Visit the CN Tower
As one of the hotels near CN Tower, guests of One King West are just a short distance away from the signature symbol of Canada. The CN Tower was completed in 1976 and at the time was the world’s tallest freestanding structure, a record that stood for over thirty years. People looking for a Toronto hotel must visit the CN Tower. It is considered one of the modern wonders of the world, attracting two million international visitors a year.
The allure of the CN Tower comes from far more than its status as Canada’s definitive national symbol; the Tower is also aesthetically pleasing to the eye. With over one thousand LED lights, the Tower is truly a beauty to behold. Its brilliance lights up the night sky. As guests at one of the hotels near CN Tower, you have the opportunity to create a visually striking memory.
When staying at a downtown Toronto hotel it is important to consider dining options. As one of the hotels near CN Tower, One King West encourages guests to take full advantage of the incredible 360 Restaurant. At over one thousand feet above the ground, you are given a one of a kind look at the city. On a clear day it is possible to see over one hundred kilometres in every direction. It takes little over an hour for the observation deck to make a single rotation so you are afforded a different view throughout your meal.
Besides fine dining and incredible views, the CN Tower also caters to the daring. Established in 2011, Edgewalk allows thrill seekers to walk on and around the roof of the main pod of the tower some three hundred metres off the ground. From the exhilarating Edge Walk to the elegance of 360 Restaurant, CN Tower is the ultimate site for tourists and residents alike. One King West should be your only choice for a Toronto hotel when you want to experience the CN Tower.
Explore Dundas Square
As guests at one of the hotels near Dundas Square you are close to one of the few areas in Toronto that allows you to walk freely without the worry of heavy traffic. As Toronto’s first pedestrian scramble, Dundas Square puts the safety and amenity of pedestrians over and above the flow of city traffic.
As a downtown Toronto hotel, One King West gives you the chance to walk to Dundas Square. Upon entering the Square you are immediately struck by the canyon of billboards displaying corporate and brand – name logos in bright neon and electric signage. The feeling in this part of the city is characteristically unique and has led many to refer to it as Toronto’s Times Square.
The design of the Square is magnificent and was hailed in the 1999 issue of Canadian Architect Magazine with an award of excellence as an outstanding example of contemporary architecture. In the year 2000, Architecture Magazine described Dundas Square as an urban space with great presence that pushed the limits of invention and originality. As such, Dundas Square is a wonderful spot to spend a day in leisure. The Square is adjacent to the Toronto Eaton Centre and a Hard Rock Café. A dynamic art installation of nearly six hundred water jets is exhilarating to see and doubles as an all-day water play area! Being one of the hotels near Dundas Square, One King West affords guests the opportunity to visit a tourist friendly area of the city and witness a testament to modern architecture.
As guests at one of the hotels near Dundas Square you have total access to the Art Gallery of Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, Elgin Theatre, Canon Theatre, Princess of Wales Theatre, Royal Alexandra Theatre, and the Hummingbird Centre. There are over five hundred restaurants and thousands of retail outlets within walking distance of the Square, and One King West.
A night at the Sony Centre
There are many hotels in Toronto. It can be difficult to make a choice, but One King West is the ideal choice for hotels near Sony Centre Toronto. The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is a historic venue and is Canada’s largest soft seat theatre. The theatre can accommodate over three thousand people and has operated for over fifty years. It has been designated a heritage building by the City of Toronto. On October 1, 1960, the Sony Centre first opened its doors as the O’Keefe Centre. Since then the theatre has undergone restoration to preserve many of its unique and characteristic features. Following the most recent restoration the theatre reopened in 2010. The reopening was significant in that it occurred fifty years to the day of the original opening night performance in 1960.
Toronto is known for its live theater and performing arts. Every year, visitors flock to the city to attend shows at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts to see productions by the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. As a Toronto hotel, the location of One King West is optimal for guests looking for a night out at the theatre. Guests do not need to worry that they will miss a show. From our location, the congestion of the city won’t prolong travel time. This is what makes One King West the leading choice among luxury hotels near Sony Centre Toronto.
The St. Lawrence Market
The St. Lawrence Market is a true local institution for Torontonians. The St. Lawrence Market must be on every travel itinerary and should play a big role in picking a Toronto hotel. The St. Lawrence Market is comprised of two buildings on the west side of Front Street East and Jarvis Street. The two buildings are known as St. Lawrence Market North and St. Lawrence Market South. Over fifty vendors partake in farmers and antiques markets every Saturday and Sunday beginning early in the morning in the North building. The South building hosts multiple restaurants, the St. Lawrence Market Gallery, butcher shops, delis and artisan bakeries. In 2012, National Geographic named the St. Lawrence Market as the world’s best food market. As one of the hotels near St. Lawrence Market, guests of One King West have the opportunity to visit and experience the many sights flavours and sounds of this cultural institution.
The St. Lawrence Market was Toronto’s first permanent city hall and jailhouse through the years 1845 – 1899. With such a rich history it is a must see when staying at a downtown Toronto hotel. The City of Toronto recognized the aesthetic and historical significance of the Market and established the St. Lawrence Market Gallery. The Gallery contains historical exhibitions to preserve the legacy of the Market. Guests at One King West benefit from a hotel near the St. Lawrence Market because our location allows them to experience a world class, local and unique inner city experience.
