Windsor Arms Hotel

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The Windsor Arms Hotel

The Windsor Arms is a boutique hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 18 St. Thomas St. in the heart of the Yorkville[1] neighbourhood. The hotel includes The Living Room, Court Yard Cafe and a Spa.

This neo-gothic style building was designed by architect Kirk Hyslop of Toronto and built in 1927.[2] It was listed as a historic property by the City of Toronto in 1983[3] and designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1992.[4] Run down by the 1980s, the hotel closed in 1991. Purchased in 1995, it was rebuilt and reopened in 1999.

The Toronto International Film Festival was founded in the hotel in 1976, and the hotel's involvement in the Festival continues to this day.[5]

The hotel has been known to be frequented by many celebrities such as Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Woody Allen, Richard Burton, and, more recently, Richard Gere, Britney Spears and Tina Turner.[5] It was featured in the 1973 film, The Paper Chase.[6] It has twice been used by Atom Egoyan in films: Speaking Parts in 1989 and Chloe in 2010.

The Windsor Arms Hotel is also home to a luxury condominium with 25 residences. Square footage per condominium range from 2,800 to 4,800 square feet (450 m2) and cost between $2,500,000 & $8,000,000.

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Coordinates: 43°40′08″N 79°23′28″W / 43.668865°N 79.39123°W / 43.668865; -79.39123