Hotels and Inns

Toronto has long been a centre for travel and trade, and has therefore had many inns and hotels over the years. We've collected an alphabetical list here of historic photos of Toronto hotels - the major, famous hotels, as well as the many smaller hotels and motels.

Alphabetical links: A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    O    P    R    S    T    U    W   

List of all subjects. You can also see all the historic photos for a given neighbourhood. We also have a list of all the photos arranged by date.

1900
  to
1957
Bedford

Bedford Park Hotel

The Bedford Park Hotel was built in 1873 by Charles McBride (a previous owner of Montgomery Tavern among others) who used building materials from Finch's Hotel which he tore down just for this purpose. The two story building served as a hotel until 1908 when the area prohibited the sale of alcohol. Around 1915 it became the first home of the Fairlawn Avenue United Church, and slowly disappeared behind commercial buildings along Yonge Street. It was finally torn down in the mid-1970s.

Follow this link to our 4 entries, dated from 1900 to 1957 related to Bedford_Park_Hotel

1918
  to
2006
Archival

Broadview House Hotel

The imposing Romanesque-style building on the north-west corner of Broadview and Queen Street east is currently best known as the location of Jilly's Strip club, but it has a long and varied history. One of Toronto's oldest existing buildings, it is listed in the City's Inventory of Heritage Properties.

Originally built by Archibald Dingman in 1893 as an office building, it was first known as Dingman's Hall and often served as a meeting place, with rooms rented out to visiting Shriners, Masons, etc... It was then known as the Broadview Hotel, and as the Lincoln Hotel for a time around 1933. It is now a boarding house, known as the New Broadview Hotel.

Follow this link to our 6 entries, dated from 1918 to 2006 related to Broadview_Hotel

1830
  to
1914
Side

Caer Howell Hotel

William Dummer Powell built his second home in Toronto - Caer Howell - in 1810, along Taddle Creek just south of what is now Orde St. west of University Ave. In 1853 "it was improved with a new front, and again in 1860 it was enlarged" ending up eventually in the second empire style, with a wrap around porch with a balcony along the top.

In 1837 the property and building was sold to Henry Layton who converted it into a private club, and then into a hotel and tavern, complete with a wooden gate reading 'Caer Howell'  ...more

Follow this link to our 8 entries, dated from 1830 to 1914 related to Caer_Howell_Hotel

1910
  to
1952
Archival

Half Way House

Alexander Thompson built this two storey Georgian inn between 1847 and 1848 as a resting place for stage coach passengers. Around it grew the small town of Mortlake (established in 1865). The building served as a hotel, then an apartment building, and finally stores were opened on the main floor (the Bluffs Smoke Shop was a long-time tennant, with The Midland Bargain Centre in 1950 replaced by Albert Christensen's television, radio, and appliance repair shop in 1952 which was then replaced with a paint store by 1953).

Somewhere along the way it lost its two storey front porch, but retained the center door with small windows on either side, and its two pairs of chimneys on either end of the building. It was eventually dismantled in 1962, moved to Black Creek Pioneer Village and rebuilt in 1966 where it stands today.

Follow this link to our 8 entries, dated from 1910 to 1952 related to Half_Way_House_Hotel

1907
  to
1925
Archival

King Edward Hotel

Toronto's King Edward Hotel (or the King Eddy) is a historic luxury hotel opened in 1903 and expanded with an 18 storey tower in 1922. It was conceived of by the Gooderham family to "stem the tide of development that was moving towards the newly opened City Hall at Bay and Queen Streets."  ...more

Follow this link to our 7 entries, dated from 1907 to 1925 related to King_Edward_Hotel

1846
  to
1928
Archival

Queen's Hotel

The north side of Front Street just west of Yonge Street has long been the site of a hotel. The 'Ontario Terrace' of houses were built in 1843 (which you can see in the 1867 photo below) then became known as the Sword's Hotel in 1853, then from 1860 to 1862 the Revere House. It was finally renamed the Queen's Hotel in 1862, and remained as such until it was purchased by the Canadian Pacific Railway and torn down in 1927 to build the present Royal York Hotel.

