The King Edward Hotel Toronto, often called the King Eddy, is on King Street in the heart of downtown.
Which makes it a great base for exploring the city's central attractions, such as the Hockey Hall of Fame, eaton Centre, theatres, and the waterfront and islands.
Another attraction within reasonably easy reach of the King Edward Hotel Toronto is the Distillery District. This too is a place to wander. Like Queen's Quay it has shops selling unique gifts, as well as art galleries and photographers' studios. There's also a great selection of pubs and restaurants.
Guests at the King Edward can enjoy shops, a gym, a health spa, and a hair salon in the hotel and internet access, minibars, and movies and video games in their beautiful cherry wood furnished rooms.
Being downtown, the King Edward is also well placed for access to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway system, with stations at the intersection of King and Queen Streets with Yonge Street. King St station is only 100 metres away while Queen is only a block away.
Taxis, buses and streetcars (trams) are also plentiful and reasonably priced. The TTC works on a 'one price no matter how far you go' system, which makes for great value if you're heading out to the edges of the city such as Casa Loma or the Metro Zoo but it's not so great if you're only going one stop.
The fine old King Edward hotel, it's Toronto's oldest (opened 1903) and a designated historical site, was getting a makeover when these photos were taken (2012).
The refurbishment kept its Edwardian elegance and added new improvements to keep it one of Toronto's finest hotels.
Another Toronto favorite that's had a recent makeover is the Drake Hotel on Queen St. West.
Brookfield Place, near the King Edward Hotel Toronto, is home to some prestigious shopping, the Marche Restaurant (a favourite of mine), and the Hockey Hall of Fame, which all sports fans should visit during their time in Toronto.
Queen's Quay is a great place to wander. The boardwalk and paths wend through antiques and gift shops, restaurants, marinas, ferry and cruise tours terminals, and a host of craft workshops such as glassblowing and metalworking. For a truly unique gift or souvenir, this is the place to visit.
And of course, it's the jumping off point for the Toronto Islands.
St. Lawrence Market is also on this side of town and well worth a visit. The old market has stalls selling everything from apples to zucchini as well as gifts of all kinds. There are also marvelous places to eat and a great pub in the Paddington Pub.
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