WRITTEN BY TERESA GRECO
On the border between the entertainment and financial districts, the homes and hotel suites at the Shangri-La Toronto offer residents and guests the convenience and vibrancy of urban living within 5-star luxury accommodations.
The Residences of Shangri-La Toronto are one of the most sought-after luxury condos in the city, offering the ultimate in design and exquisite hotel amenities. This 66-storey building designed by James Cheng and developed by Westbank and Peterson Group is one of the ten tallest buildings in the city and a landmark on University Avenue. Residents of Shangri-La can walk to the best of dining, shopping, cafes, art galleries and entertainment that the city has to offer. The area is the epicenter of the world-renowned Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and home to numerous other five-star hotels & residences such as The Residences of The Ritz-Carlton and The St Regis Hotel & Residences.
The first seventeen floors of the building consist of the five-star Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto with “The Residences” located on levels 18 to 47 and topped off by the luxurious “Private Estates” between levels 50 to 65. A private residential lobby with 24-hour concierge and security is situated just off Adelaide Street and provides residents direct elevator access to every floor via six high-speed residential elevators. The suites at Shangri-La Toronto range from 819 square foot one-bedroom units up to palatial 4,400 square foot three-bedroom ‘Signature Suites.’ All the suites are finished to an impeccably high standard with custom designed Boffi kitchens, Miele & Sub Zero appliances, and washrooms clad in Carrera Marble.
Shangri-La Toronto residents have access to some of the best amenities in the city which will appeal to the most discerning urban dwellers including a 24-hour fitness centre complete with a yoga studio, 20-meter lap pool, hot tub, infrared sauna and both men’s and women’s change rooms. Also located on the fifth floor is the AAA Five Diamond award-winning Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris where you can indulge in an unforgettable and luxurious spa experience.
Chosen in 2014 by Wallpaper Magazine as the top Urban Hotel in the world, the project offers owners and hotel guests business and function spaces and specialty restaurants, one of which is Momofuku, a three-storey and tri-concept restaurant by lauded New York chef, David Chang
An art installation by internationally renowned artist Zhang Huan, Rising, marks the front entrance of the hotel, unifying the ground plane, podium and upper floors of the building in a visually stunning sculpture that extends skywards from the streetscape, creating an artistic moment for the city of Toronto.