October Weekend in Toronto, Canada 2006

Nothing can beat the scenario of spending a weekend in Toronto, Ontario.  In fact, just staying at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel was worth the whole trip.

As a guests of Ontario Tourism, my friend and I were treated to one of the beautifully appointed suites outfitted in period furniture.  The Royal York was originally built by the Canadian Pacific Railway Co. as part of their chain of luxury hotels across Canada to provide lavish rest stops for train passengers from St. John’s Newfoundland to Victoria, B.C.  When the Toronto hotel was officially opened in 1929, it was the tallest and largest building in the British Empire with 28 floors of architectural splendor and opulence topped by a glass-enclosed roof garden and a hand-painted 176′ ceiling in the loobby.

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