Somewhat remote, newly gentrified area isn't kid-friendly
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.
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.
23-minute drive to Pearson International Airport
13-minute walk to Trinity Bellwoods Park
19-minute walk or 6-minute drive to the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
5-minute drive or 24-minute walk to Harbourfront restaurants and parks
6-minute drive or 17-minute ride via public transportation to CN Tower, one of the world's tallest buildings, with an observation deck overlooking the city
7-minute drive to Union Station
8-minute drive or 22-minute ride via public transportation to the Royal Ontario Museum
9-minute drive or 21-minute ride via public transportation to Eaton Centre, a huge shopping mall that's one of Toronto's most popular attractions
10-minute drive or 20-minute ride via public transportation to Bloor Street, lined with shops, historic sites, and theaters
10-minute drive or 23-minute ride via public transportation to the Distillery District, a historic area of shops, restaurants, and galleries
11-minute drive to Casa Loma, a Gothic Revival style mansion and museum
32-minute trip to Centre Island via driving and a ferry ride