A sneak peek inside the Sheraton Centre Toronto's ongoing transformation

Nov 11 2021, 8:12 pm

The Sheraton Centre Toronto has towered over downtown for nearly 50 years, but now, the hotel is getting a brand new look, both inside and out.

A transformation of the hotel’s public spaces is underway, and with large swaths of the renovations already complete, the Toronto institution began welcoming guests back in October after a 10-month shutdown.

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Before and after of the Club Lounge. (Sheraton Centre Toronto)

The biggest change to the hotel so far is way up on the 43rd floor inside the Club Lounge. The 15,000-sq-ft space with panoramic views of downtown has been revamped with new flooring, furniture, decor, and walls.

It’s accessible to Marriott Bonvoy members — or guests who upgrade for $150 — and has all-day offerings, including hot breakfasts with gourmet coffee in the mornings, and, at night, a variety of drinks served up at the cocktail bar.

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Club-level guests can enjoy complimentary food and drinks in the new lounge. (Sheraton Centre Toronto)

The new club board room. (Sheraton Centre Toronto)

The reception and front desk area has also reopened. In addition to the new blue, marble, and bronze aesthetic, the space also heavily features Toronto-centric art. A piece by artist Julie Moon is prominently displayed, using 3D tiles to emulate the now buried Taddle Creek — an important former gathering spot for Indigenous people in Toronto.

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The recently finished lobby is now welcoming guests.(Sheraton Centre Toronto)

Sheraton Centre’s hope with this revamp is to transform the hotel into a popular gathering place. Plans for the under-construction lobby particularly embody that, with everything from a new cafe to a cocktail bar to work spaces included.

Rendering of the future lobby (Sheraton Centre Toronto)

The cafe menu, created by Executive Chef Andre Walker, is being designed to have easy-to-eat options as well as grab-and-go meals that cater to a variety of diets. The bar, an intimate space tucked away on the side of the lobby, will focus on handcrafted, locally-inspired cocktails.

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Rendering of the future lobby (Sheraton Centre Toronto)

Rendering of the future lobby (Sheraton Centre Toronto)

The hotel’s pool, which just so happens to be the largest indoor/outdoor pool in the city, is also getting an upgrade. Not only will there be a new deck, but a new deck-side event space as well.

Crews are continuing to work away on all of the planned changes, with construction expected to finish in the first half of 2022.

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