Hotel Facts

Overview

As a luxury lifestyle hotel brand inspired by nature, 1 Hotels cultivates the best of sustainable design and architecture, together with extraordinary comfort and an unrivaled level of service. 1 Hotel Toronto is Canada's first mission-driven hotel that celebrates the beauty of Toronto’s natural environment and offers an urban oasis in the heart of the city.

Location

Steps away from the city’s bustling entertainment district and iconic landmarks, 1 Hotel Toronto, is located at 550 Wellington Street West. The first of its kind in Canada, 1 Hotel Toronto will introduce the city to a new standard for a sustainable luxury experience.

Design

The property’s biophilic design was done in collaboration with award-winning architecture and design firm, Rockwell Group and project managed by The Athen’s Group which specializes in the development of environmentally conscious upscale hospitality properties. 1 Hotel Toronto's design balances refined elements with a comfortably curated atmosphere, inspired by the creativity and craftsmanship of local artists, builders, chefs, and the surrounding community. As a mission-driven brand, 1 Hotel Toronto seeks to make a meaningful impact in the way that people travel, eat, live and work.

Sleep

Drawing inspiration from the beauty that surrounds it, 1 Hotel Toronto mirrors the muted shades of blue from the lake and contrasting colours of the passing seasons. The hotel purposefully reuses existing structural and reclaimed materials gathered from the local community, including timber, driftwood, local limestone, and native plants. The guest rooms were designed to resemble a lakeside escape, while the hotel’s corridor carpets mimic the sandy beach as you near closer to the water. Floor-to-ceiling windows let the natural light in and frame the sweeping city views, and 100% organic linens make for the perfect sleep.

Rooms by numbers

  • 1 Hotel Toronto features 112 guest rooms and suites
    • 91 guest rooms
    • 5 room categories and size range
      • Studio King, 377 sq ft
      • Terrace King, 377 - 463 sq ft
      • City King, 377 - 475 sq ft
      • City 2 Beds, 420 sq ft
      • City Lounge King, 435-518 sq ft
      • Panoramic King, 518 - 435 sq ft
    • 21 suites
    • 4 suite categories and size range
      • Studio Suite, 549 sq ft
      • Terrace Studio Suite, 508- 549 sq ft
      • Skyline 1 Bedroom Flat, 890 sq ft
      • Willow House, 1,150 sq ft
      • Birch House, 2,000 sq ft
      • Additional details around Birch House, the property’s highest-level suite
        • Separate living area
        • Full kitchen with full appliances
        • Connecting room options with the ability to create a 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom suite
        • Can be booked for intimate private dinners and events

In room features and amenities

  • Access 1 Guide (the 1 Hotel app) on the in-room iPad to conveniently control room temperature, television, order room-service and communicate with the guest services team
  • Plush pillow-top mattresses with 100% organic cotton linens
  • 50-inch HD Smart TVs
  • Live greenery
  • Yoga mats
  • Natural cotton robes, towels and cozy slippers
  • Bamford bath products
  • In-room dining (available during 1 Kitchen hours of operation)
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • Nespresso machines with recyclable pods
  • Minibars with artisanal local products
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Electronic safes
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless internet
  • Pet welcome amenities

Additional in-room conveniences that keep nature top-of-mind

  • In-room water filtration system along with tumblers and carafe made from reclaimed wine bottles reduces the need for single use-plastics
  • Chalkboards in rooms as an alternative to pads of paper
  • Minimum of 50% of mini bar items are local to reduce emissions
  • Minimal collateral (mini bar list, laundry list on hotel app)
  • Guestroom glassware is made of used and re-purposed glass
  • Hangers made from recycled materials and reusable laundry bags
  • Recycling receptacles in all guest rooms
  • Large amenity bottles are refillable to reduce plastic waste.
  • Educational moments on sustainability (quotes on hangers, laundry bags).
  • Energy saving smart thermostats used throughout the hotel
  • Bedding and terry 100% organic cotton
  • Toilet paper and facial tissue are biodegradable

Do

Centrally located, the property is within walking distance from Toronto’s trendy Queen Street West shopping district, beautiful Trinity Bellwoods Park and the vibrant waterfront. Those who choose to stay on-property and explore the urban oasis can find ways to relax and recharge.

