Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Royal York Hotel, Toronto

Royal York Hotel, Toronto

Since the mid 19th Century this site in Toronto has been the location of a hotel under various names. Sword's Hotel and the Revere Hotel laid the foundations for the Queen's Hotel which became a much loved institution into the 20th Century until the Canadian Pacific Railway announced that they wed going to build a new hotel on the site which is directly opposite Union Station.

The Queen's Hotel was demolished and in 1927 work commenced on what was promised to be the largest hotel in the British Commonwealth. It was named the Royal York Hotel and was officially opened on 11 June 1929 and quickly became the byword for the best in hospitality. In later years the hotel became part of the Fairmont group and is known as the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

Fairmont Royal York Hotel website


  1. I have stayed at the Royal York on a brief stopover and loved it!