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Now you can own a piece of the Sutton Place Hotel

Posted by Aubrey Jax / March 8, 2014

sutton place auctionA huge hotel auction is taking place in Toronto at the end of the month, and while there won't be any quirky hand painted signs from Honest Ed's, there will be kitchen equipment, furniture, and antiques galore, as the historic Sutton Place Hotel announces that everything must go - and this time they mean everything.

While in 2012 a sale took place at the Bay Street hotel which had the public lining up outside to grab TVs, furnishings, and more, Ryan Haas of Corporate Assets Inc., Canada's largest international industry auction/liquidation company, tells me the sale covered only the "tip of the iceberg" so far as the contents of the hotels' 300 fully furnished rooms are concerned. "Of 300 TVs, about 200 to 250 are left" Haas offered as an example.

The two day auction will attempt to clear everything that remains in the hotel, and they have a lot of ground to cover. Bidding will start on Friday, March 28 with an 8+ hour auction of about 1,500 lots worth of building support equipment and kitchen, restaurant, and laundry room equipment.

Saturday, March 29's auction, probably more interesting to the public, will cover furnishings and oddities: everything from those 250 TVs to artworks, couches and chairs, linens, and antiques like fireplace mantles, brass wall sconces, and a few crystal chandeliers that were valued at $25,000 - 30 years ago. Can someone grab me one of those for my apartment?

Bidding (traditional auction style) will take place in a gala room onsite at the hotel (Haas expects 700 - 1,000 people to attend each day) beginning at 9:30am, but those who can't make it can also participate in the Sutton Place Hotel auction online at corpassets.com.

The Sutton Place Hotel auction will begin at 9:30am on Friday, March 28th and continue on Saturday, March 29th. Learn more about the auction and the items up for grabs here.

Photo by PL Tam in the blogTO Flickr pool

Discussion

9 Comments

Highroller / March 8, 2014 at 01:23 pm
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I'll take two used mattresses, please.
Borte / March 8, 2014 at 02:11 pm
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And I'll take the carpet from the murder room(s) svp!
Perry Como / March 8, 2014 at 03:34 pm
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Another useless sale of things that should have been trashed. This goes to prove that Torontonians will buy other peoples junk.
RavB replying to a comment from Perry Como / March 8, 2014 at 09:06 pm
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what's with the hate? It's a great chance to reuse an item and have a historic piece in your living room.
eagle3 / March 8, 2014 at 10:50 pm
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Bloody Britt...a bloody joke! What an embarrassment for this city. You would never see London building some eye sore of h monstrausity?!? Can you picture it? The CANUCK!!
Bald Eagle replying to a comment from eagle3 / March 10, 2014 at 12:27 am
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You've obviously never been to London; there are plenty of buildings uglier than this one.
YYZ replying to a comment from eagle3 / March 10, 2014 at 07:58 pm
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being able to spell would also help.
eagle3 replying to a comment from Bald Eagle / March 11, 2014 at 11:29 pm
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Here is a word for you: WANNABE! You are probably one of those suckers who got dubbed into buying such trash..
Marisa / December 11, 2014 at 11:36 am
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Apprteciation to my father who informed me about this website, this blog is in fact amazing.

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