Maximize the return on your board meetings, leadership retreats and training sessions at these luxurious Toronto hotels.
Exclusive spaces: There are four modern, naturally-lit meeting rooms, strategically situated in different areas of the hotel, a key feature when privacy is essential for your executives, notes David Kelley, general manager. A 2,500-sq.-ft. private terrace is connected to one meeting room, ideal for warmer-weather lunch breaks, while the second-floor meeting rooms are conveniently located next to guest rooms and the state-of-the-art health club. Serving up authentic Italian fare, on-site Moretti Restaurant and Moretti Caffe will cater meetings and can do family-style dinners for up to 16 guests in the restaurant.
Notable: The well-appointed, one-bedroom SoHo Suite with a living and dining area that seats six is ideal for executive meetings, while the luxurious three-storey, 4,290-sq.-ft. Penthouse offers a change from a typical meeting environment, says Kelley. With two bedrooms, five washrooms, an in-suite glass elevator and private rooftop terrace with a hot tub and outdoor kitchen—it’s as perfect for c-suite meetings as it is for intimate receptions.
The ‘hood: Stroll into the heart of the city’s vibrant entertainment district, close to the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Royal Alexandra and Princess of Wales theatres and world-class dining.
The Broadview Hotel
Built in 1891, this storied landmark in the city’s east end has been reimagined as a 58-room boutique hotel with an eclectic selection of stunning spaces that break away from traditional boardrooms for small meetings and VIP events.
Close your event with an evening reception at Lincoln Hall — the impressive main venue with its adjoining terrace
Distinctive spaces: From the top down, The Broadview’s event spaces are as beautiful and unique as they are functional. Boasting stunning downtown views from a 360° glass, pyramidal skylight and terrace, The Rooftop is perfect for breakouts and private dinners alike, while the vaulted ceilings and exposed brick of The Tower and old-world steakhouse ambience of The Civic create an inviting setting for intimate gatherings. Close your event with an evening reception at Lincoln Hall — the impressive main venue with its adjoining terrace.
Notable: The hotel’s three dining venues feature sophisticated seasonal menus that celebrate the city’s culinary history with contemporary flair, using locally sourced produce.
The ‘hood: Located in Riverside, the area is home to many cultural hotspots and unique eateries, including Brickworks Ciderhouse, the city’s first craft cider brewery; concerts at The Opera House; and bocce-golf at Lob Toronto for team-building fun.
Inspiring spaces: The use of natural design elements flows into each of the hotel’s unique gathering spaces that includes two ballrooms, a lounge and rooftop venue, creating an inspiring atmosphere for leadership meetings and brainstorming sessions. Five dining options and catering are available, all with menus boasting seasonal ingredients from local purveyors, including organic produce and herbs grown in the hotel’s Garden Pavilion. Groups can unwind on the rooftop pool in warmer weather, or enjoy a wellness break with a personal training session at the gym.
Notable: In response to a strong demand from organizations wishing to better connect with their remote workers, the hotel offers a variety of elevated on- and off-site, team-building activities. Treat your team to a cocktail masterclass held in the Garden Pavilion using the ingredients grown there, or have them create their own charcuterie board with local woodworking studio, Just Be Woody, which repurposes the city’s fallen trees into hand-crafted furnishings.
The ‘hood: Step out into King West Village, borrow a bike to explore the vibrant waterfront and enjoy the sights, tastes and shops of Queen Street West, Chinatown, Little Portugal and Kensington Market.