One King West – When it was built it was the World’s Narrowest Condominium Tower (it also has hotel rooms)

One King West © Lucy Izon

One King West © Lucy Izon

Toronto, Ontario – This hotel/condominium tower rises from an Ontario
Heritage Building, which originally served as the Toronto Dominion Bank in the late 1800’s.

While most towers go up 4 or 6 feet for every foot of width at the base, this 51-storey tower shots up 11 feet for every foot of width at its base. In addition to being the world’s narrowest condominium tower when it was built, it was the tallest residential tower in Canada.

Another really cool feature of this former bank building is that it still has its original room-size bank vault, which can be seen at the bottom of a flight of steps in the centre of the Lobby. When the vault was originally hauled by 25 horses along Yonge St to the bank, the street was so chewed up it had to be repaved. The vault is actually large enough that it’s used today for small events and dinner parties.

Bank Vault courtesy One King West

Bank Vault courtesy One King West

The hotel is located at One King West in the financial district, in the heart of downtown Toronto. It sits at the corner of King & Yonge Sts – which, at 1896 km, Guinness recognized as the longest street in the world.

Address:

One King West Hotel & Residence, 1 King St W Toronto, Ontario

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