Dufferin Hotel – Once at Bloor St W & Dufferin St

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The Dufferin Hotel was once located at 1130 Bloor St W (at Dufferin St on the northwest corner) in the Bloordale Village neighbourhood of Toronto.

The Toronto City Directory has the hotel first listed in the 1889 publication and last recorded in 1907. Angus Kerr owned the hotel, also known as the Dufferin House. In 1905, the hotel lost its liquor license due to a lack of accommodation and opposition from the area’s residents.

By the 1930s, the site of the hotel had become a service station, and today, the corner is occupied by the Dufferin Subway Station and Dovercourt Baptist Church.

Dufferin Hotel Photos 

Circa 1912 – The Dufferin Hotel was once located at 1130 Bloor St W and Dufferin St on the northwest corner in the Bloordale Village neighbourhood of Toronto. Notice the sign above the top verandah says "DUFFERIN - ANGUS KERR - HOUSE HOTEL". Also, "Dufferin St" is marked at the east side front corner of the building
Circa 1912 – The Dufferin Hotel was once located at 1130 Bloor St W and Dufferin St on the northwest corner in the Bloordale Village neighbourhood of Toronto. Notice the sign above the top verandah says “DUFFERIN – ANGUS KERR – HOUSE HOTEL”. Also, “Dufferin St” is marked at the east side front corner of the building (Toronto Public Library R-4517)
2021 - The northwest corner of Bloor St W and Dufferin St in Toronto's Bloordale Village neighbourhood was once the location of the Dufferin Hotel. Today it's the site of the Dufferin Subway Station and Dovercourt Baptist Church
2021 – The northwest corner of Bloor St W and Dufferin St in Toronto’s Bloordale Village neighbourhood was once the location of the Dufferin Hotel. Today it’s the site of the Dufferin Subway Station and Dovercourt Baptist Church
April 13, 1949 – Looking north up Dufferin St from Bloor St W St in Toronto's Bloordale Village neighbourhood. On the left side of the photo, where the gas station is, was once the location of the Dufferin Hotel. Today it's the site of the Dufferin Subway Station and Dovercourt Baptist Church. Also, notice the taller Bell Canada Building, which is still there today
April 13, 1949 – Looking north up Dufferin St from Bloor St W St in Toronto’s Bloordale Village neighbourhood. On the left side of the photo, where the gas station is, was once the location of the Dufferin Hotel. Today it’s the site of the Dufferin Subway Station and Dovercourt Baptist Church. Also, notice the taller Bell Canada Building, which is still there today (City of Toronto Archives, Series 372, Sub Series 58, Item 1913)
2023 - Looking northwest from the intersection of Bloor St W and Dufferin St in Toronto. The corner was once the home to the Dufferin Hotel. Today, it's the site of the Dovercourt Baptist Church and Dufferin Subway Station
2023 – Looking northwest from the intersection of Bloor St W and Dufferin St in Toronto. The corner was once the home to the Dufferin Hotel. Today, it’s the site of the Dovercourt Baptist Church and Dufferin Subway Station
1907 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address and proprietor of the Dufferin Hotel
1907 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address and proprietor of the Dufferin Hotel (Toronto Public Library)
1889 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Dufferin Hotel
1889 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Dufferin Hotel (Toronto Public Library)
1890 - Goads Map showing the location of the Dufferin Hotel
1890 – Goads Map showing the location of the Dufferin Hotel (Toronto Public Library)
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