Launching this summer in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment, Bisha Hotel and Residences is soon to become the city’s hottest private-label boutique hotel and residence brand. The development is located at 56 Blue Jays Way - the site of the former Diesel Playhouse - incorporating the original structure and featuring a 24-hour café, two restaurants, along with a rooftop swimming pool.
Charles Khabouth is the man behind INK Entertainment and is Toronto’s night club king, owning and running several venues including Guvernment and Ultra Supper Club. His vision for night life, combined with the design of Munge Leung (ICE, Murano, Ritz Carlton, FLY, etc.) and the condo building savvy of Lifetime has me very excited about the possibilities of this project
It’s hard to describe what Bisha will be like, because there has never been anything quite like it in Toronto, but the concept for the Hotel/Residences was launched at Interior Design Show last month. The style is modern yet classic, elegance without being fussy. Another first for the city of Toronto: Bisha will incorporate 1 floor of affordable housing in the building which will be rented out to the the hotel employees. I expect this to be a trend-setting move that will be seen more often as the city seeks to incorporate more affordable housing units and developers seek to build more units on every tract of land they own.