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Hotel Waverly
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AT RISK INFORMATION
At risk status:
This building is at risk

Info:
Another OMB casualty

BUILDING INFORMATION
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Name & Location
Hotel Waverly
484 Spadina Avenue
Sussex-Ulster, Toronto

First Owner:
YMCA/Egerton R Powell / Mark Lundry

OTHER IDENTIFICATION
Alternate names:
Silver Dollar Room

Notes:
The Waverley Hotel was a 1916-17 addition to the original YMCA. The Silver Dollar Room was a 1958 addition to the Hotel Waverly. The Silver Dollar Room received Heritage Designation Status in 2015 after the City of Toronto rejected a proposal from owner ´The Wynn Group´ to demolish the hotel and The Silver Dollar for a 22-storey high-rise student residence. The proposal was rejected because of its scale and the precedent it would set for future high-rise buildings in the neighbourhood.

Status:
Completed

Year Completed:
1917/1958

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Companies:
The following companies are associated with this building
  • Architect - Melville J. Young
  • Architect - Ashley Woodburn
  • Builder - J.J. Powell
  • Builder - J. D. Young & Son

BUILDING DATA
Floors:
3

Type:
Low-rise

Current use:
Hotel

Former use:
Hotel

Heritage:
Designated under Part IV Ontario Heritage Act

Main Style:
Modern classical

Sources:

Sources

  1. East/West: A Guide to Where People Live in Downtown Toronto
    Author - Nancy Byrtus
    Page - 112

  2. Toronto Star
    Author - Christopher Hume
    Date - December 3, 2005
    Page - H18
    Notes - Article about restoration of old hotels.

  3. Designation Report for Silver Dollar Room
    Author - City of Toronto Planning
    Date - March 20, 2014
    Notes - Partial Designation of the Property recommended by City staff, advice accepted and in addition City Council asked for protection for the hotel portion of the building, instructing staff to retain outside expertise to defend the existing hotel building an
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  4. Text from Councillor Joe Cressy´s Newsletter, May 8, 2015
    Author - Councillor Joe Cressy
    Date - May 8, 2015
    Notes - After a long appeal process at the Ontario Municipal Board, we are pleased to inform you that a settlement has been reached regarding 484 Spadina Avenue (The Waverley and Silver Dollar Room). It has been two years since the original application to red
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  5. Intention to Designate - 484 Spadina
    Author - Toronto Preservation Board
    Date - March 20 2014
    Notes - "This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 484 Spadina Avenue under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value. "
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  6. Silver Dollar Room now a Heritage Site
    Author - Leslie Ferenc
    Date - Jan 13 2015
    Page - Toronto Star
    Notes - "A part of Toronto’s music scene for decades, the iconic Silver Dollar Room has been granted official heritage designation..."
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  7. My Night at Hard-Luck Hotel
    Author - Ben Spurr
    Date - Jul 11 2013
    Page - NOW Toronto
    Notes - "The Wynn Group, which owns both the Waverley and the Silver Dollar next door, wants to tear down the wood-frame structure and replace it with a 22-storey, 202-unit student residence."
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