Tour season might be coming to an end, but we have one last treat in store for you! Join us on Instagram Live on Monday, October 24 at 12:30 PM for one final building tour as we go on a virtual stroll to the Ace Hotel Toronto!
During this virtual experience, architect Brigitte Shim of Shim-Sutcliffe will take us through this exciting new addition to our city, sharing the stories behind its design and construction. The tour will end with a moderated Q&A session where Brigitte will answer any questions you might have about the project.
Excited to join us? The tour will be held live on the TSA Instagram account, so make sure to follow us so you don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.
About the Building
“The building is an urban manifesto…It’s saying we believe in the built fabric of Toronto. In this neighbourhood, we’ve seen so many great brick warehouses demolished. We don’t want to imitate that, exactly, but we want to speak to it.”
The Globe and Mail, August 1, 2022
Standing 14 storeys tall and featuring 123 rooms, a restaurant bar, and numerous amenities, this unique space was designed by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, with interiors by Shim-Sutcliffe in collaboration with Atelier Ace. Paying homage to its historic surroundings, the hotel features a rich material palette of brick, concrete, copper, and wood that recalls the robustness of neighbouring brick-and-beam factories and warehouses. The project marks a youthful resurrection of the storied area it inhabits–once a manufacturing center that grew into an important artistic hub.
You can read more about the hotel in this Globe and Mail article by architecture critic Alex Bozikovic, or this piece in Azure Magazine by Simon Lewsen.
About the TSA Building Tours
Designed for architects by architects, the TSA Building Tours offer unique behind-the-scenes access to recently completed or under construction buildings across the GTA. Led by the team behind their design, these tours provide an opportunity to hear the stories behind the architecture and learn about the challenges and successes in ideating and realising the vision for the building.
TSA Building Tours 2022 season are made possible thanks to the generous support of Stein + Regency.
When 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where Held LIVE on the TSA Instagram account @tosoarch.