Monthly Media Roundup: January Edition
It’s early in the new year, but already people are getting revved up about one of our most exciting developments to date: the Broadview Hotel. BlogTO wrote about five local neighbourhoods on the rise in 2016 and included Riverside, writing “2016 promises to witness its ascent as one of the city’s hottest hoods with the opening of the restored Broadview Hotel.”
The rise of Riverside Square also got a shout out in the same article: “By the time 2018 rolls around, Vogue might crown this east side neighbourhood as one of the world’s coolest,” they said, referencing the Vogue article that named West Queen West the second hippest neighbourhood in the world.
Buzz Buzz Home also included the Broadview Hotel in their photo tour of 15 Projects Giving New Life to Toronto Heritage Buildings, alluding to the much-anticipated announcement of what Streetcar will do with this historic site.
BizBash also included Streetcar not once but twice in its list of 2016’s 10 Most Anticipated Venues for Meetings and Events in Toronto: “A 125-year-old Romanesque Revival red brick beauty in a landmark east Toronto building will be restored to its former glory as the Broadview Hotel,” writer Nancy Carr said. “As a boutique hotel, the five-storey building from Streetcar Developments will be topped with a boxy glass addition and will feature a ground-floor restaurant and café, a rooftop bar with views of the city skyline, and event space. It’s slated to open before the end of the year.”
The excitement over our Crow’s Theatre announcement continues as well. BizBash noted how the theatre’s new home “in the base of a new 330-unit condo tower in Leslieville” will be the ideal venue for performances, weddings, events, classes, and meetings. “The Main Theatre seats 215 people or holds 330 people for receptions, and the theatrical seating can be removed to create an open, flexible space. The Studio, with picture window overlooking Carlaw Avenue, accommodates 90 people, and the lobby bar is available for receptions or as exhibit space.”