Kimpton Saint George in Toronto Is a Mix-and-Match of Eras

06.05.19 | By
Kimpton Saint George in Toronto Is a Mix-and-Match of Eras

Toronto-based interior design firm Mason Studio have unveiled their latest project, Kimpton Saint George, in the Annex neighborhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Kimpton Saint George Hotel is an exhibition of Mason Studio’s understanding of layered identities. The interior design does not conform to a specific style or geographical place, but instead celebrates the different sensibilities that make up Toronto’s history.

Reception area

Upon entering into the reception area, guests will see a hand-painted mural of a misty, Toronto-inspired landscape. The reception opens up into a hotel lobby that is designed to feel like a living room, with dark maroon shades on the couches and curtains for a posh yet comfortable vibe.

Arches play a key role in the hotel’s design. The series of wooden arches replicated throughout the 14-story hotel serve as a consistent visual guide as guests encounter different architectural styles and eras.

Hotel’s Living Room area

Dark and saturated tones make up the 400 square foot lounge on the main floor outside the meeting room, so as to lend the large space a sense of intimacy and privacy. Much of the bespoke furniture, artwork, lighting, and objects were crafted right in Toronto to pay homage to local designers.

Living area of the Presidential suite

Living area of the Presidential suite

The sense of timelessness in the hotel, which was achieved by playing with objects from various eras and styles, continues in the private suites. The furniture, lighting, and art is custom designed to look as if it were “seemingly collected over time.”

Guest suite

The Peregrine Room, a multi-purpose meeting space

The Peregrine Room

What: Kimpton Saint George
Where: 280 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V8, Canada
How much? Room prices start at USD $207
Design draw: A series of wooden arches serves as a visual guide as the hotel plays with various architectural styles and identities in Toronto’s history.
Book it: Visit Kimpton Saint George

Photos by Naomi Finlay.

Keshia grew up in Singapore and moved to the U.S. to attend Dartmouth College. When she was living abroad after graduation, a chance enrollment at the Architectural Association Visiting School led to her becoming enamored with door schedules and architectural écriture. She's particularly interested in design for aging, rural architecture, and Asian design heritage.