...Mr. McDonald announced he would rebuild the hotel as quickly as pssible.
Work began about one month after the fire. At the end of September, Mr. McDonald informed the Expositor that his new hotel was 36 x 72 feet and three stories high. The newspaper also reported it was ...fitted up in most modern style in reference to light, water, baths, etc. In the sitting rooms are placed cheerful fire place. Messrs. Bryan Manufacturing Co. of Collingwood were the contractors. They made the plans and did all the wood work.
The work was started on the 22nd of June and the house was completed on the 6th of August, pretty quick work for so large a building. Mr. McDonald is highly pleased with their work and would recommend them to anyone having building to do.
The Killarney Hotel still welcomes visitors, as the Sportsmans Inn, at the west end of Channel Street. Over the last century, thousands of visitors have enjoyed her hospitality, and she has hosted countless community events, including dances, Hallowe'en gatherings, and wedding feasts. Operators Ted East and Alana Everson began celebrating the Inn's 100th Anniversary on New Year's Eve -- may the festivities continue!