The Queen's Hotel was one of the city's most prestigious, and advanced, hotels  ...more

Follow this link to our 21 entries, dated from 1846 to 1928 related to Queens_Hotel

1856
  to
1940
Archival

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. ...more

Follow this link to our 8 entries, dated from 1856 to 1940 related to Rossin_House_Hotel

Other photos

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1945 Historic photo from 1945 - A Good Hotel dining room - 572 Bay St., between Louisa St. and Dundas St. W. in DowntownA Good Hotel dining room - 572 Bay St., between Louisa St. and Dundas St. W.
72 years ago - Downtown - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Alexandra Hotel - torn down for Nathan Philips Square - 102-104 Queen St. West at Elizabeth Street in City HallAlexandra Hotel - torn down for Nathan Philips Square - 102-104 Queen St. West at Elizabeth Street
72 years ago - City Hall - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1888 Historic photo from 1888 - American Hotel at the north-east corner of Yonge and Front streets in St. LawrenceAmerican Hotel at the north-east corner of Yonge and Front streets
129 years ago - St. Lawrence - 1888
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1907 Historic photo from 1907 - Arlington Hotel - north-west corner of King West and John in Entertainment DistrictArlington Hotel - north-west corner of King West and John
110 years ago - Entertainment District - 1907
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1940 Historic photo from Saturday, March 16, 1940 - Avonmore Hotel fire - side entrance, separate for men and ladies in Garden DistrictAvonmore Hotel fire - side entrance, separate for men and ladies
77 years ago - Garden District - Saturday, March 16, 1940
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: -5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1940 Historic photo from Saturday, March 16, 1940 - Avonmore Hotel fire damage - Gerrard and Jarvis streets - A&P and Nicholls Drug Stores on main floor in Garden DistrictAvonmore Hotel fire damage - Gerrard and Jarvis streets - A&P and Nicholls Drug Stores on main floor
77 years ago - Garden District - Saturday, March 16, 1940
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: -5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Babloor Hotel - 1163-1167 Bay St., east side, between Charles St. W. and Bloor St. W. in YorkvilleBabloor Hotel - 1163-1167 Bay St., east side, between Charles St. W. and Bloor St. W.
72 years ago - Yorkville - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Bell's Hotel, s.w. cor. Bloor & Dundas Sts. W., showing Brown's Tally-ho (fast horse-drawn coach) in High ParkBell's Hotel, s.w. cor. Bloor & Dundas Sts. W., showing Brown's Tally-ho (fast horse-drawn coach)
127 years ago - High Park - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1866 Historic photo from 1866 - Betz Hotel at the corner of Esplanade and Simcoe streets in DowntownBetz Hotel at the corner of Esplanade and Simcoe streets
151 years ago - Downtown - 1866
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1967 Historic photo from 1967 - Beverly Hills Seaway Motor Hotel (with The Hook and Ladder Club sign for Billy Daniels) in DownsviewBeverly Hills Seaway Motor Hotel (with The Hook and Ladder Club sign for Billy Daniels)
50 years ago - Downsview - 1967
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Bird In Hand hotel - Yonge St., w. side, near Cummer Ave. operated by John Montgomery & later John Finch in North YorkBird In Hand hotel - Yonge St., w. side, near Cummer Ave. operated by John Montgomery & later John Finch
117 years ago - North York - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1870 Historic photo from 1870 - Black Horse Hotel at Front and George streets, Toronto in Old TownBlack Horse Hotel at Front and George streets, Toronto
147 years ago - Old Town - 1870
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Breadalbane Hotel - 2-8 Breadalbane St., on the north west corner at Yonge Street (Hotel Breadalbane) in Church-Wellesley VillageBreadalbane Hotel - 2-8 Breadalbane St., on the north west corner at Yonge Street (Hotel Breadalbane)
72 years ago - Church-Wellesley Village - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Friday, December 22, 1922 - Brockton Hotel for sale, Sheridan and Dundas Street West in Brockton VillageBrockton Hotel for sale, Sheridan and Dundas Street West
95 years ago - Brockton Village - Friday, December 22, 1922
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -1.7°C - 1.0cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1940 Historic photo from 1940 - Cameron House Hotel on Queen Street West - parade going by in Alexandra ParkCameron House Hotel on Queen Street West - parade going by
