From Flickr: “Broadview Hotel, Queen St. E., n.w. corner Broadview Ave.” by Toronto Public Library Special Collections

April 13, 2015 Uncategorized

The New Broadview Hotel—home of the infamous Jilly’s—has been sold. Shown here in December of 1954, this four-storey Romanesque Revival building decorated with terracotta animals and figures was originally built for $25K by Archibald W. Dingman. The building’s first tenants were the CIBC (ground floor), with lawyers and dentists above that. The top floor was a grand venue for concerts and assemblies.

Creator: Salmon, James Victor (Canadian, 1911-1958)
Date: 1954
Identifier: S 1-2308B
Format: Ephemera
Rights: Public domain
Courtesy: Toronto Public Library.
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