Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
|Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel|
|Location||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Address||123 Queen Street West|
|Roof||135 m (443 ft)|
The hotel opened on October 16, 1972 as the Four Seasons Sheraton Hotel, a joint venture between Sheraton and Toronto businessman Issy Sharp's Four Seasons chain. At the time, it was the second-largest hotel in Toronto, behind only the Royal York Hotel. Sharp was unhappy with the partnership, and sold his 49 percent share in the hotel in 1976 for $18.5 million, and it was renamed The Sheraton Centre of Toronto. The name has since been modified slightly to the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Marriott International, Sheraton's parent company, sold the hotel to Brookfield Asset Management in 2017 for $335 million.
The hotel consists of three 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 faces Queen Street. The project was developed by John B. Parkin Associates. The inner yard contains a landscaped garden with a waterfall, which was designed by a Canadian architect, J. Austin Floyd. The hotel has 171,716 sq ft of total event space, the largest hotel convention facilities in Toronto, including a ballroom with a capacity of 3500. The hotel lobby serves as one of the nodes of the PATH network of pedestrian tunnels.
The transmitter for CIRR-FM is located atop the hotel.
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