Welcome to the second edition of Curbed's guide to Toronto's need-to-know hotels. Its intention? Provide the ultimate answer to the question that burns in the breast of every visitor: "Where should I stay in downtown Toronto?" We've combined reader and expert recommendations to compile the following list of the city's most essential hotels right now. From the trendy Shangri-La on University Avenue to The Thompson on Bathurst Street with its rooftop pool to a night at the Ritz-Carlton. We've had to boot a couple notable hotels off the original list including the classic Fairmont Royal York only because construction at Union Station and inside the hotel itself puts a damper on its normally amazing overnight accommodations. We've noted your suggested from last time (Sorry Curbed reader, the Holiday Inn Express still didn't make our list) and added some Toronto fave's like the Gladstone Hotel for its 37 artist-designed rooms and Hotel Ocho, the uber-modern boutique accommodations at the edge of Chinatown. We only have 18 spots so each pick is pretty pricey. As always, we love to hear your suggestions, praise and/or complaints. If you have a favourite stay that wasn't included, just tell us in the comments or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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