What’s the draw

The east end often gets a bad rap, but there’s plenty to love on this side of the city – with some spots even cooler than their counterparts in the west.

At the Broadview Hotel you’ll find the combination of modern luxury and eclectic charm that Torontonians are all about, minus that cooler-than-thou attitude we’re tired of in the west. Built in the 1890’s, this historic building has been a local haunt for decades, evolving and changing with the neighbourhood.

Now nestled between watering holes like the Comrade and Brickworks Ciderhouse, and beloved eateries like White Lily Diner, the boutique hotel is the ideal home base for exploring the Riverside and Leslieville area.

What to eat

Right in the hotel, guests have three distinct dining options to choose from. Expect classic breakfast hits in the bright and airy Broadview Bistro and Bar, followed by a concise menu of snacks, sips and French fare later in the day.

New this summer, the Beer Garden + Grill offers guests another option for al fresco dining. Located on the second floor terrace, usually reserved for hosting beautiful weddings and special events, the latest addition to the hotel is serving grilled meat and sandwiches alongside frozen margaritas.

Home to unobstructed views of the city’s skyline and Don River, the Rooftop bar is the main attraction. In warmer months, the glass façade opens up onto a sprawling terrace for an abundance of outdoor seating. Head here for sippable cocktails, elevated bar snacks and DJ beats.

What else

The music theme continues with a record player in each of the 58 boutique rooms and vinyl on hand. Rooms also feature king-size, pillow-top beds that will give you a dreamy sleep, while blackout curtains and reading lights will motivate you to maximize your time in bed.

Rooms from $247.

106 Broadview Ave, Toronto; (416) 362-8439; thebroadviewhotel.ca