The Spadina Hotel/Then and Now
Built in 1875, the original block of the hotel was operated for several decades by Samuel Richardson. An early shot of the Spadina Hotel
, then known as the Hotel Falconer on the N/W corner of Spadina and King Street West
The same view in 2010.
Sometime in the early 1950’s.
If you click on this photo for a better view you’ll see that there were separate entrances for men and ladies.
The late 1970’s?
Here’s a shot of The Spadina Hotel as it appeared in the 80’s.
Several well known bands (and 100’s of lesser known) played their
first shows upstairs at the legendary Cabana Room on the second floor..
In 1973 several scenes form The Last Detail
were filmed here in Toronto
including one where Jack Nicholson
slams his gun on the bar.
Hotel is now a backpacker’s hostel
but the bar remains in the lobby.
Now used as a check in desk the dents in the
The Spadina Hotel today.
Below, a handbill from 1983.
Vintage matchbook covers from Chuckman’s Postcard Collection.
The Spadina Hotel can be seen in the background of this photo from 1962.
Spadina Hotel Update
I stopped by yesterday to have a look and the interior has been pretty much gutted. I spoke to one of the workers who told me that the building has been designated historic and would not be torn down.
this the former dining room.
The lobby from the front door.