  • Rooftop Pool: Overlooking the iconic Toronto skyline, take in the view from the Hotel’s redesigned pool deck. Night or day, it is the perfect place to unwind with an expertly made cocktail and light bites.
  • The Field House: Fitness facility featuring state-of-the-art weight training and cardio equipment, including Peloton bikes for personalized experiences. Personal training is also available upon request.
  • Goodthings: Take 1 Hotels home. Explore the lobby vitrine, which features a selection of 1 Hotel products and gifts, including signature scented candles and cozy robes. The retail space features a curated selection of goods from innovative Canadian brands and local artisans.

Taste

1 Hotel Toronto offers five dining concepts, each with its distinct culinary offerings and experiences. While each location has its own atmosphere, they all share the same approach to celebrating fresh Ontario-grown ingredients and sustainable practices.

Flora Lounge

Located in the heart of the hotel, Flora Lounge, the hotel’s welcoming lobby bar, is a richly designed space where guests can enjoy light bites paired with delicious cocktails. Flora’s menu features a variety of small plates like the 100 km Board featuring Ontario cheeses, cured meats, crostini, and house-made jams - all ingredients sourced within 100 km of the hotel.

Hours of Operation:
Daily | 2pm - 1am

1 Kitchen Toronto

1 Kitchen, the hotel’s signature restaurant, is led by nature. Its goal is to create an experience as close to dining by a farm or coastline in downtown Toronto with direct relationships to its beloved purveyors from the land and sea. The menu is produce-led, peppered with artful pickling, fermenting and smoking. Its commitment to preserving the beauty and bounty of nature generates zero waste by composting all organics and recycling or upcycling everything we touch.

And then there’s the bar, where cold-pressed juices form the base of 1 Kitchen’s Canadian cocktails. The ever-evolving wine list highlights unique and iconic selections, many biodynamic or organic. There is also a rotating local craft beer on tap and Bluestone Lane coffee. Light-filled and open, 1 Kitchen has a built-in feeling updated for today, in a glass-walled conservatory-like space with a vaulted wood ceiling and curved trusses hung with greenery. It’s a place that’s comfortable by nature, where you can eat mindfully and eat well, listen to live music, and savor the flavors that come straight from the garden.

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday | 7am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday | 7am - 10pm

In-Room Dining

1 Hotel Toronto’s in-room dining menu offers a delicious selection of dishes featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Available to order:
Sunday - Thursday | 7am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday | 7am - 10pm

Lobby Marketplace

Farm-fresh fruits are available daily for guests and members of the Toronto community.

Garden Pavilion

Located on the east side of the property and using compost generated from hotel food and beverage operations, the Hotel’s lush garden supplies all kitchens with a variety of fresh herbs and vegetables, and also serves as a unique event space that can seat up to 40 guests

Harriet’s Toronto

Harriet's Toronto is the city's newest rooftop destination by The h.wood Group, in partnership with 1 Hotel Toronto. Backdropped by picturesque views of the city skyline, enjoy small plates, an open concept sushi bar and a refined cocktail and bottle service program.

Dinner and cocktail service Wednesday - Saturday | 5pm - 2am
Weekend brunch Saturday and Sunday | 12pm - 6pm

Sprouting Soon

Casa Madera

Casa Madera is the hotel’s destination for coastal cuisine influenced by Mexico and the Mediterranean. This is the first Canadian outpost by The Madera Group, known for its unrivaled immersive dining experience. Casa Madera will engage all five senses with its seafood-driven menu, specially curated cocktail program and nightly entertainment featuring performance artists and live music. Inspired by life’s core elements - earth, air, fire and water - and guided by sustainable practices, Casa Madera is a natural fit for the dynamic city of Toronto.

Just like 1 Hotel Toronto, Casa Madera focuses on local purveyors and seasonal availability to guide their inclusive food and beverage programs that cater to all preferences.

Meet Me at 1

The property’s stunning design offers versatile settings for all types of events, meetings and celebrations. With both indoor and outdoor venues, 1 Hotel Toronto boasts over 11,000 square feet of functional event space that can accommodate parties of any size.

