In The Annex, the hip and happening Toronto neighbourhood that’s home to dozens of independent stores and restaurants, heritage homes, as well as the University of Toronto, the boutique Kimpton Saint George Hotel is a cosy, design-forward addition.
Designed by Toronto natives Mason Studio, the former Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville features a mid-century modern-inspired look, with furnishings locally sourced from artists and artisans.
Painted in warm shades of teal, rustic blue, dark wood, and subdued pastel colours, with layers of textures – natural stone surfaces, marble tops, natural oak armoires, brass fixtures – the suites evoke a naturally homely feel, not unlikely to inspire a staycation that includes a plane trip to the largest Canadian city.
Archways and curves permeate the rooms, which include suites, regular rooms, meeting venues and a gym. The artworks are predominantly by Canadian artists, including street artist birdO, who painted the entrance mural and Tisha Myles, who worked on the reception wall. Mason Studio also lent a hand in custom-designing most of the furnishings throughout the hotel, later crafted by Toronto artisans.
With a stone’s throw in distance from the city’s hottest design – and dining – picks, Kimpton Saint George offers a chic, contemporary respite for the tasteful traveller. Click on for a look inside the Kimpton Saint George, located on 280 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
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Images courtesy of Naomi Finlay for Kimpton Saint George