The blocky, drab exterior of this celebrity hangout hides some of the most luxurious rooms in the city, and the central location is a distinct advantage. The hotel shoots for a European feel, with a ballroom lit by stunning Venetian-style chandeliers and suites studded with repro antiques. The intersection of Bay and Wellesley is no oil painting, but the hotel is located across the street from Bistro 990, the host restaurant for the Toronto International Film Festival. Sutton Place graciously receives stars year-round, especially in its penthouse suites, and the east-facing rooms have the added bonus of balconies. The hotel opened in 1967, and staff tell us they're still getting return visitors from the first year.