Old Mill Toronto

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Old Mill Toronto
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The Old Mill
General information
Address 21 Old Mill Road
Town or city Toronto, Ontario
Country Canada
Opened
  • July 28, 1914 (tea room)
  • October 2001 (hotel)
Owner OMT Hospitality Inc.
Other information
Number of rooms 57
Number of restaurants 1
Facilities jazz bar, wedding chapel, spa, meeting rooms, restaurant, flower shop

The Old Mill Toronto is a hotel in The Kingsway neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It includes facilities for weddings and meetings. Its restaurant has served afternoon tea since it opened in 1914. It is located off Bloor Street, overlooking the Humber River along 2.5 hectares, at 21 Old Mill Road. The Old Mill subway station is a short distance away.

The Old Mill Tea Garden restaurant was founded by R. Home Smith in 1914, next to the ruins of an old grist mill on the Humber River. It was part of the Kingsway residential development by Smith. Over the ensuing decades, a banquet hall and jazz bar were added. In the 1980s, a wedding chapel was built in the old grist mill ruins. A hotel and spa opened in October 2001, with 47 rooms and 13 suites. The addition cost $20 million to build.[1]

The Old Mill is near the site of Toronto's first sawmill,[2] built c. 1793.[3] A series of mill complexes were built on the site and destroyed by fire. The last one was built in 1848 by William Tyrell and burned down in 1881.[4]

The Tea Garden was a place for dancing to big band music in the 1920s.[5] It was designated as a heritage property in 1983 by the former city of Etobicoke and retains that designation with Toronto.[6] It has changed owners three times, and was bought by the Kalmar family in 1991.[5] In 2015 the property was sold to Adam De Luca of OMT Hospitality.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A new spin at Old Mill: Toronto landmark spoils guests with spa treatments". Toronto Star. January 3, 2002. p. X22. 
  2. ^ Siemiemik, Christine (July 16, 2001). "City's first sawmill now site of luxury hotel [Old Mill]". Toronto Business Journal. p. 9. 
  3. ^ Wild, Denise. "Traveler: see saw the Old Mill Toronto". Flare. No. June 2002. p. 32. 
  4. ^ "Old Mill photographs and plaques". torontoplaques.com. 
  5. ^ a b Stokes, Deborah (September 25, 2004). "Boutiques embrace the old and new". National Post. p. PT2. 
  6. ^ "21 OLD MILL RD". Toronto Heritage Properties Inventory. City of Toronto. Retrieved December 3, 2008. 
  7. ^ Melissa Renwick (July 17, 2015). "Old Mill, new owners". Toronto Star. Retrieved August 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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Coordinates: 43°39′3″N 79°29′36″W / 43.65083°N 79.49333°W / 43.65083; -79.49333