Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

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Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
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General information
Location 123 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2M9
Coordinates 43°39′04″N 79°23′03″W / 43.65111°N 79.38417°W / 43.65111; -79.38417Coordinates: 43°39′04″N 79°23′03″W / 43.65111°N 79.38417°W / 43.65111; -79.38417
Construction started 1970
Completed 1972
Height
Roof 135 m (443 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 43

The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is the 33rd-tallest building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,[1][2] and is the tallest all-hotel building in Toronto.[3][4] When it opened in 1972 it was the second largest hotel in Toronto with 1,450 rooms, behind only the Royal York Hotel. The hotel was originally a joint venture with the Four Seasons chain, and was named the Four Seasons Sheraton Hotel.[5] That connection was severed in 1976 when Four Seasons founder Issy Sharp sold his 49 percent share in the hotel.

The hotel consists of thee connected buildings located between Queen, York, and Richmond Streets: The three-floor entrance,the eleven-floor building on Richmond Street, and the main building which has 43 floors and faced Queen Street.[6] The project was developed by John B. Parkin Associates.[7] The inner yard contains a landscape garden with a waterfall, which was designed by a Canadian architect J. Austin Floyd.[6]

The hotel has conference facilities; for example, it was used to host the 1999 annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians.[8] The hotel lobby serves as one of the nodes of the PATH network of pedestrian tunnels.

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  1. ^ "Sheraton Centre Hotel". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Sheraton Centre Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  3. ^ "Sheraton Centre Hotel". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  4. ^ "Sheraton Centre Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  5. ^ "Metro's Hotel Boom." Toronto Star. January 1, 1972.
  6. ^ a b "Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel". The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Lerner, Loren R.; Williamson, Mary F. (1991). Art and Architecture in Canada: A Bibliography and Guide to the Literature. 1. University of Toronto Press. p. 961. ISBN 9780802058560. 
  8. ^ "OAH Annual Meeting Full List". The Organization of American Historians. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 

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