When we walked into the lobby at Sheraton Centre Toronto, we felt like we were part of something bigger. With a grand lobby, recently renovated, the space is hardly just a hotel; it’s a bustling social hub.
We’ve talked about locations having a vibe before, and Sheraton Centre Toronto is no exception. Located next to Nathan Phillips Square, the lobby is designed to feel like a town centre, with local art installations that each tell a story of Ontario and Toronto, and floor-to-ceiling windows looking into the two-and-a-half-acre Urban Garden.
Serving up delicious and healthy bites is Dual Citizen where guests are just steps away from accessing Toronto’s underground walkways. In heart of this beautiful lobby is a bright, glass-walled, dedicated business centre with private meeting spaces that can be rented hourly, quiet rooms and common tables – or work from the many comfortable and inviting individual lounge areas throughout the lobby and enjoy a full meal ordered directly from your phone.
The space respects the comfort, professionalism and modernism that the working traveller craves – that we were craving on our business trip to Toronto.
While staying here, we felt like we were part of a community. On Thursday evenings, the lobby hosts events such as beer tasting, a live DJ, and beautiful works from local artists.
For many, keeping an active lifestyle while travelling is at the top of the priority list, and the Sheraton knows this. The hotel features a state-of-the-art fitness facility that looks more like a gym we might find in a health club than one we’d expect in a hotel, which is why Sheraton offers gym memberships for anyone not staying at the hotel who wants to use the facilities. For $200 on a month-to-month basis or $140 monthly on a one-year contract, you can make Sheraton’s fitness centre and pool your go-to gym.
Sheraton Centre Toronto boasts the only indoor-outdoor heated pool that is open year-round. We were visiting in February, and although the temperature outside was nippy, the water was warm. We swam under the indoor-outdoor divider and watched as steam rose from the waters, our breath visible in the wintery air.
The pool area transforms in the summer. Park yourself on a lounger next to the pool, enjoy the sun and take a splash to cool off. Take it one step further and book one of the cabana rooms – hotel rooms with balconies overlooking the pool area.
We enjoyed a coffee and meal from Dual Citizen while seated next to the staircases that lead to Toronto’s underground walkways. Dual Citizen serves the entire lobby, the hotel rooms and the pool area.
Indulge in a more intimate experience at 43 Down. Sip on handcrafted cocktails and sample locally-inspired flavours from a curated menu that rotates seasonally.
For a truly magical experience, access the Club Lounge. Located on the top floor, the newly renovated space is a great place to take in the views of the CN Tower and the surrounding city.
We enjoyed lattes, laptops open, and responded to emails when not completely distracted by the fantastic panoramic view. The space has plenty of seating for socializing, working or relaxing and snacks throughout the day for those with club access.
With an elegant and trendy design, the space effortlessly transforms from a relaxing spot to read a book or quietly catch up on work to an elegant lounge to sip a few cocktails come evening.
In the morning, we indulged in the Club Lounge buffet breakfast, which brings breakfast to another level. Fresh juice, incredible pastries, and an irresistible selection of hot foods are all perfectly prepared.
Being the largest Sheraton property in Canada, Sheraton Centre Toronto has undergone extensive renovations in the last few years, creating a beautiful and comfortable space for guests, and the rooms are no exception.
With sweeping views of Toronto, pull open your blinds, laze in Sheraton’s Signature Sleep Experience beds and treat yourself to room service.
From our rooms on the 41st floor, we could look down on Nathan Phillips Square where skaters danced around on the ice rink. At night, the square and surrounding city light up with vibrant colours.
Sheraton Centre Toronto is a vibrant hub in Toronto for the social, active and business-savvy traveller. Comfortable, modern and sophisticated, this space has a clear appreciation for wellness.