The Delta Chelsea Hotel will be undergoing extensive renovations by WGD Architects and WZMH Architects, perhaps in an effort to compete with the latest additions to Toronto's modern hotel landscape such as the Trump International Hotel and Tower, the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, Living Shangri-La and the Ritz-Carlton. The hotel was built in 1975 and has nearly 1600 rooms, making it the largest hotel in Canada. The building underwent minor renovations in the 1990s, however the new plans propose a dramatic change in the building's appearance. The Delta Chelsea is located directly across from one of the largest developments in Toronto, Aura at College Park, which is currently under construction.
This is what the façade facing Gerrard Street will look like after the update. The hotel currently has balconies (which is rare for downtown hotels) as it was originally designed as a residential building. The balconies are being removed as part of the renovation.
Looking towards the side of the Delta Chelsea down Walton Street, off Yonge.
The renovations includes a 30,000 sq. ft. increase of ballroom and event/conference space in addition to the exterior recladding and interior redesign of both the private suites and common areas. The price? $92 million.
To keep you up to date with the project, we've created a dataBase page for the Delta Chelsea, which you can access below. You can also check the associated project thread to see what Forum members are saying.