Shop at the Eaton Centre
One King West offers quick access to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). We have a location that lends itself well to convenient travel to all of the city’s best sites. As a downtown Toronto hotel on King Street West our guests can travel to Dundas Square, or the Eaton Centre in just two short subway stops. Within minutes, guests can experience Canada’s top tourist attraction. As one of the hotels near Eaton Centre, our guests can take full advantage of 175 stores, movie theatres, restaurants and services. The Eaton Centre has an astounding amount of retail space, nearly two million square feet, and boasts Canada’s largest store, the Hudson’s Bay Company. Its interior passages are so expansive that it comprises a portion of Toronto’s PATH underground pedestrian network.
The mall is hedged by Yonge Street on its eastern side, Queen Street West on the southern side, and James Street and Trinity Square on the western side. The sheer size of the mall should entice visits from guests staying at hotels in Toronto, but the mall also has many aesthetic features that make it a great tourist spot like it’s Galleria Skylight, which is comprised of nearly five thousand panels of glass. The mall is an impressive structure that has existed in Toronto since the nineteenth century and has revolutionized retailing in Canada. As one of the hotels near Eaton Centre, our guests can visit a premier shopping facility within minutes. Truly the best Toronto has to offer.
Tour Steam Whistle Brewery
As a premier downtown Toronto hotel, One King West is able to afford guests easy access to the Steam Whistle Brewery, and the chance to experience a premium pilsner lager. As one of the hotels near Steam Whistle Brewery, One King West makes a visit to this tourist site quick and easy. A hallmark of the steam whistle brand is the striking emerald tinted glass bottles. It is brewed from the finest ingredients including fresh Ontario spring water, hops from central Europe, two – row barley and yeast. It is no surprise that it was voted the best beer in Toronto at the Golden Tap Awards!
If you are staying at a Toronto hotel like One King West, it is absolutely necessary to visit the Steam Whistle Brewery. A tour of the facility is reason enough for a visit, but the Brewery also has historic roots. It occupies a large portion of the John Street Roundhouse at Roundhouse Park. The Roundhouse was previously a steam locomotive repair facility for the Canadian Pacific Railway, and has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada. As one of the hotels near Steam Whistle Brewery, we are ideally situated for guests who wish to visit this fascinating facility.
Interestingly, the three founding members of Steam Whistle Brewery were employees of Upper Canada Brewing Company before it was purchased by Sleeman Breweries Limited. After the acquisition, the three employees were fired. As a result, they decided to create their own company. Initially, the company was going to be named “Three Fired Guys Brewing Company”. This was a tribute to the origins of the company however, the name Steam Whistle was chosen instead to conjure the image of steam bellowing from a whistle, signalling the end of a work day.
While learning about the history of the company is exciting, you have the chance to become part of the history. Imprinted at the bottom of every Steam Whistle bottle is the insignia “3FG”, an inside joke referencing “Three Fired Guys Brewing Company”, the start of the company. This means each and every Steam Whistle bottle is a piece of the historical lineage of the company, and when you open a bottle, so are you!
Steam Whistle Brewery is interesting, fun and is among the top tourist attractions in Toronto. It has the potential to be a major source of enjoyment for you, so making the most of your visit is important. Among the hotels in Toronto, One King West is by far the most refined and dignified. Every part of our hotel oozes relaxation, and makes it seem like the end of a work day. If you wish to visit the Steam Whistle Brewery, One King West is the only Toronto hotel that will turn the visit into a lasting memory.
An Aquatic Universe, Ripleys Aquarium
Ripleys Aquarium of Canada is located in downtown Toronto just south of CN Tower. It is one of three aquariums owned and operated by Ripley Entertainment Incorporated. Anyone looking to stay in Toronto should consider staying at one of the hotels near Ripleys Aquarium Toronto. The aquarium is located on Bremner Boulevard, to the east of the Rogers Centre, just south of the CN Tower. The John Street Corridor connects the aquarium to Front Street, CN Tower, and Rogers Centre. As one of the hotels near Ripley’s Aquarium Toronto, we are located minutes away from this riveting tourist site. One King West is one of the few Toronto hotels with ample subway access. Close proximity to the King Street subway means guests are only two subway stops from Union Station and pedestrian Skywalk. If you are looking for hotels near Toronto aquariums, remember that One King West makes visiting Ripleys Aquarium easy and fun!
The aquarium is unique in its design, a heap of twisted aluminum panels comprise the shell of the structure, while the front entrance offers a view into an aquatic universe. Aside from the aesthetic of the physical building, the inside of the aquarium is awe – inspiring. Several aquatic exhibits, including a walk – through tank, provide spectacular views of exotic and dangerous marine life! The aquarium is massive, housing millions of litres of marine and freshwater habitats from around the world. If you are looking for a luxurious Toronto hotel that is near your favourite attractions, One King West is the perfect choice for you!