Vintage Ontario: “Hotel life is all laughs.”

I was searching for articles about Noorduyn airline crashes, virtually flipping through back-issues of the Toronto Daily Star from the 1940s, when I came across this little gem.

Accessed via Toronto Star: Pages of the Past through the Toronto Public Library

Accompanying the article were (unfortunately rather grainy) photos of the manager and a couple of bellhops who “struggle with a suitcase”.

All Girl Hotel photos

I found a vintage photograph of the hotel. It opened in 1940 and “boasted 100 rooms, a dining room, barber shop, smoke shop and newsstand.” (source).

Park Lane Hotel, Kirkland Lake, Ontario

I couldn’t find much else online about this little venture, but I’d be curious about how long it lasted. The building is now known as Park Lane Place and is an apartment complex.

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