Where to work: Hot hotel Broadview to open in Toronto
Toronto, Canada – 30 June 2017 –
The Broadview Hotel will officially open its doors on July 27for a soft-opening to welcome patrons over the summer as they roll out their full offering. Behind the iconic 126-year old façade lie 58 guestrooms, a lively lobby Café + Bar, The Civic a ground floor restaurant opening late summer, a striking Rooftop lounge, and 4,000+ square feet of event space. A charismatic gathering spot with a rich and storied past, The Broadview’s revival celebrates local east end culture with a hint of old-world grace.
Award-winning studio DesignAgency‘s approach to comfort blends classic elements with unexpected eclectic accents. Designed to offer a warm welcome, each room features bold, luxurious textiles that add subtle nods to the past. Guests will be greeted by king-sized beds, a feature in every room, topped with luxury linens; an evening turndown service ensures guests are settled in for maximum relaxation. In some guestrooms, stunning terraces act as a garden-like haven for those seeking a private outdoor urban getaway.
Guests will enjoy a variety of carefully selected amenities including a mini bar equipped with locally-sourced goods curated by local coolhunter, Good Neighbour. As guests get comfortable they can set the mood using the in-room vinyl record player, complete with a thoughtful album selection featuring a variety of genres from jazz to hip hop provided by neighbouring partner, Tiny Record Shop. Another local partnership with luxury, plant-powered skincare brand, Graydon Skincare will allow guests to pamper themselves from head to toe during their stay.
The Broadview Hotel’s food and beverage program, conceptualized by notable restaurateurs Erik Joyaland John Sinopoli, will make dining an experience celebrating Toronto’s past and future.
The Broadview Hotel offers a classic approach to hospitality, one that is welcoming and attentive. Service will be provided by a keen team of professionals who will be stylishly outfitted in technical apparel by Canadian fashion brand Kit and Ace.
The Café + Bar, located on the main floor, will serve locally roasted coffee, a wide selection of pastries and confections to start the day, with flavourful salads and other light options served for lunch. As evening falls, the Café will transition into an elegant Bar, offering a raw bar and an exciting menu of sparkling wines and innovative cocktails.
Situated atop the hotel, The Rooftop offers 360 degrees of uninterrupted views of the Toronto skyline and local east end neighbourhood. Perfect for summertime gatherings, the laid-back yet sophisticated space allows guests to sip drinks and nibble snacks under open skies or underneath the architecturally stunning pyramidal skylight. Fresh flavours are highlighted through dishes, such as the Bay Scallop Ceviche, which features white sweet potato, lime and chili leche de tigre, salted cucumber, crispy garlic and cilantro. The Rooftop is also an unforgettable location for celebrating any occasion day or night.
In Lincoln Hall, exposed brickwork and steel-beams provide 3,000 square feet of characterful event space on the second floor of the hotel. The venue, equipped with a custom bar and dedicated kitchen, can accommodate up to 150 guests for seated dinners and up to 270 for cocktail receptions. Extend the party to Lincoln Terrace, a 1,000 square foot outdoor space overlooking Queen Street East.
The Broadview also offers event space in The Tower, the crown of Riverside’s architectural showpiece. Its vaulted ceiling, warm wood tones and historic windows provide a gorgeous yet intimate setting for private dining.