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Hot New Hotels Coming Soon to Downtown Toronto

In case you were concerned Toronto might be running low on visitor space, a few new hotels are scheduled to open over the next year, ranging from a boutique inn with 22 pod rooms (sorry, no photos yet) to Delta's 567-room tower (they're calling it the chain's flagship, so it's going to be fancy).

↑ When it opens at the end of this year, the 45-storey Delta South Core will have 567 oversized guest rooms, a 6,000sq.ft. ballroom, and 16,000sq.ft. of conference space. Delta's made green technology a priority, and this hotel will have lots of sustainable features like lighting and air conditioning controlled by room occupancy. It'll also have an "urban forest," with forested walkway. Take a nature hike without leaving the building.

↑ As Curbed Toronto reported last month, the deceptively-named Inn On The Bay (yes, it was on Bay Street, but wasn't even near any Bay), once a scary, filthy dump, will be reborn as Be SixFifty, a boutique hotel with 22 pod rooms. The formerly-grimy façade has been given an impressive cleanup, exposing the original warm two-toned brick, and there's going to be a rooftop lounge in the same vein as Drake's Sky Yard. Still no confirmed opening date.

↑ At 29 storeys, Hotel X will tower above its Exhibition Place surroundings: guests sunbathing by the rooftop pool will be able to lob ice cubes down at the midway (not that they would). The hotel will have 406 guest rooms, a two-storey cinema, two restaurants, ten squash courts and four tennis courts. If you win your match, do you get a giant stuffed gorilla? · The 18 Essential Toronto Hotels, March '14 [Curbed Toronto]
· Is there a W Hotel Coming to Toronto? [Curbed Toronto]
· Contaminated Soil Slows Exhibition Place Hotel Development [Toronto Star]
· Hotels Week 2014 [Curbed Toronto]
· Strategic Location Puts New Face on Delta Hotels Brand [Globe]
· Construction Progressing on Hotel X [UrbanToronto]