High style and eco-conscious design are often perceived as mutually exclusive. Hotel X Toronto—the latest addition to the Library Hotel Collection’s portfolio of international boutique hotel properties—boldly challenges this assumption. Hotel X Toronto is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the grounds of the historic Exhibition Place and the revitalized property of the Stanley Barracks (a former military post) on the shore of Lake Ontario.
Hotel X Toronto’s love for nature is clearly expressed by the design of the hotel and in the displayed art. Located on the lakefront on 192 acres of city parkland, the hotel and its keepers are deeply committed to preserving the environment. Designed with a focus on the vibrant Toronto community and driven by environmentally sustainable practices and eco-friendly initiatives, the new hotel perfectly encapsulates authentic hospitality by offering a modern hotel experience in the heart of Toronto’s most historic and iconic location.1 Part of the grounds surround the only remaining building original to the Stanley Barracks and offer seating and gathering spots which generously punctuate the parkland.
Hotel X Toronto is a stunning expression of intentional design—targeting LEED Silver as a minimum performance requirement without sacrificing stunning decor and amazing amenities. The hotel’s interior boasts spectacular views from every room; hosts Toronto’s only three-level rooftop Skybar; entertains with a 250-seat cinema and 56-seat screening room; and encourages fitness with indoor tennis and squash courts, rooms dedicated for pilates, spinning, yoga, and more! Thoughtful attention was paid to the surrounding grounds as well.1
The hotel’s website states, “We created six acres of parks and gardens in an area previously occupied by asphalt parking lots. Over 200 trees were integrated in the design of our gardens along with grass areas and perennial grasses to recreate the original landscape of the location.” 1
The exterior benches and waste containers at Hotel X Toronto are manufactured by Maglin Site Furniture and are made from High Density Paper Composite (HDPC) material, which is eligible for LEED credits. HDPC is composed of FSC-certified recycled paper and phenolic resin that has the EcoBind™ designation (being one of the lowest VOC emitters existing on the resin market to date). All emissions are recaptured and reutilized in the manufacturing process, destroying 100% of the VOCs. Again, none of the environmental gains of the exterior furniture pieces come at the expense of style in keeping with Hotel X Toronto’s commitment to sustainable luxury. Guests at Hotel X Toronto can sleep better knowing that they are supporting the environment by choosing a hotel that prioritizes sustainability.