The minimalist aesthetic of the Templar, complete with teak floors, custom-made Poliform wardrobes, Japanese-inspired platform beds, and bathtubs made exclusively for the hotel, has won over design enthusiasts. In its current phase, with a change of ownership, minimalist design has turned to a bare-bones atmosphere, and many features are currently MIA, including the restaurant. If you can live without the extras, then this is a great retreat in the heart of Toronto
’s downtown core. In its next phase, to be completed by the end of 2017, the hotel will undergo a full facelift, including adding full amenities like a new restaurant.