G and I relaxed at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto this weekend. We really didn’t have any interest in staying at this – far too – busy hotel, but they recently renovated their Club Lounge and seeing we had a coupon for $XX dollars off we decided to give it go.
The Club Lounge is umpteen times better than its predecessor, bigger, brighter and with a far superior design. Despite the renovation, the fruit flies still remain an irritant in what otherwise is a nice place to chill with (overpriced!) drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a great complimentary breakfast … all with a fabulous view of Toronto. The Club Lounge sits on the 43rd floor.
2 & 3) the newly renovated Club Lounge on the 43rd floor … they did a great job
4) the new Club Lounge; 5) iconic Toronto City Hall with its new gardens from the Club Lounge
6) that tiny building framed by Scotia Plaza (on the left) and CIBC-Commerce Court West (on the right) is Commerce Court North, which was the tallest building in the Commonwealth/British Empire until 1962. Built in 1930 it is 34-stories high. By comparison, Scotia Plaza is 68-stories and Commerce Court West is 57-stories; 7) the Bank of Montreal’s First Canadian Place is 72-stories and has been in trouble as the marble cladding on the building has been falling off! … that is scaffolding rising to its top so workers can replace each of the 45,000 marble slabs (each weigh about 300lbs ) with glass
8) see how it is now dwarfed … you can see the Trump Toronto rising in front of Scotia Plaza
9) be interesting taking a run around that rooftop track; 10) hockey was on so we dined in our room