TORONTO’S ‘CHATEAU STYLE’ ROYAL YORK HOTEL IS RENOVATING AND RE-ORGANIZING

ROYALYORK2  Big changes are coming to the FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK, 100 Front Street West. The fabled hotel, as close as TORONTO gets to NEW YORK’s Waldorf-Astoria, opened in 1929, and is now undergoing a $100-million dollar renovation.

More than 500 rooms are being fully updated, just in time for the 2015 Pan-American Games, the inauguration of a rail link to Pearson International Airport and the completion of Union Station’s massive overhaul.

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In a deal announced this week, a fund managed by real estate company KINGSETT is acquiring a 60% interest in the ROYAL YORK worth an estimated $111.9-million, while INNVEST Real Estate Investment Trust will pay $37,5-million for a 20% share. As well, the two partners will top up the renovation fund by an additional $50-million.

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Renovations are expected to be completed by January, 2015. The ROYAL YORK’s current operator, FAIRMONT, will continue to run the hotel. <LOBBY PHOTO BELOW – Taxiarchos228/German language Wikipedia>

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