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Toronto’s long-awaited W Hotel finally opens its doors after more than two years late

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After two long years of delay, the W Hotel in Toronto is finally opening its doors this summer — less than two months from that date.

The highly anticipated W Toronto will officially open at 90 Bloor Street East near Yonge on July 21, 2022, according to Marriott International.

Billed as a “new socially charged center for the city”, the 11-story, 254-room hotel aims to “reflect Toronto’s Brutalist architecture, graffiti art, grid-like sprawl, green spaces and theatrical and musical culture” with no less than three distinct restaurants, a “rebel cafe” and a poppin’ rooftop bar.

“Guests and locals alike will be able to satisfy every craving with everything from plant-based dishes and local bites to Mediterranean-inspired tapas and of course, a fun and quirky drinks program that W is known for,” wrote the brand in a statement on Monday.

Guests can expect the hotel’s signature “Whatever/Whenever” service throughout the property.

The hotel will also include an indoor and outdoor lobby equipped with a DJ booth, as well as a private recording studio to collaborate, stream and even record podcasts. Called “W Sound Suite”, this creative space will be the first of its kind in Canada.

A 3,300 square foot fitness center and 4,800 square feet of meeting space for events will complement the sleek new accommodations and amenities.

But it won’t be cheap to stay there; The hotel’s booking website suggests rooms start around $540 on a weeknight and can go up to $3,772 for a two-level suite on weekends.

The W has more than 50 hotels worldwide and is known for advertising to millennial guests. Marriott first announced that a Toronto location for the W Hotel would open in summer 2020.

The transformation of the former Marriott’s $40 million design began in July 2019, but due to lockdown restrictions and delays, the grand opening was pushed back.

An opening date for the new W could be just one more sign that things are finally getting back to normal in Toronto.