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Toronto’s Shangri-La Hotel Still Set to Open in Late August

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  Site Where: 188 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5H 0A3
August 10, 2012 at 9:19 AM | by | ()

Shangri-La Toronto Lobby

Oooohhhh. The word is that the Shangri-La Toronto is still scheduled to open later this month. They're playing it coy, however, as we see that bookings can’t yet be made on their site.

We've managed to get a hold of some renderings of the hotel and it looks like it’s going to be a beauty: very light, spacious and open.

The Shangri-La Toronto is only the second property in North America for Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts. Its sister hotel, the Shangri-La Vancouver, debuted in January 2009.

The hotel will be located on Toronto’s University Boulevard (picture in your head Canada’s version of Paris’ Champs-Élysées or Berlin’s Unter den Linden: a wide, tree-lined street), which is the epicenter of some of Toronto’s top businesses and performing arts groups. Taking up the first 17 floors of a new 66-storey building, the setting promises to be stunning.

You can choose to hang out in the 90-seat Lobby Lounge or in one of the 202 rooms available, ranging in size from the quite large standard 490 sq. ft. room to the gargantuan 2,200 sq. ft. Shangri-La Suite. Yowza!

Shangri-La Toronto Bosk Restaurant

The hotel’s signature restaurant is Bosk, which literally means a small wooded area. Or you can go the new restaurant and bar opened by superstar chef, David Chang, found in the same complex as the hotel.

The hotel also has a Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris, but our favourite spot has to be the fifth-floor pool found in an all stone and glass room.

Shangri-La Toronto Pool

As of today, the hotel is still keeping its rates a mystery, but check their website in about a week, and we expect the mystery will be solved.

[Renderings: Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts]

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