The fire that destroyed the Edison Hotel on Yonge street is an event that prompted me to start this blog. Here is yet another photo from sometime in the 1970’s.
The land that it occupied is still an empty lot….
Originally called the Empress Hotel, It opened in 1888.
Destroyed by a mysterious fire, Jan 3 2011.
The facade of the Edison and it’s neighbour to the south, 1950 prior to the subway being built.
The Edison (Empress) Hotel on Yonge in the late 1970’s when Music World occupied the site. A man was convicted of torching the historic landmark last week.
Read about it here.