Travel Blogs from Toronto
... harbourfront and stopped to listen to a live string quartet in the Toronto Music Garden.
Walked to the CN Tower and went up to the observation deck - great views across the harbour and all across Toronto.
Walked back to the hotel and then over to the Black Eagle for Sunday BBQ - dress code casual.
... to take money out. It turns out in Canada that I get charged a flat fee of #5 GBP everytime I use an ATM but am charged nothing for using my card for purchases, so this didn't improve my mood either. I was expecting the hostel to be similar to the one in Vancouver but it is on the opposite side of the spectrum. It's like being in someones house. A very low key place. And the three other guys in my room are all waiting for uni to start so there's little conversation from them. ...
... be converted into a giant YMCA activities area, as well as affordable housing in downtown after the games, a great urban planning move, as it's pretty hard to come by. There are currently over 140 new condos being built in the city, New York "only" has 80 by comparison. Toronto expects their population to increase by 200% in the next 20 years. Some of these condos expect to house up to 10000 people, that's like a large town in one building, talk about the urban rat race! There is ...
... though. Fatty has joined us now, and Mum and Dad off to Calgary for the stampede.
Navita had her baby this morning, a wee girl Peyton 7lb 11oz. Congratulations to her and Alex and grandparents Kym and David. Thank god for Skype so we have had live pictures at 45 mins old.
... I don't really care if I see another show based on the Wizard of Oz again in this lifetime.
We enjoyed our walk to and from the theatre. There are tons of great little shops to window shop plus we entered a couple to do some browsing.
Another great day in Toronto.
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Historical Traveler Reviews SoHo Metropolitan Toronto
Absolutely fantastic hotel. Spent June 9-13 there. From the time I made an on-line reservation, the staff was helpful and very accommodating. The furnishings are sleek and modern; the bed comfortable and outfitted with beautiful linens. The bathroom is amazing - heated floor, glass enclosed shower, a tub large enough to actually enjoy a bath in, great lighting. The closet area in the luxury room is something I'd like to have in my own house - natural wood, beautiful built-ins. The location is ideal - in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District - so it's great for restaurants and theatre. Need tickets? The concierge is very helpful. I would definitely stay at the Soho Met again. The only odd thing is a warning about suffocation on the door of the very tiny in-room safe.
The Soho Met is an beautiful new hotel. The staff was extremely attentive to detail. Our room (Deluxe) had a comfortable king size bed, nice linens. Cable TV with nearly 70 channels, DVD player, free internet access. A limited selection of complementary DVDs were available to guests free of charge. The bathroom was the nicest I have ever seen in a hotel, it was about as big as the sleeping area and had a glass walk-in shower, large separate tub, heated floors, nice toileteries, bathrobes, etc. The hotel also included a business center. A fitness center, pool and spa were shared with condos in the complex. The hotel had an onsite restaurant, lounge and separate breakfast area. The surrounding area is the entertainment district with several restaurants, bars, comedy clubs, etc. We would definitely stay at the Soho Met again.
We stayed at the Soho on a recent trip to Toronto and we were very impressed with this small, classy "boutique" hotel in the heart of the entertainment district. The hotel's design is brand new - modern but not stark. The rooms are exceptional - spacious, terrific king size beds and soft linens, awesome bathrooms, large dressing area and extra spiffy automatic controls for the drapes, Do Not Disturb, and lights at bedside. The SoHo is a great place for a romantic getaway. The access to the Senses Bakery is the first bonus - great breakfast, light snacks and wonderful desserts. The access to Senses restaurant is the second bigger bonus. One of the better restaurants in the city, Senses has an amazing asian/fusion tasting menu with the one of the best (and most generous) wine tasting pairings ever. Try the appetizers in the bar. And finally, the staff. Exceptional! The front desk staff were very accommodating. The doorman/valet/concierge (not entirely sure which of these titles applied but he seemed to do it all) we encountered most days was a notably charming, pleasant, and helpful fellow and one of the best and nicest hotel staff members we've encountered in years of travelling. The SoHo is a great hotel and a wonderful alternative to the many larger and less personable hotels in Toronto. We will return.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a celebration weekend and really loved it. request a luxury room facing blue jays way-our room was at least 600 sq ft & had a couch, the heated bathroom floor was such a nice touch, the bathrobes were frette and the food was great. I have stayed at the royal york, king edward, four seasons, cambridge suites, westin harbour castle, park hyatt and hilton and the soho met was the nicest room by far. worth every penny.
Best hotel in the city!
This was a fantastic hotel on all counts! LOVED the marble bathroom- heated floors and all! Great location, super clean and chic, friendly staff, great room! I suggest booking through Expedia as their rates were much lower than any others I found.
My boyfriend and I spent two nights at Soho Metropolitan Jan 30 though Feb 1, 2004. The hotel is absolutely amazing. We had a luxury room booked through Expedia and it was a brand new upscale, spacious room.
We've become obsessed with boutique hotels, so we do have a point of reference from which to write this review. We stayed at the Soho in April 2003. We knew it wasn't quite open for business (no restaurant/bar), but we wanted to have an early look.
I stayed at the Soho Metropolitan this past weekend. As far as I know, the hotel itself is very new ( approximately 4 months old), however, the staff upheld a very professional nature and the atmosphere was soft and relaxing. I entiltled this review as "adventures at the Soho..." due to a small incident that occured during my last night at the hotel.
Beautifully done. The rooms are trendy....loved the heated floors in the bathroom. Concierge is helpful and informative. If you get a chance book a dinner at Senses.....the food is a work of art. Every detail is paid attention to. Great location as well.
From Picture to Perfect Reality
The experience at this new addition to the Toronto Tourism industry, sets it apart in service as well as the features and care with which they extend themselves towards their guests.My guest room was perfect. From the heated marble bathroom floors to the smart set features in my room (electronically operated drapes, door bell, etc), i was simply in awe. The queen size beds and linen was a great touch of comfort, as well as the entire decor of the room itself. Apart from the amenities of the room, the personal service that is provided-adds a special touch. I was escorted to my room, and given a tour and explanation of each feature as well as remembered by name as i walked through the lobby as well as the entire hotel. Great pastries. Great people. All done with such style.