Location: 100 Front Street West, Toronto
Type : Hotel, Historical buildings
Mandate : flat rate project
Project scope: 939 bedrooms
Client : Royal York Hotel LP/Urbacon/QMD
Architect : Norr Limited
Designer : Jinnie Kim
- Renovating over 900 bedrooms, hotel corridors and entrance hall
- Replacing the ventilation and fire safety systems
- Completing the projects without disturbing guests
- Executing works in a very busy hotel in downtown Toronto
- Working in a heritage building
- Meeting a tight deadline
Fairmont Royal York Hotel - Toronto
Urbacon-QMD was contracted in 2014 to carry out extensive works in the prestigious Fairmont Royal York Hotel, a historical building in downtown Toronto that dates from 1929. This huge project required working on the hotel hallways, bedrooms and adjacent corridors. The first phase involved extensive renovations of the walls, paintwork, decorative elements and bathrooms of over 900 of the hotel bedrooms on 11 floors. The corridor fixtures were updated and the ventilation and fire safety systems were replaced and brought up to standard. We also upgraded the decorative elements in the entrance hall.
The hotel was operational while the works were being carried out. We have extensive experience in working in occupied buildings so we tackled the challenge and carefully planned a sequence of works. One of our primary concerns was limiting noise and dust pollution as much as possible. We succeeded in doing just that and meeting our client’s deadline.