Last month, Manga Hotels proposed paired Sweeny &Co Architects-designed hotels for Toronto's Fashion District, and the same developer-architect team has returned with another hotel proposal a few blocks away on Spadina Avenue, just north of Queen Street. Like Manga's Fashion District plan, the 184 Spadina proposal would bring a pair of towers to its site, though here it is more likely that the towers will operate under a single brand. 

Site of 184 Spadina, image via submission to City of Toronto

Plans show 15 and 17-storey towers joined by a three-storey podium, with the taller tower at the west side of the site facing Cameron Street and the 15-storey tower fronting Spadina. 264 guest rooms—averaging 32 m² in size—are planned in the two towers, 108 suites in the Spadina tower, and 156 suites in the Cameron tower. 

Looking west to 184 Spadina, image via submission to City of Toronto

Guests would enter into a double-height 7-metre-tall lobby and reception area accessed from Spadina Avenue. A secondary entrance beside car elevators and loading bays faces Cameron Street. The ground floor will also feature restaurant space, while a mezzanine level is set to include hotel amenities including lounge and networking spaces. The upper podium floor would house a restaurant space flanked by guest rooms. Most guests suites are housed in the tower floors above. Suites facing into the middle of the block would overlook a green roof atop the podium. The gap between the towers is mirrored by a similar gap between two volumes of the mostly residential building to the north at 186 Spadina.

Looking west to 184 Spadina, image via submission to City of Toronto

A mix of amenities, restaurant, back of house service areas, and parking would be housed in three underground levels. The B1 level would contain a fitness centre for hotel guests, housekeeping offices, services, storage, and mechanical space. B2 would house 30 parking spaces serving the towers, with the garage accessed via a Cameron Street vehicle entrance with a pair of car elevators. B3 would contain the hotel's laundry facilities and other back-of-house facilities and storage rooms.

Looking north on Cameron St. to 184 Spadina, image via submission to City of Toronto

Additional information and images can be found in our database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the field provided at the bottom of this page.

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Related Companies:  Manga Hotels, NAK Design Group, Sweeny &Co Architects Inc., The Planning Partnership