77 years ago - Alexandra Park - 1940
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1928 Historic photo from Saturday, March 17, 1928 - Carls-Rite hotel (on left) and westbound traffic on Front St, from west side of Simcoe St, at 5:30 p.m., showing line up of cars and vehicles, almost back to York St in DowntownCarls-Rite hotel (on left) and westbound traffic on Front St, from west side of Simcoe St, at 5:30 p.m., showing line up of cars and vehicles, almost back to York St
89 years ago - Downtown - Saturday, March 17, 1928
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from 1935 - Carls-Rite Hotel - Mayor Samuel McBride and wife Frances Jane (with Hotel Carls-Rite sign) in DowntownCarls-Rite Hotel - Mayor Samuel McBride and wife Frances Jane (with Hotel Carls-Rite sign)
82 years ago - Downtown - 1935
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Carls-Rite Hotel interior - dining room - particular attention paid to comfort of ladies and children traveling alone (Hotel Carls-Rite) in DowntownCarls-Rite Hotel interior - dining room - particular attention paid to comfort of ladies and children traveling alone (Hotel Carls-Rite)
97 years ago - Downtown - 1920
Link to archive record - Map location
1946 Historic photo from 1946 - Carls-Rite Hotel on Front Street - built 1893 and known as the Grand Union, then Hotel Carls-Rite, finally the Hotel Barclay in DowntownCarls-Rite Hotel on Front Street - built 1893 and known as the Grand Union, then Hotel Carls-Rite, finally the Hotel Barclay
71 years ago - Downtown - 1946
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1960 Historic photo from 1960 - Carls-Rite Hotel with Hotel Barclay sign in DowntownCarls-Rite Hotel with Hotel Barclay sign
57 years ago - Downtown - 1960
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1981 Historic photo from Monday, May 18, 1981 - Cherry St - Canary Restaurant, Palace Street School, and Cherry Street Hotel in Distillery DistrictCherry St - Canary Restaurant, Palace Street School, and Cherry Street Hotel
36 years ago - Distillery District - Monday, May 18, 1981
Max temp: 14.8°C - Min temp: 4.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1954 Historic photo from 1954 - Cherry St. Hotel, then Eastern Star Hotel ca 1904, with Tippet Richardson sign in Distillery DistrictCherry St. Hotel, then Eastern Star Hotel ca 1904, with Tippet Richardson sign
63 years ago - Distillery District - 1954
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1955 Historic photo from Sunday, January 2, 1955 - Columbia Hotel, Ossington Ave., n.w. corner Queen St. W. in Trinity BellwoodsColumbia Hotel, Ossington Ave., n.w. corner Queen St. W.
62 years ago - Trinity Bellwoods - Sunday, January 2, 1955
Max temp: 6.1°C - Min temp: 0.0°C - 1.0cm of snow on the ground (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
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1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Dominion Hotel - 498-500 Queen St. East, on the north west corner at Sumach St.  in Trefann CourtDominion Hotel - 498-500 Queen St. East, on the north west corner at Sumach St.
72 years ago - Trefann Court - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Dominion Hotel - front - 498-500 Queen St. East, on the north west corner at Sumach St. in Trefann CourtDominion Hotel - front - 498-500 Queen St. East, on the north west corner at Sumach St.
72 years ago - Trefann Court - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from 1912 - Dufferin Hotel at Bloor St. W., n.w. cor. Dufferin St. in Wallace EmersonDufferin Hotel at Bloor St. W., n.w. cor. Dufferin St.
105 years ago - Wallace Emerson - 1912
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
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1954 Historic photo from Sunday, July 4, 1954 - Eastbourne House hotel with separate entrances for men and woman - built by George Coleman - hamlet of Coleman Corners in The DanforthEastbourne House hotel with separate entrances for men and woman - built by George Coleman - hamlet of Coleman Corners
63 years ago - The Danforth - Sunday, July 4, 1954
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1973 Historic photo from Thursday, November 22, 1973 - Edison Hotel at 335 Yonge and Gould Street - Empress Hotel - built 1888, destoyed in fire 2011 in RyersonEdison Hotel at 335 Yonge and Gould Street - Empress Hotel - built 1888, destoyed in fire 2011
44 years ago - Ryerson - Thursday, November 22, 1973
