To know the beautiful Shangri-La Hotel at 180 University Avenue is to be enchanted by it. 

Inspired in name by the 1933 novel Lost Horizons (James Hilton) – which describes a mystical land made of idyllic valleys – the Shangri-La is a place of balance and harmony. 

And now, one of the building’s 2-bed residential suites, listed at $1,830,000, boasts 1,400 sq. ft for a lucky buyer to call their own. 

Right at the corner of University and Adelaide, this address’s location has plenty of perks. Alongside the obvious conveniences of living in the downtown core (shopping, transit, and restaurants galore), the Shangri-La is within walking distance of the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

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Not interested in an art-related outing? Take your pick of attending a baseball, hockey, or basketball game instead – all within walking distance. 

The Shangri-La is known for its extravagant in-house experiences and offerings, like the Lobby Lounge, a five-star establishment with an array of cocktails and elevated dishes – not to mention a magical High Tea service. Meanwhile, the Miraj Hammam Spa is a must-visit for a weekend refresh, and the Health Club beckons for early-morning workouts or evening wind-downs. 


The residential condos are located on the hotel’s higher levels, which brings us up to the newly-listed suite #2208.

Both of this unit’s bedrooms come complete with floor-to-ceiling windows (with rolling blackout curtains), hardwood floors, and custom marble details. The primary bed boasts a full ensuite with marble floors and wet walls, Boffi Italian cabinets, a deep soaker tub, a stand-alone shower, and a double vanity. The second bedroom includes a double closet and an ensuite bathroom with marble floors and a walk-in shower. 

The suite’s living and dining areas are laid out across an open floor plan, serving an unobstructed flow of natural light. In the kitchen are Miele appliances, Boffi Italian cabinets, granite countertops, a breakfast bar/island, a five-burner gas stove, a sub-zero fridge, and a water filtration system. Sunlight continues its parade through the living area, highlighting the Napoleon electric fireplace and city views. Lastly, there is an in-suite laundry room with whirlpool machines and storage space, layering additional ease into residents’ day-to-day lives.

Even better, the pet-friendly building means furry friends will be comfortable here, too. 

Our Favourite Thing

With all the “extras” the Shangri-La has to offer, we imagine you’ll feel pampered and well-taken care of here. Via the 24-hour gym, you can break a solid sweat without technically leaving your home. And a post-workout visit to the sauna and steam room sounds like a worthy reward. The health and fitness offerings alone make this suite a worthwhile investment. 

Among the building's amenities are a 24-hour security service, valet parking for visitors, a 24-hour gym, a 5th-floor fitness centre, an indoor pool and hot tub, an infrared sauna, steam rooms, change rooms, and an expansive communal terrace. 

Indeed, the Shangri-La has something for everyone. (And on the odd chance something’s missing, it’s surely waiting just down the street.)


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This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.