Sutton Place Hotel 955 Bay Street Britt Condos 951-971 Bay Street & 36 Wellesley Street West Yorkville Bay Street Corridor Toronto Condominiums
The Sutton Place Hotel located at 951-971 Bay Street and 36 Wellesley Street West has been purchased by condominium developer Lanterra who plans to add 9 storeys to the 32 storey building increasing the tower to 41 storeys. The hotel ceased operations on June 15, 2012.
Situated on the north east corner of Bay Street and Wellesley Street West, the Sutton Place Hotel first opened its doors to the public in 1967. The hotel currently has 375 hotel rooms and 40 rental units.
Using architect Page & Steele, plans for the new development feature the creation of 772 residential units made up of 729 residential condominium units and 43 rental units. The tower will also be re-clad and balconies will be added to the structure.
The existing building also features a 1 to 3 storey podium at the base which will be reconstructed to create an 8 storey podium. The podium will contain retail space at street level and above levels will feature indoor residential amenity space as well as residential condo and rental units. Outdoor residential amenity space will be located on the roof of the podium. The existing hotel also features 200 parking spaces accessed from Bay Street. The plan for development reconfigures the existing garage with 260 parking space which includes 46 visitor and 214 residential parking spots accessed from Phipps Street. 149 of these spaces will be small car parking spaces.
The Sutton Place Hotel is known for its roof top ballrooms located on the 33rd floor, called Stop 33 and Queen's Park. With their floor to ceiling windows, they offer incredible 360 degree views of the city.
The hotel was a premiere destination for film stars to stay during the Toronto International Film Festival held each September. In 2006 the hotel made headlines during the film festival when actor Sean Penn held a press conference at the Sutton Place to promote his film All The Kings Men and proceeded to smoke violating Ontario's anti-smoking laws. Sean Penn received a warning and the hotel was fined $600.
Sutton Place is located directly across the street from Yorkville celebrity hotspot, restaurant Bistro 990, which is also closing to make way for another new condominium project, 1 Thousand Bay Condos.
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