|Formerly:||Best Western Carlton Inn|
|Address:||220 Carlton Street|
|Use:||Demolished in 2013|
|Other Work:||1988, Alteration made to exterior of restaurant|
1975, 1989, 1992, Interior alterations
Recent changes include the repainting of the exterior, and the removal of window grates
|Contractors:||A. Meller Construction Limited|
Designed by local architect Lloyd Finch, 220 Carlton Street was constructed between 1960 and 1961. The three level motor hotel was built with a structural steel frame and concrete block walls, faced with brick. Established to serve businessmen and other travelers desiring a downtown locale, the hotel combined the informality of a motel with the luxury of a hotel. Two swimming pools and the "Beachcomber Lounge" were landscaped and decorated in a Polynesian theme, reflecting the Tiki craze of the 1960s. The low-lying horizontal aesthetic, complete with one balcony per room and integrated parking facilities, is exemplary of mid-century hotel/motel design. The building's site was previously the location of parking for employees of the T. Eaton Company.