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Live Like a Local (for Less): The Newly Opened Toronto Annex Hotel

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Live Like a Local (for Less): The Newly Opened Toronto Annex Hotel

November 6, 2018

The concept behind the newly opened Annex Hotel in Toronto is simple; do away with any unnecessary features and focus on what’s important. The hotel offers bare bones service (online self-check in, no in-room phone, no TV, no cable, no room service, no gym), instead focusing on the design and the vibe, which is decidedly local. Each of the 24 rooms offers abundant natural light and is outfitted with local finds; “It’s our own little way of introducing you to Toronto’s finest makers and doers,” say the owners.

“We didn’t set out to design the anti-hotel, but when we went searching for inspiration, we realized there was so much that seemed unnecessary,” they say. “By making some big decisions, we were able to save you some money—because we’d rather you were able to travel more often.”

Here’s a look:

 Designed by StudioAC, the interiors feature plywood built-ins.
Above: Designed by StudioAC, the interiors feature plywood built-ins.
Frosted glass doors allow natural light into the bathrooms.
Above: Frosted glass doors allow natural light into the bathrooms.
A small room with queen bed.
Above: A small room with queen bed.
A long built-in plywood shelf functions as both desk and vanity.
Above: A long built-in plywood shelf functions as both desk and vanity.
Prices start at CA $0 for a small queen room.
Above: Prices start at CA $200 for a small queen room.

See more Toronto finds:

Shopper’s Diary: La Merceria in Toronto

Creatives in Canada: Soho House in Toronto

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