THE ‘NEW BROADVIEW HOTEL’ & JILLY’S STRIP-CLUB ARE METAMORPHOSING INTO A BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Streetcar Developments bought the 123-year-old New Broadview last year and is now gutting the building and turning it into a boutique hotel. It will join the Drake, Winchester and Gladstone on the list of TORONTO’s small gentrified brick hotels, saved from the wrecker’s ball, and now neighbourhood landmarks.
Queen Street East at Broadview Avenue in Riverside.

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STREETCAR DEVELOPMENT’S PLAN TO RAISE RIVERSIDE’S PROFILE – DOWNTOWN EAST SIDE

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RIVERSIDE has many things going for it – easy access to TORONTO’s freeway system; two intersecting streetcar lines; Victorian-era architecture; housing ranging from $-million homes to subsidized apartments; fab downtown views; one-of-a-kind restaurants, bistros, and coffee bars; a popular music venue; an active BIA and community centre, and plenty of greenery.

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STREETCAR DEVELOPMENTS, based in Riverside, has acquired 4.5 acres on the south side of Queen Street East, between the Don River and Broadview Avenue, for a new, mixed-use community of condos, retail, and a public square. RIVERSIDE SQUARE <rendering above> will consist of 4 buildings of different heights, taller near the centre, stepping down to four storeys along Queen Street East.

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STREETCAR would like to see a 3.5-acre park within the circular Eastern Avenue/Don Valley Parkway on-ramp. This park would connect to a new cross-river pedestrian and cycle path linking Riverside to Corktown on the Don’s west bank.