Max temp: 11.7°C - Min temp: 7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1980 Historic photo from 1980 - Falconer Hotel - as the Spadina Hotel and Cabana Room on the second floor - King and Spadina in Wellington PlaceFalconer Hotel - as the Spadina Hotel and Cabana Room on the second floor - King and Spadina
37 years ago - Wellington Place - 1980
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Falconer Hotel - north-west corner of King Street West and Spadina Avenue (also known as the Zeigler Hotel and Hotel Falconer) in Wellington PlaceFalconer Hotel - north-west corner of King Street West and Spadina Avenue (also known as the Zeigler Hotel and Hotel Falconer)
107 years ago - Wellington Place - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Falconer Hotel on Spadina Avenue at King Street - looking east - Built as Richardson House in 1873 in Wellington PlaceFalconer Hotel on Spadina Avenue at King Street - looking east - Built as Richardson House in 1873
109 years ago - Wellington Place - 1908
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1973 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 10, 1973 - Ford Hotel during demolition - Built in 1928, 12 stories, 750 rooms in DowntownFord Hotel during demolition - Built in 1928, 12 stories, 750 rooms
44 years ago - Downtown - Wednesday, October 10, 1973
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 11.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Gardeners Arms Inn east side of Yonge St. with wooden sidewalk out front - torn down in 1924 in Church-Wellesley VillageGardeners Arms Inn east side of Yonge St. with wooden sidewalk out front - torn down in 1924
127 years ago - Church-Wellesley Village - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1931 Historic photo from Thursday, November 26, 1931 - Gladstone Hotel at 1204 Queen St. West (Soft drinks stand) in Beaconsfield VillageGladstone Hotel at 1204 Queen St. West (Soft drinks stand)
86 years ago - Beaconsfield Village - Thursday, November 26, 1931
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1897 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 17, 1897 - Gladstone Hotel in distance, Union hotel on right - Queen Street construction at the Dufferin subway looking east in Beaconsfield VillageGladstone Hotel in distance, Union hotel on right - Queen Street construction at the Dufferin subway looking east
120 years ago - Beaconsfield Village - Wednesday, November 17, 1897
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 23, 1949 - Gladstone Hotel on Gladstone Avenue before widening in Beaconsfield VillageGladstone Hotel on Gladstone Avenue before widening
68 years ago - Beaconsfield Village - Wednesday, March 23, 1949
Max temp: 5.0°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Monday, March 12, 1951 - Gladstone Hotel with ornate carving - Gladstone Avenue looking north from south side Queen in Beaconsfield VillageGladstone Hotel with ornate carving - Gladstone Avenue looking north from south side Queen
66 years ago - Beaconsfield Village - Monday, March 12, 1951
Max temp: 10.0°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from 1915 - Glebe Hotel, Yonge St., n.e. cor. Glebe Rd. E. in Chaplin EstatesGlebe Hotel, Yonge St., n.e. cor. Glebe Rd. E.
102 years ago - Chaplin Estates - 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1895 Historic photo from 1895 - Golden Lion Hotel - men on the porch, Yonge and Sheppard -  Lansing in WillowdaleGolden Lion Hotel - men on the porch, Yonge and Sheppard - Lansing
122 years ago - Willowdale - 1895
Link to archive record - Map location
1895 Historic photo from 1895 - Golden Lion Hotel, Yonge St., s.w. cor. Sheppard Ave. - Lansing in WillowdaleGolden Lion Hotel, Yonge St., s.w. cor. Sheppard Ave. - Lansing
122 years ago - Willowdale - 1895
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Graymar Hotel - 29-31 Jarvis St., between Front St. E. and King St. E. in Old TownGraymar Hotel - 29-31 Jarvis St., between Front St. E. and King St. E.
72 years ago - Old Town - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, March 9, 1953 - Grosvenor Hotel, Yonge St., s.e. corner Alexander St. (became Hotel Torontonian in 1953) in Church-Wellesley VillageGrosvenor Hotel, Yonge St., s.e. corner Alexander St. (became Hotel Torontonian in 1953)
64 years ago - Church-Wellesley Village - Monday, March 9, 1953
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
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1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Hanlan Hotel on the island with ads for Doty's Coney Island Carousel, Doty's Hippodrome, and Doty's Ferry Line in Toronto IslandHanlan Hotel on the island with ads for Doty's Coney Island Carousel, Doty's Hippodrome, and Doty's Ferry Line
