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In Yorkville, right on Bloor Street
The Park Hyatt Toronto is located in Yorkville, with an entrance right on Bloor Street -- one of the city's top destinations, home to excellent high-end shopping. Yorkville blossomed in the 1960s as a bohemian stronghold -- it was known as Canada's capital of the hippie movement -- and several noted writers and musicians (including Joni Mitchell) got their start here. Today, it's still a cultural hub, but a more high-end one, with hundreds of art galleries, cute boutiques, the lovely Village of Yorkville Park, and a blend of historic Victorian homes and modern condo towers. Some of the city's most luxurious hotels are clustered in this charming neighborhood.
The sophisticated, 291-room Park Hyatt has all the trappings you'd expect from one of Toronto's top luxury hotels -- a great spa, a terrific fine dining restaurant, a rooftop bar with gorgeous views, excellent service -- but the decor feels a tad plain and dated for a property of this caliber. It's not quite at the same level as other Park Hyatt's in North America, like the divine Park Hyatt Washington D.C. The location right on Bloor Street, however -- home to some of the city's best high-end shopping -- is hard to beat.