Ace Hotel Toronto
Ace Hotel Toronto, to open Fall 2020
Scheduled for Fall 2020 – 124 Rooms
Based in Toronto since Brigitte Shim and A. Howard Sutcliffe's early collaborations in the 1980s, Shim-Sutcliffe is a beloved vanguard of pioneering architecture and design, intertwining light and landscape through scale and materials with singular vision and innovation. With dozens of national and international awards, their work is particular, local and always in dialogue with its context. Like Ace, they seek inspiration directly from the neighborhood and surrounding nature, building structures that feel welcoming and inspired, playful and intuitive, straddling public and private realms.
Ace Hotel Toronto is built in homage to 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. With views overlooking a public park beloved by the neighborhood, the hotel's lobby will be an animated cultural hub, what Shim-Sutcliffe noted as "the hotel's truly civic lobby." The public spaces feature North American materials valued for their intrinsic strength and integrity, and tied to Toronto's layered history and natural resources including doug fir, red Toronto brick and steel. Architectural elements like 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.
Their first hotel in Canada, Ace Hotel Toronto expands the global presence of Ace in cities that include Kyoto (Spring 2020), Sydney (2021), Chicago, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, London, New York, Palm Springs, Portland and Seattle. Atelier Ace, the agency and operator of Ace Hotel, recently launched two new hotel brands, Maison de la Luz, a luxury guest house in New Orleans, and Sister City, a thoughtfully designed hotel inspired by simplicity and beauty. 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Ace Hotel.
Ace Hotel Toronto is developed in partnership with Zinc Developments and Alterra Group, and investors and partners ProWinko and Finer Space/B-Right Corporation.