Canada’s most Instagrammed attraction and home to the Toronto Raptors and Maple Leafs, Scotiabank Arena (formerly The Air Canada Centre) is one of the city’s most important entertainment destinations. Spurred by the NBA’s expansion into Canada in 1995, construction of the arena was an immediate boost to the city’s economy and led to a revitalization of the area. The result is a world-class modern downtown neighbourhood that continues to draw in visitors from around the globe. If you’re in town for a game or show, here are some of the top hotels near Scotiabank Arena.
If you’re looking for style, Hotel Victoria has it in spades. The 56-room boutique hotel on Yonge Street is just 600 metres from the arena, so you can enjoy all that downtown Toronto has to offer and still walk back. The historic building is an architectural gem that stands out among the glass skyscrapers of the Financial District, reminding us of a simpler time. From here, you can easily explore Old Toronto and the St. Lawrence Market (the World’s Best Food Market according to National Geographic).
The Pantages Hotel is in a postmodern building with beautifully designed suites in the heart of one of Toronto’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Elegance and sophistication are apparent in every detail, from the comfortable lounge areas with sweeping city views to the artfully presented dishes at the in-house restaurant, Stages Restaurant and Lounge. The Ed Mirvish Theatre and Massey Hall are steps away, and the hotel is also near the Elgin Winter Garden Theatre Centre, Rogers Centre and other amazing Toronto venues.
The Radisson Blu Toronto Downtown allows guests to enjoy a mix of city and zen, being conveniently close to Downtown Toronto as well as right on the waterfront of Lake Ontario.