The countdown begins as The Broadview Hotel prepares to reveal its transformation from dirtbag strip joint to the de facto landmark in Toronto's east end.
The 125-year-old landmark will officially soft-launch in June, but for now it's revealed a sneak peek of what to expect to whet the appetites of locals and travellers alike.
A virtual tour, hosted on thebroadviewhotel.ca, invites viewers to get a first glimpse of the vibrant interior spaces, conceptualized and designed by DesignAgency. The virtual tour allows viewers to step inside The Broadview Hotel and see the charismatic details of what’s to come. Here are just a few of the tour's highlights:
As with any hotel visit, this one starts at the reception desk. A highlight of this warm and welcoming space is the art installation that surrounds the brass elevator doors — it's made from the repurposed fire escapes that used to adorn the outside of the building.
The tour continues in the lobby cafe and bar, a bright, inviting space on ground floor. In here, the designers replicated a historic wall covering that was revealed during the demolition of the old space.
Located on the second floor, virtual visitors have access to Lincoln Hall and Terrace — The Broadview’s event venue. Given its original purpose as a theatre, this open space has no visual obstructions, allowing for seated dinners of up to 150 guests, and cocktail events for 240.
The adjoining terrace is perched over Queen Street East and can be reserved in conjunction with the hall. This configuration provides a unique experience in which celebrants feel secluded in an urban oasis.
The culmination of the virtual experience occurs on the seventh floor with the rooftop bar and terrace. Situated proudly atop the building, these casual yet sophisticated spaces offer sweeping views of the Toronto skyline, Don Valley and local neighbourhood.
With its glass walls and pyramidal skylight, the 100-seat indoor bar offers a more contemporary ambiance than the lobby. Relaxed lounge furniture, upholstered in soft velvets and distressed leathers surround a centerpiece bar that services both the indoor and outdoor spaces.
The outdoor terrace features a fresh aesthetic, creating an ethereal perspective over the east end landscape. The addition of a cool lake breeze creates the perfect recipe for a summer afternoon in the city.
The private dining room occupies the architectural crown of the east end: The Broadview Hotel’s iconic tower. With its extraordinary vaulted ceiling, warm wood tones and original interior brickwork, the tower has been left relatively untouched to provide a connection to the past. An intimate setting under a canopy of vintage chandeliers twinkling overhead is the ideal room to host a private dinner or event.
Guests eager to book their stay at The Broadview Hotel can reserve now for September 2017 and onwards.
Additional details on the hotel’s interiors and launch will continue to be announced at a later date. For more information on The Broadview Hotel or to view the virtual tour, visit thebroadviewhotel.ca.