The Hotel Victoria has stood in the core of the city for more than 100 years, drawing guests from all over the world with its central location, sophisticated spaces, and uniquely iconic history.
After the great fire of 1904 destroyed much of the city’s downtown core, renowned Canadian architect J.P. Hynes was commissioned by hotelier Fredrick Mossop to create one of the city’s first fireproof buildings.
In 1909, the 48-room, eight-storey gem—appropriately named the Hotel Mossop—opened to the public. A respected architectural journal of the time called the Hotel Mossop “one of the most thoroughly constructed fireproof buildings in the Dominion.”
“The façade is of red pressed brick with cut stone piers and belt courses up to the third floor, and finished at the top story with arched opening which agreeably relieves the otherwise somewhat rigid and austere treatment of the windows.” — Construction, November 1909
The hotel was prosperous for many years, and even served as an emergency hospital during the flu pandemic in 1918, when hospitals were overflowing with sick patients. After facing difficult times during the Prohibition movement of the 1920s, the Hotel Mossop was forced to close in 1927.
This architectural gem was quickly snapped up by the Elliot Brothers, who refurbished and renovated the entire building—and renamed it the Hotel Victoria in tribute to the Queen.
Fast-forward to summer 2023, when the Hotel Victoria of today reopened—with a modern new look, updated amenities, and the same old-world charm that’s set us apart for more than a century.
We’re at the heart of the city (and the heart of the action), with the hustle and bustle of the Financial District only seconds away. Head a few blocks east, and you’re grabbing lunch at the St. Lawrence Market; go west, and you’re partying in the Entertainment District. We make it easy to choose your own adventure.
Whatever you’re after, it’s within walking distance—including major attractions like the Hockey Hall of Fame, the bustle and architectural beauty of Commerce Court, and a gateway to local and international travel at Union Station. And though we’re surrounded on all sides by the skyrocketing urban growth and buzzing energy of the city’s downtown core, the preserved architectural charm of our building offers an instant portal back to the birth of the city.
Service & Amenities
Soak in the history and old-world charm of our century-old building—while enjoying uniquely modern comfort and convenience.
- Mossop’s Social House, offering Levantine-inspired food (early to late), Detour coffee, and drinks
- Skoah bath amenities in rooms
- In-room, locally-roasted Reunion Coffee
Spa services available through Equinox Bay Street
We require a credit card to check in. The hotel will pre-authorize the card for the room and taxes, plus an additional amount for any ancillary charges. Any outstanding amounts held on the card will be returned after check-out, and your guest account will be settled.
Rates do not include applicable taxes and are subject to 13% HST and a 6% Municipal Accommodation Tax (as of May 1, 2023). For more information, please click here.
Our hotel is a 100% non-smoking property. Preparing or smoking any substance in a room or on our property endangers guests and staff and prevents us from delivering services to our guests. As a result, a fee of $500 CAD will be automatically added to your room if you smoke any substance on our property.
We welcome four-legged guests. Water and food bowls, pet beds and blankets are available from the front desk upon request.
Want to know where to bring your pet, or where you can pick up last-minute necessities? Just ask the front desk! Great parks and local pet supply shops are within a 10 minute walk of our hotel.
The Fine Print
We have a one-time per-room pet fee of $75 plus tax. Service animals and support animals with ID will be exempt.
Leash your pet
We need your pet to be on a leash (or caged) when they’re in public areas of the hotel.
Don’t leave them behind!
Please don’t leave your pet unattended in your room for long periods of time. If you do need to leave your pet alone, please leave us a phone number you can be reached at in case they get anxious.
We’ll see you soon!