broadview hotel

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.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

This is where you can go without a vaccine passport in Ontario

4 TTC subway stations are shutting down in Toronto this weekend

Here's how much you can be fined for using a fraudulent vaccine passport in Ontario

This is why schools and universities aren't closed on September 30 in Ontario

Justin Trudeau is getting roasted for failing to say LGBTQ2+ properly

Toronto just broke a new record for being super moist

Huge new facility at Toronto's Pearson Airport will create at least 3,000 jobs

Major flooding in Ontario washed away roads and the photos look terrifying