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Introducing: the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto’s newest five-star hotel

(Image: Gizelle Lau)

The glamorous new Ritz-Carlton Toronto is open for business, nearly five years after its groundbreaking in November 2006. The hotel is the first to bear the Ritz-Carlton brand in Canada (Montreal’s Ritz just licensed the name). Housed in a new 53-story structure on Wellington Street West, across from Metro Hall Park and Roy Thompson Hall, the Ritz features 267 guest rooms and suites with a strong contemporary Canadiana theme. Other amenities include Toca, a new restaurant helmed by chef Tom Brodi (formerly of Canoe), Toca Bar, Deq Terrace and Lounge, a 16 treatment-room spa and Toronto’s largest luxury ballroom.

We were there for the opening, camera in hand. Check out our tour of the hotel »

UPDATE: Check out our look at the Ritz-Carlton’s new restaurant, Toca »

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, 181 Wellington St. W. (at John St.), 416-585-2500, ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Toronto .

Our Introducing series explores newly opened restaurants, bars, hotels and shops throughout the GTA. This is not a review. Toronto Life’s starred reviews can be found in their entirety in our Restaurant Guide.