Restoration and addition work continues at the Queen Street and Broadview Avenue site of the Broadview Hotel. Designed by heritage specialists ERA Architects, the project is rejuvenating the historic property with some much-needed restoration, while also intensifying the site with new spaces housed in an attached three-storey glass and steel addition atop the north end of the building.
Constructed in 1891, the Romanesque-style structure served as a hotel from 1917 up until the 1970s, when it was converted into a boarding house with Jilly's strip club occupying the main floor. The building continued to deteriorate over the years until Streetcar Developments purchased the property in 2014, paving the way for a major reinvestment.
Since the first signs of construction activity were spotted this past May, the project has come a long way. While the Queen Street frontage is still hidden behind wraps, the glass and steel addition to the north is now topped off and largely clad in a combination of dark-tinted and reflective glazing.
The completed structure will include 57 boutique hotel rooms, a rooftop bar area, an executive suite occupying the tower at the southeast corner of the building, a new guest entrance at the north end, and a ground-floor restaurant animating the northwest corner of Queen and Broadview.
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