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The Royal York Hotel

L’hôtel Royal York

 
 
The Royal York Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2014
1. The Royal York Hotel Marker
Inscription. English:
Built on the site of the Queen's Hotel by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1928-29, the Royal York Hotel was part of its coast-to-coast chain of grand hotels. The skyscraper hotel, designed by Montreal architects Ross and Macdonald in association with Sproatt and Rolph of Toronto, was the largest hotel in the British Commonwealth and dramatically altered the Toronto skyline. Inside, attractive rooms - from the classicism of the 1928-29 interior to the 1957-59 extension decorated in Canadian themes - have provided the setting for conventions, entertainers, cocktails, teas, debutante balls and royal visits. Together with Union Station to the south and the Dominion Public Building to the southeast, the Royal York Hotel has created one of the finest streetscapes in the provincial capital.

French:
Construit sur le site de l’hôtel Queen’s par le Canadian Pacific en 1928-29, l’hôtel Royal York faisait partie e la chaîne d’hôtels de luxe transcontinentale de la société ferroviaire. L’hôtel en forme de gratte-ciel, frite de la collaboration des architectes montréalais Ross et Macdonald et des architects torontois Sproatt et Rolph, était le plus grand hôtel du Commonwealth britannique; sa construction a changé radicalement la ligne d’horizon de Toronto. A l’intérieur, les pièces originales, aménagées
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2014
2. The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
dans le style classique en vogue à l’époque, ainsi que les salles de l’aile construite entre 1957 et 1959 aux motifs canadiens, ont servi de cadre à maints congrès, spectacles, cocktails, thés, bals des débutantes et visites royales. Le panorama de rue crée par l’hôtel Royal York, la gare Union, au sud, et l’édifice public Dominion, au sud-est, est l’un des plus beaux de la capitale provinciale.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
 
Location. 43° 38.738′ N, 79° 22.899′ W. Marker is in Toronto, Ontario, in Toronto, Municipality of Metropolitan. Marker is on Front Street West just from York Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5J, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bishop’s Palace 1818 (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); South African War Memorial (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Mary Ann Shadd Cary (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Canadian Airmen Monument (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Little Norway (approx. 1.8 kilometers
The Royal York Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2014
3. The Royal York Hotel Marker
away); No. 2 (Centre) Blockhouse (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); The Discovery of Insulin (approx. 2 kilometers away); Charles William Jefferys (approx. 2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Toronto.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the Fairmont Royal York hotel.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Royal York Hotel under contruction image. Click for full size.
Toronto Public Library
4. The Royal York Hotel under contruction
<i>Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario</i> image. Click for full size.
Image by Eric Harney, circa 1932
5. Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5. submitted on . • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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