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Have you heard about the hidden treasure on Queen Street East?

I don’t remember how I became aware of The Ivy at Verity, a luxurious European-inspired boutique hotel in Toronto. Somehow it just appeared in my consciousness and before I knew it, I simply had to stay there. The hidden Queen Street East locale and cavernous layout have been piquing my interest  for years. Until now.

Intimately Massive

Housed in a former chocolate factory, The Ivy at Verity is more than a boutique hotel. Not only is it home to George, a gourmet restaurant, and a unique and award-winning Sweetgrass spa, this gorgeously appointed space is also HQ to one of Canada’s foremost women’s clubs, Verity. And while it seems impossible that a quiet and romantic four-room auberge could share an address with these three hopping businesses, they co-exist seamlessly behind the stone and arched window façade of an unassuming 57,000 square foot building.

Inside the hotel’s many rooms and corridors, the colour scheme and interior design elements have been curated to give every space the look and feel of private residence. A palette of turquoise, pinks, purples greens and gold play off the exposed brick of former factory walls and the light coming in from the 19th century windows. So welcoming is the space that guests don’t think twice about flopping down to read a book or sip a cocktail on a one of a kind arm chair surrounded by rich colours and custom textiles.

Room Three, The Ivy at Verity

Room Three, The Ivy at Verity