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What was one of Toronto’s grittiest strip clubs is now home to a restored talking point-filled hotel and inevitable summer hot spot.

The 125-year-old building that once housed the landmark strip club Jilly’s (and a boarding house) has been transformed into The Broadview Hotel – a boutique hotel and multi-functional event space that could become a new reason for the downtown set to venture east of Yonge.

Glen Stewart Ravine

On the east end of Toronto lies the area known as the “Upper Beaches”. As a nice and easily-accessible escape from downtown, it’s a cozy, calm neighbourhood featuring many boutique shops that are owner-operated.

On our Upper Beaches tour (or as we affectionately called, a “safari”) we visited a few of these shops and met the local business owners as well as a new upcoming condo development that will overlook the gorgeous, luscious green Glen Stewart Ravine (as pictured above).