Royal York Hotel - Front Street, Toronto, Canada

Ross and Macdonald in association with Sproatt and Rolph
for the Canadian Pacific Railway
Construction began in 1927 - Opened June 11, 1929,
Front Street, Toronto
When it was completed in 1927 the Royal York Hotel was the tallest building in the Commonwealth, rising to 28 storeys.  It offered 1,048 rooms, a 12-bed hospital, a library and ten elevators. There was also a concert hall with a full stage and a pipe organ.  The building had a roof garden.

The building has obviously been refurbished over the years including a major project between 1988 and 1993.  Today the hotel is known as the Fairmont Royal York. 

The building is connected into the Toronto's underground Path system joining it to Union Station and the Royal Bank of Canada Plaza.  The Path links many of the buildings in the Toronto city centre making it possible to move around the city in a degree of air conditioned comfort in the heat of summer and cold of winter.

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