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W Hotel, Toronto, Ontario



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W Hotel in Toronto
24 Jan 2023
Design: Sid Lee Architecture
Location: Yorkville neighborhood, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Photos: Brandon Barré
W Hotel, Ontario
Sid Lee Architecture is proud to unveil W Hotel, its revitalization project of a Bloor Street hotel for the opening of W Worldwide?s latest property in Toronto?s Yorkville neighborhood. Based on themes derived from the city’s current and historical heritage, the fresh look of W Toronto reflects the banner’s desire to assert itself as a showcase for local culture.

Rethought as a multitude of mises en sce?ne, the new spaces echo the diversity of the urban center, and through a fluid design experience, the W Toronto facilitates an encounter with the city within its own walls.
Connected to the street

?Connection to the community being an important part of W?s DNA, it was vital to connect the hotel to its context, but the original closed-off layout of the building represented an integration challenge? says Martin Leblanc, architect and senior partner at Sid Lee Architecture. “Our team relied on a seamless connection between the interior and the exterior to turn the hotel into a connectivity hub.” That idea was deployed namely around the addition of an elevator accessible directly from the street.

On the ground floor, the facade opens onto the street and allows for a direct connection with P...
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