Located in the heart of the Garment District, Ace Hotel Toronto, Atelier Ace’s inaugural Canadian project, will officially open this spring. Designed by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects and Atelier Ace’s interior design team, the 123-room hotel is adjacent to Queen West, Chinatown, and the Downtown business core.
The new hotel also features a signature restaurant, Alder, and a yet-to-be-named rooftop bar and lounge debuting later this summer.
“We’ve long admired Toronto, a free-thinking city and international cultural capital, and we are thrilled to open our first Canadian home here. Ace Toronto is housed in a brand-new building inspired, both in design and ethos, by the electricity and independence of this remarkable place. Along with our brilliant collaborators, including Shim-Sutcliffe and Chef Patrick Kriss, we have created a site that reflects the city’s legacy as a global meeting ground and aims to actively share in its future. We look forward to opening our doors and welcoming everyone — locals and visitors alike,” says Brad Wilson, CEO, Ace Hotel Group.
Entering Ace Hotel Toronto, guests will be greeted by a suspended lobby overlooking St. Andrew’s Playground Park — site of the city’s first patch of green devoted to children’s play.
The hotel’s public spaces are defined by concrete, clay, copper and wood materials that are echoed throughout the guest rooms as well. Site-specific furnishings and lighting were custom-designed by Atelier Ace and Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, alongside original artworks by primarily Torontonian artists.
“Our intention with Ace Hotel Toronto was to make a positive contribution to our city, a welcoming civic space where life happens and memories are made, and where both locals and their guests feel equally at home,” says Brigitte Shim, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects.
The Toronto hotel is developed in partnership with Zinc Developments and Alterra Group, and investors and partners ProWinko and Finer Space/B-Right Corporation. Reservations are available beginning on June 15, 2022.