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What the newly restored Broadview Hotel looks like

The Broadview Hotel had been under a sheath of scaffolding for over a year as crews worked to restore the nearly 125 year old building. We've seen a few renderings of the promised restoration in the interim, but it wasn't until an unveiling ceremony the other day that the new face of the hotel was unveiled. And what a gorgeous face it is.

Just a few years ago, the building was entirely rundown, best known as the home of Jilly's strip club. It was still an intriguing place in the way that once-grand hotels often are as they weather and age, but now Streetcar has given it a new lease on life in the form of a massive facelift that will bring 58 hotel rooms, a street-level restaurant, and a rooftop bar.

It'll take until 2017 before all of this is ready, but we no longer need to wait to see what the restored exterior looks like. It's already left a mark at Queen and Broadview, where it looks particularly stunning at night when its facade is lit up like a beacon. Check out the video above to watch as the building is unwrapped and shown off for the first time post-restoration.

Photo by Marcus Mitanis in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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