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Easton's to build Curio by Hilton in Toronto's historic Distillery District
Easton's Group of Hotels, with a comprehensive portfolio spanning premium, branded and upscale hotel properties across Canada has announced it will build Canada's only Curio by Hilton, the first hotel within 1 km of Toronto's historic Distillery District.
Easton’s Group of Hotels, with a comprehensive portfolio spanning premium, branded and upscale hotel properties across Canada has announced it will build a Curio by Hilton, the first hotel within 1 km of Toronto’s historic Distillery District. Located at 60 Mill St, the project will be perched at the entrance of the historic community and mark the last remaining heritage building to be re-purposed in the district.
Rising 31 storeys, the full-service hotel will preserve the heritage building’s exteriors as the base three floors. It will span 288,000 sq. ft. gross floor area and feature 392 guest rooms, along with first-class amenities including a rooftop bar and restaurant with spectacular views. Led by a team including IBI Architects, ERA Heritage Architects, and Studio Munge, the project will pay homage to the building’s rich history as a rack house built in 1890. While the tower emerges from the top of the heritage building, it will feature “reveal floors,” which will be significantly set back to allow for a distinct visual separation between the old and the new. The entire volume of the existing heritage building will be publicly accessible to highlight the past use of the building to all visitors.
“We’re thrilled to bring Curio by Hilton to Canada, supporting the Distillery District as a vibrant community and tourist destination that is highly in need of hotel accommodations,” says Dr. Steve Gupta, Founder & Chairman of The Gupta Group. “Working with an immensely talented team of architects and designers, Easton’s Group of Hotels will restore this historic building and transform it into a cherished landmark, celebrating its prolific history while leaving a legacy for decades to come.”
Construction is anticipated to begin in mid-2022.