Coming to the Art Gallery of Ontario is Andy Warhol, held from July 17-October 24, 2021, it is a career retrospective, this blockbuster exhibition reconsiders the personal, social and political backdrop that influenced Warhol’s groundbreaking art. One important theme of the exhibition is Warhol’s sexuality. Foregrounding a selection of early male nudes the artist drew in the 1950s, the exhibition will also include Sleep, a 1963 film that stars his lover, the poet John Giorno, and the 1975 series of paintings Ladies and Gentlemen, which memorializes members of New York City’s transgender community. Photographs, documents and other contextual material will show how Warhol’s working class, East European background had a profound impact on his life and work.
Toronto’s very first W Hotel is set to open June 2021. Wake up. Stay up. Rock the scene. Then, hit repeat. Say hello to Toronto’s newest and most sought-after hotel destination located in Yorkville, where work is always followed by play. Surrounded by iconic art galleries, the city’s best shopping, and world-class dining, our brand-new luxury hotel is an urban oasis of culture and style. Live it up and explore what’s New/Next with our 24/7 programming. Hit play with live music and DJs at the Living Room or vibe out in our W Sound Suite. See and be scene at our dazzling hotel rooftop bar and restaurant. Detox at the FIT® gym and fuel-up at our street-level coffeehouse, kitchen and bar. For business and social events, our Toronto hotel offers everything you need to own the moment. From our city-inspired hotel design to our premium beverages and food, every detail is designed to elevate your Yorkville event. Get backstage access to the city through our W Insider and amp up your stay with our signature Whatever/Whenever® service. Soak it in. We’ve got you covered.
Later this year, 1 Hotels, the mission-driven hotel brand will make its debut in the Canadian market, opening its first sustainable urban retreat in downtown Toronto. Steps away from the city’s busy entertainment district, on Wellington Street West, 1 Hotel Toronto will introduce a new standard for responsible luxury hospitality, with its eco-conscious approach to exceptional comfort and unrivalled service. Inspired by Toronto’s natural beauty, and changing seasons, the Hotel’s design seamlessly brings the outdoors inside through the use of reclaimed materials, locally crafted furnishings and native greenery throughout both public and private spaces. The new Toronto property has four distinct food and beverage outlets, including a rooftop bar and pool with sweeping views of the city skyline and Lake Ontario. All concepts along with in-room dining keep sustainability front and centre, drawing on farm-fresh, sustainable ingredients and zero waste practices.
Little Canada is a celebration of all things Canada. It’s a unique journey of discovery through the sights and sounds of our great country in miniature scale. A place that will unleash your childlike sense of wonder, discovery, and curiosity. Opening in 2021.