The Royal York

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 15 October 2019 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Toronto's Fairmont Royal York opened for business on June 11 1929 and has been a downtown landmark ever since. I am more than pleased that this luxury hotel was spared the reckless wrecking ball mentality.

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS 1/800 second F/3.8 ISO 100 5 mm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sure looks there to stay.

15 Oct 2019 5:51am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

15 Oct 2019 7:56am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

it was the first building I saw when I juste arrived in dowtown Toronto leaving the station ! and I was immediately immersed in the movement of the crowd, the traffic, high buildings and the luxury in front of the entrance to this beautiful hotel !

15 Oct 2019 7:58am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A magnificent image Rick. A great result with this one. 5*

15 Oct 2019 8:52am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Interesting. You see a stage in the 'progress' to the stripped down minimalism of the block behind

15 Oct 2019 9:59am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Good urban shot.

15 Oct 2019 10:14am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful hotel that you've captured here with nice architectural order from bottom to top! Given what you've have said about the real estate market in Toronto, I am very glad this hotel has been saved.

15 Oct 2019 12:06pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven. There are still many fine heritage buildings around the city but they are increasingly hard to spot with all the new construction gobbling up the streets.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

It has such a commanding presence

15 Oct 2019 2:00pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome! Great shot!

15 Oct 2019 5:01pm

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

I like this clear vignetting very well done

15 Oct 2019 6:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A neat shot of this beautiful old hotel.

15 Oct 2019 7:02pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !

15 Oct 2019 7:44pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

It has such a majestic quality. A gorgeous image.

16 Oct 2019 1:51am