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King Edward Hotel

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Identification

King Edward Hotel
Le Royal Meridien King Edward, The King Eddy
112607

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
brick
applied masonry
chicago school

Usages

hotel

Facts

  • First building to use an automatic elevator for carrying bricks.
  • Toronto's first completely fireproof hotel.
  • Received historical designation from mayor David Crombie in 1976.
  • Made Conde Nast Traveller's 8th Annual Gold List of world's best places to stay in 2002.
  • Major additions and rennovations occured in 1921, 1928 and 1979-1981.
  • The hotel's first registered guest in May 1903 was George Gooderham, the hotel's developer.
  • Notable guests of the hotel include: Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain, Enrico Caruso, Anna Pavlova, Theodore Roosevelt, Rudolph Valentino, Elizabeth Taylor, Charles de Gaulle, King Edward VIII, Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld, and The Beatles.

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Location

37 King Street East
37 King Street East
M5C
Downtown
Toronto
Toronto
Ontario
Canada

Technical Data

229.66 ft
18
1901
1903
1920

Involved Companies

E.J. Lennox


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