About the Historic Onesto Building

The fully restored Historic Onesto features 45 luxury apartments, corporate space, retail space and venues that are ideal for weddings and events. Whether you’re interested in living in a luxury loft, taking advantage of a corporate suite, wanting to relocate your business downtown, or looking for a venue for an event space for an upcoming wedding, event or celebration, The Historic Onesto offers several options to accommodate your needs, all in an inviting downtown Canton, Ohio setting.

A history of luxury

When The Onesto Hotel opened its doors in 1930, young hotelier Francis A. Onesto recognized the potential in downtown Canton. His hotel was an immediate hit with residents and visitors alike and hailed as a modern marvel. No expense was spared in the construction and operation of his luxury hotel. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to duplicate the hotel today.

Restored to its former elegance

When developer Steve Coon acquired the property a decade ago from The Stark Community Foundation, he was gratified to discover the lavish features the hotel had been known for were still in place and ready for restoration. Even though the hotel was vacant for 35 years, the rooms still had many features in tact including porcelain fixtures and ornate woodwork. He used historic photos to restore many of the hotel’s features to their former glory, including its Grand Ballroom and Lobby.

It’s not just about restoring a building, it’s about restoring a community, a city and a new way of life.


Bringing downtown living and event space to downtown Canton

With the re-opening of The Historic Onesto in the fall of 2014, residents and visitors alike can now enjoy taking a step back in time to 1930s luxury while enjoying the updated amenities and conveniences that make life grand today. The Historic Onesto offers elegant charm in a downtown setting. Whether you want to make The Historic Onesto your home, or are in need of a beautiful setting for your next corporate event or fairy-tale wedding, our lavish lofts and restored venue areas are not only elegant, but in the heart of a walkable and thriving downtown.

Located in downtown Canton, Ohio, the Onesto is positioned to serve all of Northeast Ohio from Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and even as far South as Columbus. We’d love to make your next event everything you’ve imagined.