Today Urban Toronto visits the podium at Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto in the fourth part of our tour of the currently under construction hotel and condo. Click here for parts one, two and three of the tour.

We'll start on the top floor of the podium, the 5th, and work our way down to the 3rd. The Ritz Cartlon's spa will feature everything you would expect of a five-star establishment, with various pools, massage rooms, saunas, etc. So far though, the floor features more potential than actual finished spaces.

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo by Graywood Developments The Ritz-Carlton, The Podium Floor Plan, image by Craig White

The pool area is currently furthest along on this floor.

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo by Graywood Developments The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Pool area, image by Craig White

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo by Graywood Developments The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Pool area, image by Craig White

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo by Graywood Developments The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Pool area, image by Craig White

While the pool area is at the back, or south end of the podium, the Tearoom is situated facing north. 

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo by Graywood Developments The Ritz-Carlton, Tearoom, image by Craig White

Its skylight looks up to the RBC and Ritz Carlton towers, while its view to the north overlooks Metro Square. 

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo by Graywood Developments The Ritz-Carlton, Tearoom view, image by Craig White

Another two floors down, and we come to the main event area: the Ballroom. 

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo by Graywood Developments The Ritz-Carlton, Ballroom, image by Craig White

To the north of the Ballroom is a large space lying just outside the centre of the action, which can be configured in a number of ways to support the activities in the ballroom. It is this area that one can see from Wellington Street. 

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo by Graywood Developments The Ritz-Carlton, Ballroom lobby area, image by Craig White

It also has a view of Metro Square of course.

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo by Graywood Developments The Ritz-Carlton, Ballroom lobby view, image by Craig White

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo by Graywood Developments The Ritz-Carlton, Ballroom lobby area, image by Craig White


Tomorrow; back to ground level. 

Developed by Graywood Development and Cadillac Fairview, the 53-storey hotel and condo was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Page + Steele Architects.