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Broadview Hotel 
704 Queen Street East, Toronto
Developer: Streetcar Developments, Dream Unlimited

Broadview Hotel | 29m | 7s | Streetcar | ERA Architects

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by nstuch, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. nstuch

    nstuch Active Member

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    A friend told me today that he heard that the building that houses Jilly's, at the corner of Queen & Broadview, had been bought by the owners of the Drake Hotel, presumably to do something similar in the east end. i know this rumour was floating around a couple of times in the last couple of years so can anyone confirm whether or not it is true?
     
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  2. mysteryman

    mysteryman Active Member

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    It's a very old rumour which is not true, it just never dies.
     
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  3. allabootmatt

    allabootmatt Senior Member

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    But it would be cool if true. Alas...
     
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    I read last summer in a neighborhood newspaper that the owners of Jilly's renewed their lease with the building owners for another 5 years. Jilly's will be there until 2012 at least...
     
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    ...at which time it will be bought by the owners of the Drake.
     
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    grey Senior Member

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    guys i heard this is where the W hotel is going

    plz confirm tia
     
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  7. mjl08

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    The Jillys conversion is bound to happen someday... Leslieville is already the Gladstone and Ossington of the East.
     
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    I really hope something Drake-ish is done to it. I love that building, it's steps from me, and it'd be nice to have some more entertainment venues nearby.

    I'm not really down with the sketchy strip club scene.
     
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    Sir Novelty Fashion Senior Member

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    Isn't this where the Wal-Mart is going in?
     
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  10. Hipster Duck

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    Ha ha. Brilliant. This should fire up about 5 pages of wild, baseless speculation.

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    It's funny how Queen East mirrors Queen West. Apart from the Jilly's/Gladstone brownstone thing, there's also the two streetcar carhouses, and the two somewhat down-at-heel Days Inns. The Queen/Kingston intersection is sort of the eastern equivalent of Queen/King/Roncesvalles except that Queen continues its journey east into the Beaches whereas on the west it ends abruptly in a tangled intersection, continuing somewhat strangely as the Queensway, a 50s monument to motoring.
     
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  11. adma

    adma Superstar

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    Okay, I guess this means that the gurls'll henceforth be exclusively Diablo Cody or MissBehav'N live-window-model types
     
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  12. urbandreamer

    urbandreamer recession proof

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    When's the Parkview Arms gonna be bought out by a trendy developer? Surely at Strachan and Queen St West, opposite Trinity-Bellwoods Park would make an excellent condo conversion? Or Drake-knockoff?

    Actually, a better question would be: how soon before the Drake is franchised? 2013 is my guess.
     
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  13. egotrippin

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    The Drake Hotel East.

    Sounds good to me, because it'd be a lot closer than going to West Queen West.
     
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    Is it true Jilly's has closed down?
     
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    Yes - I posted this in the Riverdale thread yesterday

     
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