|Please Note: This site is not related to nor does it have any ties to the owners or managers of the suites/hotel. The report is here simply to see if others have had similar experiences and/or wish to share any information. It is important to note that the sightings and experiences have ONLY been reported in the older and historic portion of the building, not the newer suites.|
Recently we received the following request from one of our readers:
I am interested to know if you have any sort of information about the building I work in. I work at the Suites at One King West, it's partly a historic building built in 1914 and was the head office for the Dominion Bank and the tower is a new structure built very recently. Personally, I have not seen anything out of the ordinarily, but numerous staff have had some sightings around the historic portion of the building. I was hoping that you might be able to shed a little light on the subject.
This is not the first such request we've received in regards to this location. In fact over the years the TGHRS has had numerous people ask about One King Street West.
Originally the site of the Michie & Co. Grocers and Wine Merchants established in the mid 1800's, the head office of the Dominion Bank of Canada was constructed on the spot 1914. At the time the building was one of the tallest in Toronto. The spectacular 45-foot high ceiling and the great banking hall remain intact to this day, and this historic building's past is quite storied.
To date much like the writer above we have only heard rumours, and third hand stories. If you have had an unexplainable experience in this building or can shed light on the darker bits of it's history we would love to hear from you. Please note your privacy will be respected. All reports are treated with confidentiality unless given written permission by the submitter otherwise.
The following was sent to us in 2013:
This is very minor however my boyfriend and I were taken aback the other night (early morning).We were staying at One King street west in Toronto and in the early hours of the morning, (we spent the night together in our hotel room talking), we saw cords (that were not connected to any power outlets or devices (they were computer cords), raise off the floor.He noticed it first and when I looked, we saw the cords raise three times over 10 minutes on their own for absolutely no reason.The cords were for my laptop and for the internet in the hotel. They were not connected to any power outlet.It may be a minor occurrence but we were taken aback... Since someone who works (or worked) at the hotel wrote about paranormal activity at the location, I wanted to add the "weird" experience we recently had.