Before Toronto became all about big-name luxury hotel chains, the The Drake and The Gladstone were emblems of the city’s love for almost painfully hip boutique lodgings. Now, a new 18-room hotel is set to open in the heart of the Queen West shopping strip, potentially signalling that boutique is back. The Beverley will occupy the narrow, Foot Locker-adjacent space at 335 Queen Street West and will include a restaurant helmed by chef Eric Wood (formerly of Hawthorne Food and Drink). Further details remain scarce, though a disapproving letter from councillor Adam Vaughan from September suggests the restaurant might have a lounge, a rooftop patio and room for 160 diners. The opening date is rumoured to be later this month.
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