THE ONCE GLAMOUROUS INN ON THE PARK TOWER BITES THE DUST – EGLINTON AVE. EAST AT LESLIE

INN1 Built on farmland not far from the Don Valley Parkway, TORONTO’s Inn on the Park was a first attempt to build a major hotel and resort outside of downtown. Opened in 1963 by Four Seasons Hotels, it was immediately a success, a place to see and be seen, surrounded by 600 acres of parkland.

Created by ImageGear, AccuSoft Corp.But 10 years later the hotel’s decline began, helped along by the opening of Four Seasons Yorkville, a serious fire in 1981, demolition of the original Peter Dickinson hotel, and now the demolition of the tower.

INN3<Demolition of the tower, Inn on the Park, April 14/2015, photo – Bryan Blenkin>