Hotel Victoria is a venerable 8-storey, 56-room boutique hotel at 56 Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto. The red-brick and stone trimmed building is moving towards a makeover now though, with an application to double its height to 16 storeys now before the City.
The building began as the Mossop Hotel in 1909 and much was made of the fact that it was built as a completely fireproof building, following soon after the Great Toronto Fire of 1904 which had devastated most of what we called Downtown today.
We know little else about the application at this point, but these aerial images will give you an idea of the building's shape and local context.
In behind the L-shaped Victoria is the blank back wall of Commerce Court East. Rooms with windows that face the back would be rejected by Miss Honeychurch for not having a view of Yonge Street, let alone the Arno, but we imagine they would be very quiet.
We'll bring more details when more is known about the plan for expansion.