The familiar silhouette of the Toyal York Hotel in Toronto has been changed to accommodate another four hundred rooms.
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Background: The familiar silhouette of the Toyal York Hotel in Toronto has been changed to accommodate another four hundred rooms. Built at a cost of some fourteen-million dollars, the new wing restores to the hotel its title as the largest in the British Commonwealth. The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal held the title for a year. Among the special guests attending the official opening, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Mr. Mackay, as well as provincial and city leaders. Special emphasis in the new wing has been to provide additional convention facilities, making the hotel one of the most versatile convention sites on the continent. The Premier of Ontario, Mr. Frost, opened the new wing, accompanied by N.R. Crump, President of the Canadian Pacific Railways, which owns the hotel. The ceremony took place in the Canadian Room...a convention floor capable of accommodating twenty-two-hundred people as one time. Since the original twelve-hundred room hotel opened thirty-two years ago, it has accommodated more than seven million guests.