Interesting Facts From the Brand-New Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

Ritz-Carlton is making its long-awaited return to Canada today with the grand opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. (Hooray!) In celebration of the iconic luxury brand's latest extension, we're presenting some seriously fun(ny) facts about the haute new hotel… 20,000 pounds of linens?!? Who knew?!?

Over 15,000 applications were received for the 450 jobs that have been created as a result of the opening!

Custom-designed bronze maple leafs are embedded into the lobby floor.

20,000 lbs of linens were ordered for the hotel’s 267 guest rooms and suites!

A 500 lb single slab of green onyx marble adorns the wall above the free-standing bathtub in the 2,400 square-foot Ritz-Carlton Suite.

Over 200 varieties of cheese will be stocked in the glass-encased cheese cave at signature restaurant TOCA by Tom Brodi.

450 pieces of original artwork by up and coming Canadian artists were hand-selected for the walls and public spaces of the hotel.

5,000 bottles of wine will be housed at the hotel.