127 years ago - Toronto Island - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1909 Historic photo from 1909 - Hanlan's Point Hotel - remains after fire in Toronto IslandHanlan's Point Hotel - remains after fire
108 years ago - Toronto Island - 1909
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1955 Historic photo from Sunday, November 20, 1955 - Heydon House Hotel - then George Smith Drugs and W.V. Muir Real Estate in The JunctionHeydon House Hotel - then George Smith Drugs and W.V. Muir Real Estate
62 years ago - The Junction - Sunday, November 20, 1955
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1927 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 16, 1927 - Heydon House Hotel, northwest corner of Old Weston Road and St. Clair Avenue in The JunctionHeydon House Hotel, northwest corner of Old Weston Road and St. Clair Avenue
90 years ago - The Junction - Wednesday, March 16, 1927
Max temp: 13.3°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from 1928 - Hotel Widmer : south-west corner of Bay Street and Adelaide Street in DowntownHotel Widmer : south-west corner of Bay Street and Adelaide Street
89 years ago - Downtown - 1928
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Imperial Hotel - 54-58 Dundas St. E., on north-east corner of Dundas and Victoria Lane in RyersonImperial Hotel - 54-58 Dundas St. E., on north-east corner of Dundas and Victoria Lane
72 years ago - Ryerson - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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)
1919 Historic photo from 1919 - Iroquois Hotel, northwest corner of King and York streets in Financial DistrictIroquois Hotel, northwest corner of King and York streets
98 years ago - Financial District - 1919
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Isabella Hotel at 556 Sherbourne St., on the north west corner of Sherbourne and Isabella St. in Upper JarvisIsabella Hotel at 556 Sherbourne St., on the north west corner of Sherbourne and Isabella St.
72 years ago - Upper Jarvis - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1920 Historic photo from Thursday, July 1, 1920 - Jolly Miller - Birrels Hotel on the south (left) side of Yonge Street, south of York Mills in Hoggs HollowJolly Miller - Birrels Hotel on the south (left) side of Yonge Street, south of York Mills
97 years ago - Hoggs Hollow - Thursday, July 1, 1920
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location ( From GetStock)
1936 Historic photo from 1936 - Jolly Miller Hotel - Yonge Street, York Mills, North York Twp. : Looking south to TTC North Yonge Railways Stop 1A at Mill Street at York Mills Station in Hoggs HollowJolly Miller Hotel - Yonge Street, York Mills, North York Twp. : Looking south to TTC North Yonge Railways Stop 1A at Mill Street at York Mills Station
81 years ago - Hoggs Hollow - 1936
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1967 Historic photo from 1967 - Jolly Miller Tavern and York Mills Skating Rink on Yonge Street in Hoggs HollowJolly Miller Tavern and York Mills Skating Rink on Yonge Street
50 years ago - Hoggs Hollow - 1967
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Jolly Miller Tavern with a Jolly Miller Hotel sign out front in 1945 in Hoggs HollowJolly Miller Tavern with a Jolly Miller Hotel sign out front in 1945
72 years ago - Hoggs Hollow - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1954 Historic photo from 1954 - Jolly Miller, Hogg Brothers shop, and York Mills Skating Rink sign in Hoggs HollowJolly Miller, Hogg Brothers shop, and York Mills Skating Rink sign
63 years ago - Hoggs Hollow - 1954
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
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1885 Historic photo from 1885 - Kingston House hotel (formerly James Hunter house) Church St., n.w. corner Lombard St. in Old TownKingston House hotel (formerly James Hunter house) Church St., n.w. corner Lombard St.
132 years ago - Old Town - 1885
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
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1930 Historic photo from Thursday, September 18, 1930 - Lennox Hotel - 831 Yonge Street at Church - Central Shoe repair and Gibbons & Co Grocers in YorkvilleLennox Hotel - 831 Yonge Street at Church - Central Shoe repair and Gibbons & Co Grocers
87 years ago - Yorkville - Thursday, September 18, 1930
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Lennox Hotel with illuminated sign - Yonge St. e. side, south of present Church St. in YorkvilleLennox Hotel with illuminated sign - Yonge St. e. side, south of present Church St.
