Editor's Top 3 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$162 CAD
Highly praised north Toronto hotel on 15 acres of parkland with outdoor pool and fine dining
Pros
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive and helpful service
  • Several guests described their rooms as spacious and modern
  • Several reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing Highway 401 and the Don Valley Parkway
  • The food at the on-site restaurants was praised by several guests
  • Several guests enjoyed the outdoor pool area
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • The decor is slightly dated according to some
  • Self-parking is $12 per night and valet parking is $18 per night
  • Wi-Fi costs $9.95 per 24 hours
  • Some guests complained about the extra fees
  • Some guests complained about the extra fees for Wi-Fi and parking
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$137 CAD
Comfortable midtown Toronto hotel with outdoor rooftop pool, free hot breakfast & free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's breakfast was praised for its variety and quality
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
  • Guests thought the hotel was conveniently located near shopping, dining and public transit
Cons
  • Parking is valet-only, with limited spots, and costs $16 per day
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer
  • A few reviewers felt the hotel was overpriced
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$159 CAD
Well-liked hotel near Yorkdale mall and Hwy 401 with indoor pool, restaurant and lounge
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-site dining, ample recreation options (swimming, games, fitness centre)
  • Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's proximity to Yorkdale Shopping Centre and the highway
  • Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable
  • Play room on site for young children to enjoy movies, board games and color.
Cons
  • Parking fee of $10 per night
  • Some guests reported noise transfer during their stay
  • A few reviewers thought the restaurant was too expensive

4 Other Hotels Close to Toronto Centre For the Arts

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$125 CAD
Pet-friendly North York hotel near subway with indoor pool, restaurant and some renovated rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi & wired Internet, free pet stays
  • The hotel's location was praised for its proximity to public transit and highway access
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well equipped
Cons
  • Small rooms and slow Wi-Fi were reported by a few reviewers
  • Some guests found the hotel dated and too expensive
  • Indoor parking is $17 per night
Location
As one of the TCA-recommended hotels, the Novotel is across the street from Gibson Park, a 6-minute walk or 1-minute drive from the theatre.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Taking public transit to the theatre is not possible, as the hotel and theatre share the same subway station and there are no bus routes along Yonge Sreet.
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Book from ~$178 CAD
Comfortable hotel in North York offers suites with kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi & free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Some reviewers found the location convenient for accessing restaurants and public transit
  • A few guests said the staff were friendly and helpful
  • A few guests said the beds were comfortable
Cons
  • Some guests complained about customer service issues
  • Dated carpets and rooms according to a couple of reviewers
Location
Formerly known as the Willowdale Inn, the Maryam Hotel is recommended by the TCA and is in a residential / commercial neighbourhood a 4-minute drive from the theatre.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit is not the best option for everyone, as transit and walking time are both an approximate 15 minutes.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$120 CAD
Toronto-Don Valley budget hotel near Hwy 401 with indoor pool but many complaints
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free local calls
  • Numerous guests thought that the staff were accommodating, friendly, and/or helpful
  • Some guests liked the hotel's close proximity to either the 404 or 401 Highway
  • Good value according to some guests
  • Some guests found comfortable beds
  • Rooms basically clean according to some
Cons
  • Parking costs $5 for overnight
  • Guests said the hotel was in dire need of updating
  • Many guests complained of rooms that were too cold
  • Guests said many facilities out of order including elevators, and hot tub
  • Public areas were shabby according to guests
  • Cleaning issues were reported by some guests
Location
At the intersection of the 401 Highway and the Don Valley Parkway, this Days Inn is on a business and industrial side road, an approximate 15-minute drive from the TCA.
Getting Around: Public Transit
From the front door of the hotel, bus #24 will take guests directly to Shepphard Station, where they can ride the subway to North York Centre Station. Total travel time is approximately 30 minutes.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$90 CAD
Friendly east Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurant & lounge and some renovated rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free local shuttle service (on demand), free bottled water
  • Many guests appreciated being near major highways such as the 401
  • Some guests thought that their rooms were large or spacious
  • Guests appreciated the renovated rooms in Floors 1-4
  • The staff were well liked at this hotel for being kind and accommodating
Cons
  • Some guests said the hotel was dated
  • A few guests complained about intermittent Wi-Fi
  • Parking is $8 plus tax per night
Location
In a high-rise business neighbourhood just off the 401 in the city's east end, this Radisson is an approximate 13-minute drive from the TCA.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Sheppard Avenue is a 9-minute walk from the hotel, where guests can catch a number of different bus routes heading to Sheppard Station, then head West to North York Centre Station for a total travel time of approximately 37 minutes.

Tips For Staying Near Toronto Centre For the Arts

Location
Situated behind Mel Lastman Square in Toronto's North York neighbourhood, the Toronto Centre for the Arts (TCA) has four different stages for rotating acts ranging from recitals to classical theatre performances and comedy shows. 
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Getting Around
An approximate 30-minute drive north of downtown Toronto, the TCA is just a 5-minute drive from the 401 series Highway and under a 20-minute drive from Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

The North York Centre TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) Subway Station is a mere 4-minute walk away. Single-ride adult fares are $3, and an unlimited-ride day pass can be purchased for $10.75. While the day pass is for a single rider during the week, on weekends it can be used for two adults and up to four children. More fare and route information can be found on their website.
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Parking
There is no TCA-affiliated parking lot, but there are a number of public lots in the surrounding area. The closest lot is at 5000 Yonge Street and has a tunnel leading from the garage to the TCA. Rates range from $6.50 per hour to $14 per day.
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Dining
There are a wide variety of fine dining and fast food options located within a 5-minute walk in any direction from the theatre. 
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Entertainment
The TCA has four different stages catering to a wide variety of shows. The Main Stage highlights some of the more popular classical and musical performances with its 1,727 seats. The George Weston Recital Hall touts itself as one of the best recital and concert halls in the world. The Studio Theatre caters to smaller-scale performances with its adjustable seating. The Gallery was once an art gallery and is the perfect space for a cocktail party, small recital or seated dinner or meeting. Tickets for the shows range in price and can be purchased on Ticketmaster.ca.

For a schedule of events, visit the TCA website. 
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