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Welcome to à toi

This small boutique hotel, built in the 1920s by French Millionaire Antoine Mercier, was to be his gift to the city of Toronto, but the name − meaning ‘to you’ − was an inside joke between he and his wife Isabel, as it was really his gift to her.

Mercier died during the hotel’s construction, and although it was generally considered to be of a heart attack, darker rumours circulated and the death was investigated by the Gendarmerie. Nothing came of the investigation and the case was closed. While Isabel slowly works to complete the hotel, her heart isn’t in it. Her focus, frozen in time, is in the lobby bar that bears the hotels name.

This is à toi.


We reserve most of our seating for walk-in guests, and only take a limited number of nightly reservations, by email, for large groups of 8 or more.
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On busy evenings, the earlier you arrive the easier it will be to get seating. We can assure you most anyone who’s ever waited agrees that it’s worth it. We want you to have the best possible experience at à toi and if you have special requests or requirements, please don’t hesitate to ask.


For events or groups of 15 or more, please contact


For inquiries unrelated to reservations, you may call us at 416 408 4044.


B1 – 214 King St. W
Toronto, ON

Aren't you clever, perhaps you should stay for a story.

A gendarme, investigating a missing person report, approached an apartment building where a man sat lounging with a dog on the steps. The officer asked the man, “Does your dog bite?”

The man responded, “No my dog does not bite.”

The gendarme proceeded up the stairs and the dog immediately leapt up and bit him. The gendarme cried out, “You said your dog did not bite!”

The man calmly replied, “That eez not my dog.”

Much like the story à toi is not always what it seems. If you, like Isabel, appreciate the finer things, perhaps ask your server for her special menu.