Guests are greeted by Shannon Bool's monumental Jacquard tapestry Dead Ringers, with a contemporary photograph of a museum's fashion display of mannequins as its catalyst for inception. The work reveals an array of texture and shapes inspired by Toronto's brutalist architecture upon a deeper look. Dead Ringers represents an intersection of interests and observations in high art & fashion, museum photography, and Toronto's brutalist architecture - all of which share an underlying commonality of industrialization in their foundations. Five mannequin bodies become the site of hyper-constructed space as they are replaced with surfaces of iconic brutalist structures found in Toronto and beyond. The interaction of millions of threads bonds the layers of fetishized consumer settings and static concrete forms. Some examples to be found within the dresses of the mannequins are the Industrial Alliance Building, the former Etobicoke Education Center, The Central Tech School Arts Center, and The University of Toronto's Scarborough Campus. This work is connected by 10,000 different grey scales that are made from 12 bobbins of colour.
Park Hyatt Toronto is rooted in celebrating the sophistication of the arts. The hotel features a significant permanent art collection highlighting spectacular pieces from renowned Canadian and Indigenous artists. Guests are greeted in the lobby by a large-scale tapestry designed by Canadian artist Shannon Bool, which sets the tone for an enriching experience and immersive stay. The 219 guestrooms - including 40 luxurious suites - will artfully balance residential comfort with contemporary design. Guestrooms will feature sophisticated décor, overlooking tree-lined Yorkville, with thoughtful touches. The restoration of Park Hyatt Toronto not only respects and embraces the hotel's storied history but also reflects Toronto's reemergence as a truly global city.
Park Hyatt Toronto is dedicated to artistic inquiry, a rich visitor experience, and civic responsibility. A primary catalyst for the narrative-driven contemporary collection the hotel proudly stewards. Presenting visually compelling and conceptually significant contemporary art, Park Hyatt Toronto remains committed to the art and ideas of renowned and emerging artists that remain the bridge between these two charges.Discover More