The historic Fairmont Royal York announces the return of Library Bar, reimagined for the next golden age in cocktail culture. This secret hideaway unveils a charming and eccentric new character in the 92-year landmark hotel.

Recalling the hotel’s storied lineage as a Canadian landmark for railcar travel, Ken Lam, Principal, Navigate Design, envisions a modern interpretation of classic features that define the Art Deco era, where elements are revived to create a fashion-forward ambiance of the roaring 1920s. Vibrant pops of colour decorate black and white patterns to anchor the space, complemented by layered textures of onyx, leather, velvet and fringe adorn a curated collection of European Renaissance paintings and contemporary Canadian art and literature.

To sharpen the iconic bar’s signature cocktail, the Birdbath Martini, Rus Yessenov, Director of Beverage, Fairmont Royal York, collaborated with Niagara-region master distillers to create QUILL, a one-of-a-kind gin and vodka unique to the Canadian market.

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For decades, Library Bar has cultivated such loyal patronage thanks to the thoughtful colleagues who have nurtured the heart and soul of this bar. As we usher in a new era for Library Bar – and indeed for Fairmont Royal York – this is a cocktail den that allures guests in its decadent mosaic of unrivalled history, the mystery of who you might meet, and a design identity that pours into poetically crafted cocktails,”
-Edwin Frizzell, Regional Vice President, Accor Central Canada and General Manager of Fairmont Royal York

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