Tag Archives: Yorkville
By: Shelby Morrison
Looking for a place to grab an after-work drink in Toronto?
Bar Reyna is a Mediterranean snack and cocktail bar nestled inside an old Victorian townhouse at 158 Cumberland Street. While attending a media dinner, I was thoroughly impressed with everything from the atmosphere, the food and the service.
“Reyna” means Queen in Spanish, which was quite fitting for their opening night on Victoria Day. (more…)
By: Alison Silveira
Years ago, I lived at 44 Charles Street West in the Manulife Centre in Yorkville and I still consider it to be the hottest neighbourhood in Toronto. When I recently attended the media preview of the rebranded restaurant, The One Eighty Toronto on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre, it was like a warm, resplendent homecoming.
I took the time to admire the contemporary and stylish design of the restaurant, which features industrial metals and a soft grey palette. Déjà vu set in, as I once again took in the million dollar views of Toronto’s ever evolving, gorgeous skyline.
I greeted my friends and our attentive server offered me a refreshing rosemary bramble cocktail. It was the perfect start to a sumptuous feast. Yorkville is synonymous with luxury and what is more luxurious than tableside bar cart service?
Bringing back this service stops indecisiveness in its tracks, as you can instantly choose appetizers that catch your fancy. I chose the incredible savoury and sweet foie gras crème brûlée. Rich and creamy, it was as tasty as it was indulgent. (more…)
What I love about Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is that the staff never tries to say no to a guest request, they always ask how they can accomplish it. I think this is why my recent stay at The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto still stands out so much.
After staying in what feels like a million hotels – it’s the little details that keep the Four Seasons at the top of my list. Housekeeping was so nice to leave a bookmark, when they noticed that Paul was using a receipt to keep the page marked in his book. On checkout day, they left three clear TSA-approved ziploc bags next to my toiletries for my carry-on bag. The staff truly anticipate every need before you even know you need it. That’s the stuff I really begin to notice now and that’s what separates this luxury hotel brand from the others.
The Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto features 217 guest rooms and 42 suites at 55 stories and only recently opened in 2012. The adjoining residential tower is home to some pretty serious condos with 210 units and both buildings were built from the ground up. This brand new hotel replaced the cement block that was the former Four Seasons just south of the new location.
The decor is very modern and cool – not stuffy at all. I liked the lightness of it all with an undertone that made you just want to relax. (more…)