Toronto’s east end will soon have a new boutique hotel to rival those on Queen Street West. Streetcar Developments and Dream held a party for media and the community on October 5, 2016 to reveal the new facade of their historic building, the Broadview Hotel. The hotel at Queen Street East and Broadview Avenue is undergoing renovation by the Toronto-based developers and will be open in 2017.
This local landmark, which has been designated by the City of Toronto as a heritage property, was built in 1893 in the Romaneaque Revival style. Originally a public hall for concerts, Dingman’s Hall, as it was known, soon became home to main floor tenant, The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) while doctors and lawyers’ offices were located on the floors above. In 1907, the building was sold and became known as The Broadview Hotel. During the 1970s, the hotel became a boarding house with rooms rented out by the week. By this time, Jilly’s Strip Club occupied the main floor space until the building was sold again.
The Broadview Hotel will feature 57 rooms, a main floor restaurant, café/bar in the lobby and a rooftop bar, and will open in 2017.