  • Maple Ballroom (2,976 sq ft): The hotel’s largest event space offers multiples room layouts, providing a stunning canvass that can bring any creative concept to life
  • Chestnut Ballroom (1,032 sq ft): Equipped to support all events-types from Banquet to Boardroom
  • Park Room (1,130 sq ft): Located on the hotel’s ground floor with Reception and Banquet capabilities
  • Event spaces are fully outfitted with built-in sound and projection screens to support all audio-visual needs
  • Catering menus designed by the hotel’s Executive Chef Derek Powers evolve with the changing seasons and pay homage to the fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, signature to the 1 Hotel Toronto culinary program
  • 1 Hotel Garden Pavilion: Located on the east side of the property and using compost generated from hotel food and beverage operations, the Hotel’s lush garden supplies all kitchens with a variety of fresh herbs and vegetables, and also serves as a unique event space that can seat up to 40 guests

Sustainability

Operations

  • 1 Hotel Toronto is dedicated to the quest for zero-waste which is very much in tune with the city of Toronto's mission and mentality. The property expects to be diverting over 85% of waste from landfills
  • On-site composting turns all organic wet waste into reusable soil to be used in over 3,300 plants located throughout the hotel and garden
  • Partnership with Toronto-based Green For Life to recycle all paper, plastic, glass and hazardous waste
  • Alliance with GreenPlanet to convert 100% of kitchen oil and grease into biofuel
  • Sustainable laundering services rely on environmentally friendly products and eliminate harmful chemicals from the process
  • Apex ecosure dishwashing systems reduces water use by 60% and reduces energy use by 70% vs most commercial dishwashers

Culinary

  • The Hotel's onsite seasonal Garden Pavilion supplies all on-property restaurants and grows a selection of crops including 100% organic herbs, fruits, lettuces, edible flowers, peppers, onions, beans and specially hybridized pollinator perennials and shrubs
  • The Garden Pavilion is also home to a “Bee Hotel” designed to attract native bees and pollinators by building a habitat uniquely designed for their nesting preferences
  • Fresh pressed juice is made to order on-site, with ingredients from the Garden Pavilion and recipes and ingredients developed to promote the wellness and nutrition of our guests (ginger, carrots, berries, etc.)
  • The hotel’s Honey Farm was specially designed for an urban setting by Montreal-based apiarists Alvéole
  • All restaurant kitchens adhere to stringent compost and zero-waste practices
  • The hotel’s culinary team takes pride in their relationships with the local farmers, purveyors who supply their kitchens with high-quality, sustainably-made products. Farmers across Ontario provide us with quality, fresh produce so our guests can savor the seasons while the hotel works to preserve the environment by purchasing local
  • Local partners include:
    • Cookstown Greens – Thornton, Ontario
    • Unionville Mushrooms – Stouffville, Ontario
    • Forno Cultura Breads – Toronto, Ontario
    • The New Farm Produce – Creemore, Ontario
    • Ahrens Family Farm – Peterborough, Ontario
    • Sheldon Creek Dairy – Loretto, Ontario
    • Homestead Farm Dairy – Newmarket, Ontario
    • Nolan Angus Beef – Grey Highlands, Ontario

Nature-Inspired Design

  • The design material palette takes inspiration from the muted colors of the lake and the contrasting colors of the passing seasons and features reclaimed timber, native plants, board-formed concrete, and local marble
  • Throughout the entire urban oasis, the design pays tribute to Toronto’s local environment and natural beauty through the use of an earth tone color palette, raw materials, and textures. All design choices and materials are used purposefully and thoughtfully with an emphasis on using existing structural and reclaimed materials sourced throughout Ontario
  • Extensive use of location and regional sourced materials including hand-selected limestone and granite from local quarries
  • An Eramosa stone wall with wood-like striations, which was carved out of glacial activity along nearby Eramosa River, serves as the backdrop to the reception desk and is also used in the lobby lounge’s fireplace
  • Elm wood from a dismantled barn in Blyth Ontario now serves as shelving and flooring in the lobby and guest room corridors
  • Local woodworking studio Just Be Woodsy transformed fallen Toronto trees into over 1,000 pieces of hand-crafted one-of-a-kind furnishings throughout public and private spaces such as dining tables, grazing boards, host desks and side tables
  • Approximately 3,300 plants are cultivated by International Landscaping throughout the interior and exterior of the hotel
  • Native trees throughout the hotel such as Armstrong Maple, River Birch and Eastern Red Bud. These native species, which thrive in the local climate, tend to use less water in native soil and support local ecosystems.
  • Floor to ceiling windows provide maximum light in the day, decreasing the use of energy for lighting

1 Hotel Toronto Partners

Emphasis on working with sustainable, like-minded partners wherever possible is seen across all hotel operations and aims to encourage guests to discover a deep connection to nature and the importance of preserving it.

