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New Broadview Hotel in Toronto, Canada

This iconic and Romanesque style landmark was completed in 1893 by Archibald Dingman (who went on to drill Canada's first oil well in Alberta). Over the years it has been known as Dingman's Hall, the Lincoln Hotel (1933), the Broadview Hotel, and now the New Broadview Hotel. Locally it is known for the location of Jilly's Strip Club on the main floor.


The hotel has 55 rooms including a rumored impressive single suite on the whole top 5th floor (tower). Located at the NW corner of Broadview and Queen in the City of Toronto, it is seen by some as an eyesore in the urban revitalization of the district known as Riverdale/Leslieville. Hope that it could be transformed into a nicer boutique hotel along the lines of the Drake or the Gladstone are currently slim as ownership issues are needed to be resolved.


When built in the late 19th Century (1893), it was the tallest building East of the Don River in Toronto.


Update: May 2014 - reports that the building has been sold. New plans for building not known, but current tenants will be moving out. End of Jilly's.

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Taken on August 15, 2012