The DNA: Ace Hotel Toronto is the hip chain’s first in Canada. It is a new build, but one with plenty of vintage inspiration, designed by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects and Atelier Ace. The curvaceous brick, concrete, and wooden forms feel retro-futuristic, and the lobby’s floor, if you look carefully, seems to hover in the air, suspended from the ceiling’s concrete arches by judiciously placed metal rods. The hotel is unique, but still identifiably Ace.
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Accolades: Condé Nast Traveller Hot List 2023
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 124 rooms & suites (20-67m2) (220-716 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2022 • architecture: Shim-Sutcliffe • bathroom amenities: UKA ❌ no parking available • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible