Sunday, July 2, 2017

Toronto Travel News: The hotly anticipated Broadview Hotel officially soft opens on July 27th 2017

From a media release:

Toronto Travel News:
The hotly anticipated Broadview Hotel officially soft opens on July 27th 2017

Toronto, ON – The Broadview Hotel, a partnership between Streetcar Developments and Dream Unlimited, announced today that it will officially open its doors on July 27 for a soft-opening to welcome patrons over the summer as they roll out their full offering. Behind the iconic 126-year old façade lie 58 guestrooms, a lively lobby Café + Bar, The Civic a ground floor restaurant opening late summer, a striking Rooftop lounge, and 4,000+ square feet of event space. A charismatic gathering spot with a rich and storied past, The Broadview’s revival celebrates local east end culture with a hint of old-world grace. Rooms start at $309 CAD and can be booked at TheBroadviewHotel.ca.

“We are delighted to have visitors explore and experience what we have been crafting, curating and creating within the walls of The Broadview Hotel,” says Les Mallins, President of Streetcar Developments and hotel proprietor. “Our vision is to create a destination that honours the building’s history and transforms the space into a landmark hub that reflects east end culture. The building has been a cornerstone in the community and we’re excited to welcome people back inside.”
The Broadview Hotel's restored façade.
Photo credit: Michael Rousseau
Guestrooms 
Award-winning studio DesignAgency’s approach to comfort blends classic elements with unexpected eclectic accents. Designed to offer a warm welcome, each room features bold, luxurious textiles that add subtle nods to the past.  Guests will be greeted by king-sized beds, a feature in every room, topped with luxury linens; an evening turndown service ensures guests are settled in for maximum relaxation. In some guestrooms, stunning terraces act as a garden-like haven for those seeking a private outdoor urban getaway.

Guests will enjoy a variety of carefully selected amenities including a mini bar equipped with locally-sourced goods curated by local coolhunter, Good Neighbour.  As guests get comfortable they can set the mood using the in-room vinyl record player, complete with a thoughtful album selection featuring a variety of genres from jazz to hip hop provided by neighbouring partner, Tiny Record Shop.  Another local partnership with luxury, plant-powered skincare brand, Graydon Skincare will allow guests to pamper themselves from head to toe during their stay.

All of the guestrooms will feature artwork curated through a partnership with Tatar Art Projects and Project Gallery. “The team at The Broadview Hotel was keenly interested in using local artists throughout the hotel,” says Darren Alexander, President, Tatar Art Projects. “Guests will be engaged via subtle storytelling throughout the public spaces and guestrooms. Each piece has been carefully selected for its relevance.”

Dine and Drink
The Broadview Hotel’s food and beverage program, conceptualized by notable restaurateurs Erik Joyal and John Sinopoli, will make dining an experience celebrating Toronto’s past and future.

“Each of our menus are distinct, inspired by different elements from Toronto’s past. There will be a focus on seasonal ingredients, with each menu telling its own story,” says Sinopoli, Executive Chef. “At The Broadview, we will honour traditional notions of hospitality and conviviality, whether it's enjoying a simple classic cocktail or a multi-course experience, we want you to feel the warmth of our welcome.”

The Broadview Hotel offers a classic approach to hospitality, one that is welcoming and attentive. Service will be provided by a keen team of professionals who will be stylishly outfitted in technical apparel by Canadian fashion brand Kit and Ace.

The Café + Bar, located on the main floor, will serve locally roasted coffee, a wide selection of pastries and confections to start the day, with flavourful salads and other light options served for lunch. As evening falls, the Café will transition into an elegant Bar, offering a raw bar and an exciting menu of sparkling wines and innovative cocktails.
The Broadview Hotel Oysters & Sparkling Wine.
Photo credit: Paula Wilson
Situated atop the hotel, The Rooftop offers 360 degrees of uninterrupted views of the Toronto skyline and local east end neighbourhood. Perfect for summertime gatherings, the laid-back yet sophisticated space allows guests to sip drinks and nibble snacks under open skies or underneath the architecturally stunning pyramidal skylight. Fresh flavours are highlighted through dishes, such as the Bay Scallop Ceviche, which features white sweet potato, lime and chili leche de tigre, salted cucumber, crispy garlic and cilantro. The Rooftop is also an unforgettable location for celebrating any occasion day or night.

Event Spaces 
In Lincoln Hall, exposed brickwork and steel-beams provide 3,000 square feet of characterful event space on the second floor of the hotel. The venue, equipped with a custom bar and dedicated kitchen, can accommodate up to 150 guests for seated dinners and up to 270 for cocktail receptions. Extend the party to Lincoln Terrace, a 1,000 square foot outdoor space overlooking Queen Street East.

The Broadview also offers event space in The Tower, the crown of Riverside’s architectural showpiece. Its vaulted ceiling, warm wood tones and historic windows provide a gorgeous yet intimate setting for private dining.

The Broadview Hotel welcomes guests to the east end. For more information or to book a room or event, please visit, TheBroadviewHotel.ca.

About The Broadview Hotel
Located in the heart of Riverside at the corner of Queen St. E. and Broadview Ave., The Broadview Hotel is a boutique hotel, restaurant, lobby Café + Bar and Rooftop bar opening in July 2017. The Romanesque Revival-style building constructed in 1891 is a heritage property, as designated by the City of Toronto. Cleverly reimagined as a charismatic gathering spot, each space is infused with the spirit of the east end: it’s a place where international travellers relax alongside local residents. Drawing from The Broadview’s iconic façade, visitors and community members will enjoy a uniquely crafted hospitality experience.

About Streetcar Developments
Since 2002, Streetcar Developments has designed and developed a series of mixed use, community-centric projects in some of Toronto’s most beloved neighbourhoods. Along the way they have earned accolades for being a different kind of developer who invests in exciting neighbourhoods, improving the quality of entire communities. With an unwavering commitment to build a more liveable and culturally rich Toronto, Streetcar eagerly accepts its responsibility to do its part to ensure this great city achieves its potential.

About Dream
Dream (TSX:DRM) is one of Canada’s leading real estate companies with approximately $14.5 billion of assets under management in North America and Europe. In Toronto, Dream has successfully developed numerous residential projects including Pure Spirit, Clear Spirit, & Gooderham Condominiums in the Distillery Historic District; Canary District, and The King Edward Private Residences.

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