The Ritz-Carlton is one of many luxury hotels erected during Toronto’s construction boom of the late-2000s. The hotel is an ode to Canadiana in its subtle details: the bronze-plated maple leafs on the lobby floors and the more than 400 pieces of Canadian art placed throughout the property. Spa junkies will enjoy one of the best spas in Toronto; art lovers can take curated art tours; and food enthusiasts will delight at the cheese cave, one of the many perks of dining at the Ritz. Though this is the ultimate resting spot for the well-heeled business traveler, leisure travelers are right next door to some of Toronto’s hottest attractions, including the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, and TIFF Bell Lightbox. Bypass the lobby lounge and head straight to the back terrace, DEQ, and raise a glass (or two) to start off an extravagant stay in Toronto.