Our Historic Toronto Hotel

Take A Trip to the Past with Us

The Hotel Victoria is a Toronto institution, and has been an integral part of the city’s cultural landscape for over 100 years. With its illustrious past and contemporary flair, it’s the perfect “home base” from which to explore all that the downtown area has to offer.

Designed by renowned Canadian architect J.P. Hynes in 1909, the hotel was built as Toronto's first fireproof building (in response to the devastating Great Fire of 1904). It was originally named the "Hotel Mossop" in 1909 – after its owner, Frederick Mossop – but was renamed Hotel Victoria in the 1920s, in tribute to the Queen.

The 1980s saw a transformation of the Hotel Victoria's lobby into an airy, light-filled atrium of steel and glass panels; in 2011, in celebration of her centennial year, the hotel underwent a complete renovation. Despite its modernization, however, the Hotel Victoria preserves a sense of the graceful grandeur that distinguishes it from other hotels in downtown Toronto.

Buoyed by a century of success, the Hotel Victoria is Toronto's most venerable Toronto boutique hotel. 

Designed by renowned Canadian architect J.P. Hynes in 1909, the Hotel Victoria was constructed as Toronto's first fireproof building after the Great Fire of 1904.

The hotel first opened as the "Hotel Mossop" in 1909. Our Toronto boutique hotel was renamed the "Hotel Victoria" in the 1920s, paying tribute to the Queen.

Ever preserving her illustrious past, the Grande Dame of Yonge street is decidedly modern, and has retained her character through a 1980s transformation of the Hotel Victoria's lobby into an airy atrium of architectural steel and glass panels, and her most recent transformation in 2011: a complete designer rejuvenation to celebrate her centennial year.

Toronto has grown up around the Hotel Victoria, making this landmark with a convenient centre to see local attractions, an ideal base for a city tour of Toronto.


 Read about our history on Wikipedia

Read about the hotel's construction in an article published in 1909 

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Deluxe Queen at Hotel Victoria Toronto, Ontario