Rossin House Hotel

The Rossin House Hotel stood on the south east corner of King Street West and York Street in Toronto's Financial district. Officially opened in May 1857, the five story luxury hotel (for its day) was built by Charles and Marcus Rossin, jewellers and land speculators.

In 1862 the inside of the building was destroyed by a fire, but it was reconstructed by James G. Chewett with few changes and reopened in 1867.

The hotel was renamed the Prince George Hotel by 1913 but closed in the late 1930's, and was torn down in 1969.

 
 

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1856 Historic photo from 1856 - Rossin House Hotel : south-east corner of King and York streets in Financial DistrictRossin House Hotel : south-east corner of King and York streets
161 years ago - Financial District - 1856
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1862 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 22, 1862 - Rossin House fire - watercolour from the Canadian illustrated news, Hamilton, v.1, no. 2 in Financial DistrictRossin House fire - watercolour from the Canadian illustrated news, Hamilton, v.1, no. 2
155 years ago - Financial District - Wednesday, November 22, 1862
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -3.3°C - 0.5cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1870 Historic photo from 1870 - Rossin House (then the Prince George Hotel) at King and York Streets (hand-coloured print) in Financial DistrictRossin House (then the Prince George Hotel) at King and York Streets (hand-coloured print)
147 years ago - Financial District - 1870
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Iroquois Hotel on King Street West, looking east from York Street including Palmer House, Imperial Hotel, Prince George Hotel in Financial DistrictIroquois Hotel on King Street West, looking east from York Street including Palmer House, Imperial Hotel, Prince George Hotel
109 years ago - Financial District - 1908
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Rossin House (then the Prince George Hotel) Toronto Canoe Club group portrait (after 1910) in Financial DistrictRossin House (then the Prince George Hotel) Toronto Canoe Club group portrait (after 1910)
107 years ago - Financial District - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from 1919 - Rossin House (then the Prince George Hotel) with fire escapes on front in Financial DistrictRossin House (then the Prince George Hotel) with fire escapes on front
98 years ago - Financial District - 1919
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 12, 1925 - Rossin House (then the Prince George Hotel) with buses out front in Financial DistrictRossin House (then the Prince George Hotel) with buses out front
92 years ago - Financial District - Tuesday, May 12, 1925
Max temp: 18.9°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1940 Historic photo from 1940 - Rossin House Hotel (then the Prince George Hotel) in Financial DistrictRossin House Hotel (then the Prince George Hotel)
77 years ago - Financial District - 1940
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)