90 years ago, the Royal York Hotel—now the Fairmont Royal York—opened across from the then-new Union Station in Downtown Toronto. At the time the tallest building in Toronto and the entire British Empire, the 28-storey hotel was the showpiece of the Depression-era skyline for years after its 1929 opening. The Fairmont Royal York has played host royal guests, heads of state, celebrities, superstars of sport, and millions of others. It has been a crucial lynchpin in the history of Toronto luxury. And now, with major changes sweeping through the property, that legacy is ready for the next 100 years.
Credits: Urban Toronto, Fairmont Royal York
Developer(s): Canadian Pacific Railway
Architect(s): Ross and Macdonald; Sproatt and Rolph
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3,