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Poor Old Edison Hotel

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.

10000992_743024405767546_2341938038933610140_oThe land that it occupied is still an empty lot….

Empress HotelOriginally called the Empress Hotel, It opened in 1888.

Destroyed by a mysterious fire, Jan 3 2011.

edison+stitchThe facade of the Edison and it’s neighbour to the south, 1950 prior to the subway being built.

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The Edison Hotel in the 70’s

edisonThe 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.