107 years ago - Yorkville - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Londonderry Inn with horse drawn carriages out front - Victoria St., n.e. corner at Lombard St. in Old TownLondonderry Inn with horse drawn carriages out front - Victoria St., n.e. corner at Lombard St.
127 years ago - Old Town - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
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1908 Historic photo from Friday, December 25, 1908 - Old St. Charles Hotel Christmas display, Yonge and King  in DowntownOld St. Charles Hotel Christmas display, Yonge and King
109 years ago - Downtown - Friday, December 25, 1908
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: 1.1°C - 2.0cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 22, 1921 - Oulcotts Hotel converted to Postal Station K, No. 2388 Yonge Street, formerly  in North TorontoOulcotts Hotel converted to Postal Station K, No. 2388 Yonge Street, formerly
96 years ago - North Toronto - Tuesday, November 22, 1921
Max temp: 6.1°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Oulcotts Hotel on Yonge Street, north of Eglinton, looking south in North TorontoOulcotts Hotel on Yonge Street, north of Eglinton, looking south
109 years ago - North Toronto - 1908
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from 1911 - Oulcotts Temperance Hotel just beyond Mr. D. D. Reids field at Montgomery Avenue in North TorontoOulcotts Temperance Hotel just beyond Mr. D. D. Reids field at Montgomery Avenue
106 years ago - North Toronto - 1911
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1986 Historic photo from 1986 - Palace Hotel (then Tavern, then Arms) 950 King St W Built in 1890, attributed to F.H. Herbert, Architect in Stanley ParkPalace Hotel (then Tavern, then Arms) 950 King St W Built in 1890, attributed to F.H. Herbert, Architect
31 years ago - Stanley Park - 1986
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1916 Historic photo from Thursday, May 4, 1916 - Palace Hotel on leftt, at King and Strachan Ave. looking east Track reconstruction in Stanley ParkPalace Hotel on leftt, at King and Strachan Ave. looking east Track reconstruction
101 years ago - Stanley Park - Thursday, May 4, 1916
Max temp: 14.4°C - Min temp: 3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Palmer House Hotel, northwest corner of King and York streets in Financial DistrictPalmer House Hotel, northwest corner of King and York streets
107 years ago - Financial District - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1950 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 25, 1950 - Park Plaza Hotel from the south - designed by Hugh G. Holman in Royal Ontario MuseumPark Plaza Hotel from the south - designed by Hugh G. Holman
67 years ago - Royal Ontario Museum - Tuesday, July 25, 1950
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1912 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 17, 1912 - Peacock Hotel on Dundas Street West at Royce Avenue (Dupont) in The JunctionPeacock Hotel on Dundas Street West at Royce Avenue (Dupont)
105 years ago - The Junction - Tuesday, September 17, 1912
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from 1919 - Power House Hotel, southeast corner of King Street and Spadina Avenue in Entertainment DistrictPower House Hotel, southeast corner of King Street and Spadina Avenue
98 years ago - Entertainment District - 1919
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Rosedale Hotel at 1145 Yonge St - painted in RosedaleRosedale Hotel at 1145 Yonge St - painted
72 years ago - Rosedale - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Rosedale Hotel from railway bridge on Yonge Street looking north in RosedaleRosedale Hotel from railway bridge on Yonge Street looking north
97 years ago - Rosedale - 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, November 21, 1914 - Rosedale Hotel NE corner of Yonge Street and Shaftensbury Avenue, in RosedaleRosedale Hotel NE corner of Yonge Street and Shaftensbury Avenue,
103 years ago - Rosedale - Saturday, November 21, 1914
Max temp: 1.1°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Rosedale Hotel on Yonge street at Shaftensbury Avenue, just north of the CPR level crossing in RosedaleRosedale Hotel on Yonge street at Shaftensbury Avenue, just north of the CPR level crossing
107 years ago - Rosedale - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 29, 1916 - Rosedale Hotel with sign - Yonge Street track extension looking north to Shaftesbury Avenue in RosedaleRosedale Hotel with sign - Yonge Street track extension looking north to Shaftesbury Avenue
101 years ago - Rosedale - Tuesday, August 29, 1916
