Despite high hopes of honouring the Cecil Hotel’s historical significance and incorporating the landmark building into the fabric of the newly revitalized East Village, the old building has been demolished based on the findings of several due diligence investigations.
In August 2015, the historic Cecil Hotel sign was removed and refurbished. It is currently installed in the St. Louis Hotel as a temporary art installation, but ultimately is intended for future community use.
At 43,000 square feet the land parcel is considered a prime development opportunity with potential for mixed-use development. In 2016, CMLC will study the future development opportunities for the site in the context of the larger master plan for East Village.