THE KING EDWARD HOTEL’S BALLROOM IN THE SKY, CA1921

KINGEDWARD2KINGEDWARD1Awaiting restoration high above King Street East, the KING EDWARD HOTEL’S CRYSTAL BALLROOM was once-upon-a-time the place to see and be seen.

Named for its crystal chandeliers, this room with wrap-around views, was the pride of TORONTO’s first skyscraper hotel.

The original low-rise hotel was built in 1903.  The highrise addition was added in 1921.  The King Edward was the largest Canadian hotel until the Royal York arrived on the scene in 1929.

PHOTOS – http://www.kingeddyhotel.wordpress.com  & PatriciaF/mytraveltimes/tumblr

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