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Ross Hotel on Donino Ave. - pen & ink drawing by Bernard J. Gloster? in Hoggs HollowRoss Hotel on Donino Ave. - pen & ink drawing by Bernard J. Gloster?
117 years ago - Hoggs Hollow - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1956 Historic photo from Saturday, November 24, 1956 - Royal York Hotel hosts 1956 Grey Cup crowds in Toronto in Financial DistrictRoyal York Hotel hosts 1956 Grey Cup crowds in Toronto
61 years ago - Financial District - Saturday, November 24, 1956
Max temp: 0.6°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from 1929 - Royal York Hotel, Front St. W., n.e. corner York St. in Financial DistrictRoyal York Hotel, Front St. W., n.e. corner York St.
88 years ago - Financial District - 1929
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1959 Historic photo from 1959 - Rupert Hotel on northwest corner Parliament and Queen Streets - then The Rupert Hotel rooming house in Moss ParkRupert Hotel on northwest corner Parliament and Queen Streets - then The Rupert Hotel rooming house
58 years ago - Moss Park - 1959
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1909 Historic photo from 1909 - Savoy Hotel and Tea Room demolition Yonge St., n.w. corner Adelaide St. W. in Financial DistrictSavoy Hotel and Tea Room demolition Yonge St., n.w. corner Adelaide St. W.
108 years ago - Financial District - 1909
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Scholes Hotel - became the Colonial Tavern jazz venue - 201-203 Yonge Street in DowntownScholes Hotel - became the Colonial Tavern jazz venue - 201-203 Yonge Street
72 years ago - Downtown - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1858 Historic photo from 1858 - Shakespeare Hotel at the corner of King and York streets, Toronto in DowntownShakespeare Hotel at the corner of King and York streets, Toronto
159 years ago - Downtown - 1858
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 18, 1947 - Shamrock Hotel and Grill, s.w.corner of Gerrard and River in Regent ParkShamrock Hotel and Grill, s.w.corner of Gerrard and River
70 years ago - Regent Park - Tuesday, November 18, 1947
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from 1911 - St. Charles Hotel - five bartenders behind the bar in DowntownSt. Charles Hotel - five bartenders behind the bar
106 years ago - Downtown - 1911
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - St. Charles Hotel - northwest corner of Yonge Street & Melinda Street in DowntownSt. Charles Hotel - northwest corner of Yonge Street & Melinda Street
109 years ago - Downtown - 1908
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1896 Historic photo from 1896 - St. James Hotel, York St., e. side, betw. Esplanade W. & Front St. W. then Doty Engineering Works in HarbourfrontSt. James Hotel, York St., e. side, betw. Esplanade W. & Front St. W. then Doty Engineering Works
121 years ago - Harbourfront - 1896
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1912 Historic photo from 1912 - Star Hotel on Front St. W. converted into stables in Entertainment DistrictStar Hotel on Front St. W. converted into stables
105 years ago - Entertainment District - 1912
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1954 Historic photo from 1954 - Steeles Hotel, Yonge St., n.w. cor. Steeles Ave. W - also called The Green Bush Inn in North YorkSteeles Hotel, Yonge St., n.w. cor. Steeles Ave. W - also called The Green Bush Inn
63 years ago - North York - 1954
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1970 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 1, 1970 - Sutton Place hotel - driveway and entrance - Bay and Wellesley - opened 1967 in YorkvilleSutton Place hotel - driveway and entrance - Bay and Wellesley - opened 1967
47 years ago - Yorkville - Wednesday, July 1, 1970
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1945 Historic photo from 1945 - The National Hotel or New Toronto Hotel on Sherbourne at King in Old TownThe National Hotel or New Toronto Hotel on Sherbourne at King
72 years ago - Old Town - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from 1953 - Todmorden Hotel (built ca 1892), Broadview Ave., s.e. corner Westwood Ave. in East YorkTodmorden Hotel (built ca 1892), Broadview Ave., s.e. corner Westwood Ave.
64 years ago - East York - 1953
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1895 Historic photo from 1895 - Todmorden Hotel with double level porch (built ca 1892), Broadview Ave., s.e. corner Westwood Ave. in East YorkTodmorden Hotel with double level porch (built ca 1892), Broadview Ave., s.e. corner Westwood Ave.
122 years ago - East York - 1895
