Hotel Waverly 484 Spadina Avenue Sussex-Ulster, Toronto
YMCA/Egerton R Powell / Mark Lundry
Silver Dollar Room
The Waverley Hotel was a 1916-17 addition to the original YMCA. The Silver Dollar Room was a 1958 addition to the Hotel Waverly. The Silver Dollar Room received Heritage Designation Status in 2015 after the City of Toronto rejected a proposal from owner ´The Wynn Group´ to demolish the hotel and The Silver Dollar for a 22-storey high-rise student residence. The proposal was rejected because of its scale and the precedent it would set for future high-rise buildings in the neighbourhood.
East/West: A Guide to Where People Live in Downtown Toronto Author - Nancy Byrtus Page - 112
Toronto Star Author - Christopher Hume Date - December 3, 2005 Page - H18 Notes - Article about restoration of old hotels.
Designation Report for Silver Dollar Room Author - City of Toronto Planning Date - March 20, 2014 Notes - Partial Designation of the Property recommended by City staff, advice accepted and in addition City Council asked for protection for the hotel portion of the building, instructing staff to retain outside expertise to defend the existing hotel building an More information
Text from Councillor Joe Cressy´s Newsletter, May 8, 2015 Author - Councillor Joe Cressy Date - May 8, 2015 Notes - After a long appeal process at the Ontario Municipal Board, we are pleased to inform you that a settlement has been reached regarding 484 Spadina Avenue (The Waverley and Silver Dollar Room).
It has been two years since the original application to red More information
Intention to Designate - 484 Spadina Author - Toronto Preservation Board Date - March 20 2014 Notes - "This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at
484 Spadina Avenue under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural
heritage value. " More information
Silver Dollar Room now a Heritage Site Author - Leslie Ferenc Date - Jan 13 2015 Page - Toronto Star Notes - "A part of Toronto’s music scene for decades, the iconic Silver Dollar Room has been granted official heritage designation..." More information
My Night at Hard-Luck Hotel Author - Ben Spurr Date - Jul 11 2013 Page - NOW Toronto Notes - "The Wynn Group, which owns both the Waverley and the Silver Dollar next door, wants to tear down the wood-frame structure and replace it with a 22-storey, 202-unit student residence." More information