8 Reasons People Love Living at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto

|March 9, 2021
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There is no place like home — especially when it's at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto. With a reputation for its elegance, the Ritz-Carlton is at the forefront of luxury living in the city. While the first 20 floors of the tower are guest rooms, the top thirty floors are whole-ownership Ritz-Carlton Residences, which are specially accessed by private elevators and entrances.

Between the sweeping panoramic views, the gorgeous rooms, the customized service, and the easy access to wellness amenities and delicious cuisine, the lifestyle at this prestigious hotel are unmatched. Here are a few reasons why choosing life at the Ritz-Carlton is fabulous and fulfilling. 

1. Jaw-Dropping Room Features

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The Ritz-Carlton Toronto opened its shiny new doors for the first time in 2011, so it makes sense that the lavish residences are sleek, contemporary, and still extremely new. Each residence comes with every luxury perk the Ritz Carlton has to offer - the decor is absolutely striking and comes complete with impressive modern features. Enjoy the tranquil privacy of each residence with all the best parts of hotel living, including valet parking, a dedicated concierge, and 24-hour high-end room service.

Inside most of these unique homes, you’ll find vast floor plans with a fun array of lighting fixtures, spa-inspired bathrooms, remote-controlled Bose sound systems, and jaw-dropping custom finishes. Tremendous ten-foot ceilings and luxe floor-to-ceiling windows create work together to bring beautiful natural light throughout. 

2. Stunning Views

Not only are these suites as spacious as can be, but they also come with spectacular skyline views of the city through their floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room and bedroom. The building overlooks a number of incredible uninterrupted views, including those of Rogers Centre, Lake Ontario, the Toronto islands, all of Downtown Toronto, and the CN Tower — which is the tallest free-standing structure in the world. You’ll be bathed in natural light or soak in the lights of the city, all while entertaining guests and enjoying company sky high. 

3. Gorgeous Art & Design

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Not only are the rooms here tastefully decorated and keenly designed, but so is the entire glass building. Throughout the hotel, you’ll find a swanky balance of wood and gold accents, patterned upholstery, sleek sofas, bright armchairs, and colorful accent pillows. The walls of the building — from the rooms to the common areas — are covered by specially commissioned art, which features more than 450 pieces by Canadian artists.

The hotel has an eye for fine design and is destined for successful urban dwellers who enjoy beauty and aesthetics. From the bronze maple leaves embossed onto the lobby floor to the paintings in your living room, everything you come across in the hotel is curated from the heart and makes for wonderful conversation starters. 

4. Amazing Amenities

Have you ever wanted to order the most amazing cheeseburger at 2 AM? When you live at one of the Ritz-Carlton residences, you gain unlimited access to any and every one of the hotel’s amenities. You can break a sweat at the fifth-floor 24-hour fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and great city views. Then, head to the peaceful salt-water pool for a swim or to hang out on one of the tranquil double Bali beds. If you’re really feeling steamy, you can sink into the hotel’s hot tub or take a trip to the sauna. As a resident at the Ritz, you can enjoy 24-hour room service from the famed LOCA chefs downstairs. You’ll also be able to take advantage of the many meeting rooms, the business center, the sky lobby, the movie theatre, and the famed hotel spa.  The Ritz even has a tea sommelier for its fancy high tea and afternoon tea services! 

5. Spectacular Spa & Wellness Program

The property’s four-star 23,000-square-foot Spa My Blend by Clarins is the only North American location of this incredible spa. Visitors are ushered into an urban sanctuary en-plush robe and can relax on indulgent chaises in the airy relaxation lounge that’s lit by a skylight. The wellness team has revamped its wellness program with four new services and a lineup of treatments for both men and women, including aromatherapy, organic facials, full-body stress-releasing, and jet lag-fighting beauty treatments, and locally-grown body scrub and moisturizing treatments.

After your selected session, you can unwind with tea and healthy snacks back in the relaxing lounges. You can even request a highly personalized consultation with an aesthetician who specializes in tailoring custom skincare solutions based on your lifestyle, environment, and individualized needs. 

6. Dazzling Dining & Lounges

Between The Club Lounge, the DEQ Terrace and Lounge, and TOCA, there is no shortage of exquisite food and sophisticated hangout destinations right in the hotel. At the Club Lounge, you can enjoy views of the CN Tower and Lake Ontario while seated for a meal or casual drink. If you stop by during the day, you’ll find complimentary food and beverage offerings; on weekend mornings, you can take part in the live-action omelet station, and nightly you can indulge at the dessert bar after 8 p.m.

During the warmer months, DEQ Terrace and Lounge serve small plates among cushy seating, an oversized bar, and open-air fire pits. The lounge also offers an incredible brunch menu that features photo-worthy dishes like red velvet cornbread waffles smothered in bourbon-chili honey and lobster benedict on sourdough with a side of salad and avocado. And what’s not to love when it comes to their bottomless mimosa option?

The most buzzworthy location in the hotel is the TOCA Cheese Cave. You can tour it with the in-house affineur or simply have a nice Italian dinner created by the one and only Roman chef Oliver Glowig. There are also regular wine tastings, culinary workshops, and other food experiences where you can make wonderful memories.

7. Location, Location, Location

The Ritz-Carlton’s central location in the heart of the Neighbourhood Entertainment and Financial Districts and directly across from the Roy Thomson Hall is unmatched. Needless to say, the Ritz-Carlton is smack-dab in the middle of all the razzle-dazzle Downtown Toronto has to offer.

The hotel is surrounded by performing arts centers that host world-renowned shows, sports arenas where championships have been won, a myriad of boutiques along with Queen Street and King Street, live music lounges, and dance clubs that come at night, and Michelin-rated restaurants that every foodie in town drools over. Attend an event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre by day, then see the Maple Leafs or Raptors play at the Air Canada Centre by night.

The area also hosts some of the biggest and most well-known festivals across the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival. With the neighborhood's walking and transit score of 100 — as well as a bike score of 65 — you’re never far from action and excitement. And if you do need to get out of town, Union Station and a free shuttle to the Toronto Island Airport (YTZ) are only a few blocks away. Whether you’re intrigued by entertainment, cultural events, sports, fashion, or business, you’ll be right at home near it all. 

8. Exceptional Service

Above all else, the reason you’ll truly feel at home at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto is because of the five-star hotel service and the incredible staff members you’ll meet and interact with on a daily basis. The service delivered by the Ritz-Carlton is legendary, but it is extra immaculate at this specific destination — and we know it firsthand because we’ve built strong relationships with the residence staff!

Services included for tenants include 24-hour concierge and valet parking, housekeeping, in-residence dining or room service, and more. You can also ask for a personal trainer by request. We are incredibly familiar with the team members and, with the utmost confidence, can vouch for the exceptional level of service from all the employees at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto. We’ve never had anything less than a spectacular interaction, and the staff makes it a point to know you by name and make you feel welcome and luxurious. Whether you’re interacting with the doorman or the highly dedicated residential management team, these kind and attentive souls are dedicated to bringing you a lifestyle of privacy and comfort.

Find Your Place in Toronto

Ready to make the move to Toronto? Andy Taylor and Jodi Allen are Toronto realtors who know the units at the Ritz-Carlton very well and have built a strong foundation with the residence staff.

We would love to assist you in finding residences at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto or finding luxury houses for sale in Toronto. Contact us today!