The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
My mother worked here in the Rotary Club offices for 25+ years. I remember helping her during school holidays!
It was the tallest building in Toronto and in Canada from 1929 - 1931, when it was first built. Pretty short shelf life!
An article written to commemorate the plaque below states,
"Built for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), the Royal York Hotel was the largest of the CPR's coast-to-coast chain of grand hotels. The skyscraper hotel, designed by Montreal architects Ross and Macdonald in association with Sproatt and Rolph of Toronto, was the largest hotel in the British Commonwealth and dramatically altered the Toronto skyline."
It used to dominate the skyscape but looks like a dwarf here.
The view of Toronto from our room when I visited last. You can see the rails below. A great hub of activity. We stayed there on points, when visiting for my high school's 200th anniversary (2007). That will be the topic of next MTM's post!
At 100 Front St., I used to work in the old Post Office building across the street. The facade looks so familiar.