Fairmont Royal York

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A suicide, ghostly children and unending balls are all said to haunt the Royal York Hotel. People claim to hear music in laughter coming from the closed ballroom, and a porter who hanged himself is sometimes spied hanging about the stairwell. People, including author Christopher Heard who took up long term residence in the hotel, have claimed to hear children running and laughing up the halls, but upon opening the door, find there is no one there. There is also reports that the eighth floor is haunted by a full body apparition of a man who some claim wears a purple jacket.

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Geographic Information

100 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario

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43.645546, -79.38173519999998
Toronto Division
Nearest Towns:
Toronto, ON (2.3 mi.)
Leaside, ON (3.8 mi.)
Forest Hill, ON (4.1 mi.)
Swansea, ON (4.3 mi.)
York, ON (6.0 mi.)
Don Mills, ON (6.5 mi.)
New Toronto, ON (6.7 mi.)
Mimico, ON (6.7 mi.)
Weston, ON (7.0 mi.)
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