria Memorial Square and is surrounded by boutiques and restaurants that are worth a look.

• The three streetcar lines — Bathurst, Spadina and King — surrounding the hotel help shave time off of trips around the city.
The Rooms
• From the smallest accommodations (377-square-foot king superiors) to the largest (the 2,100-square-foot penthouse suite), the 102 guest rooms here are designed to impress and filled with amenities to please.

• A soft brown-and-white color palette is accented with papaya-orange retro-contemporary chairs and modern library-style desk lamps, and floor-to-ceiling windows also help brighten the partially wood-paneled rooms.

• When you’re ready for some shut-eye at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel, simply sink into the crisp, white duvet and push a button next to your bed to close the drapes and turn down the lights.

• A sparkling white-marble bathroom features heated floors, glass-tiled walls and Ren bath amenities.
The Restaurants
• Hours are no matter at Thompson Diner. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, this hipster diner — a classic reinvented with a sleek bar and comfortable banquettes — rotates through breakfast, brunch and all-day menus.

• Though there are healthy options on each menu, this is a prime place to experience hearty Canadian hangover cures such as breakfast poutine (fries, chopped turkey sausage, poached egg, hollandaise sauce and gravy) and the all-Canadian burger (topped with cheddar and peameal bacon).

• The cuisine, décor, and atmosphere at Colette Grand Café celebrate the essence of French style with multiple nooks and crannies to explore including a dining room, library, lounge, French bakery, café, and gallery.

• Simple and delicious French fare is served at Colette Grand for lunch and dinner daily as well as during a recently introduced weekend brunch buffet.
Getting There
550 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2V4
TEL888-550-8368
TEL416-640-7778
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