The same view in 2010.
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.
The Spadina 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
formica top remain.
Vintage matchbook covers from Chuckman’s Postcard Collection.
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.
Formerly the Prince Carlton Hotel.
Larry’s Hideaway was demolished in 1993 or so.
A review from the Toronto Guide Book of 1966 says:
“Very big, popular restaurant with five distinct dining areas, seating more than 400. One suggests Old New Orleans; another, the Whistle Stop,
entertains diners with a miniature train. Famous for huge banquet-like dinners of ten courses. Moderately expensive.”
Below, the final days…
A vintage commercial for Larry’s Hideaway by Retro Ontario can be found here.
Flyer courtesy of Vintage Toronto.