International Landscaping
Rockwell Group worked closely with Toronto-based International Landscaping on the hotel’s interior and exterior landscaping.

Just Be Woodsy
Just Be Woodsy is a Toronto-based woodworking studio with exclusive rights to collecting and reclaiming the city’s fallen trees. To encourage others to rethink the way material is sourced, they transform these trees into beautiful furnishings. Their artistic talent and craftsmanship are on display throughout the property from the custom-made 1 Hotel Toronto sign that greets each guest upon arrival, to the wooden side tables in each guest room that are engraved with the tree’s provenance.

Kloth Studio Uniforms
Hotel team members are also outfitted in uniforms by Kloth Studio, a design-driven manufacturer of brand bespoke uniforms. Kloth is working towards a 100% renewable production cycle where they only use recycled and sustainably sourced materials. They’ve partnered with Better Cotton Initiative: a program that makes global cotton production better for the people who produce it, for the environment it grows in, and for the sector's future, and are consistently evolving and finding ways to reduce waste within their factories such as packaging, hazardous chemicals, and leftover textiles.

Misha Nonoo
1 Hotel Toronto has collaborated with sustainable fashion designer, Misha Nonoo, to produce a collection of custom uniforms. This is the first time the hospitality brand has partnered with a fashion brand. With minimal environmental impact top-of-mind, Misha Nonoo has designed 18 uniforms utilizing zero-waste practices, including on-demand creation and zero-waste knit production and plastic-free shipping.

Moss & Lam
Toronto-based art studio was commissioned by the Hotel to create a hand-made art installation. Intricately designed out of paper to mimic loon feathers, the piece hangs above the lobby’s front desk.

Timberlost
Lauren Wilson is a Toronto-based floral designer and founder of Timberlost. Her work is focused on exploring parallels and mimicry of natural landscapes and seeks to renew the intricate authenticity of nature in the constructed medium. Using flowers, flora and moss foraged throughout Ontario, Lauren created a bespoke installation behind the bar at Flora Lounge, located in the hotel lobby. Her custom piece grounds the observer in the natural world's intimacy and beauty while providing a showstopping backdrop to the Flora experience.


Second Harvest
In an effort to connect and support the local community, 1 Hotel Toronto’s culinary team prepares and donates meals to individuals across Toronto experiencing food insecurity.

Health and Safety

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, 1 Hotels immediately established a noticeable and necessary evolution of their DNA and operations in order to safely and cautiously welcome guests and team members back to their properties. In accordance with guidelines provided by the CDC, 1 Hotel Toronto’s sanitation and operations plan takes into account the complete guest experience from pre-arrival to check out.

Learn more about 1 Hotels’ health and safety protocols here.

Explore Toronto

St. Lawrence Market
Since 1803, St. Lawrence Market has been Toronto’s beating heart and a culinary institution. (10-minute drive from hotel)

Scarborough Bluffs
Boasting a 15 km escarpment of beautiful white cliffs along the border of Lake Ontario, this is one of Toronto’s longest and nicest sandy beaches, with a network of walking trails and marsh-crossing boardwalks. (32-minute drive from hotel)

Art Gallery of Ontario
With a collection of more than 90,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. (30-minute walk from hotel)

Royal Ontario Museum
Canada’s largest museum of world cultures and natural history. (10-minute drive from hotel)

Toronto Transit

Closest Street Car Lines
511 Bathurst (North/South)
504 King (East/West)

Closest Subway Line – St Andrew Station

Arrivals/Departures

Approximately 25 km from Toronto Pearson International Airport: Estimated travel time of 25 mins (outside of peak traffic times)

Approximately 1.4 km from Billy Bishop Airport: Estimated travel time of 10 minutes (outside of peak traffic times)

Approximately 2.8 km from Toronto’s Union Station (Via Rail Station and UP Express): Estimated travel time of 10 mins (outside of peak traffic times)

General Information

Team

Managing Director
Todd Orlich

Management
SH Hotels & Resorts

Ownership
Mohari Hospitality

Certification

1 Hotel Toronto is Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide. The comprehensive verification helps ensure that guests and travel planners can book with confidence at properties that have appropriate health and safety procedures in place.

Contact Information

Address: 550 Wellington Street West, Toronto M5V 2V5
Phone: 416 640 7778
Website: 1hotels.com/toronto
Email Reservations: [email protected]

Social Media

1 Hotel Toronto
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1 Kitchen Toronto
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Casa Madera
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Harriet’s Toronto
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