The Ritz-Carlton Toronto
181 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7, Canada
Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Toronto
The Ritz-Carlton TorontoThe 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.
about 5 years ago
Luxurious Stay at the Ritz-Carlton in Downtown Toronto
The Ritz-Carlton Toronto opened in 2011 across the street from Roy Thomson Hall, home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Explore nearby attractions or stay in: The spa uses local ingredients in its treatments. You can get a body scrub with Niagara lavender or Québec sage.
about 5 years ago
Afternoon Tea: Who Does it Best?
I have long adored the tradition of afternoon tea. What better way to cap off the day and ease into the evening than with a nice cup of tea and a sweet treat (or two, or three!). There is no shortage of classy afternoon tea options in the big city, all hailed as ‘one of the best in the city’ and I plan on crowning my own winner (based on a scale of 1-5 tea cups). First up here are my thoughts on Afternoon Tea at the Ritz Carlton Toronto…. Tea service is set-up in the DEQ Lounge with tables perfectly dressed with white table cloths and well appointed with everything you may need from personal sized jars of honey to individual candlelit teapot warmers. Service begins by selecting your tea from a beautiful selection of loose leaf locally-made Sloane Tea (I opted for the Oolong Creme!), followed by two tiered towers – one savoury and one sweet – with beautiful creations all made in house. My faves: the classic cucumber dill and raspberry macaron! I give The Ritz 4.5 teacups out of 5!