TORONTO — The Anndore House hotel celebrated its official opening earlier this week. Located near Toronto’s Bloor-Yonge intersection, the boutique hotel offers 113 loft-inspired rooms and suites.
Built in 1955 as a residence hotel, the 11-storey hotel celebrates its past by maintaining its original name, structure and brick. Nods to decades past can be found in details, such as record players in each room, with a vinyl library available at the front desk; retrofitted rooms; and contemporary art inspired by vintage photography and the national landscape.
While the hotel pays homage to its history, The Anndore House offers a variety of modern services. Every element of a guest’s stay can be controlled through a custom-designed app — from check-in to unlocking the doors, dimming the lighting, adjusting the temperature and exploring the team’s recommendations for living like a local.
“The Anndore House is the product of so many talented creatives joining together and it’s wonderful to see our vision come to life,” says Anthony Campaniaris, GM. “We designed the hotel to not only be an inclusive resource for locals, but for travellers from all over the world who can experience the House like it is an extension of their own homes.”
The guestrooms, designed by Toronto-based Cecconi Simone, each feature spacious closets and living spaces, as well as rainforest showers.
Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge, designed the common spaces — including its Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Constantine — using rich jewel tones. This summer, the hotel will also unveil a second floor meeting and party room with an expansive terrace with park views.
“We designed the spaces to emulate a warm, sensible familial home,” says Munge. “We envisioned Constantine and The Anndore House’s common spaces as lively gathering spots that are welcoming and comfortable, but with a sense of sophistication, suitable for a space that’s nestled in between some of Toronto’s most vibrant neighbourhoods.”
In addition to Constantine, The Anndore House also features Scarlet Door café, Bar at Constantine and an outpost of the Crows Nest barbershop.