Then-and-Now 

NEW

TORONTO

New Toronto Hotel

New Toronto Hotel, 1930
New Toronto Hotel, 1930

New Toronto Hotel, 1930 Source: New Toronto Historical Society

2847 Lake Shore Blvd. West, 2003
2847 Lake Shore Blvd. West, 2003

2847 Lake Shore Blvd. West, 2003 Source: New Toronto Historical Society

The West Lake, 2019
The West Lake, 2019

The West Lake, 2019 Source: Google Image Capture

New Toronto Hotel, 1930
New Toronto Hotel, 1930

New Toronto Hotel, 1930 Source: New Toronto Historical Society

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The New Toronto Hotel was constructed on the southeast corner of Lakeshore and Fourth Street in around the 1930s. The Almont Hotel, (which was formerly and widely known as the New Toronto Hotel) and the New Toronto Hotel coexist until Almont Hotel closed down in the early 1980s.

The 15,000 square foot building was eventually renamed into Boulevard Inn. In July 1980, the Inn got involved in a murder case.

In the early 2000s, it became the Jay-Jay's Inn nightclub, bar, and lounge.

 

 

Although it has undergone several ownership transfers and has been renovated plenty of times, the building has managed to maintain at least its exterior architectural form. 

 

 

Today, the building is owned and managed by Westlake Hotel, Canada’s first Boutique Hotel centered on the Airbnb concept.