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Autumn 2021

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G o o d t o K n ow T he fi rst Canadian property in the 1 Hotels sustainable luxury lifestyle brand aims to celebrate the beauty of Toronto's natural environment and create an "urban oasis in the heart of the city," according to its marketing materials. Repurposed and locally- sourced materials and a palette inspired by Lake Ontario and the seasons refl ects this mission. The property boasts 112 guestrooms and suites, including the expansive and fully-equipped Birch House, which can be booked for private dinners and events. A new hotel sets out to prove that luxury and sustainability are not mutually exclusive by Laura Bickle x compost generated from hotel food and beverage operations is used in the hotel's garden, which supplies the kitchens with herbs and vegetables x the property expects to divert over 85% of waste from landfi lls x dishwashing systems reduce water use by 60% and reduces energy use by 70% compared to most commercial dishwashers x fl oor-to-ceiling windows provide maximum light in the day, decreasing the use of energy for lighting x multiple in-room environmentally friendly amenities and features • centrally located within walking distance from the Queen Street West shopping district and the waterfront • in-room dining • 24-hour valet parking • rooftop pool • fi tness facility • pet friendly • free Wi-Fi FAST FACTS Sustainability notes And speaking of events, 1 Hotel Toronto offers 11,000 sq. ft. of functional event space over four spaces—including the outdoor 1 Hotel Garden Pavilion. Executive Chef Derek Powers designs the catering menus to refl ect the changing seasons, focusing on fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. In addition to room service, there are several dining options, including 1 Kitchen—the hotel's signature restaurant—and Harriet's Toronto, a rooftop lounge featuring an open concept sushi bar. 1hotels.com 1 Hotel Toronto | 550 Wellington St. West A NATURAL CHOICE note worthy Autumn 2021 | Ignitemag.ca | 15

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