James KM Cheng Architects, David Pontarini Architects
The second Shangri-La Hotel in Canada and one of the most successful hotels in Toronto, the Shangri-La Toronto developed in partnership by Westbank and Peterson comprises a 202-room hotel and 395 residential homes.
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. Chosen in 2014 by Wallpaper Magazine as the top Urban Hotel in the world, the project offers owners and hotel guests a host of amenities including a pool, fitness centre, function spaces, wellness spa and specialty restaurants, one of which is Momofuku, a three-storey and tri-concept restaurant by lauded New York chef, David Chang. Next door, Soho House Toronto - which has set up a permanent home in a 10,000 square-foot space on Bishops Block inhabits a building dating back to the 1800s. The building, which was originally one of Toronto’s first ever hotels, has been carefully restored brick by brick by Westbank as part of the development.
Public art by international 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.