Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

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Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
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General information
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Address 123 Queen Street West
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 a Sheraton 1450-room hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1][2] It is the second-tallest all-hotel building in Toronto, after the Delta Toronto Hotel.[3][4]

The hotel opened in 1972 as the Four Seasons Sheraton Hotel, a joint venture between Sheraton and Toronto businessman Issy Sharp's Four Seasons chain.[5] 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.[6] The name has since been modified slightly to the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

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.[7] The project was developed by John B. Parkin Associates.[8] The inner yard contains a landscaped garden with a waterfall, which was designed by a Canadian architect, J. Austin Floyd.[7]

The hotel has conference facilities; for example, it was used to host the 1999 annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians.[9] The hotel lobby serves as one of the nodes of the PATH network of pedestrian tunnels. In 2017, it was sold to Brookfield Asset Management for $335 million.[10]

Broadcasting[edit]

The transmitter for CIRR-FM is located atop the hotel.

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References[edit]

  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. ^ https://www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences-and-law/economics-business-and-labor/businesses-and-occupations/four-seasons-hotels
  7. ^ a b "Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel". The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "OAH Annual Meeting Full List". The Organization of American Historians. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Brookfield arm buys Sheraton hotel in Toronto for $335M in landmark deal". CBC News. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017. 

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