Thompson Hotel | 550 Wellington

Thompson Hotel | 550 Wellington

Freed Development
Landscape Architect
General Contractor
Accel High Rise Construction Ltd.
About the Project

The Thompson Hotel and Residences is a vibrant mixed-use development that anchors the intersection of Bathurst Street and Wellington Street West in Toronto’s King West Village. The program incorporates residential, hotel and hospitality components, including a 95-room boutique hotel with a rooftop bar and pool, conference facilities, and ground floor restaurants; and a 326-unit condominium with amenity space on the third floor and at grade. The parti expresses the project’s programmatic elements clearly and elegantly. Three bar buildings span the block from north to south, linked by a connecting volume that runs the length of the block along its northern edge. The western-most bar building, dramatically skinned in clear and translucent glass, houses the hotel and hospitality program and addresses Bathurst Street directly. The three residential buildings are oriented toward the quiet side streets to the north and south, and step down in height to meet the rooflines of the vestigial rowhouses and warehouse buildings on the surrounding sidestreets. The bays between the bar buildings have been fashioned into a pair of garden courts that establish a connection between the Thompson and Victoria Memorial Park, an intimate city park on the south side of Wellington Street.

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