Tucked into Toronto's fashionably chic Yorkville neighborhood, where glam shops and eateries are just down the street, Four Seasons Toronto reopened last week. The original property closed in March, giving way to the new 55-story building which holds treasures like the third outpost of Café Boulud, headed up by famous Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud; and a 30,000-square-foot spa that's the largest in Toronto; and a yoga studio.
At Cafe Boulud—which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as weekend brunch—the best seat is near the wall of windows overlooking Yorkville. The menu draws inspiration from gorgeous, food-centric spots around the globe like France's Côte d'Azur, North Africa, Spain, and Italy. Within the 350-label wine list are bottles from almost all of France's appellations, a perfect match for the dishes' classic-French cooking techniques, as well as California, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and nearby Ontario, Canada.
DBar is a new cocktail lounge within the hotel, and while the seasonal terrace may soon be too chilly of a spot to imbibe, the ground-floor space offers warmth. Mixologist Albert Kirby's concoctions fold in seasonal, artisanal ingredients and the Café Boulud wine list is also available. Canadian cheeses, house-made charcuterie, innovative tapas (like marinated octopus salad with cocoa beans, lemon, and mint), and the signature firehouse burger (inspired by the neighboring firehouse) turn dbar into more than just a bar, but a culinary destination.
At the 30,000-square-foot spa, which is on the hotel's ninth floor, treatments range from massages (there are seven to choose from) to the signature The Snowbird Ruby Red Grapefruit Scrub and exclusive organic facial. There is also a yoga studio—889 Yoga—on the eighth floor opening Oct. 15, with classes in yoga and pilates offered in the glass-enclosed space.
Each of the Four Seasons Toronto's 259 rooms, whether it's one of six room types or one of eight suites, features contemporary art, luxury amenities, and a granite bathroom (with a soaking tub and walk-in shower), all designed by Yabu Pushelberg.
Photos courtesy of Four Seasons Toronto