- Year Built: 1921
The ‘King Eddy’ was Toronto's first luxury hotel.
It was built by the George Gooderham Toronto Hotel Company in 1903. The Crystal Ballroom is the spectacular 17th floor of the King Edward Hotel.
Located at the top of the 1921 addition, this space attracted the rich and famous socialites of its time. Large picture windows provided a striking view of the surrounding city.
With an interior classically styled with decorative plaster, golden patterns and chandeliers, the ballroom must have been impressive.
Ultimately, stricter fire codes caused the closure of the Crystal Ballroom space in the late 1950s. It's sat abandoned since.
The photos here represent visits during 2004. At that time the space was used intermittently for fly-fishing lessons. Since then, there have been plans to restore the space for regular use.
- View photo with title: Elevator Lobby
- View photo with title: Overlooking the Ballroom
- View photo with title: Window Frame
- View photo with title: Corner Fly-fishing
- View photo with title: Chair at Window
- View photo with title: Window Bits
- View photo with title: Matchbox on Window Sill
- View photo with title: Column and Window
- View photo with title: Window to Ballroom
- View photo with title: Chair at Stair
- View gallery with title: St. Mary's Manor - Interior photos of an institutional health care building complete with chapel and space-age bathing equipment.
- View gallery with title: Whitby Psychiatric Facility - Interior photos of a 1913 mental health facility in Whitby, Ontario. It's a bonanza of peeling paint and general decay.