Heydon House Hotel

Built in the 1890s to replace the older Durham Heiffer Hotel that stood in the same location, the Heydon House Hotel served the Junction until about 1911 when it became a boarding house. The distinctive turret was lost in renovations between 1948 and 1951. But back in 1867 Alex Heydon spent $33,000 to have James Ellis design the three story brick hotel with the large corner turret and two high vaulted entranceways.

Inside was a tavern, dining room, and the Alexandra Hall ballroom on the second floor along with 25 guest rooms.

 
 

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1924 Historic photo from Wednesday, January 16, 1924 - Heydon House Hotel in background of TTC Foote Mixer - Old Weston Road just north of St. Clair in The JunctionHeydon House Hotel in background of TTC Foote Mixer - Old Weston Road just north of St. Clair
100 years ago - The Junction - Wednesday, January 16, 1924
Link to archive record - Map location
1925 Historic photo from 1925 - Heydon House Hotel with a billboard location just east in The JunctionHeydon House Hotel with a billboard location just east
99 years ago - The Junction - 1925
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from 1925 - Heydon House Hotel with Borden's St. Charles Milk bilboard ad in The JunctionHeydon House Hotel with Borden's St. Charles Milk bilboard ad
99 years ago - The Junction - 1925
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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
97 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)
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
69 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)
1983 Historic photo from Saturday, April 23, 1983 - Heydon House - distinctive tower long gone in The JunctionHeydon House - distinctive tower long gone
41 years ago - The Junction - Saturday, April 23, 1983
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1983 Historic photo from Saturday, April 23, 1983 - Heydon House northwest corner building detail - name in the base of the tower in The JunctionHeydon House northwest corner building detail - name in the base of the tower
41 years ago - The Junction - Saturday, April 23, 1983
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)