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In the Art and Design District, blocks away from the lakefront
The Thompson Toronto is located in the heart of the trendy Art and Design District, directly adjacent to the financial and entertainment districts. The Thompson is closer to the lakefront than area attractions, but it serves as a bit of an activity hub itself.
Once a sleepy area, the neighborhood has come alive recently, with dozens of art galleries, restaurants, and boutiques popping up every month. It might not be the most elegant part of town, but it is vibrant and features a lively nightlife scene that attracts a young, hip crowd. Stroll along Queen Street West to get the most out of what the neighborhood has to offer.
The Thompson Toronto is every bit as hip as its sister properties. Rooms are sleek, with floor-to-ceiling windows with excellent views, mod furniture, flat-screen TVs, and custom-made Sferra sheets -- and the dazzlingly white marble bathrooms sport rainforest showerheads and heated floors. The lively patios and bars, renowned dining at Scarpetta, and unique rooftop infinity pool attract young, trendy crowds. But the property is located in a newly gentrified area that is not particularly kid-friendly, so families and those looking for less of a nightlife scene may want to book elsewhere.