Memo From Toronto: New Builds

Toronto-based design firm Yabu Pushelberg’s design for the new Four Seasons Hotel Toronto was inspired by a dandelion, as seem here in the dramatic front desk installation. Photograph courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.

This floating stairway, designed for the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto by Yabu Pushelberg, leads to Café Boulud, the first Toronto restaurant for New York-based Chef Daniel Boulud. Photograph courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.

Yabu Pushelberg’s warm, residential-inspired design for the 259 rooms and suites at the new Four Seasons Hotel Toronto uses understated neutrals, elegant floral accents and fresh pops of dandelion yellow. Photograph courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.

A Shangri-La Suite at the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto, with interiors featuring sapele veneer, a dark wood from the mahogany family, residential style furnishings and Asian accents, designed by Vancouver-based CHIL (Co-ordinated Hotel Interiors Limited). Photograph courtesy of Shangri-La Hotels.

The Bar, an intimate 30-seat destination that fronts Bosk, the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto’s signature 80-seat restaurant, features 180 hand-blown glass fixtures in varying shades of green and amber by the Bocci glass blowing atelier in Vancouver, BC. To the right, an oak wall carves out the name, Bosk and it’s definition, “a small wooded area.” Photograph courtesy of Shangri-La Hotels.

Guests at the new ALT Hotel Toronto Pearson are greeted by the one-of-a-kind ALTEXPO, a collaborative work of art created from more than 80,000 images submitted by Instagram users around the world and inspired by a daily color scheme. Photograph courtesy of Group Germain Hospitalité.

As in its 153 rooms, the lobby of the new Alt Hotel Toronto Pearson, a no-frills, eco-chic hotel located at Toronto’s main airport, features uncluttered design by Lemay Michaud Architecture Design. Here, the lobby furniture is by Italian design house Gervasoni. Photograph courtesy of Group Germain Hospitalité.

The Reflective retro glamour of contrasting inlaid polished marble and mirrors set the tone for the plush interior design of the 261-room property by II BY IV hints at the dark drama of the hotel rooms and the lighter colors used in the 118 residences. Photograph courtesy of Trump Hotels.

The interiors of the spacious rooms and suites at the new Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto have a palette that II BY IV partner Don Menchions calls “champagne and caviar.” Photograph courtesy of Trump Hotels.

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