The Four Seasons Toronto – An Auction

For those of us who live in Toronto and to many who have visited this city, the Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville was for many years synonymous with luxury. Opened 35 years ago it has played host to many events and celebrities over the years.

The hotel closed in March of this year as the Four Seasons plans to open its new hotel and private residences just around the corner in the fall. The new owners of the old Four Seasons building at 21 Avenue Rd will be converting the 380 hotel rooms and suites into 490 condo units, but not before they sell off everything in the building. And I mean everything. The furniture, the crystal chandeliers, art, marble bathrooms, dinnerware, industrial kitchen equipment, and even the bed linens, drapes, carpets and a 20 foot onyx marble bar will all be sold by auction. There are more than 15,000 items up for sale.

The auction will take place on Thursday May 31st, Friday June 1st, and Saturday the 2nd. I went yesterday to take a look at some of the items up for sale.

Any interest in a pay phone bank? It's up for sale

I rather liked these lamps

You too can own a stall door from the Four Seasons

Even the plant is up for auction

Have something to celebrate? Do you need a Champagne bucket?

Everyone needs a 20ft bar. Right?

There is another preview today (May 30th) from 9 until 4pm. I’d love to attend the auction of Friday when they’re selling all the furniture, if only to see what some of the items go for. Would you buy any of the items above? Any plans on attending the auction?

For more information about the auction click here.


  1. says

    Seriously?!? I need a dresser/sideboard like any one of the 4 you posted! Considering they likely have somewhere around 380 of them, one would think I could snag one, right? Too bad the furniture is going on Thursday/Friday… there’s no way I’d be able to get there. Why do they have these things in the middle of the week? I may have to pop by and see what remains on Saturday though!

    I must raise an eyebrow at the number of condo units they’re planning on getting out of the 380 rooms. Oh, Toronto condos with your tiny square footage…

    • Michelle says

      Hi Jeanette,
      I’m sure they’re taking absentee bids – give them a call – what’s the worst that can happen?

  2. says

    I love how in some of those photos it just looks like a kid went around sticking post-it notes randomly!

    I like that lamp in the fourth picture (with a different shade). I want to go just to see how it works and what people bid, but the timing is not great.

    • Michelle says

      I know – why couldn’t thay have done the boring stuff like the commercial kitchen things on Friday, and the stuff we want on Saturday instead?

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