31 August 2012
CHIL- Guestrooms and Health Club
McFarlane and Biggar - Hotel Lobby and BOSK
The Design Agency - Momofuku
Landscape Designer / Architect
History of the Building / Milestones
5 May 2012: Unveiling of 'Rising'
Art and architecture of the Hotel
- The Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto was designed by internationally renowned, Vancouver-based architect James Cheng, who also created Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver for developers Westbank and The Petersen Group.
- A double-sided fireplace is bordered on one side by travertine columns, which showcase four large-scale paintings by Shanghainese artist Wang Xu Yuan.
- In guestrooms throughout the hotel are 480 different lithographic works, also by Wang Xu Yuan, each representing a Chinese character. Wang, a noted professor of art and culture in China, is also an award-winning ceramics master. His vases and framed ceramic works are found on the events floor.
- A Fazioli piano, handcrafted in Italy specifically for Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ example of master craft, finished in white oak. The first verse of Canadian singer and songwriter Joni Mitchell’s ‘My Old Man’ is engraved under its lid, where a custom, elongated stick ensures that the verse can be easily read by passers-by.
- Hanging above The Bar, an intimate 30-seat destination, are 180 hand-blown glass fixtures in varying shades of green with occasional amber glass orbs, all made in Vancouver, on Canada’s west coast at the Bocci glass-blowing atelier.
- Upon entry, an oak wall by Beaubois Limitee, Canadian woodworkers from Quebec, carves out the name Bosk and its definition- a small wooded area.
- In all guest hallways, design accents include raw-silk walls, Asian credenzas and replica Chinese Emperor chairs. Under foot, carpet in vibrant colours of aubergine, chocolate and taupe with touches of burnt-orange create bold imagery of mountain ranges and bamboo motifs. Glass cases with Asian objets d’art punctuate corridors.
Situated on the west side of the prestigious University Avenue, Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto is ideally located in the centre of the city’s financial and entertainment districts and is an easy walk to major downtown office buildings.
The stylish Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, and popular theatres and performance venues are also easily accessible.
Number of Restaurants
1 Lobby Lounge
Fitness Centre (Gym area):
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
9,000 sqf. (828 sqm.)
Open 6am-10pm, 7 days a week
20-meter lap pool/4.2 feet deep
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
Miraj Hammam Spa By Caudalie Paris
9am - 9pm (Monday - Saturday)
9am - 7pm (Sunday)
Number of treatment rooms
2 Hammam chambers
1 Suite that includes a private changing room, steam shower and barrel bath (double treatment room)
1 Vichy treatment room
1 Double treatment room
6 Single treatment rooms
The Hammam Gommage
Caudalie Grand Facial
Vine Barrel Bath
Total Number of Function Rooms
9 meeting rooms
Size of Largest Ballroom
Queen's Park Ballroom; 341 sqm/ 104ft
Capacity of Largest Ballroom
Queen's Park Ballroom
- 360 persons (Reception)
- 320 persons (Theater)
- 250 persons (Banquet)
- 210 persons (Classroom)
Capacity of Outdoor Facilities
A must see in Toronto is the CN Tower - the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere with stunning views of the city. For an exhilarating experience, thrill-seekers should try the Edgewalk, which circles the exterior of the tower.
Visit Toronto Island by private water taxi or ferry. The island is an oasis of calm and has the best views of the city skyline.
Experience the delights of St. Lawrence Market (named the world's finest food market by National Geographic in 2012). Visit on Saturdays to experience the Farmer's Market.
Visit the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) featuring an extensive range of art with over 80,000 works. For an interactive experience visit on the evening of the first Thursday of the month when artists, live performances, DJ's and curator tours combine to make this beautiful space a social destination.
Enjoy the vibrancy of the city at any number of great festivals that take place including TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), Toronto Jazz Festival, Luminato, Pride or Caribanna to name but a few.