What was one of Toronto's tawdry strip clubs is now a restored and stunning hotel and inescapable summer hot spot! The 125 year old building that used to be a strip club called Jilly's, is now home to The Broadview Hotel-- a boutique-style hotel and multi-purpose event space.
The team took two whole years to revitalize this construction project and has placed a very strong emphasis on conservation of the rich history of the building. The preservation can be seen by the original facade, artistic arched windows, and an eclectic elevator accent-wall created from old pieces of the building's original fire escape. The designers even kept some old signage, like the original "New Broadview Hotel" sign. The hotel certainly breathes new (and old!) life into Toronto's East end and it looks very cool.
The architectural team behind the model of Maple Leaf Gardens has designed the hotel's facade, and interiors by DesignAgency. The Broadview Hotel features 57 pet-friendly guest suites as well as swanky restuarants, boozy bars and multi-functional spaces for events like like launch parties, fashion shows and pop-ups. Their hotel suites are decorated with sophistication and caters toward the modern-day hipster, with finishing touches like vinyl record players, king-size beds and locally-sourced goods neatly assorted into a built-in mini bar.
Their 360 square-foot Rooftop bar/restaurant/terrace is unquestionably one of the most stunning features of the space. It is also why cocktail connoisseurs around the city venture to Toronto's East End to enjoy a creative cocktail on their rooftop bar. It doesn't hurt that their rooftop offers IG-worthy views of the Toronto skyline AND Don River, complete with a 360-degree glass skylight as well as an outdoor and indoor bar. The hotel's rooftop can host up to 240 people-- who knows, maybe you'll meet your next beau here...
Another unique spot inside the Broadview is their stylish Tower, which sits on the seventh floor and showcases exposed brick and a rustic, vaulted ceiling. Their Tower can accomodate private dinner parties and cocktail receptions that holds up to 30 guests. Most say that it gives off a swanky, cozy and idyllic vibe. It's a great venue to throw a party, especially during the summertime, as the Tower can be booked at the same time as the rooftop! Imagine: refreshing summertime starters, lush seating, hipster walls, warm summer air, and a bustling crowd.
The Dominion Suite is another option for an intimate gathering or a small cocktail parties. It overlooks the corner of Queen and Broadview, and it can host up to 14 guests for a seated dinner, or up to 20 guests for cocktails.
The Broadview definitely gives off a Drake Hotel vibe, but this hotspot caters to a wide-range of clientele from Toronto's entertainment district to finance and law professionals.