Uptown Girl No More: Toronto's Downtown Hotels Are Where the Action Is

In 2013, Toronto welcomed almost 14 million tourists. People visit Toronto for a number of reasons, from tantalizing cuisine to work class art. From famous sports teams to some of the best theatre productions outside of Broadway. Toronto is the world's most multiculturally diverse city and can entice its visitors with a diverse array of activities. Much of what makes Toronto great is located downtown, so it makes sense to choose a hotel in the city's core.

Toronto has a vibrant downtown that is easy to get around by foot once you find the right place to stay. Many of Toronto's best hotels are located just steps from the action and can be found for every price point. If history is what you are after, you must choose the Victoria Hotel, a boutique hotel with more than a century of success. The Delta Toronto is the first single purpose hotel to be built in Toronto in over 20 years and capitalizes on a new urban neighbourhood. Those who want luxury can check into Trump Hotel Toronto or the Ritz Carlton, two chains known globally for sleek sophistication.

Bloor Street to the North. Lake Ontario to the South. And you...happily stuck in the middle. Toronto welcomes you.

This 1400-room downtown hotel is extremely downtown. Meaning that if you are in the heart of the city you are never far from your new home. It is even directly linked to Toronto's 16 mile underground PATH. This green Toronto hotel has a rare...  Read More

Fairmont Royal York
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The historic Fairmont Royal York dates back to 1929 and was the place to stay during the golden age of railway travel. Conveniently located across the street from Toronto's Union Station, times may have changed, but the deluxe accommodations of...  Read More

he Windsor Arms has mix of historic charm and modern luxury. The hotel opened in 1927 in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood and immediately became a favourite with high-end travellers seeking high-end accommodations. There was a short period of...  Read More

The Hazelton Hotel
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Opened in the posh Yorkville neighbourhood in 2007 just before the annual Toronto International Film Festival, the luxurious Hazelton Hotel counts movie stars and business leaders among its regular clientele. Each of the 77 guest rooms is at...  Read More

Located steps from the Air Canada Centre, home of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors of the NBA, Le Germain Maple Leaf Square is a perfect choice for sports fans visiting the city. It's also located within easy walking...  Read More

Victoria Hotel Toronto

The Victoria Hotel is Toronto's second-oldest hotel. Built in 1911, it is a relatively rare building in a modern city like Toronto and is a designated historic site. It has had an update or two over the past century, including a 2011 renovation...  Read More

Ritz-Carlton Toronto
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The first Toronto entry from this luxury global hotel chain opened in February 2011 on the western edge of the financial district, offering guests an ideal base to explore both the city's downtown core and theatres. The 53-storey tower includes...  Read More

SoHo Metropolitan
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If you're visiting Toronto to check out the city's Broadway-quality theatre productions, its art galleries, or to catch a baseball game, The Soho Metropolitan is perfectly positioned in the heart of it all. While Toronto is in the midst of a...  Read More

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto
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This 65-storey hotel and condo residence opened in early 2012. Befitting a project bearing The Donald's famous name, Trump Toronto is designed around a "champagne and caviar" theme. It's as opulent as you'd expect, with wall tiles and flooring...  Read More


Meet Courtney Sunday

Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney

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