Bessborough Hotel


601 Spadina Crescent East
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About the Building


The Bessborough Hotel was built by the Canadian National Railways. They started in 1931 and it was a make work project during the depression. It opened in 1935. It is named after the Canadian Governor-General at the time, Sir Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, Earl of Bessborough. The bricks were made at the Claybank Brick Plant, which is now a national historic site you can visit.

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