(Shim-Sutcliffe Architects)

TORONTO — Atelier Ace’s Ace Hotel brand is coming to Canada through a partnership with Zinc Developments and Alterra Group. Ace Hotel Toronto is set to debut in Toronto’s downtown west fashion district in fall of 2020.

“Toronto is an expansive amalgam of cultures, languages, history and future-forward ideas, and we couldn’t be more excited to call it home,” says Kelly Sawdon, partner and Chief Brand Officer, Atelier Ace. “Working with the deftly accomplished and visionary team at Shim-Sutcliffe to build a central gathering place for the city is an honour. We can’t wait to throw open our doors in one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world.”

The hotel is designed in partnership with acclaimed architects Shim-Sutcliffe and is inspired by the rich history of industrial buildings in a predominantly warehouse neighborhood, featuring red brick and exposed board-formed concrete left unadorned as a celebration of process. The public spaces will feature North-American materials valued for their intrinsic strength and integrity and tied to Toronto’s layered history and natural resources, including Douglas fir, red Toronto brick and steel. Architectural elements, such as exposed joints, knuckles and brick, are a point of focus, reflecting a deep respect for form and material and the ways they can compose unlikely juxtapositions that layer mood and style to shape authentic experiences endemic to Toronto’s multicultural nuance.

Ace Hotel Toronto will feature 124 rooms, a 140-seat restaurant, 70-seat lobby area, rooftop bar and meeting facilities.

“Our partnership with The Ace Hotel, as announced by the hotel company, further demonstrates our uncanny ability to identify best-in-class operators,” says Ken Zuckerman, founder of Zinc Developments. “Our foresight and professionalism has enabled us to execute the successful introduction of the hotel to the Toronto market and its first location in Canada.”

Ace Hotel was founded in Seattle in 1999 and boasts locations in Portland, New York, Palm Springs, London, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Chicago and Ace Hotel Kyoto set to open in 2020.


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