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
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1889 Historic photo from 1889 - Union Hotel in Corktown (previously Thomas Stoyell house) King St. E. with signs for Bryce Bros and T.H Peacock Livery Express in CorktownUnion Hotel in Corktown (previously Thomas Stoyell house) King St. E. with signs for Bryce Bros and T.H Peacock Livery Express
128 years ago - Corktown - 1889
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1896 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 17, 1896 - Union Hotel with kids sitting outside, Parkdale on Queen Street West in Beaconsfield VillageUnion Hotel with kids sitting outside, Parkdale on Queen Street West
121 years ago - Beaconsfield Village - Wednesday, August 17, 1896
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1894 Historic photo from 1894 - Union Hotel, Parkdale on Queen Street West at Dufferin in Beaconsfield VillageUnion Hotel, Parkdale on Queen Street West at Dufferin
123 years ago - Beaconsfield Village - 1894
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1912 Historic photo from 1912 - Walker House Hotel in centre, Queens Hotel on left, open space site of future Union Station in Financial DistrictWalker House Hotel in centre, Queens Hotel on left, open space site of future Union Station
105 years ago - Financial District - 1912
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from 1924 - Walker House hotel in white, behind the Post Office & Union Station with dome of the Cyclorama building above in Financial DistrictWalker House hotel in white, behind the Post Office & Union Station with dome of the Cyclorama building above
93 years ago - Financial District - 1924
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Walker House Hotel on the south west corner of Front St. W. and York St. in Financial DistrictWalker House Hotel on the south west corner of Front St. W. and York St.
72 years ago - Financial District - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Walker House on the right, with the proposed Canadian Pacific Railway Station on the left - York St., e. side, at Esplanade W.; looking s. down York St. from Front St. W. in Financial DistrictWalker House on the right, with the proposed Canadian Pacific Railway Station on the left - York St., e. side, at Esplanade W.; looking s. down York St. from Front St. W.
127 years ago - Financial District - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Wards Hotel on Toronto Island (1882-1966) in Toronto IslandWards Hotel on Toronto Island (1882-1966)
117 years ago - Toronto Island - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1940 Historic photo from 1940 - Wards Island Hotel, sketch of proposed remodelling in Toronto IslandWards Island Hotel, sketch of proposed remodelling
77 years ago - Toronto Island - 1940
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1980 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 19, 1980 - Warwick Hotel - interior shots before demolition (Hotel Warwick) in Garden DistrictWarwick Hotel - interior shots before demolition (Hotel Warwick)
37 years ago - Garden District - Wednesday, November 19, 1980
Max temp: 3.1°C - Min temp: -1.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1980 Historic photo from 1980 - Warwick Hotel, Dundas Street East at Jarvis Street in Garden DistrictWarwick Hotel, Dundas Street East at Jarvis Street
37 years ago - Garden District - 1980
Link to archive record - Map location
1856 Historic photo from 1856 - Wellington Street East : north-side between Church and Yonge streets, showing the Wellington Hotel in St. LawrenceWellington Street East : north-side between Church and Yonge streets, showing the Wellington Hotel
161 years ago - St. Lawrence - 1856
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1952 Historic photo from 1952 - White Castle Inn, Kingston Rd., s. side, e. of Glen Everest Rd.? in CliffsideWhite Castle Inn, Kingston Rd., s. side, e. of Glen Everest Rd.?
65 years ago - Cliffside - 1952
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1954 Historic photo from Sunday, August 29, 1954 - Winchester Hotel aka Lake View Hotel (built 1888) - Parliament St., s.e. corner Winchester St. in CabbagetownWinchester Hotel aka Lake View Hotel (built 1888) - Parliament St., s.e. corner Winchester St.
63 years ago - Cabbagetown - Sunday, August 29, 1954
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Windsor Public House - established 1909 - renamed the Blue Goose Tavern in 1971 in MimicoWindsor Public House - established 1909 - renamed the Blue Goose Tavern in 1971
72 years ago - Mimico - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)