70 King Streetin-person Doors Open Oshawa


  • In-person
  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
70 King Street

Previously the Genosha Hotel, this designated building has an illustrious history. During the Second World War, James Bond creator Ian Fleming was a frequent visitor here. It also hosted several future CIA directors, including J. Edgar Hoover, before they were secretly sent overseas. Additionally, the Canadian rock band Rush performed here. The site has been redeveloped as luxury apartments.

Contact info

70 King Street East
Oshawa, Ontario



Year built: 1925
Building type:Private residence
Architect: J.W. Butler & Co. (1925) and Joel Gerber Architecture

Dates/hours open

May 04, 10:00am - May 04, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (guided tours every 30 minutes)