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 world 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 right smack in the middle of 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.



The Ivy describes itself as a European boutique hotel. However, a hotel doesn't have to be in Europe in order to bring romance to life through flourishing touches and impeccable service. The French inspired rooms are uniquely designed, each with...  Read More

The 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 Delta Toronto is a hotel that is sandwiched between Toronto's harbourfront and the hustle and bustle of downtown. Even though it is large (567 rooms), it feels like a little escape where you can take a breath and watch Lake Ontario from an...  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

The 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 Hotel & Residences
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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



The King Eddy has been a landmark hotel in Toronto since it opened in 1903. For many years, it was the hotel for the rich and famous. Over the years, its gleam faded until local investors poured millions into restoring the property to its former...  Read More



This boutique hotel in Toronto is an incredibly unique and glitzy way to get your downtown on. The rooftop lounge even has a 40-foot infinity pool that is open seasonally (because no matter how Canadian you are, an outdoor pool and winter don't...  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